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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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Pupils will also be asked if "more fun and interesting lessons" or smaller classes would help them do better, and whether "nicer or more helpful teachers" or tougher action against bullies would make them happier.
This action was meant to show how much nicer it is to give life than to take it away.
But one of the things that the park rangers at Yosemite are most excited about is the fact that the noise levels will be reduced by 70%, which is certainly key in an environment where it is nicer to hear the finches and warblers than engines.
This elicited laughter from all within earshot (including myself), and especially Dan, who quipped, "I'll vouch for that." Another friend has a nicer name for people like me.
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As we departed the bus about 15 minutes later he said, "You know, you're a much nicer guy than I had been led to believe." I thanked him and told him not to believe everything he heard.
By then the few cool people I had managed some limited contact with were like, "Sorry that guy you like died." The nicer folks offered their condolences in my yearbook.
Karen hoped to build her business so that someday she could hire additional staff, move to a nicer office, and send her son to a private school.
Dear Editor, -As Kerry has become Queen of the Jungle can I just comment on how much nicer looking the girls are without their paint.