Asthma deaths in the United Kingdom have increased by a third in a decade, according to research from Asthma UK.

More than 1,400 adults and children died from asthma attacks in 2018 – that’s 2.5 people out of every 100,000.

One of those was eight-year-old Bailey, twin brother of Mason, from Cambridgeshire, who had mild asthma. Their mother, Nicki Davis, 49, says Bailey’s condition didn’t stop him from doing the things he loved. However, one day after school in 2017, everything changed. Read more at

“It’s the highest since 2001,” a representative for Asthma UK told Yahoo UK. “We can’t say if it’s the highest ever because data wasn’t collected before then.”

Deaths from the lung condition have increased by more than 33% over the last ten years, according to Asthma UK’s analysis of data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS). Read more at