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Students encouraged to be brave and never give up

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:51 am | Asthma Foundation

Students encouraged to be brave and never give up if they want to 'make it happen' More >>

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:47 am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines which will not 'sit on the shelf' More >>

Dance 4 Asthma winners raise profile of Asthma

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Asthma Foundation

Congratulations to Cockle Bay Primary (Howick), Green Bay Intermediate (Green Bay, Auckland) and Wanganui Girls College (Wanganui)- winners of the Asthma Foundation's Dance 4 Asthma competition 2014. More >>

Asthma and obesity - we must do better!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:24 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation joins the New Zealand Medical Association in their level of concern about obesity – especially with how it contributes to respiratory conditions. Being obese can increase inflammation in the airways and lead to worsening asthma. ... More >>

Quit now! Give your lungs a chance

Friday, 30 May 2014, 11:50 am | Asthma Foundation

"We say: ' Quit now!' You can do it with the right support!" said Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation. More >>

World Smokefree Day - How to make your specialist rapt!

Friday, 30 May 2014, 10:41 am | Asthma Foundation

World Smokefree Day is Saturday 31 May with the theme 'Quit now. It's about whanau.' Wi Peachey has done something extraordinary – after 40 years he has given up smoking. Wi started smoking when he was 14, smoking over 20 a day. Wi also has COPD or chronic ... More >>

Get your flu jab now

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 11:36 am | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation is strongly advising people with respiratory illnesses to try and stay out of hospital this winter by asking their doctor or nurse about a free influenza vaccination. “The flu season will be kicking in soon and it is important ... More >>

Asthma Sabotaged By Factors Beyond Patients' Control

Friday, 2 May 2014, 10:48 am | Asthma Foundation

World Asthma Day, on Tuesday May 6, is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and treatment around the world. Asthma affects approximately 235 million people and causes an estimated 250,000 deaths annually ... More >>

Inspiring New Zealanders honoured

Monday, 17 March 2014, 1:00 pm | Asthma Foundation

There was excitement, joy and tears as the winners of the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards were honoured at the Asthma Foundation's 50th anniversary celebrations at Government House. When speaking of the Achievers our Patron, the Governor General, ... More >>

Winners of Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards celebrate

Friday, 14 March 2014, 2:27 pm | Asthma Foundation

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions will come into sharp focus at the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards ceremony hosted by the Governor General at Government House. More >>

Prime Minster visits Asthma Foundation

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 2:22 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation was honoured to have the Prime Minister drop by to offer his congratulations on their 50th Anniversary. The team at the Foundation took this opportunity to showcase the excellent resources available today and to update the Prime Minister ... More >>

Nominations for the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:20 pm | Asthma Foundation

What better way to say well done to a friend or colleague who has a respiratory condition than by nominating them for an Asthma Foundation Achievers' Award. Don't wait, nominations are due by this Friday - 7th February. More >>

Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 4:54 pm | Asthma Foundation

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions will come into sharp focus at the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards ceremony hosted by the Governor General at Government House. More >>

Health Centre “Hubs” in schools may help regain loast days

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 4:14 pm | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation medical adviser Dr Tristram Ingham says free healthcare for pupils and their families in low-decile schools will help the extensive burden of asthma and respiratory disease in New Zealand, which is strongly related to the effects ... More >>

NZ Respiratory Conference: kids being sick is not inevitable

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 4:26 pm | Asthma Foundation

Why do children get sick? Being sick is not inevitable or just ‘bad luck’ said Associate Professor Nikki Turner at the NZ Respiratory Conference. There is considerable evidence showing that living in economic poverty makes people, and children in particular, ... More >>

Another death from asthma one too many

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 5:18 pm | Asthma Foundation

The team at the Asthma Foundation are saddened to hear of the death of another of our young people from asthma. More >>

Warm dry homes a must for those with a respiratory condition

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 1:38 pm | Asthma Foundation

There is now irrefutable evidence that cold, damp houses are bad for our health –particularly for those with respiratory problems. There is also a well-established connection between poverty and poor respiratory health. More >>

Quit now! Give your lungs a chance

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 12:28 pm | Asthma Foundation

“We say: ‘ Quit now!’ You can do it with the right support!” said Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation. More >>

Asthma Awareness Week

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 9:16 am | Asthma Foundation

What is 52? In New Zealand at least 52 people will die from asthma this year. More >>

2013 Asthma Information

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 11:21 am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week is on the 20-26 May, with Balloon Day, our main fundraising event, on Friday 24 May. New Zealand has some of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world. One in four New Zealand children has asthma. This is over 296,000 children. More >>

 

 

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