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Talks begin on e-cigarettes and vaping advice

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:59 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ministry of Health (MoH) and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ begin talks on e-cigarettes and vaping More >>

Asthma doesn't have to hold you back

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:40 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Know someone inspiring with asthma or a respiratory illness, who should be acknowledged? The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now calling for nominations for the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards 2018 . More >>

Childhood asthma and the school holidays

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:49 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma is a common illness in New Zealand, affecting one in six kiwi kids. Over the school holidays children are often exposed to many varying environments, which is different to what they usually would on a normal school week. Doing things like going ... More >>

Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe

Monday, 8 January 2018, 12:53 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Know someone inspiring with asthma or a respiratory illness, who should be acknowledged? The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now calling for nominations for the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards 2018 . More >>

Foundation forges international and trans-tasman partnership

Monday, 18 December 2017, 12:30 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

President John Knight, and Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer are pleased to announce that the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now part of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) which is housed at World Health Organization ... More >>

E-cigarettes not safe, and potential public health disaster

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:33 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

E-cigarettes not safe, and a potential public health disaster if not effectively regulated – says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation N Z In response to the article ‘ Vaping better than smoking, Ministry of Health tells MPs ’ published on Newshub ... More >>

‘My Asthma’ App Aids in Child Asthma Management

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:18 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Imagine this scenario – you’re out and about when one of your children or their friends starts coughing, wheezing, and they’re finding it hard to breathe. Would you know what to do? These are common symptoms that take place when asthma is getting ... More >>

New guidelines aim to reduce asthma disparities

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:37 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

New guidelines aim to reduce asthma disparities in children and adolescents “The new guidelines are an important step in reducing disparities and improving outcomes for children with asthma and their whānau,” says David McNamara, Respiratory Paediatrician ... More >>

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking– no good evidence

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:47 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

In response to the article ‘Vape, don’t smoke – expert’ published on Newshub on 24 November 2017 stating “A professor of public health has claimed smoking rates would be dramatically reduced if misinformation wasn't being spread about e-cigarettes.” More >>

World COPD Day - Combat Breathlessness with Exercise

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:55 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Symptoms of this rarely talked about health condition include coughing, increased phlegm, breathlessness, and may affect at least 200,000 (or 15%) of the New Zealand adult population. The disease is called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ... More >>

Unregulated e-cigs and smoking cessation

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:01 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Unregulated e-cigs and smoking cessation – like stoats to rabbits Recent decisions by Government has seen it take a ‘less harmful than smoking tobacco’ approach on the regulation of e-cigarettes and nicotine-delivery products. “As far as we’re ... More >>

Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

If you experience hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, it’s important to keep your home healthy by cutting down on allergens. Pollen season typically strikes during spring and summer, with pollen levels tending ... More >>

No need to live with asthma symptoms

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 10:57 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Breathe Better September, New Zealand’s respiratory awareness month has now reached its finale. The campaign shed a light on New Zealand’s alarming respiratory statistics, while encouraging Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs. More >>

NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:32 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ministry of Health targets are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities, however New Zealand’s third leading cause of death still has no defined national health target with dedicated funding behind it. More >>

Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma Foundation

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:14 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

President John Knight, and Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer are pleased to announce two new advisors to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Dr Stuart Jones , MBChB, PhD, FRACP as Medical Director and John Clarke CNZM as Chief Cultural Advisor – ... More >>

New resource aims to improve asthma health literacy

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:46 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ has proudly launched a new resource that aims to improve the asthma health literacy of families across New Zealand. The “Managing your child’s asthma” resource teaches parents about asthma including how to help ... More >>

Break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 3:57 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Respiratory disease affects our most vulnerable. We know the statistics in our country are incredibly high, but it brings it home when we read families’ stories of their young children being affected by bronchiectasis, which as Dr Byrnes stated in today's ... More >>

Breathe Better September is Back with a Challenge

Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:20 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

For most Kiwis breathing is something we don’t think twice about. But for one-in-six living with a respiratory condition, being able to breathe properly is far from reality. On 1 September the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ will launch its annual respiratory ... More >>

National health target needed to reduce respiratory illness

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:36 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ believe the latest findings from the University of Otago study into childhood respiratory illness and primary care reiterate the need for action from the government to introduce a national respiratory health target. More >>

NZ celebrities support Breathe Better September

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:02 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

“Over 700,000 Kiwis have a respiratory condition, it’s the third leading cause of death and costs the country $6 billion each year,” says Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Respiratory conditions such ... More >>

 

 

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