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Format: 2014-08-27
Format: 2014-08-27

Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models

03 Dec 2014
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

17 Nov 2014
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

14 Oct 2014
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,...

W.H.O. Moves Team in Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker Contracts Ebola

27 Aug 2014
A day after announcing a reinvigorated commitment in the country, the World Health Organization said it had removed its Ebola response team after an epidemiologist came down with the virus.

WHO calls for restrictions on e-cigarettes

26 Aug 2014
The World Health Organization has called for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.

Many willing to pay under 'free' GP care

26 Aug 2014
Most people would be prepared to pay a small fee to visit their GP as part of a universal GP care system, according to our latest readers' poll. The Government is planning to introduce a 'free' GP...

Nutrition education lacking in medical training

26 Aug 2014
A group of physicians are questioning how well doctors can provide nutrition information and counseling to patients, particularly those with CVD, obesity and diabetes. In a paper published in the...

5 Days at Memorial: Q&A with author Sheri Fink

26 Aug 2014
  By Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital is a non-fiction book written by journalist Dr. Sheri Fink. The book chronicles the aftermath of...

'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO

26 Aug 2014
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.

USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for people with obesity, overweight

26 Aug 2014
People who are obese or overweight with at least one other cardiovascular disease risk factor should receive intensive behavioral counseling focusing on a healthful diet and physical activity, the US...

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