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What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the airways — the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. It affects people of all ages, with around 1 in 10 Australian adults and children (2 million people) having the condition.

Many Australian adults and children are not achieving good asthma control.


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Can UTIs be managed without antibiotics?

Uncomplicated UTI in women requires treatment with antibiotics most of the time. Sometimes recurrent UTI is managed with antibiotic prophylaxis.

With the increase in antimicrobial resistance now a worldwide problem, and non-antibiotic options for managing these infections, are their any strategies to reduce or even eliminate antibiotic use for UTI altogether?

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