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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. 

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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.

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Particulates in fire smoke can irritate the lining of the respiratory tract, causing throat irritation, coughing and breathing difficulties.

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Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, the new study says.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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