The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help improve its diagnosis and treatment.Read More
A study funded by the University of Birmingham and conducted with Loughborough University has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas.Read More
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of deaths in NHS hospitals. The creation of a new specialist pneumonia intervention nurse (SPIN) service has helped to significantly reduce the number of patients dying from pneumonia in hospital, according to new research from Leicester’s Hospitals, presented at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting today (Wednesday 5th December 2018).
Research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) taking place at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility could reduce the risk of death from a life-threatening aneurysm.
A research participant at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has scaled the heights of Ben Nevis to raise money for Asthma UK.
A programme designed to maintain the physical and mental well-being of patients after hospital-based treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be tested at Leicester’s Hospitals, thanks to a new £336,000 grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).