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,...
Calls for NAMA to create better social housing
A homeless charity is calling on NAMA to put a greater emphasis on creating quality social housing as the agency moves towards its final stages.
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns
Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
A Call for a Low-Carb Diet
In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.
Hospitals ignore HIQA on public meetings
The five major Dublin public voluntary hospitals have failed to comply with a HIQA recommendation that they should hold their board meetings in public, two years after the health safety watchdog told...
McCausland scores with £1.4m funding package for Brownlow
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has scored a hat-trick with a £1.4m boost to young football players and entrepreneurs in Brownlow.
How do sex ratios in China influence marriage decisions and intra-household resource allocation?