Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction is under-diagnosed, but roughly 10 to 20 per cent of people without asthma have it, including Belinda Smith.
The Western lifestyle has a lot to answer for, and we can add asthma to the list, write Simon Phipps and Al Amin Sikder.
Millions of Australians are living with both physical and mental ill health, according to a new report, which has for the first time revealed the link between chronic disease like diabetes and back pain, and mental wellbeing.
The drug, known as Montelukast or Singulair, is prescribed for children aged two to 14 with frequent intermittent, mild persistent or exercise-induced asthma.
Air pollution can lead to premature deaths and problems such as heart attacks and asthma, but the economic cost of this is not being pitted against the apparent benefits to the economy of burning fossil fuels, experts say.
A major Australian study reveals children with asthma have an increased risk of breaking bones — but it is not because of the their medication.
As if having asthma wasn't bad enough news, your health condition is probably contributing to climate change. But there is an alternative to using a metered dose inhaler to deliver medicine into your airways, writes Brett Montgomery.
Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people who choose to only treat symptoms as they arise without also treating the underlying condition run a "very real risk of winding up in hospital".
A new study finds children with autism are more likely to have severe social symptoms if their mothers had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant.
The drug azithromycin is used to treat a rare and deadly lung disease. But it could also be a lifesaver for adults with severe asthma, a ground-breaking Australian study finds.