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Does Rhinitis Lead to Asthma?
The first public campaign of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence in which EFA is a partner was launched 20 April in London in connection of the third GA²LEN Annual Confer ...

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Lithuanian National Asthma Congress
Both EFA and ERS supported the third Lithuanian National Asthma Congress, that was organised on 8 October 2005 in Vilnius by the Lithuanian Pulmonology Society in collaboration with the Lithuanian Cou ...

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Are you in control of your asthma, or is it in control?
Asthma UK launched the Asthma Control Test? on World Asthma Day. The Test is a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. Just 1 in 5 adul ...

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World Asthma Day in Kaunas, Lithuania
World Asthma Day on 2 May was celebrated in Kaunas, by a conference “Living with Asthma“  directed at nurses from across the country, tackling both children' ...

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FFAAIR action on COPD
French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals of a new COPD action program. Since the COPD 20 ...

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Wednesday 8 March 2006: National No Smoking Day in the UK
This year’s National No Smoking Day in the UK focuses on cessation and how to stop smoking, which is particularly relevant following the decision last month that UK workplaces including bars and resta ...

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World Asthma Day in Lithuania
The Lithuanian Council of Asthma Clubs is holding events to celebrate World Asthma Day in Lithuania on 6 and 7 May 2006.  Representatives from more than 20 Lithuanian asthma clubs will take part in th ...

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Asthma UK launches Asthma Control Test
On World Asthma Day on 2 May 2006, Asthma UK is launching the Asthma Control TestTM, a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. The rati ...

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The COPD Patient: a partner worth listening to...
Within an international Conference on Pulmonary Advances (Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 22-25 March 2006), the Italian COPD Patients Association AIP-BPCO will hold a symposium on “The COPD Patient: a p ...

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Treat Your Allergy! Finnish Allergy Week
The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Foundation are planning large information and event campaign entitled ‘Treat Your Allergy’ during national Allergy Week (24-30 April 2006). The objective i ...

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Asthma UK launches media campaign on seriousness of asthma
There are 5.2 million people with asthma in the UK alone. This means that one in five households has a person with asthma. On 6 March, Asthma UK launches its first ever television advertising campaign ...

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UK workplaces to go smokefree!
On 15 February 2005, UK MPs voted in favour of comprehensive smokefree legislation covering all workplaces, including restaurants and pubs selling food. These will have to have a ban in place by summe ...

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First Allergy Cookbook published by EFA
The Pulmonary and Allergy Patients Association of Slovenia have published the first allergy cookbook in the style of the Belgian ‘Fondation pour la Prevention des Allergies’ (FPA)’s  ...

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Asthma Care in Europe - time for change
EFA was invited to a Policy roundtable discussion on 24 January in the European Parliament. The roundtable was organised in conjunction with IPCRG. EFA is an associate member of the IPCRG which is an  ...

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Renovated allergy and tobacco literature library re-opened
EFA members FARES and Prevention des Allergies (PA) re-launched their Brussels library on allergic diseases and tobacco control, which is open to the public (For details: biliotheque@fares.be). Ne ...

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Smoking ban in Spain
As of 1st January 2006 a new law banning smoking at workplaces is due to come into force in Spain, which also regulates the sale, advertising and distribution of tobacco products. The sale of tobacco ...

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World COPD Day 2005
World COPD DAY is on 16 November 2005 and its theme this year is "Breathless not Helpless!"- a positive theme that emphasizes that there is help for COPD. EFA will be sending members press materi ...

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European asthma patients living in isolation and fear of fatal attack
European Respiratory Society Congress, Copenhagen, Monday, 19 September, 2005 – The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) launches a new report i ...

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Oxygen supply for COPD patients traveling abroad
Oxygen supply for COPD patients traveling abroad On 1 September 2005, the Netherlands based Oxygen supply company, CARE 0², who organizes various details involved in delivering medical oxygen r ...

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The Burden of Asthma in Europe
World Asthma Day, 14 May 2004 - On World Asthma Day 4 May 2004 GINA Global Initiative for Asthma published their Global Burden of Asthma report. The report is based on standardized data collected in e ...

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