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...
Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) focuses on the untapped potential of older people, measuring their independence and participation in paid employment and social activities. In 2013, in a unique move,...
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
WHO appalled by attacks on health-care facilities in Gaza
WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for health-care facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014.
Sustained calm is...
World Hepatitis Day call to get tested
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:28pm
To mark World Hepatitis Day today, the Public Health Agency (...
Childhood cancer survivors lowered metabolic syndrome risk through lifestyle choices
Heart-healthy lifestyle choices were associated with a lower risk for metabolic syndrome among childhood cancer survivors, according to recent findings.“One of the most significant findings among...
Are 15-minute homecare visits always bad?
Shorter visits can have a place within a wider care package
Local authority commissioners often face criticism for the regimented way they purchase care and particularly for the hourly rates they...
Scores killed in clashes around Tripoli airport
Two weeks of clashes between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport have left more than 97 people dead and 400 wounded, the health ministry said this afternoon.
New app engages patients in fight against obesity chronic disease
The tech startup 3Pound Health announced recently the commercial release of its health, weight and lifestyle management program, Euco.“Clinician-patient interaction is such a critical part of...