Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models
Since July 2013, the SORESI micro-simulation model has been helping Austria’s policy-makers assess the likely impact of proposed policy reforms on the country’s most vulnerable social groups. This...
Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing
Like most of Europe, Slovenia faces rapid population ageing. This places huge strain on long-term care (LTC) in particular, and the country has no unified system for providing it. To address this...
Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
EU and US impose more sanctions on Russia
The European Union and the United States have imposed further economic sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine.
Court reserves judgment on resuscitating baby
The High Court has reserved its judgment in an application by the Health Service Executive to allow doctors not to resuscitate a terminally ill nine-month-old baby if her condition deteriorates.
The Challenges of Having Sex as a Little Person
Dr. Marylou Naccarato was an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for decades before she became a clinical sexologist. “As a former IRS agent of 23 years,” she quips, “people ask, ‘How did you...
Hunt warned over A&E wait statistics
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is warned by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.
Where Does Ebola Come From?
The worst Ebola virus outbreak ever is ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. So far, the disease has killed 670 people and infected more than 1,000, including an American doctor and aid worker...
The New Health Care: A Health Trade-Off That’s Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice
Regulators are addressing consumer complaints about too few doctors on their plans, but economic logic suggests narrow networks will endure.
Even a little running cuts death risk
Running for even a few minutes per day may reduce a person's risk of death, a new study has found.
It is already well established that exercise reduces the risk of death by helping to prevent...