Find the latest news and updates about asthma and allergies.
2 December 2020
Unwelcome residents lurking in holiday homes
Many holiday homes have been left empty for much of the year, allowing all sorts of asthma and allergy triggers like dust mites and mould to take up residence.
15 October 2020
Mask use during COVID-19
While COVID-19 circulates, it’s important to understand the different types of face masks and the circumstances when health authorities recommend wearing them.
17 September 2020
Get asthma under control before Spring pollen hits
Peak pollen season is on the way for south-eastern Australia so if you have asthma or hay fever, it’s a good time to speak with your GP or pharmacist to prepare.
18 June 2020
Watch for asthma triggers in wet winter
Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, but with weather forecasters predicting an extra wet winter, it’s important for the 2.7 million Australians with asthma to have a healthy home.
27 May 2020
Change ahead for Sensitive Choice in New Zealand
The National Asthma Council Australia is taking on sole management of the Sensitive Choice program globally, including its New Zealand operation.
8 May 2020
Celebrating International Nurses Day
To mark International Nurses Day this month, we’re sharing stories from nurses working in respiratory care.
2 April 2020
Flu shot crucial for people with asthma
The COVID-19 outbreak makes the influenza vaccination more important than ever for the 2.7 million Australians with asthma.
18 March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and asthma
As COVID-19 spreads, it’s important for people with asthma to maintain good asthma control and follow the advice from health authorities.
28 January 2020
Asthma and allergy risks after bushfires
People with asthma and allergies should take extra care if returning to homes near bushfire zones.
18 December 2019
Asthma warning as heatwaves sweep across Australia
With sweltering temperatures predicted for many parts of Australia, we’re warning people with asthma or hay fever to be well prepared.
10 December 2019
Looking after your asthma this summer
Heading off on a summer break? Don’t forget your asthma and allergies will be coming with you.
21 November 2019
Asthma alert as heat blows in
We’re alerting Victorians that along with possible bushfires, dangerous heat and wind, tomorrow (Thursday) may also bring extreme pollen levels – putting lives at risk from asthma.
3 September 2019
Breathe easier this building and renovation season
This National Asthma Week (1 – 7 September) Sensitive Choice is releasing the first in a new video series helping people with asthma and allergies find building and renovating products and services.
10 April 2019
Reducing hidden indoor allergy triggers this winter
Sneezing and blowing your nose in the cooler weather could be a sign you have allergies and not a cold, warns the National Asthma Council Australia.
27 August 2018
Spring into action to reduce household allergy and asthma triggers
September 1 – 7 is National Asthma Week, and National Asthma Council Australia and Sensitive Choice are encouraging the 2.5 million Australians with asthma and one in three with allergies to take steps to reduce common household triggers.
19 April 2018
Let your kids live well with asthma and allergies this winter – reduce hidden household allergy triggers
Ahead of World Allergy Week 2018 (22 to 28 April 2018) National Asthma Council Australia has words of advice for parents to help protect kids with asthma and allergies against symptoms in the colder months.
26 September 2017
Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season.
Spring has sprung and pollen is in the air. If you experience hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, it’s important to keep your home healthy by cutting down on allergens.
26 June 2017
What’s lurking in your home? New video series shows how to create a healthier home
Could a healthier home help you and your family breathe easier? More than half of the respondents in a recent Sensitive Choice survey named dust as one of their major challenges in creating a healthy home – but there are hidden asthma and allergy triggers lurking all around our homes.
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