More than just a periodical information update, Breathe Easy Newsletters provide regular news and information of interest to Canadians with asthma.

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a-guide-to-living-with-asthma-and-pets

We all love snuggling up with our pets, but many types of animals– cats and dogs included – are known to trigger asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to them. This can make both living with an animal and managing your asthma very difficult. The best way to prevent your pets from triggering asthma Read the full article…

define-your-asthma-campaign

Asthma Canada is excited to take part in the Define Your Asthma campaign. This educational campaign focuses on Severe Asthma and ensuring that both patients and physicians have the knowledge they need to have fruitful, well-informed conversations. The campaign is led by the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) in partnership with Asthma Canada Read the full article…

international-study-suggests-alternative-treatment-for-mild-asthma

A large international study led by a McMaster researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma. People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers Read the full article…

asthma-hospitalizations-drop-for-children-%ef%bb%bfand-youth-but-inequalities-persist

April 26, 2018 — The rate of Canadians younger than 20 being hospitalized for asthma is down by 50% over the past 10 years, dropping from 154 hospitalizations per 100,000 population to 75. Over that time, rates decreased in all provinces and age groups, with the largest decrease occurring among children younger than 5. Declining hospitalizations suggest Read the full article…

new-type-of-therapy-helps-control-asthma

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than 24 million American have asthma and about 10 percent have a hard time controlling it, despite treatment. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, there’s a new type of therapy for those patients. The new medicines are called biologics, because they are a synthetic version of compounds the body might make Read the full article…

new-scan-could-help-patients-with-asthma-finally-see-their-illness

For Canadians with asthma, catching their breath can be an ongoing struggle as they cope with a disease they can’t even see. But researchers are developing a new way to give patients a full picture of their disease, so their doctors can find the treatment that works best for them and helps them breathe easier. Read the full article…

inhaled-corticosteroids-do-not-increase-risk-of-fracture-in-children-with-asthma-study

Daily use of inhaled corticosteroids does not increase the risk of bone fracture in children with asthma, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Inhaled corticosteroids are medications used to treat asthma. They are taken by using an inhaler. It is recommended Read the full article…

ontario-liberal-budget-includes-proposal-to-expand-access-to-medication

Building on OHIP+, Ontario’s Liberal government has proposed the next steps to expand access to prescription drugs. Beginning in August 2019, OHIP+ will be expanded to seniors age 65 and older, eliminating the current annual deductible and dispensing fees. The Liberal government also proposes to introduce a new Ontario Drug and Dental Program for working-age Read the full article…

new-blood-test-predicts-late-phase-asthmatic-response

When people with mild allergic asthma are exposed to allergens in the environment, such as pollen or dust mites, they typically experience an immediate tightening (narrowing) of their airways, which makes breathing difficult. About half of all people with asthma experience a second episode of airway narrowing hours after the first reaction. Symptoms of this Read the full article…