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New technology using digital DNA and satellite data could help save lives by predicting the route of airborne pollen, writes Nicholas Osborne.

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If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found.

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A UNSW-Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network team has produced an interactive e-book that is already improving asthma awareness in Australian schools.

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Early warning of increased levels of pollen in the atmosphere could help allergy or asthma sufferers anticipate the onset of illness and begin preventative measures, new research finds.

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The majority of children with mild and intermittent asthma end up not having symptoms in adulthood, write Louisa Owens and Adam Jaffe.

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Dust particles in the air may be more harmful to asthmatics than soot from one of Australia's main roadways, UNSW research shows.

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ShanShan Wang set out to fix a problem by designing a lightweight oxygen cylinder to help asthmatic children breathe. Now she's won the Australian James Dyson Award.

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Thousands of children with the most common health complaints, including asthma and diabetes, will be part of a UNSW study assessing the suitability of healthcare.

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The first study of the effects of Sydney’s air pollution on the development of asthma has been carried out at UNSW.

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A compound originally designed to treat leukaemia could also be effective in preventing asthma.

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