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Thunderstorm asthma advice - those who “wheeze and sneeze” urged to take extra care

3 Dec 2016

People who 'wheeze and sneeze' during spring need to take extra care ahead of forecast thunderstorms

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Women most likely to die from asthma - older women urged to take extra care

16 Nov 2016

New data from the ABS shows that women aged over 55 continue to be most at risk of dying from asthma.

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Updated Asthma Handbook Clarifies Confusion on New Asthma and COPD Drugs for pharmacists

18 Oct 2016

We have updated the Australian Asthma Handbook, the national treatment guidelines for asthma.

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Updated Asthma Handbook Clarifies Confusion on New Asthma and COPD Drugs

17 Oct 2016

We have updated the Australian Asthma Handbook, the national treatment guidelines for asthma.

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Parents need advice, not alarm, on reported side-effects of montelukast in children

5 Sep 2016

Reported montelukast side-effects in children are very rare, but parents should seek medical advice if concerned

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New Healthy Home Guide helps families reduce asthma and allergies

24 Aug 2016

​Ahead of National Asthma Week (1-7 Sept) a useful Healthy Home Guide has been produced to help families breathe better.

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Ninety per cent of Australians with asthma use their inhalers incorrectly

18 Jul 2016

Up to 90 per cent of Australians use their life-saving inhalers incorrectly, increasing their risk of hospitalisation by 50%

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Health professionals urged to check patient inhaler technique to improve respiratory outcomes

18 Jul 2016

Up to 90% of patients use their inhalers incorrectly, but fixing poor technique improves lung function and quality of life

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Cold weather brings higher risks for kids with asthma

26 May 2016

​Asthma risks are set to soar for kids this winter, as even a simple cold can trigger a life threatening asthma attack.

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Five steps to breathing better & feeling better - World Asthma Day

11 May 2016   |  National Asthma Council

Australians with asthma are encouraged to breathe better and feel better on World Asthma Day (May 3 2016).