Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...
World Briefing: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, U.N. Agency Says
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that at least 230 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola had been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.
'A third' can't afford healthy food
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
Economic Scene: Acceleration Is Forecast for Spending on Health
The Affordable Care Act may well be on track to meeting its primary goal, but reining in health care spending still appears well beyond the grasp of the law.
Waiting list of 90,000 for social housing
Almost 30,000 families or individuals in need of social housing in Ireland have been on waiting lists for more than four years, according to Social Justice Ireland.
Filaggrin expression in chronic idiopathic urticaria linked to severity of condition
Filaggrin expression might be a novel biomarker for chronic idiopathic urticaria severity; and altered filaggrin expression has physiologic effects on transepidermal water loss and pH in the skin of...
Russian social network founder fired
The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin.
Child vaccine rates at record levels
Ireland's childhood immunisation rates are now at the highest levels ever recorded, according to the HSE.
New figures from the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that at 12...
Know Your Rights: Vaccinations when travelling abroad
We are planning a round-the-world trip later this year. Should we think about getting vaccinations?
You should consider getting vaccinations if you are travelling outside of Western...
New Family Court comes into being
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.