As the warmth of Spring sets in, health authorities are urging asthma and hay fever sufferers to be prepared for unexpected weather changes that may trigger an attack. The early warning comes after a...
Commonly prescribed asthma drugs have been found to reduce a patient's risk of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as 50% in a decade-long study. Although the study, from the Department of Glob...
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An antibiotic used to treat a rare and deadly lung disease could be a lifesaver for adults with severe asthma, a ground-breaking Australian study has found. Key points: Antibiotic azithromycin reduces...
There's a story doing the rounds suggesting gin could help ease the symptoms of hay fever in sufferers. But, unfortunately, it's not true. Multiple publications reported that experts had said drinking...
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The death toll rises from the November thunderstorm.
Sydney is predicted to experience poor air quality on Wednesday.
The new drugs will hopefully ease symptoms for thousands of Aussies.
Extra medical staff have been rostered on for Sunday.
It’s the sharp, eye-poking reminder of how serious asthma can be.
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Six people have now died after the freak weather event.
Two people have died and at least 30, including two children, are in intensive care after an extraordinary epidemic of "thunderstorm asthma". Twenty-year-old law student Hope Carnevali died on the fro...
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The Victorian Health Minister has announced a review into the tragic event.
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The consequences of secondhand smoke can last for years.
‘I was less wheezy and for the first time in years I felt really, really well.’
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A new trial drug targets the protein that creates inflammation of the lungs.
A new report examining the hidden costs of asthma has found the disease is costing Australians $28 billion per year, with most of the costs attributed to disability and premature death. The report, T...