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Antibiotics. Why we’re facing a global crisis.

For almost 100 years we’ve enjoyed the benefits of antibiotics. Since penicillin was first discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928 the development of a wide variety of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections has been hailed as one of the greatest advances in therapeutic medicine. After the initial discovery, it was thanks to collaborations with British pharmaceutical companies that the

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So you need to see a respiratory physiotherapist. What can you expect from your first consultation?

For whatever reason you find yourself in need of the services of a respiratory physiotherapist, knowing what to expect from your initial consultation can be slightly daunting and many people don’t really understand what respiratory physiotherapy is. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone, which is why we thought it might help to guide you through what

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Tackling the respiratory problems associated with neuromuscular conditions.

euromuscular disease is a broad term that describes a group of inherited diseases that affect the function of the muscles. The neuromuscular system encompasses not just the muscles throughout the body but also the nerves that control voluntary muscles. You can then begin to suffer from muscular weakness because the nerves that control your body do not

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Movement for health this World Physical Therapy Day.

  Physical therapists – or physiotherapists as they’re more commonly called in the UK – provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They’re able to support people at any stage of life, especially when movement and function are threatened by diseases, ageing, injury, disorders, conditions or other environmental factors. Last weekend

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Are you joining the Breathtember challenge this September?!

September is Breathtember – Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, a campaign from Breathing Matters (part of a UCLH charity) that aims to raise awareness and work with patients to help find a cure and develop better treatments for interstitial lung diseases. This year this fabulous campaign to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) focuses on taking up a challenge!

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Just what is mindfulness? And why should I practice it?!

Stress seems to be something that’s simply unavoidable in the modern age. It can begin in childhood or the teenage years due to family issues, exams, peer pressure or social media. When we become adults the stress triggers can continue within our workplace, as a result of financial pressures, struggling as working parents or from emotional or family

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1st August is Playday. But how can parents help children with lung conditions exercise?

Playday. It’s the national day for play, which is ultimately a celebration of children’s right to play, and a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. This year it falls on Wednesday 1st August, so it’s time to start planning what you might do with your youngsters to celebrate the occasion! Most of

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