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Household chemicals and allergies
Material: This presentation inform patients about the diversity of chemicals we use in everyday life. The presentation explores those materials that are more suitable for allergic people. Origi ...

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Exercises for healthy lungs
Material: The video provides a set of exercises to ensure healthy lungs. There are nine exercises that can help loosen and expel secretions, stretch the thorax, strengthen muscles which relate to ...

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Asthma and allergic rhinitis guide
Material: This guide explains what is asthma and allergic rhinitis, what are the symptoms and medication available and how to manage it daily. Original name: Asthma and Allergic rhinitis guide Aut ...

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Gardening with asthma and allergies
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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How to use allergy medication
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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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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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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Pollen allergy can decrease exam results! NAAF launched allergy tests in Norway
April is high season for birch, which is the most common and problematic pollen allergen in Norway. That is why EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) has launched an awareness  ...

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Guide to help and encourage pregnant women to quit smoking
Material: Guide to help and encourage pregnant women to quit smoking Original name: Mikä onkaan parempi syy lopettaa tupakointi? and Det finns ingen bättre orsak att sluta röka! Author:  ...

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Practical guide to exercice safely for people with respiratory disease
Material: Practical guide to exercice safely for people with respiratory disease  Original name: Hengitä ja hengästy Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland Language ...

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Parliamentarians got their allergies tested
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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Asthma and Allergy pictured at European Parliament
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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Test your allergies at the European Parliament
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma will gather on the 26th of April to discuss how to improve allergy prevention and care in the European Union. The meeting will follow the E ...

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Horizon 2020 Success Story – MeDALL project brings new insights into allergy
The MeDALL project ended in May with a public event organized by EFA at the European Parliament. During its 5 years of implementation MeDALL partners investigated the mechanisms of allergy from early  ...

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