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New Danish study on peanut allergies

23 September 2020
Denmark
Food Allergy
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark has contributed to a study which reveals how peanut allergy affects the psyche. The study explored how limitations in...

Longfonds supports study of COVID-19 effect on lung tissue

23 September 2020
Netherlands
Other Diseases
- Research Projects
Longfonds have supported a study by LUMC where scientists are investigating how lung tissue reacts to the coronavirus. This research uses a so-called Long...

Smoking ban extended to e-cigarettes in the Netherlands

23 September 2020
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
- Tobacco & Smoking
Vaping and vaporising is no longer allowed in public from 1 July in the Netherlands, as part of an extension of the smoking ban to include e-cigarettes. This...

We joined World Patient Safety Day on September 17th!

23 September 2020
CARE
17th September is celebrated around the world as World Patient Safety Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation, the day is used to advocate for...

EFA Patients highlights from 2020 online ERS Congress

23 September 2020
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Healthcare
Although this year it was particularly difficult to choose among the variety and intense 4 full days programme at the 2020 European Respiratory Society...

EFA Food DETECTives Project

23 September 2020
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Research Projects, - Food Safety
In Europe, 17 million people live with food allergies, and the safest option available today remains avoiding the food they are allergic to. Yet this requires...

First CURE project findings published!

23 September 2020
Asthma
- Research Projects
The CURE project is now in its third year of research, entering a period of evidence production. On August 4th, the first publication steaming from the...

ImmUniverse: Improving diagnostic and therapeutic options for atopic eczema patients

23 September 2020
Other Diseases
- Research Projects
Through ImmUniverse, EFA is involved in research aiming at improving diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with immune-mediated inflammatory...

3TR: young and senior asthma and COPD patients involved in biomarker research

23 September 2020
Asthma , COPD
- Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
3TR is a high-end research project that aims at improving treatment available for asthma and COPD. Funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI),...

EFA response to the review of the EU Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

23 September 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Medicines
In September EFA participated in the Inception Impact Assessment consultation launched by the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action...

The psychological burden of atopic eczema will be discussed at the EADV Congress

23 September 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
CARE, - Healthcare, - Digital Health
The 2020 EADV Congress will take place from the 29-31 of October, as a global virtual event. Do not miss EFA’s session on the socio-psychological burden...

We showed how much we #CareforAtopicEczema

17 September 2020
Allergy, Other Diseases
CARE, - Healthcare, - Quality of Life
We are stronger together! On 14th September we celebrated World Atopic Eczema Day. The day connected patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and...

PRESS RELEASE: 3rd World Atopic Eczema Day

14 September 2020
How do YOU care for atopic eczema? World Atopic Eczema Day challenges patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers around the world to unite for...

Why the EU should create a food safety culture to protect people with allergies

03 September 2020
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
There are around 17 million people living with food allergies in Europe. Each one needs to constantly check the ingredients in the food they purchase and...

Adapting to Climate Change: Europe cannot ignore impacts on health

27 August 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality
Climate change is an increasing risk to people’s health, yet health is not a widely discussed topic alongside the climate. Those with allergy and respiratory...

The World Atopic Eczema Day 2020 toolkit is out! Join the movement on September 14th

20 August 2020
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE
On September 14th, the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), together with Global Skin and the atopic eczema...

EFA contributes to the WHO Europe’s Programme of Work

13 August 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
As the European voice of the 200 million of people living with asthma, allergy and COPD, EFA has participated in the open consultation organised by the...

Future EU Health and Research budgets cuts contrary to patients needs

07 August 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
After days of intensive negotiations, the agreement reached on 21 July in the European Council on the budget for the Covid-19 recovery and the next Multiannual...

September 14th is World Atopic Eczema Day - Join us!

15 July 2020
Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE
Each September 14th, the atopic eczema patient community marks World Atopic Eczema Day. This year we will focus on how atopic eczema shapes family life. How...

Save the Date: EFA Allergy and Respiratory Patient Digital Conference

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD
- Patient Evidence, - Research Projects, - Expert Patient Network
EFA is glad to announce its first Allergy and Respiratory Patient Conference, a semi-virtual event that will take place on October 23 – 24 2020. Focusing...

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