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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 2 ...

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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 f ...

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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 ...

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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  ...

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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 late ...

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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 W ...

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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 seriou ...

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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  ...

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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 Federat ...

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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 p ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ten easy steps to defeat difficult-to-manage asthma
Ten easy steps to defeat difficult-to-manage asthma What action would you take to stop 10 jumbo jets crashing every week of the year, to prevent the deaths of nearly 700 people on board each time, w ...

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PRESS RELEASE: We need to secure real-time pollen monitoring in Europe!
Pollen emissions are not man-made and hence cannot be reduced by Member States action. That was the Commission’s reply to a question on facilitating real-time pollen monitoring in the EU, asked by the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Guidance on Food Allergens has to be improved!
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) welcomes the launch of FoodDrinkEurope Guidance on Food Allergen Management, but some improvements are essential. S ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Help! Europe’s expertise in allergy is at risk
Help! Europe’s expertise in allergy is at risk World Asthma Day of May 7, 2013 - By 2040 every second patient in the EU will suffer from some type of allergy. Despite the fact that a ...

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Launch of EFA Respiratory Allergy Book at European Parliament
On the 22 of November, EFA marked the launch of its new book on respiratory allergies. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the EFA respiratory allergy book is  ...

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EU Policymakers and the European Allergy Community Joins EFA
Brussels, 22 November 2011 - The statistics speak for themselves: 1 in every 2 Europeans will suffer from an allergy by 2015, but what's worse is that their chronic condition is very likely to be unde ...

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Press Release: World COPD Day 2011
Policymakers to prevent Europe from suffocating Brussels, 15 November 2011 - EFA commemorates World COPD Day 2011 with a press relese to simultaneously acknowledge the work accomplished during the S ...

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Press Release: Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment
Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May) - A team of international experts are set to develop a pioneering tool to help tailor the treatment of  ...

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EFA announces kick-off of the MeDALL project
Barcelona, 24 January 2011 - EFA is today attending the kick-off meeting of the MeDALL project (Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy) in Barcelona. EFA is a partner in this project, which aims to  ...

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Media Alert: EFA launches video clip to mark World COPD Day 2010
EFA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP TO MARK WORLD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE DAY 2010 Brussels, 17 November 2010 - "It took me 3/4 hours to walk 259 yards (228m)' said Allan Stone, COPD patient. ...

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