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Diet and Cancer

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Health/Medical

Scientists estimate that 26% of UK cancers could be prevented by altering diet. This note examines the latest scientific research, advice and recommendations for a diet to lower cancer risk, and the consequences for health policy. . From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Personalized Medicine

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Examines the state of research into human genetic variability, and the prospects, challenges, and policy implications of more personalized medical treatment. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

The Financial Crisis in the U.S.: Key Events, Causes, and Responses

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness

Examines the emergence and collapse of the U.S. housing bubble and the significance of the complex financial instruments that transformed an asset price correction into a significant domestic and global economic downturn. Also looks at the policy responses of U.S. governing institutions and compares them with the United Kingdom where relevant. House of Commons Library Research Paper 09/34.

Cap and Trade

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

New website devoted to the environmental policy tool that aims to cap emissions while providing flexibility in achieving the goal. Offers sections on quick facts, basic information, critical principles, cap and trade programs, international examples, and lessons learned. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ethanol Co-Product Use in U.S. Cattle Feeding: Lessons Learned and Considerations

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Energy

Describes how byproducts of making ethanol have become more valued in the livestock-feed market but warns about limitations which affect how they are handled, stored, and used. From the Economic Research Service

Health Care Expenses for Chronic Conditions Among Non-Elderly Adults:Variations by Insurance Coverag

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents estimates on medical expenditures and their variations by insurance coverage for chronic conditions. Finds that adults aged 16 to 64 with only public insurance were more likely to be reported in fair or poor health than those with private insurance. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Revisions to the 2007 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that the final count of fatal work injuries for 2007 was 5,657, up from the preliminary count of 5,488 but the third lowest annual total since the fatality census was first conducted in 1992. Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations continued to have the highest death rate per 100,000 workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Auto Industry: Summary of Government Efforts and Automakers’ Restructuring to Date

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Manufacturing

Discusses the nature and purpose of federal assistance to the auto industry under the Automotive Industry Financing Program, part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program of the Treasury Department. Also covers how the assistance program responds to three guiding principles, and important factors for Chrysler and General Motors to consider in achieving long-term viability. From the Government Accountability Office

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