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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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


Bushfires + wind + pollen spell bad news for asthmatics

22 November, 2019

The National Asthma Council Australia has highlighted the risk of serious asthma and hayfever episodes given the forecasted weather conditions in the eastern states.


Phone app 'hears' child ear infections

24 May, 2019

A small paper cone, combined with a smartphone app, can identify ear infections in young children.


Nicotine found in 'nicotine-free' products

19 January, 2019

Australian researchers found nicotine in six varieties of 'nicotine-free' e-cigarette liquids bought online and over the counter from Australian suppliers.


Eczema drug relieves severe asthma

25 May, 2018

Patients with difficult-to-control asthma are experiencing greater symptom improvement on an eczema drug than on standard therapies.


Drs should prescribe e-cigarettes

13 April, 2018

Increased evidence that e-cigarettes help smokers quit means doctors have an ethical obligation to prescribe them when other options fail.


Don't bother with hayfever tablets

06 December, 2017

Opting for a nasal spray only strategy may be better than adding hayfever tablets to the mix.


World COPD Day: a day to empower, educate and celebrate the COPD community

15 November, 2017 by Darren Umbers

Diagnosed with COPD, one patient rose to the challenge. Six months later, he completed his first Ironman competition.


Uncovered: 100 genetic risk factors for asthma, hayfever and eczema

02 November, 2017

The research will help identify why allergies develop in the first place and, potentially, how they could be prevented or treated.


Vitamin D may halve asthma attacks

06 October, 2017

Taking vitamin D together with standard asthma medication could halve the risk of severe asthma attacks.


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