18. January 2022 in ECARF News

Gaming against asthma

Gaming inside a digital immune system: The strategy game Inflammania helps people understand the workings of asthma and other inflammatory diseases.

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23. November 2021 in ECARF News

Heating season is dust mite season

Once the heating season begins, the symptoms of people with house dust mite allergies become more severe. Drugs can help manage these symptoms – and so does keeping dust in the home to a minimum.

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8. November 2021 in ECARF News

Asthma in children: biomarker discovered

Immune cells in the blood of children with allergic asthma are composed differently to those in healthy children. Individual characteristics of the immune cells can be measured in the blood. Presumably, this will make it possible to assess allergic asthma […]

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1. July 2021 in ECARF News

The One Health Concept

Cow’s milk can cause allergies, but raw milk protects against allergies. Why is that? People, animals, plants and the environment usually all come into play when an allergy develops. Allergology is teaming up with many other sciences to investigate these

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Ein Smartphone, das in einer Halterung neben einem Autolenkrad befestigt ist zeigt ein durchgestrichenes Männchen. Darüber steht COVID-19.
3. June 2020 in ECARF News

COVID-19: Does pollution play a role?

Pollution causes disease. High levels of pollution may also be one of the reasons why more people are dying from the novel coronavirus in certain regions. A geoscientist from Halle has made this discovery.

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18. December 2018 in Interesting facts

Allergies during Christmas Time

People with hay fever usually look forward to the colder months as the pollen season comes to an end and allergy symptoms subside. But the winter season brings its own share of allergens. Our Advent and Christmas traditions include many

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13. July 2017 in Everyday tips

What to Pack in a Travel Health Kit

Fever, diarrhoea, muscle strains – accidents or illnesses are not the first things that come to mind when planning a holiday. People with allergies need to be prepared so that they do not have to resort to inappropriate medications while

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6. May 2017 in Everyday tips

How can I exercise if I have asthma?

Not only can asthmatics exercise, they actually should. Movement is the best respiratory therapy. Regular physical activity strengthens pulmonary function, improves endurance and the respiratory muscles, eases depression and helps you relax.

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29. April 2016 in ECARF News


When we inhale, the air goes first through our mouth or nose. From there it continues into the windpipe. The windpipe divides at the end into two main branches (medical term: bronchi), which enter the right and left lungs. This

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