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Mi friend adrenaline (story)
Material: This story for children is addressed to patients with severe food allergy or anaphylaxis and aims to show how to treat anaphylactic reactions and how to use epinephrine self-injector. It can ...

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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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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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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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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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Patient Education Materials from EFA Members
As part of the activity of the EFA Patient Education Working Group, we have collected samples of best practice patient education materials developed by EFA Members. The patient education materials c ...

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European Need for Precision Medicine in Allergy and Airways Disease
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant a ...

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Presentation to the Italian Association of Allergologists
On the 22nd of October, EFA EU Senior Advisor, Roberta Savli, was invited to talk about the management of allergy and anaphylaxis in public spaces at the annual congress of the Italian Association of  ...

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The World Allergy Organisation Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis
In October, The World Allergy Organisation (WAO) published Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis providing a unique global perspective on this increasingly common, potentially li ...

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Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases: Final Report
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission released the Final Report on the scoping study on communication in preventing and addressing chronic diseases. The study ...

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Food and allergens: Our contribution to Expo Milan
Since May, Expo Milano (the Universal Exhibition celebrated in Milan, Italy), has hosted the ideas of more than 140 participating countries on one topic: how to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient  ...

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Finding solutions to ease “may contain” labelling in foods
On the 23rd of September the EFA Food Allergy Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with food allergy. Members presented “may contain” best and worst practices in  ...

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Sharing best practice in patient education materials
Following its launch meeting in May 2015, EFA Patient Education Working Group held a teleconference on the 9th of September to discuss the group’s priorities for 2015 and 2016. All the participants  ...

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EFA gathering of asthma and allergy experts
On the 15th of September, EFA Members travelled to Brussels to participate in a face-to-face meeting of the EFA Asthma and Allergy Working Group. The meeting took place just before the EARIP event org ...

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EU pharmaceutical regulation celebrates 50 years
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the first law on the authorisation of pharmaceuticals at EU level.  This law set the basis for some of the key principles that are still valid t ...

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Registration open: Precision medicine in allergy symposium at Parliament
On the 14th of October EFA President Christine Rolland will speak at the “European need for precision medicine in allergy and airways diseases” symposium. The event is jointly organised by the Europea ...

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EMA recommends more education materials on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended several measures to ensure that patients and carers use adrenaline auto-injectors successfully. Among the measures, EMA suggests introducting more e ...

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Belgian allergy association seeks urgent support to continue its activities
During the last three years, EFA Belgian Member Prevention des Allergies has been facing serious financial difficulties that cannot be met any longer. The organisation is seeking support to continue i ...

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