Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme
This Peer Review (Spain, March 2014) will focus on the Digital Volunteering Programme (VolDIX), a project that aims to use new technologies as a tool to deal with social problems in Galicia, Spain....
Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides information to improve the basis for decision-making in health systems. Participants of...
Peer Review in Belgium: The Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion EU 2020
The Belgian Platform is a consultative body providing information to feed into the National Reform Programmes and National Social Reports. It also gives a high priority to the social OMC....
Deal Gives New Life to Saab Gripen Program
Saab's win of a $4.5 billion fighter-jet contract in Brazil indicates there could be a healthy future for a Gripen program that had faced questions about its future.
Make Time for Awe
Jason Silva is a self-described epiphany junkie. He recently enthused to me about how some movies, for example, manage to capture attention and create a complete, immersive...
Books: Separating a Son From a Down Syndrome Diagnosis in ‘Raising Henry’
In her memoir, an Upper West Side intellectual whose son has Down syndrome attempts to set people straight: it is a disability, not a tragedy.
A Map for U.S. Travelers Who Want to Avoid Infections
The states ranked on how many disease-prevention measures they've taken, out of 10. (Larger numbers and blue shades are better). Click through to healthyamericans.org for the interactive version....
The 'Curing' of Australia’s First Transgender Man
A cut-and-paste portrait of Edward de lacy Evans taken in September 1879. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ellen Tremaye was not like most of the other passengers aboard the Ocean Monarch, a ship sailing from...
Stafford Hospital trust to be axed
The NHS trust that runs Stafford Hospital is to be dissolved, administrators for the health watchdog Monitor decide.
Why Men Can't Take Compliments
Recently, a date said to me, "You haven’t given me any compliments yet. I've complimented you plenty of times."
It made me think about how rare it is for a man to openly express a desire...