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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke/report/

Latest report about the dangers of smoking from the Surgeon General. This report, on the dangers of smoking to nonsmokers, estimates that nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or on the job increase their risk of heart disease by 25 to 30% and lung cancer by 20 to 30%. It calls for the elimination of all smoking indoors.

Political and Economic Introduction to China

Categories: China,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2006/rp06-036.pdf

Part I provides key facts and figures about China, Parts 2 and 3 review recent developments and future prospects. Part 4 summarizes China and United Kingdom relations. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/36

Progress Report of the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Intellectual Property

Categories: Copyright/Patents

http://www.cybercrime.gov/2006IPTFProgressReport(6-19-06).pdf

Reports on the progress of implementing the recommendations proposed in a 2004 report by the same group. From the Justice Department.

Use of Computerized Medical Records in Home, Health and Hospice Agencies: U.S. 2000

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_161.pdf

Provides the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of computerized medical records use in home health and hospice agencies in the U.S. Approximately one-third of such agencies were using computerized medical records at the time of the survey. From the National Center for Health Statistics

Challenges and FDIC Efforts Related to Predatory Lending

Categories: Business/Economics

http://www.fdicig.gov/reports06/06-011-508.shtml

Examines the challenges faced and the efforts taken to control predatory lending by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Recommends the FDIC reexamine its approach toward controlling predatory lending practices and determine whether additional guidance is needed for consumers and lending institutions. From the FDIC