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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23

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,...

24 Section 39 executives paid over €100,000

23 Jul 2014
Twenty four senior managers in section 39 voluntary organisations receiving substantial funds from the HSE are getting over €100,000 a year in salaries. HSE Deputy Director General Laverne McGuinness...

Credibility Among Gay Men Gives Leverage to New York City’s New Chief of H.I.V. Prevention

22 Jul 2014
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will soon be in charge of one of the health department’s largest bureaus at a critical moment in the history of the virus that causes AIDS.

Children with HIV in Jamaica showed positive educational outcomes

22 Jul 2014
Children and adolescents with HIV attending formal or remedial school in Jamaica had positive educational outcomes, according to research presented at the AIDS 2014 meeting.Charmaine N. Crooks-...

ACA provisions upheld by Virginia court, medical societies file amici brief

22 Jul 2014
Two hours after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in a split decision that provisions of the Affordable Care Act providing tax incentives for low-income citizens to purchase...

Few outpatients receive antiviral prescriptions for influenza

22 Jul 2014
Only 7.5% of patients presenting to ambulatory care for acute respiratory illness received an antiviral prescription, CDC researchers have found. Among the patients with confirmed influenza, only 15...

Blog: A new generation of scientists introduced at AIDS 2014

22 Jul 2014
In his latest blog, Infectious Disease News Chief Medical Editor Paul A. Volberding, MD, discusses highlights from the first day of AIDS 2014, including the awarding of grants from the Creative and...

Patients with chronic urticaria experienced increased platelet activation

22 Jul 2014
Increased platelet activation markers in patients with chronic urticaria may contribute to inflammation, with aspirin suppressing the markers in patients who could tolerate it, according to recent...

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