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#Asthma

# asthma - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers

Mar 25th 2020, 3:47 PM 32,735 Views 28 Comments

A message that is being shared in WhatsApp groups and on social media contains medical advice that is “not safe” according to one GP.

# asthma - Friday 20 March, 2020

People with asthma and COPD assured there's no need to stockpile medicine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People with asthma and COPD assured there's no need to stockpile medicine

Mar 20th 2020, 8:14 AM 21,780 Views 37 Comments

The Asthma Society also advised against people acting on misinformation being spread on social media.

# asthma - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Asthma Society of Ireland 'inundated with calls' from people with existing respiratory illnesses
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Asthma Society of Ireland 'inundated with calls' from people with existing respiratory illnesses

Mar 14th 2020, 7:11 PM 52,373 Views 29 Comments

The charity’s CEO has warned that people with asthma would experience more severe symptoms if they contract Covid-19.

# asthma - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 16,041 Views 8 Comments

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

# asthma - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Traffic pollution causing 1,700 new cases of asthma in Ireland every year
# Breathing
# Breathing

Traffic pollution causing 1,700 new cases of asthma in Ireland every year

Apr 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,266 Views 31 Comments

It means 150 in every 100,000 children here are diagnosed with asthma as a result of traffic pollution.

# asthma - Monday 25 June, 2018

People with hay fever told to take precautions as pollen count to be very high across the country
# Grass Pollen
# Grass Pollen

People with hay fever told to take precautions as pollen count to be very high across the country

Jun 25th 2018, 9:45 PM 29,364 Views 40 Comments

Temperatures in Ireland have soared as high as 25 degrees in recent days, and will continue to be that high until at least the weekend.

# asthma - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'
# World Asthma Day
# World Asthma Day

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'

May 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 9,856 Views 11 Comments

Asthma kills one person every week in Ireland but Cat Kennedy hasn’t let the condition slow her down.

# asthma - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Six people die from "thunderstorm asthma" in Australia
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Six people die from "thunderstorm asthma" in Australia

Nov 27th 2016, 1:45 PM 20,685 Views 3 Comments

The rare event triggered respiratory problems for asthma and hay fever sufferers.

# asthma - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Four dead in Australian "thunderstorm asthma" event
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Four dead in Australian "thunderstorm asthma" event

Nov 24th 2016, 9:30 AM 31,648 Views 9 Comments

Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments.

# asthma - Friday 11 November, 2016

13 things that will only make sense if you grew up with asthma
# Just Breathe
From The Daily Edge
# Just Breathe

13 things that will only make sense if you grew up with asthma

Nov 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 6,322 Views 0 Comments

It ain’t easy being wheezy.

# asthma - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why
# Animal Farm
# Animal Farm

Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why

Aug 7th 2016, 10:45 AM 27,716 Views 43 Comments

Researchers have pinpointed the reason for the low-rates of asthma in children living on Amish farms.

# asthma - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed
# Fighting Allergies
# Fighting Allergies

Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed

Mar 9th 2016, 6:03 AM 27,319 Views 47 Comments

Scientists say there is no consistent evidence certain formulas prevent allergies or autoimmune conditions.

# asthma - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

37 people in Ireland died from asthma attacks last year
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

37 people in Ireland died from asthma attacks last year

Nov 25th 2015, 12:03 PM 10,874 Views 45 Comments

And Leo wants this figure to drop.

# asthma - Monday 29 June, 2015

Here's why there are ducks appearing all over Bray
# Ducksforgeorgia
From The Daily Edge
# Ducksforgeorgia

Here's why there are ducks appearing all over Bray

Jun 29th 2015, 10:12 AM 6,374 Views 1 Comment

It’s all for Georgia Murphy.

# asthma - Thursday 9 April, 2015

There's been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids
# At Last
# At Last

There's been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids

Apr 9th 2015, 6:13 PM 20,191 Views 65 Comments

Negotiations took place between the Irish Medical Organisation, the HSE and the Department of Health.

# asthma - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Sleeping on animal fur can reduce children's chances of getting asthma
# Sleeping With Fur
# Sleeping With Fur

Sleeping on animal fur can reduce children's chances of getting asthma

Sep 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 14,042 Views 25 Comments

Meanwhile, another study found that a father smoking before conception could increase asthma risk.

# asthma - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case
# Late Diagnosis
# Late Diagnosis

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case

Sep 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,651 Views 6 Comments

The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.

# asthma - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway
# Pollution
# Pollution

Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway

Jul 31st 2014, 11:53 AM 6,848 Views 6 Comments

A study has suggested that a drop in black smoke levels in the mid-nineties improved overall air quality and helped reduce hospital admissions for asthma.

# asthma - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma
# Research
# Research

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma

May 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,393 Views 11 Comments

The study also found that there is no link between babies using antibiotics and the development of allergies.

# asthma - Monday 5 May, 2014

Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high
# Make A Plan
# Make A Plan

Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high

May 5th 2014, 4:43 PM 12,872 Views 44 Comments

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day.

# asthma - Sunday 26 January, 2014

This woman doesn't smoke but cigarettes have almost killed her
# Asthma
# Asthma

This woman doesn't smoke but cigarettes have almost killed her

Jan 26th 2014, 10:15 AM 27,814 Views 56 Comments

Just how dangerous is passive smoking?

# asthma - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: Why is lung disease so prevalent in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is lung disease so prevalent in Ireland?

Nov 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 7,630 Views 61 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest death rates from lung disease in Western Europe – only Belgium, Moldova, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan have higher mortality levels. Dr Edward McKone examines why.

# asthma - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

National asthma programme will 'save lives'
# World Asthma Day
# World Asthma Day

National asthma programme will 'save lives'

May 7th 2013, 3:05 PM 5,608 Views 23 Comments

The call comes on World Asthma Day, as an alliance is also formed to fight for better air quality in Ireland.

# asthma - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

Jan 2nd 2013, 12:27 PM 7,423 Views 35 Comments

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

# asthma - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland
# Health
# Health

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland

May 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 7,772 Views 34 Comments

The pharmacy says that it is to lower the cost of the majority of its prescription medicines which will save customers on average 25 per cent.

# asthma - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

50 asthma deaths a year 'is too high'
# Asthma
# Asthma

50 asthma deaths a year 'is too high'

May 1st 2012, 8:22 AM 1,947 Views 14 Comments

The Asthma Society of Ireland is urging people to learn about how to handle an asthma emergency.

# asthma - Friday 2 March, 2012

Babies born even a few weeks early face increased health risks - study
# Infant Health
# Infant Health

Babies born even a few weeks early face increased health risks - study

Mar 2nd 2012, 12:18 PM 1,836 Views 6 Comments

Researchers say new evidence challenges perceptions about the health prospects for babies born early – and even infants born at what has traditionally been regarded “full term”.

# asthma - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

TCD research could lead to new treatment for asthma, dermatitis
# Research
# Research

TCD research could lead to new treatment for asthma, dermatitis

Feb 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,234 Views 8 Comments

Study has found new cells which contribute to the exacerbation of allergic diseases.

# asthma - Friday 25 November, 2011

Society calls for more access to asthma drug
# Xolair
# Xolair

Society calls for more access to asthma drug

Nov 25th 2011, 3:36 PM 1,916 Views 3 Comments

The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) has called for improved access to Xolair, a drug for severe allergic asthma.

# asthma - Monday 26 September, 2011

Light alcohol consumption could help reduce asthma risk, says study
# Asthma
# Asthma

Light alcohol consumption could help reduce asthma risk, says study

Sep 26th 2011, 8:57 AM 470 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, a separate study says that a woman’s occupation during pregnancy can increase the child’s likelihood of developing asthma.

# asthma - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen
# Oxegen
From The Daily Edge
# Oxegen

STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen

Jul 5th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,298 Views 5 Comments

Music and mud might get the most attention but revellers have also been warned to guard against health hazards posed by festivals ahead of Oxegen this weekend.

# asthma - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Mild asthma does not require daily treatment says US research
# Health
# Health

Mild asthma does not require daily treatment says US research

Feb 15th 2011, 1:20 PM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

The Asthma Society of Ireland urged caution in response to the findings.

# asthma - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma
# Asthma
# Asthma

Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma

Dec 1st 2010, 4:28 PM 356 Views 0 Comments

Study from New Zealand concludes that “liberally” giving products containing paracetamol given to children may have serious side-effects.

# asthma - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

'Taste buds' discovered in lungs could help treat asthma
# Health
# Health

'Taste buds' discovered in lungs could help treat asthma

Oct 26th 2010, 3:42 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

Manipulating the taste receptors in lungs may lead to new drugs being developed that help open the airways.