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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Youth

http://ojjdp.gov/pubs/243891.pdf

Incarcerated youth die by suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youth in the general population.  This report studies suicide as it pertains to youth and jail and offers directions for further research.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Phosphate Resources

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-477.pdf

Describes the importance of phosphates for food security, the location of dwindling reserves, and ways in which dependence on mineral reserves could be reduced. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/august/ozone-depleting-compound-persists-nasa-research-shows/#.U_X5wLxdVWg

News release regarding unexpectedly large amounts of carbon tetrachloride, a chemical banned under the Montreal Protocol back in the 1980s.  Sudden re-emergence of the chemical attributed to large emissions from contaminated sites or new, unknown sources.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

Categories: Defense/Military,Presidency,Veterans

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/26/remarks-president-american-legion-national-convention

Where he discusses, among other things, the scandal involving misconduct in delivering health care services to veterans.  From the White House

 

National, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months, United States, 2013

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6334a1.htm

Reports that vaccination coverage in 2013 achieved the 90% national Healthy People 2020 target for most diseases but was below the target for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis.  Also provides vaccination coverage by demographic characteristics and by state.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Ebola Response Roadmap

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131596/1/EbolaResponseRoadmap.pdf?ua=1

Discusses the strategy for trying to cope with the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 3,000 cases to date, more than 1,400 deaths in the three most severely affected countries, and anticipation that the case load may grow to 20,000.  From the World Health Organization

 

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Russia,Ukraine,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/UkraineReport28August2014.pdf

 

Estimates the loss of life at about 2,200 since fighting in Ukraine began in April 2014.  Claims that armed rebel groups are now professionally equipped and benefitting from a supply of sophisticated weapons.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

BLS Statistics by Occupation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/occupations/

Provides an overview of occupational employment and wages as of May 2013 with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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