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Format: 2014-04-20
Format: 2014-04-20

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

19 May 2014
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...

Patients ineligible for HCV treatment due to age, comorbidities

20 Apr 2014
LONDON — Age and comorbid medical conditions are the most important reasons patients are ineligible for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection, according to data presented at The...

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

20 Apr 2014
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Syria-held French journalists freed

19 Apr 2014
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

19 Apr 2014
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

Current accounts when managed carefully could pay 3.38% interest

19 Apr 2014
If you are prepared to put in the legwork, the returns on savings can be impressive Savings rates may have been terrible in recent years, but the rush by the banks to offer current accounts paying...

Health Officials to Propose Tighter Monitoring of Water Tanks

19 Apr 2014
Recent surveys by New York City’s health department found that nearly 60 percent of landlords had not complied with existing rules requiring annual inspections.

Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

19 Apr 2014
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.

Atypical mentalizing, mirror neuron connectivity may be linked with social impairment in autism

18 Apr 2014
Researchers studied the functional connectivity in theory of mind and mirror neuron system brain networks in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and found over– and under-connectivity between...

Report calls for talks on consultant pay gap

19 Apr 2014
A new report has urged that action be taken to close the pay gap between new entrant hospital consultants and those who have been in their posts for a number of years. Health Minister James Reilly...

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