Asthma resources


Asthma Australia
Providing resources and advice for managing asthma.
Australian Asthma Handbook
Provides best-practice, evidence-based guidance & practical advice for primary care health professionals.
The National Asthma Council Australia
The national authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.
Asthma Kids
An interactive and educational story for children with asthma.


A new asthma gene provides an unexpected link between asthma and obesity
Bennett Shum and colleagues have found that a fatty acid binding protein called aP2, which is already known for its role in diabetes and obesity, is also present in the lung where it is crucial in controlling inflammation in asthma.
New generation asthma drug could improve metabolism
Formoterol, a new generation asthma medication, shows great promise for improving fat and protein metabolism.