June 27, 2012

2007 Releases from The Australian Lung Foundation

2007 Nov 21 – Brisbane residents remain unaware of deadly lung disease, affecting approximately 51,000 people city-wide

On Wednesday 21 November, Brisbane will be at the forefront of efforts to improve awareness and diagnosis of a deadly lung condition which affects an estimated 51,000 in the city and over 1 million people nationwide. 

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2007 Nov 21 – At risk Australians remain unaware of deadly lung disease, affecting over 1 million people nationwide

Call on healthcare professionals to be vigilant in identifying COPD symptoms in ex-smokers, with new research showing over 60% of ex-smokers are unconcerned about COPD.

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2007 Oct 9 – New report suggests over 324,000 people in New South Wales may be missing out on crucial medical assistance

The majority of people with lung disease in New South Wales may be missing out on critical therapies, many because they don’t know they have the disease, The Australia Lung Foundation and leading medical specialists have said today.

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2007  Aug 30 – Research suggests up to 241,000 Victorians may be missing out on crucial medical assistance 

The majority of Victorians with lung disease may be missing out on critical therapies, The Australian Lung Foundation and leading medical specialists have said today.

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2007 Aug 22 – Toowoomba Experts and The Australian Lung Foundation calling on locals to be more cautious of their lung health

Toowoomba to spearhead a new advertising campaign to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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2007 Aug 21 – New report suggests over 33,000 Tasmanians may be missing out on crucial medical assistance

The majority of Tasmanians with lung disease may be missing out on critical therapies, The Australian Lung Foundation and leading medical specialists have said today.

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2007 May 30 – The winter rainy season isn’t good news for all Australians, warns The Australian Lung Foundation

Nearly 60 percent of Australians at-risk of experiencing influenza complications have not yet been protected this winter

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