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Press Release: Better food labelling is key to save lives

Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe EU measures on food labelling will improve allergen information but challenges remain Brussels, 2nd October 2014 –Ahead of the entry into force of the new EU food information to consumers regulation, key representatives from the EU institutions, national food safety and health authorities, healthcare practitioners, food industry and patients met at the European Parliament

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Press Release: EFA event on EU innovative research

Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for chronic diseases EFA event at the European Parliament Brussels, 23 June 2014 – Patients’ representatives from more than 25 European countries participated in the very first stakeholder event of the new European Parliament, co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Catherine Stihler (United Kindgom, S&D) and Petru Luhan (former MEP from Romania, EPP) with

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Press Release: World No Tobacco Day 2014

Tobacco continues killing 700,000 Europeans every year Raising tax on tobacco, an effective solution to prevent tobacco deaths Brussels, 31 May 2014 (World No Tobacco Day) – The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) promote support for smokers that take the important step of quitting smoking to improve the length and quality of their

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Press Release: World Asthma Day 2014

“Know your air for health” aims to help us breathe more easily Improving air quality can limit the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems in children and adults, say HEAL/EFA on the launch of the “Know your air for health” website today. Information on the website sheds light on how air pollution is implicated in the development and rise of asthma, and provides tips on reducing exposure – for example, by checking local pollution

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Press Release: EFA Calls for Strategy at Chronic Diseases Summit

Patients with asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease call for an EU strategy on chronic diseases European institutions must take the lead to tackle respiratory diseases affecting more than half of EU citizens The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) participates today and tomorrow in the first-ever EU Chronic Diseases Summit to call on the EU institutions to adopt an EU strategy on

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Press Release: EFA’s position on Alpro precautionary warnings

Leading brand soya products no longer guaranteed safe for people with nut allergies EFA, the umbrella organisation representing people with food allergy in Europe, is deeply concerned about the latest developments on the use of precautionary labelling by Alpro, one of the biggest suppliers of soya products in Europe, which could result in decreased quality of life and life-threatening consequences for many people with allergy. The company has decided

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Joint EAACI – EFA Press Release on EP Written Declaration

177 Members of the European Parliament call for coordinated European action on allergies 24.1.2014 Brussels, Belgium Three months ago, 11 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) proposed a draft Written Declaration1  on recognising the burden of allergic disease, calling upon the Commission and Member States to recognise the burden of allergic disease and develop policy tools to combat this illness. At the end of the consultation period, the Declaration

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Press Release: EFA’s new book on Minimum Standards of COPD care

Standards of Care for COPD patients are not equal in Europe EFA reveals the state of play and releases Minimum Standards of Care to enable active patients participating in society COPD is a serious lung disease and will become the third leading cause of death by 2020, but how do patient associations view the care and preventative actions in Europe? EFA conducted a survey in 16 countries in Europe through its member associations on care as well as

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Press Release: EFA-ECC Event marked the World COPD Day 2013

Lessons to address the poor state of COPD care in Europe and research in Horizon 2020 To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) (1), and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) (2) organised an event (3) under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The conference entitled “What role for diseases

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Press Release: EFA-ECC Event to mark the World COPD Day 2013

For immediate release EFA and ECC host an Event to mark World COPD Day To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) are organising an event under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The conference entitled “What role for diseases and patients in shaping

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EAACI and EFA Joint Statement on EP Written Declaration on allergies

EAACI and EFA Joint Statement: Written Declaration by the European Parliament on allergies Europe’s Leading Patient and Academic Groups urge the EU to Tackle Burden of Allergic Disease Proposed European Parliament Written Declaration calls for coordinated European action 23.10.2013 Brussels, Belgium - Allergic diseases affect over 150 million Europeans, of whom some are affected by severe, debilitating diseases, but these are neglected as a public

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PRESS RELEASE: Discrimination against patients on aircraft!

Fancy going from Paris to Marseilles by plane? As an healthy passenger, you would pay 100 Euro. If you require oxygen on board the plane, the cost of the ticket can go up to 700 Euro! When you are a patient with a severe respiratory disease, even booking an ordinary flight can turn into a nightmare. The rules and prices regarding the use of oxygen on flights vary considerably between airlines in Europe, often leading to confusion for travellers,

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