Asthma management: New Vic Action Plans and a Ministerial Order may be next

In Australia, 1 in 9 people suffer from asthma, a chronic lung-condition which causes inflammation and constricting of a person’s airways. While asthma can have minor effects if appropriately managed, severe conditions can interfere with daily life or lead to life-threatening attacks. Symptoms can flare up with little notice, with attacks potentially triggered by exercising, catching a cold or simply breathing in smoke or cold air.

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Asthma Council warns of ‘February Epidemic’

The National Asthma Council has warned parents and teachers that 10% of students with asthma face a heightened risk of asthma attacks and possible hospitalisation in the first few weeks of the school year. “The ‘February Epidemic’ is well documented both here and overseas, with a big asthma spike in children immediately after school goes back,” […]

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