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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. A special health authority created in 1999—at which time it was called National Institute for Clinical Excellence—in England and Wales to promote the highest quality of treatment and technology in the NHS, as well as the cost-effectiveness of its services. NICE co-ordinates the National Collaborating Centres from whom it commissions the development of clinical practice guidelines, gives advice on best clinical practice to the NHS and produces and disseminates clinical guidelines.

NICE provides national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health to those commissioning NHS services (health authorities and primary care trusts), as well as to patients and their carers. NICE covers individual health technologies (e.g., medicines, medical devices, etc.), diagnostic techniques, procedures and clinical management of specific conditions. It sets national standards to improve the quality and consistency of NHS services in England and Wales.

NICE merged in 2005 with the Health Development Agency and is now officially the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (but still known as NICE).

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A colloquial acronym for a technique used to reduce the stress of new situations, which should be viewed as being New, Interesting and Challenging Experiences, rather than with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).
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Acronym for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. This is a Government body tasked with the duty of determining the best forms of medical treatment. NICE was set up in April 1999 and is a part of the National Health Service. Its function is to provide patients, health professionals and the general public with reliable guidance on current best medical practice.
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Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
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James McCarthy was also reported to be "coming along nicely" from his hamstring problem but will not be available for the trip south to face Crystal Palace.
Being a football fan, Nicely likens the partnership to a professional sports all-star game.
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The pink swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is crucial to Monarch butterfly populations and is nicely complimented by tall Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum), which looks almost exactly like the same plant but twice as tall.
Brandon Routh, filling out that costume so nicely. Sexiness bonus: Kate Bosworth, moonlighting X-Man James Marsden, Adam & Steve's Parker Posey, and our favorite grandma-next-door, Eva Marie Saint, as Martha Kent.
A series of experiments were conducted to measure the "confusion matrices" of these English consonants (Miller and Nicely 1961:154-155).
In a few choice words, Raymond Arroyo nicely sums up the paradoxes of Mother Angelica: "the cloistered, contemplative nun who speaks to the world, the independent rule breaker who is derided as a 'rigid conservative;' the wisecracking comedian who suffers near constant pain; the Poor Clare nun who runs a multi-million dollar corporation".
"The footprint for the baler is small, so it worked into this space nicely. So nicely in fact, that we have two units in a space most people thought we couldn't get one, Lucatorto says.
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'He is coming on nicely when you consider how much first-class cricket he has played, let alone Test cricket,' said coach Duncan Fletcher.
Nicely illustrated in black and white by Mary Jane Hartman Holzer, The Ant That Can't is a brief, 24-page story, augmented by several additional pages of "Journal" exercises that range from drawing a picture of Tincy, to writing down the young reader's personal story.