Multiple challenges

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  • Europe is facing multiple challenges in the health sector and in health research. In the health sector, ageing population, failures of blockbuster approaches, increasing costs of healthcare and concomitant cost containment for healthcare are just a few of the obstacles to face. In health research, there is a need to better understand the mechanisms of diseases, break barriers across disciplines, and translate research results into clinical practice. Personalised medicine is an emerging field that promises to bring radical changes in healthcare.

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  • Natural language generation (NLG) systems are notoriously hard to evaluate. On the one hand, simply comparing system outputs to a gold standard is not appropriate because there can be multiple generated outputs that are equally good, and finding metrics that account for this variability and produce results consistent with human judgments and task performance measures is difficult (Belz and Gatt, 2008; Stent et al., 2005; Foster, 2008). On the other hand, lab-based evaluations with human subjects to assess each aspect of the system’s functionality are expensive and time-consuming. ...

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  • Maybe you’re one of the millions of people who, as students in elementary or high school, never understood the necessity of having to read opinion essays and draw conclusions from the writer’s argument. Or maybe you never understood why you...

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  • In our recent book, Free Cash Flow and Shareholder Yield: New Priorities for the Global Investor (John Wiley & Sons, 2007), we offered a comprehensive introduction to the opportunities and challenges inherent in today’s equity markets. By looking beyond the many obfuscations of traditional generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) accounting, we endeavored to provide the informed investor with the tools necessary to navigate a changing investment landscape.

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  • Alpine destinations attract leisure travellers for winter sports, such as skiing, as well as holidaymakers who appreciate natural attractions in all seasons. They also attract activity holidaymakers such as naturalists, mountain cyclists, walkers etc. Although the majority of alpine sports are for recreational purposes a wide range of expeditions and challenges are organised for mountains such as the Everest or the Alps. Lakes may also offer facilities for sea sports such as surfing and skiing.

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  • Then work backwards on the overall margins to see what the range will need to be for your product to be competitive in the end market and pay for all the value chain functions between you and the consumer. Price margin examples have been provided for handicraft items, but note that other product lines – food, personal care products, etc. many have different margins. Shipping and warehouse costs tend to be consistent across products, since space is space for these functions. The exception is when climate controlled (e.g.

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  • A distinction is made between investment funds, generally involving multiple investors and investing in multiple businesses, and funds of a corporate structure, whereby multiple investors could invest in one business or one company, or a holding company could invest in multiple businesses. 1 Among these structures, one was included in the analysis as an interesting example clearly targeting the agricultural sector in East Africa. The agricultural investment funds were also compared with microfinance investment funds and other investment funds in developing countries.

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  • Around the world, many fisheries are shared fisheries in the sense that a common fish stock is accessed by both commercial and non-commercial fishers. Non-commercial fishers can include recreational fishers, or customary fishers, or both. A prevalent problem in these fisheries is competition between commercial and non-commercial fishers for access to a resource that is subject to increasing utilisation pressure.

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  • The third section of the book reviews some of the major challenges in health systems. These include health resources, technology and management of medical devices. The role of private business in public health is also explored. The final section contains a variety of issues related to global health. This includes the rise of NCDs in low and middle income countries, neglected diseases related to poverty and health and longevity medicine. A chapter of alcoholism and mortality examines the effects of a public health system breakdown.

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  • The aim of this document is to provide guidance for teachers, and learning support assistants where appropriate, on ways to teach writing skills in order to help learners to become more effective writers. This document is designed to raise awareness of the many individual skills that a learner has to grasp (including consideration of the content of their writing, the ideas, arguments or plot) when learning to write.

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  • Passive Optical Network (PON) infrastructures deployed in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks require numerous fiber connections to achieve the distribution of services to multiple homes. Although splicing has its place in these systems, use of reliable anglepolished connectors (APCs) provides numerous advantages in terms of overall network flexibility, testing and troubleshooting.

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  • The scope of practice of the gynecologist is broad and challenging. The gynecologist is blessed with the longitudinal care of women from adolescence through the end stages of life. In fact, many women consider their gynecologist their primary care physician. This edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America explores many of the daily challenges of office practice. Updates in new contraceptive options and in management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding are presented.

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  • Biomedical engineering and medical informatics are challenging and rapidly growing areas. Applications of information technology in these areas are of paramount importance. The aim of the first ITBAM conference was to bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from different disciplines (mathematics, bioinformatics, biology, medicine, biomedical engineering and computer science) having such common interests.

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  • The pollutants contained in the wash water can include sand, sewage waste, plant materials, oil grease, diesel, dead fish, paper products, soap products and petroleum products. Samples analyzed from 2007-2008 show multiple instances of Total Coliform above 1,600,000 MPN/100ml, Fecal Coliform above 18,755 MPN/100ml, and Enterococcus above 24,196 MPN/100ml, all of which are above the action level determined by the City of Oceanside.

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  • African marketers will be working hard to establish the best approaches to mobile advertising. The mix of smartphones and feature phones in the market make implementation challenging, as many African users have limited functionality on their device. Thus, brands should begin with text-based search ads, SMS advertising and mobi-optimized sites. In time, this will give way to screen takeovers, location-based advertising, apps and augmented reality.

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  • The purpose of this technical note is to provide health professionals in United Nations agencies, non- governmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities working with populations affected by emergencies with up-to-date technical guidance on the major communicable disease threats faced by the cyclone-affected population in Myanmar. The endemic and epidemic-prone diseases indicated have been selected on the basis of the burden of morbidity, mortality and epidemic potential in the area, as previously documented by WHO.

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  • Talk with your doctor or nurse if you are not sure what to eat during cancer treatment. Ask him or her to refer you to a dietitian. A dietitian is the best person to talk with about your diet. He or she can help choose foods and drinks that are best for you during treatment and after. ...

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  • An infrastructure bank could be particularly effective at leveraging additional investment because it would be able to make such investment more attractive to private investors. A federal bank could help inexperienced states and localities develop attractive public-private partnerships and could connect willing private partners with these investment opportunities.

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  • Economics: Evaluation of the traffic-related health impacts and their monetarisation: Using epidemiological data regarding the relation between air pollution and morbidity and premature mortality, the number of cases of morbidity and/or premature mortality attributed to air pollution is determined for each of the health outcomes separately, using specific exposure-response functions. The same operations are carried out for the theoretical situation in which there is no road traffic-related air pollution.

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  • Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: An M2e-based multiple antigenic peptide vaccine protects mice from lethal challenge with divergent H5N1 influenza viruses

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