In this section you’ll find out latest news and updates including major announcements in the field of asthma health and management. All media releases can be read online at nationalasthma.org.au or downloaded below.
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Latest Media releases
27 January 2015
Parents and teachers are being warned to prepare for a spike in asthma emergencies when children return to classrooms for the start of the 2015 school year.
18 December 2014
The National Asthma Council Australia is urging Australians with asthma living in or close to bushfire areas to prepare their asthma action plans early.
18 December 2014
Summer holidays are often hallmarked by getaways to exciting new places or family favourite destinations. But for the 2.3 million Australians with asthma, travel can present dangerous, even life-threatening, challenges. It’s essential to be prepared and to plan ahead when travelling.
15 December 2014
The National Asthma Council Australia’s online Australian Asthma Handbook has been announced as a finalist in the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) awards, the most prestigious awards in Australia’s digital industry.
10 December 2014
Dr Jonathan Burdon AM has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National Asthma Council Australia, the nation’s lead asthma authority, following the retirement of Associate Professor Noela Whitby AM on completing her term of office. We also welcome Dr Bastian Seidel, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong and a General Practitioner in rural Tasmania. As our newest board member, he will replace Associate Professor Whitby as the RACGP’s representative.
9 December 2014
The National Asthma Council Australia is urging Australians with asthma to approach the festive season with caution, warning that Christmas trees, scented candles and even the emotional highs and stress of the season can trigger asthma symptoms. Find out the top 12 tips on avoiding these triggers.
7 October 2014
Sensitive Choice launches information campaign to help Australians with asthma and allergies breathe easier
The information campaign, “It’s about breathing”, aims to increase consumer awareness of the hundreds of household products and services available that could make life easier for the 2.3 million Australians with asthma, and the one-in-three who suffers from allergies.
5 September 2014
We are proud to present the winners of our 2014 Excellence in Asthma and Allergy Reporting Awards.
2 September 2014
Popular recording artist and asthma sufferer Kimbra is joining forces with asthma experts and peak respiratory health groups today to launch the Asthma: Take Control campaign.
27 August 2014
Increased pollen in the air, plus thunderstorms and temperature changes, make spring a time to be on high alert for asthma & allergy symptoms.
8 July 2014
Australians with asthma are being advised to meet the recommended daily calcium intake as new research has found that people with asthma may be at increased risk of osteoporosis.
12 June 2014
Australians with asthma are being warned to be extra vigilant during winter, as hospitalisations due to asthma are set to spike in June, particularly for adults above 65 years.
2 May 2014
Tuesday, 6 May marks World Asthma Day and Australia’s peak asthma body has launched a new patient guide to help people take better control of their asthma.
26 March 2014
New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that more than 60% of asthma deaths occurred in people aged 75 and over.
4 March 2014
The National Asthma Council Australia today released the new national asthma management guidelines for GPs, pharmacists and primary healthcare nurses for diagnosing and managing asthma.