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All severe asthma is not the same!
May the 4th is World Asthma Day (WAD), an international annual event to raise awareness on asthma and encourage better care for this people with asthma. Severe Asthma is particularly serious concern ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association BPCO
In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic disabling diseases, the BPCO organises join ...

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COPD European problem with European solutions
Our event on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will take place at the European Parliament on the 30th of June, just after the EU Open Health Forum. The EFA Book on COPD in Europe will be presented ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association, events and activities
In May, Associazione Italiana Pazienti BPCO is organising ‘Breathe Day’ - Festa del Respiro, a local initiative of their member associations in Manziana and Frascati in Rome. The objective ...

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World Asthma Day 4th of May is approaching
EFA involved in U-BIOPRED project on understanding severe asthma better EFA is a partner in an EU research project on severe asthma the U-BIOPRED (Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respirato ...

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Asthma Highlighted as a Priority in HSE Plan in Ireland
The Asthma Society of Ireland’s Demonstration Project was highlighted last month in the 2010 National Service Plan as part of a programmatic approach to tackling asthma as a chronic disease in b ...

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ASI launches 'control asthma at Christmas' guidance
The Asthma Society of Ireland is alerting people with asthma, especially children, to take special care to avoid asthma triggers this Christmas and winter period. Hidden asthma triggers at Christmas a ...

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U-BIOPRED
Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes (U-BIOPRED) U-BIOPRED is a research project created under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Innovative Medicines Initiative  ...

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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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