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Imagine if New Zealand was smokefree

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Asthma Foundation

On World COPD Day we encourage the government to continue to work towards our goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Running dogs helped save my life

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:30 pm | Asthma Foundation

Fiona Turner loves her dogs and doing dog agility courses. It was this love that prompted her to give up smoking two years ago and get fit so she could compete. More >>

Quitting is only way for COPD sufferers to prolong lives

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Asthma Foundation

Over 200,000 New Zealanders suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a chronic lung disease that is usually caused by smoking. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death after cancer, heart disease and stroke but is almost entirely preventable ... More >>

Australia's commitment to tackle asthma applauded

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:24 pm | Asthma Foundation

At a time when another young New Zealander tragically lost her life to asthma in Christchurch, the Asthma Foundation applauds the Australian Government’s commitment to tackle the impact of asthma through providing $200,000 to fund the development ... More >>

Just released Global Asthma Report offers hope

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:12 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Global Asthma Network’s (GAN) just released 2014 Global Asthma Report notes with asthma today there is much to be concerned about however with good long-term management the burden of asthma can be reduced. More >>

Pharmac funded drug to provide huge benefits for asthmatics

Friday, 17 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation welcomes the recent announcement by Pharmac on the funding of omalizumab for the treatment of severe allergic asthma. More >>

Asthma Awareness Week 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:17 am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week 2014 is from 13-19 October with Balloon Day on Friday 17 October More >>

Shock at widening gaps in respiratory health

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:45 pm | Asthma Foundation

New statistics to be presented at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference based on 2013 data highlight that more needs to be done to support Maori and Pacific with respiratory conditions and those from the poorest households. More >>

SMART Regime may reduce asthma hospitalisations for Maori

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:43 pm | Asthma Foundation

New statistics presented at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference based on 2013 data highlight that more needs to be done to support Maori with asthma. Dr Matire Harwood presented results from a study testing the effectiveness of a ground-breaking ... More >>

Erin Simpson tackles new role as ambassador

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:40 am | Asthma Foundation

For Erin Simpson and her family, being hospitalised with asthma at the age of eight highlighted how serious asthma can be. “I remember thinking that you can die from asthma,” Erin says. “This was a pretty scary thought for an eight year old to ... More >>

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 >>



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