respiratory problems

Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine
Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers in Perth are teaming up with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute in a global bid to develop the first vaccine to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease. The Maternal RSV Study is being run by the Institute’s Vaccine Trials Group as ... Read More »

Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines?
Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication. A report on the ... Read More »

Very preterm babies at risk of declining lung function throughout childhood
Very preterm babies at risk of declining lung function throughout childhood (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Telethon Kids Institute study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health has found that survivors of very preterm birth face declining lung function as they get older, rather than growing out of any lung problems as previously believed. In the ... Read More »

Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma
Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found. A study of all children born in NSW between 2000 and ... Read More »

New resources build asthma confidence in teachers
New resources build asthma confidence in teachers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive e-book is now available to teachers to improve care for the one in 10 Australian children who have asthma. Head of UNSW’s School of Women’s and Children’s Health Professor Adam Jaffe produced the book with his Sydney Children’s Hospital colleagues ... Read More »

Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful
Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the risk of respiratory infections and development ... Read More »

Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk
Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A UTS-led study of the effects of smoking electronic cigarettes during pregnancy has been hailed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) in its stand against legalising nicotine in e-cigarettes. Using a mouse model and human lung ... Read More »

Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections
Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by Bond University’s Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP) has found that parents grossly overestimate the benefit of antibiotics in reducing the duration of acute respiratory infections in their children. The study, published Tuesday, 14 March in the respected ... Read More »

Helping premature babies breathe
Helping premature babies breathe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study at The University of Western Australia that looked into ways of preventing respiratory health problems in premature babies has been listed in the top 10 projects for 2015 at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Awards. ... Read More »

 
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