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.
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...
Rural poverty rates higher than in urban areas
A report by Social Justice Ireland says poverty rates in rural Ireland are almost 5% higher than in urban areas.
VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.
Baby care: expensive items to give anxious parents sleepless nights
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
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...