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,...
Support needed on kids' medical card issue
Members of the public who are concerned about the provision of medical cards to seriously ill children are being asked to take part in a ‘Show of Support' outside Government buildings on Wednesday...
BRCA2 mutation associated with shorter survival in screen-detected prostate cancer
Men with screen-detected prostate cancer who harbor mutations in the BRCA2 gene demonstrated poorer-than-expected prognosis, according to study results.Prior research has demonstrated that BRCA2...
HRB Chief joins Minister Varadkar in Ice Bucket Challenge
HRB Chief Executive, Graham Love joins Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and Prof Paul Browne, Head of Trinity Medical School in the Ice Bucket Challenge at Trinity College Dublin.
Poots acknowledges the contribution of the voluntary sector
Health Minister, Edwin Poots has today paid tribute to the voluntary sector in helping to modernise mental health services for the people in Northern Ireland.
Calls for NAMA to create better social housing
A homeless charity is calling on NAMA to put a greater emphasis on creating quality social housing as the agency moves towards its final stages.
Case 311 – Free weights not allowed in gyms
Health and safety given as reason why free weights are not available in some gyms.
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.