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The latest clinical and political news for Australian Respiratory Physicians
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.
Journal Grab: Cannabis smokers have more respiratory symptoms than tobacco smokers, research shows...
Confusion is wasting money and time could put patients at risk, leading specialist says.
Journal Grab: Spirometry can confirm a clinical suspicion of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
In the worst case scenario, growth is stunted by 1.2cm, review shows.
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