Social media can be good and bad for asthma

Young people with asthma should be encouraged to use social media to engage with their peers with asthma to overcome social isolation, according to an editorial in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Social networks can help young people with asthma by providing them with peer support and helping them to feel ‘normal’ says Farhat Yaqub, in a commentary of the pros and cons of online media.

By engaging online, young people with asthma can make new friends with whom they feel safe in