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...
Large, small LDL diameters increased CV mortality risk
Both large and small LDL particle diameters were independently associated with an increase in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk, with deaths from cardiovascular causes more highly...
Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up
Inmates are taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults — a major part of the prison population.
Report Cites ‘Devastating Toll’ on Health of Syria’s Children
The civil war has annihilated the country’s health care system, leaving children to suffer or die from what may have been treatable illnesses, a report found.
Doctors warned over incorrect drug doses
The Health Service Executive has written to 2,500 doctors warning them of the dangers of incorrectly prescribing blood-thinning drugs.
Economist in warning over fate of SMEs
Professor of Economics at UCD Morgan Kelly has warned that the European Central Bank is planning a "clean-up" of Irish banks which will see large numbers of small and medium-sized businesses go under.
Russia has miscalculated, says Hague
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Energy drinks linked to teen mental risks
The consumption of energy drinks by teenagers may be linked to mental health issues and the use of substances such as alcohol, a new study suggests.
Canadian scientists looked at over 8,200 secondary...
Vitamin D ups breast cancer survival
Women who develop breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease if they have high levels of vitamin D in their blood, a new study has found.
Vitamin D is known to be essential for healthy...
Too much protein 'as bad as smoking'
Consuming a high protein diet when you are middle aged may be as dangerous to your health as smoking, a new study suggests.
US scientists monitored the health of more than 6,300 adults over the...