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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).

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Get rid of household asthma and allergy triggers before winter hits

5 Apr 2016

This World Allergy Week (April 4 to 10) we remind Australians to reduce their exposure to common household allergy triggers.

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Asthma deaths data prompts alert for older women

20 Mar 2016

Older women with asthma are being urged to take action to manage their condition as new data from the ABS is released.

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National Asthma Council urges parents to follow back-to-school asthma checklist

20 Jan 2016

Starting school is scary enough without added concern about your child’s asthma flaring up in the classroom or playground.