Press release archive 2011

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16 Nov 2011 Early COPD detection could help lung cancer diagnosis
2 Nov 2011 Mediterranean diet and exercise can reduce sleep apnoea symptoms
18 Aug 2011 Sniffer dogs can be used to detect lung cancer
2 Aug 2011 New WHO guidelines call for more evidence on drug-resistant TB
21 Jul 2011 Breastfeeding may prevent asthma
23 Jun 2011 Vitamin A deficiency does not affect onset of asthma
16 Jun 2011 Leading respiratory organisations advocate for a comprehensive strategy to address growing epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
12 May 2011 Fake cigarettes increase success rate for quitting smoking
3 May 2011 Art contest to show what life is like with asthma
3 May 2011 Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment



13 July 2010

European and International Health Organisations unite to call for European action to combat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects 44 million people in Europe and is the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. The WHO predicts it will become the 3rd by 2030. The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) launched a Call to Action on 30th of June at the European Parliament.

30 June 2010

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (EFA) launches the first European Call to Action on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the European Parliament.

September 2007

EU air pollution policy set to fail public health, warns award-winning professor

A leading lung health professor is today warning of inadequate EU policies on air pollution, which are putting the health of people across Europe at risk.

Access the ERS position paper for the second reading of the proposed EU directive on particulate matter (Sept 2007)

31 May 2007

Smokefree Laws Inevitable Worldwide, Says New International Report

This report concludes that the dramatic success of smokefree laws makes it inevitable that comprehensive smokefree air legislation will be introduced worldwide, including in all European Countries.

10 January 2007

Health groups unite to condemn BAT event on social reporting in the European Parliament

Some of Europe’s leading health organisations today criticised a meeting called by British American Tobacco to sell its social reporting strategy in the European Parliament.

Lung health award given to Professor Albert Osterhaus for his pioneering work on avian flu and SARS

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) honours Professor Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, world-leading virologist, with the European Lung Foundation Award, in recognition of his major role in the prevention and containment of respiratory viral infections.


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