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People with asthma and COPD assured there's no need to stockpile medicine
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People with asthma and COPD assured there's no need to stockpile medicine

Mar 20th 2020, 8:14 AM 21,757 Views 37 Comments

The Asthma Society also advised against people acting on misinformation being spread on social media.

Asthma Society of Ireland 'inundated with calls' from people with existing respiratory illnesses
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Asthma Society of Ireland 'inundated with calls' from people with existing respiratory illnesses

Mar 14th 2020, 7:11 PM 52,352 Views 29 Comments

The charity’s CEO has warned that people with asthma would experience more severe symptoms if they contract Covid-19.

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
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New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

Jan 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 33,439 Views 16 Comments

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise
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500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

Nov 11th 2018, 11:30 AM 113,238 Views 14 Comments

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

250,000 Irish people aren't being diagnosed with fatal disease that can be managed if caught early
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250,000 Irish people aren't being diagnosed with fatal disease that can be managed if caught early

Apr 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 32,428 Views 29 Comments

Ireland has the highest rate of hospitalisation for COPD in the OECD, almost double the OECD average.

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
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75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,039 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

'We wouldn't be here without it': HSE will not fund life-saving lung disease drug
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'We wouldn't be here without it': HSE will not fund life-saving lung disease drug

Aug 9th 2017, 4:17 PM 12,636 Views 31 Comments

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug
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'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug

May 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,614 Views 7 Comments

People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about
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The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

Nov 14th 2015, 11:15 AM 32,495 Views 38 Comments

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
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"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,962 Views 24 Comments

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking
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This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 37,400 Views 74 Comments

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases
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Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases

Feb 21st 2012, 3:20 PM 3,518 Views 10 Comments

The new approach could help save patients with conditions often associated with long-term smoking.