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31 Mar 2017
Asthma Australia activates emergency plan to provide free asthma medication for cyclone affected communities
Asthma Australia is working in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to provide information and extra supplies of medication, donated by GSK, to pharmacies in cyclone affected areas. Pe ...
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31 Mar 2017
Survey shows high impact of flu on people with asthma but low vaccination rate amongst children
Asthma Australia is urging people with asthma to be vaccinated against the flu to help them avoid prolonged sickness and time off work and school, based on new survey data.
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21 Mar 2017
Thunderstorm survey results show asthma awareness needed to save lives
The survey responses show many people had asthma symptoms that were totally unexpected and quickly became serious. Because so many did not have an asthma diagnosis, they did not know what was happenin ...
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19 Jan 2017
Asthma Australia urges better compliance with guidelines following misdiagnosis research
Asthma Australia is urging doctors to use objective lung function tests to diagnose asthma after research shows misdiagnosis rates may be high. A Canadian study1 released today shows that one third o ...
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7 Jan 2017
Back to school asthma
Every year there is a well-documented rise in asthma flare-ups and hospitalizations when children return to school after the Christmas break.
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21 Dec 2016
Newly listed drugs offer hope for people with severe asthma
People with severe asthma will now be able to access additional medications via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) when their asthma cannot be managed with existing treatments.
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1 Dec 2016
Asthma Australia survey shows worrying snapshot of thunderstorm asthma experiences
Early online survey data from Asthma Australia shows around 4 in 10 people experiencing thunderstorm asthma symptoms did not have a previous diagnosis of asthma.
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29 Nov 2016
Thunderstorm asthma - were you affected?
Asthma Australia is asking for people affected by last week’s thunderstorm asthma event to complete a short survey to help them understand more about who was affected.
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23 Nov 2016
People with asthma warned to be prepared in stormy weather
Asthma Australia is warning people with asthma to be prepared after severe weather conditions in Melbourne caused a rise in emergency department visits and triple zero calls due to asthma.
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23 Nov 2016
Asthmatics Miss Out on Crucial Lung Tests
Most Australians with asthma and other lung conditions are missing out on lung tests needed to properly diagnose their condition, a new report reveals.
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