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
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...
AHA grant will help promote CV health for high-risk children
Four US institutions have been named an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Center and received a $15 million grant to promote CV health among high-risk...
Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
Dijon adapts its urban thinking to the needs of an ageing population
The French city is at the forefront of an urban network aiming to actively improve the lives of its older residents
When you reach a certain age, the difference between a friendly place and a hostile...