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.
A UNSW-Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network team has produced an interactive e-book that is already improving asthma awareness in Australian schools.
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.
The majority of children with mild and intermittent asthma end up not having symptoms in adulthood, write Louisa Owens and Adam Jaffe.