Category: World Asthma Day

  • Clean Air for Better Health: World Asthma Day and Indoor Air Quality

    As we celebrate World Asthma Day, it is important to acknowledge the risks associated with asthma and the benefits of having clean air. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a condition that causes the airways in the lungs to become inflamed and narrow, making it difficult to…

  • The World Asthma Foundation Announces Speakers for Microbiome First Summit

    On this World Asthma Day, May 3, 2002, The Microbiome First – Pathway to Sustainable Healthcare Summit organization committee invites healthcare professionals, non-communicable disease community leaders, and stakeholders to participate in the inaugural Microbiome First Summit, a virtual event taking place online at MicrobiomeFirst.org this May, 17-19, 2022. FREE to participants. For detailed information and…

  • Asthma’s Inner World – a patients journey of discovery

    By Alan Gray World Asthma Foundation (WAF) is supporting care of Asthma and asthmatics around the world through a new Severe Asthma Series focused on “Defeating Asthma” with the aim of shining a spotlight on a deeper understanding and getting to a cure. I’m Alan Gray, the Director of the World Asthma Foundation (WAF) located…

  • Fragranced consumer products: effects on asthmatics

    WAF Salutes Anne Steinemann, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia Fragranced consumer products, such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products, can emit a range of air pollutants and trigger adverse health effects. This study investigates the prevalence and types of effects of…

  • Perfumes, Magazines and Severe Asthma

    Perfumes Strips and Scents in Magazines “Negatively Affect Asthmatics and adverse respiratory reactions to perfumes says study. In honor of #AsthmaAwarenessWeek and #WorldAsthmaDay can we stop doing this? Note from the World Asthma Foundation. This study dates back to 1994. How much education is needed to change behavior? Can we PLEASE stop this practice already?…

  • U.S National Institutes of Health stands with Asthma patients, families, advocates, researchers, and health care professionals

    Today on @WorldAsthmaDay, the U.S National Institutes of Health stands with patients, families, advocates, researchers, and health care professionals to raise awareness about this common chronic respiratory disease, the people it affects, and the biomedical research that improves its prevention and treatment. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness,…

  • Declaring War on Severe Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

    Highly Prevalent But Terribly Underappreciated Folsom, CA. War has been declared on Severe Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS). It’s tied in with recognition of World Asthma Day May 7, 2013. The World Asthma Foundation (WAF) is leading the charge to raise awareness and to elevate the discussion about this highly prevalent but terribly underappreciated ACOS syndrome.…

  • World Asthma Day

    World Asthma Foundation Supports World Asthma Day and Beyond World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma with a goal to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day and Asthma Awareness Month will call attention to the health issue, asthma sufferers deal with the problem…