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Format: 2014-07-29
Format: 2014-07-29

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

04 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

18 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,...

AAP updates guidance on palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

28 Jul 2014
The AAP’s Red Book Committee updated guidance for use of palivizumab prophylaxis among infants and young children with increased risk for hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus infection.The...

Childhood cancer survivors lowered metabolic syndrome risk through lifestyle choices

28 Jul 2014
Heart-healthy lifestyle choices were associated with a lower risk for metabolic syndrome among childhood cancer survivors, according to recent findings.“One of the most significant findings among...

Are 15-minute homecare visits always bad?

28 Jul 2014
Shorter visits can have a place within a wider care package Local authority commissioners often face criticism for the regimented way they purchase care and particularly for the hourly rates they...

2 Americans Test Positive for Ebola in Liberia

28 Jul 2014
Health workers with Doctors Without Borders have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes by Guineans who blame them for spreading the deadly virus.

Scores killed in clashes around Tripoli airport

27 Jul 2014
Two weeks of clashes between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport have left more than 97 people dead and 400 wounded, the health ministry said this afternoon.

New app engages patients in fight against obesity chronic disease

27 Jul 2014
The tech startup 3Pound Health announced recently the commercial release of its health, weight and lifestyle management program, Euco.“Clinician-patient interaction is such a critical part of...

AHA grant will help promote CV health for high-risk children

27 Jul 2014
Four US institutions have been named an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Center and received a $15 million grant to promote CV health among high-risk...

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