Dealing with good days and bad days

THE GOOD DAYS & BAD DAYS By Jenni Ibrahim, L I F E Coordinator The focused discussion at the August  L I F E meeting centred on the theme of dealing with both the good days and the bad days. We asked ourselves, what makes a day either good or bad, what we did to optimise the […]

COPD research

COPD Research Researching COPD on a cellular level People living with COPD experience a progressive decline in lung function, even with current treatments and giving up smoking. They can also experience severe flare-ups, resulting in increased breathlessness and irreversible damage to their lungs. These flare-ups are often associated with lung infections due to viruses and […]

Jenni: Severe episode of pneumonia

Jenni’s story My name is Jenni Ibrahim and in 1998 after a severe episode of pneumonia, I was left in a coma fighting for my life. This year marks my 20th year of living with a chronic lung condition. It all happened so quickly. I developed a cough and thought I was coming down with […]

Early screening for lung cancer

Early screening for lung cancer Thousands of people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year and as there are no symptoms during early stages it is difficult to detect. Doctors are starting a new clinical research program is using low dose CT scans to help detect early-stage lung cancer. The lung cancer screening program involves a […]

Exercise trial aimed at people with cystic fibrosis

Exercise trial aimed at people with cystic fibrosis Thanks to the Conquer CF scholarship program, PhD student Abbey Sawyer is leading the way in an exercise trial aimed at people with cystic fibrosis (CF). People living with CF not only have reduced exercise capacity but also have; a high daily treatment burden involving medication; nutritional supplementation and; […]

The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

Breath of L I F E Autumn 2018 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there are articles about; Temperature and breathlessness Macrolides and interstitial lung disease Lung laughs L I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma Dr Sally Lansley, a researcher within our Pleural Medicine Unit has recently won a Cancer Council WA grant to investigate the effect of fibroblast growth factor 9 on the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that kills one person every 12 […]