Cold weather brings higher risks for kids with asthma
As the temperature drops and cold and flu season kicks in we need to be vigilant about asthma risks for our kids because even a simple cold can trigger a life threatening asthma attack. The latest stats show that hospitalisations for children peak around late autumn and early winter.
Our Chairman Dr Jonathan Burdon AM, says acting quickly to control symptoms could help prevent asthma developing into a serious flare-up or attack. 'To help stay safe and healthy it is important to take control of asthma in winter before problems occur' said the Chairman.
Read more about how you can manage your child's early winter triggers here.
CEO receives Queens Birthday honour
We congratulate our Chief Executive Officer, Kristine Whorlow, who was awarded an AM (General Division, Order of Australia) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Kristine’s well-deserved award recognises her many years of significant service to improving outcomes and advocating for people with asthma, nationally and internationally.
Wearable device may predict and prevent asthma attacks
We are always curious to see what new asthma innovations will pop up from time to time, such as this one! Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that aims to monitors a user's environment, heart rate and other attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks.
We've seen our fair share of weird and wonderful concepts that claim to fix your asthma! While there's no cure just yet, it can be well managed so you can lead a full and active life. We've investigated some of the more obvious myths concerning asthma management in our latest blog - you've most likely heard of some of them!
After-flood mould a real problem
We send our thoughts to those people and families who were affected by the recent storms that lashed the east coast recently. With the cleanup continuing for weeks to come and poor ventilation a problem in lots of homes, mould could be a real issue for those with asthma and allergies. Pharmacist and Director of the National Asthma Council, Stephen Hughes said that winter was a 'challenging time anyway for those who are allergic to mould in particular - and even more so after flood waters recede'. Read the full article.
Do you want to know more about how you can help to reduce your mould trigger? See the Sensitive Choice website for tips, factsheets, products and services.