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# asthma - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

# asthma - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Four dead in Australian "thunderstorm asthma" event

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

# asthma - Friday 11 November, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

And Leo wants this figure to drop.

# asthma - Monday 29 June, 2015

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

Here's why there are ducks appearing all over Bray

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

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

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

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

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

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

# asthma - Monday 5 May, 2014

# asthma - Sunday 26 January, 2014

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

Just how dangerous is passive smoking?

# asthma - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: Why is lung disease so prevalent in Ireland?

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The verdict on the leaders’ debate; Anglo accuses Drumm of deception and misconduct, and how a couple on a Valentine’s break narrowly escape being crushed by a train.

# asthma - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: no sign of a thaw in icy conditions, John Gormley compares being a government minister to being “in asylum” and Fruitbatgate lecturer claims he was not given a fair hearing.

# asthma - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

'Taste buds' discovered in lungs could help treat asthma

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