Asthma Society

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Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

Puppeteer Niamh Lawlor and musician Thomas Johnston perform for children in advance of the Pop Up Picnics in Dublin.

1) Pop Up Picnics – the multi-sensory performances created for families with young children who have complex needs – comes to the Irish Museum of Mode(...)

We all know exercise is good for us – whether we are serious athletes preparing for a marathon or somewhat less energetic. However, a recent study fr(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution inside cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, (...)

No pet is entirely hypoallergenic. The trigger is  a protein in the animals’ saliva and urine, transferred to their fur or dander when they lick themselves. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Interior design takes on a whole new level of importance when you’ve got someone at home who suffers allergies. Though the number of possible trigger(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Asthma Society. Ms Power, who has asthma herself, ran unsuccessful(...)

Doctors are overdiagnosing asthma, according to two leading respiratory doctors. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Doctors are overdiagnosing asthma, with inhalers frequently dispensed for no good reason, according to two leading respiratory doctors. Such is the l(...)

Report finds that Asthma on average results in  12 missed days of work per adult in an average year, and 10 missed days at school for a child.

One in five people with asthma cannot work due to poor health and a majority experience depressive symptoms, according to a new report. The loss of pr(...)

The Asthma Society said Ireland had the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. Photograph: Getty images

Air pollution levels in smaller towns not covered by the ban on smoky coal exceeds accepted EU limits, according to new research*.The level of particu(...)

Researchers have estimated that the 1990 smoky coal ban in Dublin and 20 other large towns has saved 8,200 lives since being introduced. Photograph: Getty Images

The Asthma Society has called on governments North and South to introduce an immediate all-Ireland ban on smoky coal.The charity says the measure woul(...)

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