Ominous asthma warning: Growing complacency leading to unnecessary deaths

Alarming new research suggests that, even though Australia has been successful in curbing the rate of asthma deaths and hospitalisations, we are growing increasingly complacent about the risks posed by asthma. A study was conducted by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (Study) surveying almost 2,700 people with asthma. It found that 39% of people only used […]

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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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