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Asthma in pregnancy booklet
Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to c ...

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Asthma emergency care
Material: Whether you are planning a pregnancy, are already pregnant or have recently given birth Asthma and Pregnancy aims to give you all the information you need to keep you and your baby healthy.& ...

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Asthma and your child
Material: Asthma and Your Child gives parents and guardians the information they need to control their child’s asthma and ensure their asthma won’t stop them leading a happy, healthy and active l ...

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Reach your peak with asthma
Material: Tips to exercice better with asthma. Original name: Reach your peak booklet, poster and wallet card Author: Asthma Society of Ireland Language: English Webs ...

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Back to school with asthma
Material: This is a checklist for parents to prepare their children with asthma going back to school.  Original name: Back to school with asthma Author: Asthma Society of Ireland  ...

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Asthma inhaler technique videos and documentation
Material:  This series of videos presents the different inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.  Original name: As ...

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Spacers and Peak Flow Meters technique videos and documentation
Material: This series of videos presents the different spacers and peak flow meters (PFM) and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.& ...

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Guide to help and encourage smokers to quit tobacco
Material: Guide to help and encourage smokers to quit tobacco Original name: Tänään on oikea päivä and I dag är rätta dagen and Сегодня правильный день Author: The Organisation ...

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Guide on indoor air quality to identify mold and dampness at home
Material: Guide for lung disease patients cope with oxygen treatment at home Original name: Sisäilmaopas and Guide om inneluft Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland ...

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AirPROM brings a promising scanning tool for respiratory patients
EFA organised the final event of AirPROM, an EU funded project that during five years has pulled out the best knowledge of lung research in Europe to come up with a virtual model of the human lungs. E ...

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World No Tobacco Day - Asthma, allergy and COPD patients want plain packaging of tobacco in Europe
Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths every year in the European Union. Yet the number of Europeans starting to smoke as young as 15 continues to in ...

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Energy efficient buildings, indoor air quality and people with respiratory diseases
People spend 90% of their time in indoor spaces so everyone is affected by poor air quality and pollution, but this has more negative effects for people with asthma, allergy and COPD as they are the f ...

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EU adopts new rules for medical devices – Patients will have better information on devices
On the 25th of May 2016, the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Parliament agreed new rules for evaluation and market access of medical dev ...

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European mHealth guidelines (almost) ready
The working group established this year by the European Commission is rapidly developing the guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of mobile health applications. Following last face to ...

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Guidelines to assess quality of care include patient outcomes
At the end of April, the EC expert group on health systems performance assessment (HSPA) composed of European countries health authorities and international organisations, published its first report:  ...

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Our asthma in young patients news
In May, we had the opportunity to promote the results of our Health Literacy, Young Patients with Asthma and Adherence to Treatment report, among healthcare professionals, as we were invited by the In ...

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EFA asthma patient leaders launch the Málaga-London Declaration (EARIP)
EFA together with our membership, and under the leadership of Asthma UK, have launched the Malaga-London declaration, a document drafted within the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership  ...

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MyAirCoach, the parents’ perspective
EFA’s latest report HEY YA! identifies mHealth solutions as key tools for supporting young people with asthma in adhering to their treatment. This view is also shared by the members of the Advisory Pa ...

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Respiration filters help with street dust in Finland
Street dust is a recurring problem in Finland in the springtime. The dust causes irritation to eyes, throat and noses. It is especially harmful for people with respiratory illnesses who in spring need ...

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Launch of the Asthma Museum, a multilingual website
An initiative launched in France, originally in Russian and translated into English. That is the online Asthma Museum, a website put together by Liliya Belenko, Chair of EFA’s Patient Education Workin ...

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