A pandemic of breathlessness?

Just as we are wrapping up our five-year project, we find ourselves in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Breathing in Isolation: support with anxiety & breathlessness during lockdown

Life of Breath researcher and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie offers recorded breathing support during the COVID-19 lockdown… “If I…

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Our YouTube Archive

Over the life of the project we have been publishing videos on our YouTube channel. There is now quite an…

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Catch Your Breath exhibition

Stop where you are and take a deep breath.How does it feel?What does it make you think?How many breaths have…

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I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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Dance Easy videos

Presented by dance facilitator, respiratory public health specialist and programme creator Sian Williams, these videos can help people with breathlessness get moving to improve their health and wellbeing.

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The Unmapped Geography of Breath

Poet, poetry tutor, and GP Emily Wills writes… In September 2019 I had the privilege of being poet in residence…

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‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowers

On Friday 18 October 2019 at Foyles Bookshop in London (Charing Cross Road), Prof Havi Carel delivered a talk ‘It’s…

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Is neuroscience the key to treating breathlessness?

Research assistant Lucy Marlow is a member of Breathe Oxford, a group of researchers investigating breathlessness from a neuroscience perspective….

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X-rays don’t tell lies (McGuire, 2019)

The British Medical Research Council’s medical surveys of the South Wales collieries represent a key conflict between standardization and individuals’…

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Disrupted breath, songlines of breathlessness (Malpass, Dodd, Feder, et al., 2019)

A ‘songline’ is a song used within Australian Aboriginal culture as a way to navigate across the land… Health research…

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The meaning of the name ‘pulmonary rehabilitation’ (Oxley et al, 2019)

What’s in a name? Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), an exercise and education programme, is currently the most effective non-pharmaceutical therapy for…

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Rewriting the PH story

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare condition affecting the heart and lungs, with the main symptom being breathlessness.  It is…

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Catch Your Breath: Puppetry, Dance and Creative Writing

Life of Breath collaborator and arts and health workshop facilitator, Elspeth Penny, writes about her experience of running a series…

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The COPD support group

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie visited a…

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Breathing with your brain

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which launches today, is an interactive science festival. Breathe Oxford are exhibiting and collaborator…

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Held Breath: an art project

Earlier this year, Bristol artist Gaby Solly got in touch with Life of Breath to discuss adapting the design for…

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Deep Breaths to Deep Learning: the future of breathing

This article was originally published by Box1824 Ponto Eletronico as part of their “Future of Breathing” series. Material curator Becky…

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Dust to dust (McGuire, 2019)

Black lung is a disease often relegated to the domain of the history book. But can historical research tell us…

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We’re one of the Best COPD Blogs 2019!

We’re delighted to share the news that Life of Breath has been named one of the Best COPD Blogs of…

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Time to catch our breath…

After two years of preparation and four busy months, our Durham exhibition draws to a close this week. This post…

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Mysterious Breathers: How insects breathe

This featured guest post was originally published under the title “Gasp! A breathing puzzle” on Noticing, a science blog by…

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Anthropology of Tobacco (Russell, 2019)

How do we understand the relationship between tobacco and humans in light of the fact that tobacco has become one…

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