Find the latest news and updates about asthma and allergies.
30 September 2021
Thunderstorm asthma and spring pollen survival guide
With heavy rain and severe thunderstorms currently impacting eastern parts of the country, Australians with asthma and allergies are being urged not to forget that peak spring and thunderstorm asthma season starts 1 October and lasts until the end of December.
4 August 2021
Kiwis Advised to be Vigilant Around Mould Growth After New Rainfall Data
Kiwis living with allergies and respiratory conditions are being advised to be vigilant in watching for signs of mould growth in their home, with parts of the country experiencing higher than normal rain falls in recent months.
3 February 2021
AFLW star urges asthma check-up before back to school
Kate Orme is encouraging parents to check that children with asthma have a healthy and safe start to the school year.
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.
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