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Stop This Asthma Disgrace

The Health Secretary, Stephen Dorrell, has announced a five-year, 5 million (UK pound) research programme to identify the cause of asthma. “There is no cure for asthma,” says a spokesman for the National Asthma Campaign. “One thing is certain: the...

A Shorter Intake of Breath

Hundreds of asthma sufferers claim the Buteyko method has changed their lives. So why does the medical establishment seem suspicious of it?Every four minutes a child is admitted to hospital with a severe asthma attack. Over the next few months the figure is likely to...

Drug Seller Defection

While the alarming incidence of asthma has health authorities worried, drug companies are making a fortune out of medications. Ray Moynihan meets a former pharmaceutical company manager who’s now an enthusiastic advocate of alternative treatments. Two weeks ago,...

If you get asthma, just stop breathing

Asthma is rising in Ireland at an alarming rate. A startling new drug-free method claims to be a cure, writes Sophie GormanAsthma grabs its victims by the chest, cramps their breathing passages so tightly that each little sip of air is precious, makes them gasp and...

Breath Taking News?

A new drug-free treatment for asthma which runs contrary to the established medical approach is currently gaining ground. Known as the Buteyko method, it involves asthmatics learning breathing-correction techniques which allow them to reduce their asthma medication...

New Hope on Asthma

If you are wheezing all the way to the beach this summer, you will not be alone – asthma affects a staggering three million Britons. One in 20 are adults and up to a quarter of children are sufferers; and the figure is growing.Dr. David Strachan of St....