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The National Asthma Council Australia is cautioning Australians that bushfires raging throughout the country are putting lives at risk from asthma It is vital for anyone with asthma living in …

Tobacco use contributed to around 21,000 deaths in 2015 – though the rate of disease burden is falling But the burden linked to past smoking rose by 15%, the new …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Atrial Fibrillation and Chronic Kidney Disease Analysis of registry data in GARFIELD‐AF shows moderate‐to‐severe CKD was independently associated with stroke/systemic embolism, …

With dust storms descending on the ACT and parts of NSW, NPS MedicineWise has reminded people to keep taking their medicines People with heart or breathing conditions need to follow …

Louis Roller takes a look at COPD and practice points for pharmacists “When you can’t breathe … nothing else matters” COPD is characterised by airflow limitation that is not fully …

Asthma is much more than just the wheeze when symptoms appear, writes Louis Roller More than two million Australians have asthma – about one in 10 adults and about one …

A trial of sildenafil in pregnant women has been stopped after eleven babies died The Amsterdam University Medical Centre has confirmed that it has stopped a study of the effect …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Proton‐Pump Inhibitors and Long‐Term Risk of Community‐Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults In a large cohort of older adults in primary care, …

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown triple therapy better reduces moderate/severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy Results from the IMPACT study, one of the …

Exposure to traffic fumes may negate any heart and lung benefits of walking among older adults A new UK study examined how even short-term exposure to tiny particles of soot …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news  Association Between Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and Bone Fracture in Children With Asthma In this population-based nested case-control study, no …

Nearly 40% of people with asthma only use reliever medicines, new research has found A study led by Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney found that 39% of almost …