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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 […]

Are cloth masks dangerous to your health?

The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral […]

It’s never too late to reap benefits of quitting smoking

The health advantages for younger people quitting cigarettes are well known. Now a study has found older smokers can reap […]
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Thoracic Society Conference Highlights

Poor Indoor Air Leaves Some Aussies Sniffling and Sick Levels of indoor air pollution in some Australian homes can be […]

Deadly TB’s Link To Common Lung Disease Revealed

Australian scientists have shown an important link between two, previously unconnected, serious lung diseases: tuberculosis and COPD. COPD is a […]

Pregnant Women with Asthma Need to Curb Urge to ask for Antibiotics

Getting sick when you’re pregnant is especially difficult, but women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid […]

1.8m Australian smokers likely to die from their habit

The first large-scale, direct evidence on smoking and mortality in Australia shows up to 1.8 million of our 2.7 million […]

Getting fit may give motivation to quit smoking

University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether high-intensity interval training can help women quit smoking. The study seeks female participants […]

Always tired? Drug-free trial to a better night’s sleep

A new drug-free treatment will be trialled for people with symptoms of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea in Brisbane. Led […]

40% of Australians smoke, drink too much alcohol or use illicit drugs

In 2013, over 40% of Australians smoked daily, drank alcohol in ways that put them at risk of harm or […]