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Oxair addresses global oxygen supply shortage

01 April, 2021

In response to global shortages, Oxair is spreading the word about its off-the-shelf solution — Oxygen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems.

National Asthma Council Australia urges asthmatics to get vaccinated

29 March, 2021

Updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook will help health professionals advise patients with asthma during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Summing up health costs of the last bushfire season

01 October, 2020

Australian researchers have found that the 2019–2020 bushfire season racked up smoke-related health costs of around $1.95 billion.

Study reveals long COVID-19 recovery

12 August, 2020

University of Leeds researchers have identified a pattern of long-term symptoms experienced by people hospitalised with COVID-19.

In Conversation with Dr Harrison Steel

16 July, 2020

Dr Harrison Steel has been directly involved in two significant projects that have impacted the COVID-19 health crisis.

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.

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