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Format: 2014-04-17
Format: 2014-04-17

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

19 May 2014
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...

Youth unemployment falling significantly - Burton

16 Apr 2014
The rate of youth unemployment is falling significantly as the Government is incentivising young people not to be trapped in unemployment, according to the Minister for Social Protection.

Essentially Women hosts Focus on the Future conference

16 Apr 2014
Essentially Women hosted their annual conference and trade show, Focus on the Future, in Reno, Nev., from March 16 to 18 with courses approved for American Board for Certification and Board of...

Reduced melatonin levels linked to low assessment scores among fibromyalgia patients

16 Apr 2014
Women with fibromyalgia showed lower levels of melatonin and assessment scores, compared with healthy controls, according to data from a recent study.Researchers in Brazil matched 58 women with...

Paris declaration on green and healthy mobility and transport signed

16 Apr 2014
On 15 April 2014, European ministers attending the Fourth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment, hosted by the Government of France, adopted the Paris Declaration: City in Motion –...

NICE opens consultation on 'spray-on skin' device for healing burn wounds

16 Apr 2014
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened its consultation on draft guidance for a 'spray-on skin' device that aims to help improve the healing of acute burns

Complex chronic conditions increased pneumonia disease severity

16 Apr 2014
Children with complex chronic conditions who presented with pneumonia had greater disease severity and were more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics than children without complex chronic...

Obesity, weight fluctuation increased type 2 diabetes risk among Koreans

16 Apr 2014
In a young to middle-aged Korean population, metabolic health, obesity and weight fluctuation appeared to be independently correlated with an increased incidence of diabetes, according to study...

Chronic high BP very dangerous in pregnancy

16 Apr 2014
Pregnant women who have chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) are much more likely to suffer from some sort of adverse pregnancy outcome, such as a premature delivery or even the death of their...

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