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Asthma reliever

Asthma reliever inhalers/puffers contain medication which works quickly to relieve asthma symptoms such as breathlessness and wheeze during an asthma […]

Asthma preventer

Asthma preventers contain a low dose of an ‘inhaled corticosteroid’ which when used regularly prevent asthma symptoms such as breathlessness, […]
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Asthma: Risk factors, symptoms and assessment: Dr Peter Bremner

Respiratory physician Dr Peter Bremner talks about risk Factors, symptoms and assessment of asthma. Asthma is a disease characterised by narrowing of the bronchial tubes due to inflammation. Symptoms include breathlessness, cough and wheeze.
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It’s time to tackle chronic diseases: health leaders unite to challenge Canberra

One of the largest research collaborations ever seen in Australia will aid governments in tackling our rising chronic disease problem. […]
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Blanket approach to asthma treatment not ideal

University of Queensland research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma […]

1 in 5 Australians affected by multiple chronic diseases

About half of all Australians have a chronic disease, and around 20% have at least two, according to new data […]

Diagnosis in the palm of your hand

The cough is the single most common reason for a trip to the doctor, placing enormous strain on Australia’s healthcare […]

Study lists top 10 causes of ill health in Australia

Lower back pain is the leading cause of ill health in Australians according to an international study, supported by University […]

Researchers find link between bacteria in infancy and development of childhood …

Bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of severe respiratory illness and subsequent asthma, a new study […]

Asthma preventer inhalers under-used in Australia

The most effective medications for managing asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other obstructive airways diseases are under-used in […]