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The latest clinical and political news for Australian Respiratory Physicians
One-in-three adults diagnosed with the condition may not actually have it, a study posits.
Two-thirds of respondents to a survey say the condition has directly affected their relationships.
Chief reporter Hugo Wilcken provides a patient's perspective of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Continuous positive airway pressure improves sleep, but there's no good evidence it saves lives.
We need a national health protection agency, writes Professor Guy Marks.
Victorian Ambulance chief says he's never seen anything like it.
Too many are being put on steroids without objective lung function testing, study suggests.
Doctors still think of it as a ‘male’ disease.
It simplifies record-keeping, for a start.
Some key points from the updated Australian Asthma Handbook.
Research brief: A study involving 150 GPs poses a burning question.
It's just as likely to be a flag for depression or nocturia, Australian study shows.
Dr Nick Hallebone has a tip for those caught without a spacer for the kids' asthma...
Black lung is back, but we're not sure why, writes Professor Peter Gibson.
Proposed measures include combined puffers and setting up dedicated centres.
Old approaches such as asthma medications mightn't do the trick, they say.
An opportunistic discussion on lifestyle issues allows detection of a chronic disease.
The Lung Foundation has flagged several updates in a literature review.
Deadly lung disease has re-emerged in Australian coalmines for the first time in more than three decades.
The chronic disease is costing Australia $28 billion a year.
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