Eight out of 10 asthma patients are not getting the basic clinical care they need, a survey from experts has revealed.
Asthma UK's care survey revealed 80% of asthma sufferers dealt with inadequate care of what is a potentially deadly condition. Asthma is caused when small tubes which carry air in and out of the lungs become inflamed.
The common condition causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and breathlessness and costs the NHS more than £1billion in medicines, GP visits and hospital admissions every year. Care varies up and down the country, Asthma UK found, with Londoners most likely to be neglected.
Children under five need to have a flu jab to protect them from severe illness this winter, the government's Chief Medical Officer has warned.
The benefits of vaccinating a toddler from the flu are twofold, according to Dame Sally Davies, as it protected their health and stopped them from spreading the disease. Children aged two, three and four are known as superspreaders because they are more likely to infect lots of people.
Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, expressed concern that fewer parents were using a nasal spray, which offers the same protection as the jab, compared to this time last year.
EU migrants who come to the UK looking for work will not be able to claim any benefits for their first four years in Britain, even if they have a job, David Cameron is expected to say.
The Prime Minister will insist he rules "nothing out" if British demands for reform to EU membership are not met in a major speech on immigration later today. Changing the rules about when and who can claim benefits will be top of his list of demands.
He will also pledge:
Good Morning Britain's Meal Appeal is a nationwide campaign to fight Britain's hidden hunger. We're supporting Trussell Trust - the UKs largest food bank network - and FareShare - an organisation that feed more than 82,000 people daily through charities such as drop in centres and homeless hostels.
We are asking our audience to support the campaign by donating food at any Tesco stores across the country. Sarah Harding is live this morning from the X Factor house - she's joined by band Stereo Kicks.
Everyday is a struggle but he's not in any physical pain.
Daughters of boxing champion Muhammad Ali, join us in the studio to talk about the documentary film about their father's life, I Am Ali.
From British director Clare Lewins the film is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of audio journals combined with interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community.
The Australian batsman Phil Hughes has died at the age of 25, Cricket Australia has announced on its official Twitter account.
In a statement, Cricket Australia said the batsman "never regained consciousness" after he was hit in the head by a cricket ball during a match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner said:
It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.
As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.
Three heroes who risked their lives to run into a huge fire at Manchester Dogs Home and rescue 20 dogs have picked up a top award recognising their bravery.
Jason Dyer, 41, his nephew Dean Rostock, 25 and stepson Danny Vere jumped over a fence and kicked open kennel doors after hearing dogs barking in panic. Last night they were honoured at the Animal Hero Awards in London.