$50 million could provide all NSW school classrooms with air purifiers with HEPA filters. This pales compared to the roughly $220 million-a-day cost of Sydney’s lockdown.
Children aged 5 or under shouldn’t be prescribed combination asthma controllers at all, according to the national asthma guidelines – but reality looks different, a UNSW study has shown.
We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.
Particulates in fire smoke can irritate the lining of the respiratory tract, causing throat irritation, coughing and breathing difficulties.
Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, the new study says.
Good news for allergy and asthma sufferers: a new way to predict the presence of different types of grass pollen will help create a more sophisticated forecast.
New research suggests a maternal vaccination against RSV should be augmented with active immunisation in a child’s first two years to reduce the onset of asthma.
An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, leading to calls for better education of health care providers.
New technology using digital DNA and satellite data could help save lives by predicting the route of airborne pollen, writes Nicholas Osborne.
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.