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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 >>

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' Educates 14,000 Children on Asthma

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Puffer Fish educates 14,000 children on asthma Sailor the Puffer Fish is nearing the finale of his 2017 North Island tour, educating 14,000 school children about asthma, tips on how to manage it, and what to do in an emergency. Sailor the Puffer ... More >>

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation Supports Health Literacy

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ fully support improving health literacy across New Zealand. Our commitment to this focus area was evident in the 2015 Ministry of Health, University of Otago and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ collaborative ... More >>

Project to reduce Māori hospitalisation rates – says new CE

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:35 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is delighted to announce Letitia O’Dwyer as its newly appointed Chief Executive. More >>

The new way to manage asthma on World Asthma Day

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:27 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The new way to manage asthma on World Asthma Day The annual World Asthma Day will take place on 2 May this year to improve awareness and management of asthma around the world. The recently released Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2016 ... More >>

Health professionals urged to undertake asthma/COPD training

Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:20 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The recently released Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2016 Update , commissioned by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, reported that respiratory disease accounted for one in 10 overnight hospitalisations. More >>

Highlighting allergy-triggered asthma

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

World Allergy Week is an annual event organised by the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and will take place from 2-8 April this year, with the focus of raising awareness of allergies. More >>

Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year

Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:36 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year Respiratory disease continues to make a substantial contribution to New Zealand’s health burden. Over the past 15 years, hospitalisation rates have increased for bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis ... More >>

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:52 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ strongly advises people with a respiratory illness to get their free influenza vaccination from March onwards. It is best to get vaccinated before the start of the winter season, before influenza enters the community. More >>

Bush fire smoke a trigger for asthmatics

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:56 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ urges those with asthma and respiratory conditions in the Christchurch area to be prepared – as bush fire smoke can trigger asthma attacks, allergies and shortness of breath. More >>

 

 

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