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30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD
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Respiratory patients ask for equal access to smoking cessation programmes in Europe

Brussels, 29 May 2015, Ahead of the WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY – Tobacco is the key risk to develop…

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Many asthma patients have dust mite allergy, but maybe not for so long: researchers from France and Austria have developed a new preventive vaccine.

House dust mites are microscopic organisms that thr…

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American researchers have analysed asthma-related tweets, along with data from air quality sensors, to successfully predict how many sufferers would visit the emergency room on a given day.

Scien…

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Children are exposed to poor indoor environments in schools in many countries in the WHO European Region, with issues including stuffy air, dampness and mould, uncomfortable temperatures and poorly fu…

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We are pleased to announce on behalf of the MeDALL Consortium the celebration of the event “Are Europeans developing more allergies? – From research to policies”, an event at the European Parliam…

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Next week, world health leaders will get together for the 68th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) which will take place in Geneva 18-26 May. The WHA is the supreme decision-making body of @WHO…

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In April we launched a call for asthma patients who wish to become experts in myAirCoach consortium, an EU research project that is developing a mobile health system to self-manage asthma. We also par…

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After our contribution to the WHO Tobacco or Health conference in March, we travelled to Athens in April to participate at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Annual General…

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This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),…

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Launch of Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: EFA/EAACI REPORT

The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma was launched on the 25th of March. The event was co-hosted by the Interes…

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In April we had the pleasure to participate in a training on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to increase patient involvement in development of medicines and medical devices. We also travelled to Sw…

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In April EFA participated at the 18th meeting of the WHO Task Force on Health Effects of Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, a sharing platform that advices the United Nations Economic Commission…

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Involving patients to develop a mobile system to self-manage asthma

Brussels, 5 May 2015 / WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Despite the wide availability of asthma therapies, many people with asthma still experienc…

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Allergy often starts in childhood. MeDALL (Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy)aims at improving the health of European citizens by investigating the mechanisms causing allergy. The project speci…

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Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in Europe, but if affects each patient differently. MyAirCoach project seeks to merge mobile health potential to improve the quality and efficiency of…

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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, damages the lung tissue and narrows the airways provoking a significant burde…

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People with severe asthma are difficult to treat. U-BIOPRED addresses knowledge gaps for severe asthma and seeks to identify new treatments along with best ways to make such treatments available to th…

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Medical oxygen is a common therapy among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer patients that have attained a severe degree of…

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MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliament…

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We are delighted to share with you our new report to harmonise prevention, care and rehabilitation for COPD patients across Europe! The report focused on healthcare systems and policies in 19 Europe a…

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