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Format: 2014-08-28
Format: 2014-08-28

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,...

People urged to 'say when sooner'

27 Aug 2014
The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a campaign urging people to know their alcohol intake limits. The charity is highlighting the averse effects on heart health of drinking more than the...

'Universal healthcare could take 10 yrs'

27 Aug 2014
The head of the GP group in the IMO had warned that it could take 10 years for universal healthcare to be fully introduced in Ireland. And Dr Ray Walley says GPs will have to be compensated for any...

Telephone interventions increased healthy sexual behaviors in teens

27 Aug 2014
Brief telephone counseling sustained long-term impact from an STI and HIV intervention program from the CDC among black adolescent girls, according to study findings in JAMA Pediatrics.Ralph J....

Geisinger researcher nominated for federal award for work in chronic hepatitis

27 Aug 2014
The CDC recently nominated Joseph Boscarino, PhD, MPH, senior scientist at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, and colleagues for an award recognizing their approach to addressing a major public...

Diabetes placed patients with CHC at increased risk for cirrhosis, decompensation

27 Aug 2014
Taiwanese patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and new-onset diabetes had a greater risk for cirrhosis and decompensated liver compared with patients without diabetes, according to study...

WHO calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks

27 Aug 2014
Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences. For example, changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of...

My mums death inspired me to care for older people

27 Aug 2014
Melanie Mitchell was so touched by the care her mother received that she set up her own homecare business Read more social care blogs A couple of years ago, I had never dreamt of working with older...

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