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Format: 2014-09-01
Format: 2014-09-01

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...

Baby care: expensive items to give anxious parents sleepless nights

31 Aug 2014
Bringing up a baby is expensive enough, yet many parents end up wasting a fortune on useless gadgets and remedies A third of parents waste more than £200 on useless baby gadgets in their childs first...

Novel transcatheter valve shows promise in real-world, high-risk patients

31 Aug 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — The Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve, which is retrievable and repositionable, was shown to be safe and effective in real-world data that included patients with...

Experts argue for drink price plan

30 Aug 2014
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.

630 inefficient boilers replaced in North Down

29 Aug 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has encouraged homeowners to apply for assistance to replace their boiler through the Boiler Replacement Scheme before the onset of winter.

INDG449 – Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business (rev)

29 Aug 2014
This leaflet is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to comply with health and safety law. The revised version has brought the advice up to date and clarified...

On the Ground in Nigeria: Ebola Response

29 Aug 2014
By Lisa Esapa, CDC-Nigeria For the last few months, there has been a constant buzz about Ebola among my friends and colleagues in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Everyone had a theory about if, when...

Study finds plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded'

29 Aug 2014
"Cigarette plain packaging fear campaign unfounded," reports The Guardian. After Australia introduced plain packaging laws in 2012, opponents of the legislation argued it would lead to a number of...

Obesity: priority for Malta and WHO/Europe’s joint work

29 Aug 2014
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Christopher Fearne, Parliamentary Secretary for Health of Malta, signed an agreement on 26 August, establishing priorities for collaboration for...

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