Melbourne Cup Fundraiser raises over $45K

Thank you for your generosity! The MC Committee is thrilled to announce that $45,759.89 was raised for cystic fibrosis research The MC Committee believe that supporting medical research here in Western Australia is a positive way of fighting this cruel condition. 100% of the funds raised go into the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, allowing researchers […]

2017 Grant winners announced

2017 GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED We announced the winners of the 2017 Westcare and Glenn Brown Memorial Grants at our Partnership event last week. Dr Alan King Westcare Grant Prof Steve Mutsaers, Institute for Respiratory Health Research project: The effects of infection on mesothelial gene transcription: a role for immune check point regulation in chronic disease The Alan King […]

Tips for staying healthy this summer

Tips for staying healthy this summer With summer upon us, there are important things you can do when living with a chronic lung condition in hot and humid weather. Dealing with summer Drink plenty of water to keep mucus thinner and more coughable. Remember to keep taking your medication regularly, including rescue medication (e.g. Ventolin or Bricanyl) […]

Dust mites can trigger asthma and allergies

Dust mites can trigger asthma and allergies Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed off human skin scales. They are one of the most common allergen triggers for asthma, especially in humid and coastal parts of Australia. They live in soft furnishings such as beds, bedding, carpets, upholstered furniture, soft toys and clothing, and are mostly found […]

The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

  Breath of LIFE Summer 2017-18 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. L I F E is the Institute for Respiratory Health’s support group for people with chronic lung disease. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there […]

Live it Forward together award

L I F E (Lung Information and Friendship for Everyone) recently was presented with a trophy for the Live it Forward together (LIFt) award for a project which demonstrated sustainable chronic conditions self-management outcomes to its members and the wider community. The award was made at the Support Groups Recognition and Good Practice Awards dinner […]

Let’s get physical

While most chronic lung conditions have no cure, there are things that we can do to breathe easier, keep out of hospital and improve our quality of life. One of the important ones is doing pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of education and exercise – and research has shown that […]

join a clinical trial

Join a Clinical Trial

Join a Clinical Trial If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first class care from a range of specialists. For information on how to join a clinical trial, contact Leisa our Clinical Trials Recruitment Officer on 6457 4482 or 6457 3198. What is […]

Your wellbeing – your plan

Your wellbeing – your plan Recently Bob Ziegler from COTA WA met with the L I F E group to update members on developments in aged care under the new consumer directed care (CDC) model being implemented across Australia, and more recently in WA. Under CDC it is the consumers who say what kind of services will help […]

Meet our new Leadership Team

Meet our new leadership team After recently retiring as the Director of the Institute on 31st May, Emeritus Professor Geoff Laurent is now looking forward to pursuing his research interest in regenerative medicine. He is currently spending time overseas advancing the UHU agreement; a collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Helmholtz Zentrum München and […]