MARCH 2017
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Top ten ways to save money with asthma

We have all experienced the balancing act with our household budget at some point. But what about those people who have a chronic condition like asthma? We know that buying medications and visiting your health professional can be costly so we've put together some tips which we hope will help you save you few bucks.

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Recall of EpiPen 300                

All EpiPens (with the exception of EpiPen Jr) that have an April 2017 expiry date are being recalled due to a possible defect which may result in difficulty activating the device in an emergency.

The recall is being conducted by Alphapharm in consultation with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration(TGA).

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Research finds fragranced consumer products cause health issues

A Melbourne University researcher has found that 33 percent of Australians experience health issues such as breathing difficulties, headaches, dizziness, rashes, congestion, seizures and nausea when exposed to fragranced products. Anne Steinemann, a Professor from the University of Melbourne School of Engineering, has found that common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products can cause a large range of health issues.

Professor Steinemann will talk about her research at a free public lecture on Tuesday 28 March from 6:00-7:30pm, at the University of Melbourne.

Online research study into physical activity and disability 

The National Disability Insurance Agency, in collaboration with Deakin University, invites parents/caregivers of children aged 4-17 with a disability and/or additional needs, as well as sporting coaches of mainstream and inclusive clubs, to complete an online survey about the benefits and barriers children experience when participating in organised physical activity.

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Dust-mite proof bed coverings can have an impact

Dust-mite proof bed coverings may contribute to reducing the severity and frequency of asthma flare-ups in children according to a recent UK study. The research found that of the 284 children aged 3-17 years studied, those who had been sleeping with mite-proof covers had a 45% reduced risk of an asthma flare up that resulted in a visit to the hospital emergency room.

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Did you know that the Sensitive Choice Program has an approved range of mattresses, bedding, protectors and bed linen that may be a better choice for people with asthma and allergies?

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Have you joined our Facebook community yet?

It's a great place for you and your family to stay up to date on what is happening in the world of asthma and allergy plus connect with others who are facing similar challenges.

To celebrate World Allergy Week this April, we are launching our Healthy Homes Campaign. Each week in April we will be giving away a blue butterfly bundle of Sensitive Choice approved products valued at over $1800, thanks to the generosity of our program partners. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page from Monday 3 April to see how you can enter.

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