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Preview released for updated Australian Asthma Handbook

15 June, 2020

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a preview of the updated Australian Asthma Handbook V2.1.

National Taskforce recommends remdesivir for COVID-19

05 June, 2020

The antiviral drug is the first medication to be recommended as a considered treatment for hospitalised patients with the condition.

Self-administration option available for severe asthma subtype

01 June, 2020

A new self-administered treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma will be reimbursed by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 June 2020.

What factors increase risk of severe COVID-19 or death?

26 May, 2020

A UK study has revealed that age, male sex, obesity and underlying illness emerge as risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death.

Mucus biology leap is a path to airway clearing

21 May, 2020

New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity could help improve airway-clearing treatment options for patients with respiratory conditions.

COVID-19 advice for asthmatics on World Asthma Day

05 May, 2020

Doctors are giving advice to the 2.7 million Australians with asthma about how the novel coronavirus affects them.

Vaping: risky business or sensible quit strategy?

08 April, 2020 by Jane Allman

E-cigarettes containing nicotine are illegal in Australia. Some health experts believe they shouldn't be...

COVID-19 risks for smokers

07 April, 2020

Are smokers more likely to contract COVID-19 than non-smokers? Are they likely to have worse outcomes? Two academics from UNSW Sydney discuss how coronavirus affects smokers.

Taskforce creates clinical guidelines for COVID-19

06 April, 2020

The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce is developing 'living guidelines' to provide updated, evidence-based guidance to clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients.

University of Queensland asked to rapidly develop coronavirus vaccine

24 January, 2020

The university has been asked to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus that could be available worldwide in as little as six months.

Old whooping cough vaccine could protect against food allergies

24 January, 2020 by Jane Allman

A retrospective study has shown that the whooping cough vaccine discontinued in the late 1990s may play an important role in protecting against food allergies.

To wear a mask or not this bushfire season?

21 January, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

If you're a healthcare professional, you've likely been asked this question — or some variation of it — countless times this bushfire season: is it worth wearing a mask or not?

Brisbane suspects novel coronavirus case

21 January, 2020

Queensland Health is testing a man for coronavirus (2019-nCoV) after he returned from central China with a respiratory illness.

Superbug fears for whooping cough

20 January, 2020

UNSW Sydney researchers are calling for a new whooping cough vaccine in the face of a rise of evolving strains that can evade vaccine-generated immunity.

Health sector unites to urge govt action on bushfire smoke

17 December, 2019

A joint statement from 28 health and medical groups urges the federal and NSW governments to respond to the public health emergency created by the air pollution from bushfire smoke.

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