Children are uniquely vulnerable to bushfire smoke because of their physiology and their behaviour.
The natural gas industry has spent years trying to undermine scientific findings about gas stoves and health. If this sounds familiar, that’s no accident.
If you’ve got hay fever, or asthma, or both, it’s important to make sure they’re well managed.
People with a lung condition are among those particularly vulnerable to bushfire smoke. But you can prepare for the season ahead.
The notion that wildfire smoke is ‘natural,’ and therefore less harmful than other types of air pollution, is not supported by the evidence. Wildfire smoke has been linked to adverse health effects.
Some foods can affect how well your lungs function, how often you have asthma attacks and how well your puffer works. Here’s what to eat if you have asthma.
A number of environmental factors, including thunderstorms, are likely to be contributing to the current hay fever havoc.
So much pollution goes into the air today that even without wildfire smoke, 99% of the global population breathes unhealthy air.
Similar to the patterns seen with COVID-19, flu and RSV, HMPV is making a comeback after years of being repressed by people wearing masks and social distancing.
Children with persistent or severe asthma symptoms need medicines to reduce airway inflammation. But a change last week means these medicines are harder to access.
While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Natural gas has been marketed for decades as a clean fuel, but a growing body of research shows that gas stoves can contribute significantly to indoor air pollution, as well as climate change.
Asthma is a huge health challenge, and many people struggle to stick to a medication regime to control their condition. Digital technologies can help, but we need to know more about what works best.
A study of thousands of students hospitalised with an injury or illness confirms they are likely to fall behind their classmates. But good management and targeted help with learning cut the risk.
Researchers are developing an AI-powered device to detect asthma and COPD symptoms in real-time for faster treatment. The ‘patch’ listens to airway sounds, but filters out speech to protect privacy.
A new review of Australian asthma studies points the finger at three common household triggers.
Taking OM85 could lower the risk of developing asthma by protecting babies’ lungs from damaging infections in the early years of life.
Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and research shows how people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Not only have asthma attack rates decreased during the pandemic, evidence suggests people with asthma are not at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID.