Chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a hundred years. But new alternatives may be safer.
Even as the dust storm over NSW subsides, the unseen fine particles outside, or even inside your house, can still present a health risk.
More kids these days have asthma, and more people in the Western world, so do we know what causes it in the first place?
And wildfires rage along the West Coast of North America, parents should know the impact on their children's health, and how to protect them.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
New research shows that children who live in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to develop asthma, and that the more diverse the plant life is, the more they are protected.
People living close to mine dumps are more inclined to show symptoms of asthma.
As if having asthma wasn't bad enough news, your health condition is probably contributing to climate change.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
Smoking ban in Bangladesh isn't working, and children are paying the price.
What you should be doing this thunderstorm asthma season.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their "reactive" immune systems.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
Nitrogen trichloride makes swimming pools smell and is a good indicator of plenty of pee.
Researchers from a range of disciplines need to work together if we are to predict and prepare for the next thunderstorm asthma event.
Irrespective of whether climate change contributed to the thunderstorm in Melbourne last week, we can be sure Australia’s climate projections herald new risks to health that cannot be ignored.
Melbourne's recent thunderstorm asthma event caught services by surprise. So, is it time for a national health protection agency to coordinate our public health response?