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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Emergency Department Visits Involving Adverse Reactions to Medications Among Children Aged 12 or Younger

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that in 2008 there were an estimated 211,000 visits to hospital emergency departments for adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals by children.  Also covers the number and types of drugs involved in these adverse reactions.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Recent Trends in the Prevalence of High Blood Pressure and its Treatment and Control, 1999-2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports there was no significant change in the prevalence of high blood pressure among U.S. adults from 1999/2000 to 2007/2008.  Among those adults with high blood pressure, the percentage that was aware of their condition rose from 69% in 1999/2000 to 80% in 2007/2008.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2007

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

A revised version of a document originally released in July 2010 under the same URL  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, 2007 Update

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Contains a series of data tables describing recent trends in mortality in state prisons, local jails, and during the process of arrest.  Data are presented by time, jurisdiction, and demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Ins and Outs of Unemployment Insurance

Categories: Labor/Employment,Welfare/Social Services

Describes the features of the unemployment insurance program in the U.S. and the debate about whether long benefit periods stabilize the economy during difficult periods or keep the unemployment rate high by discouraging workers from seeking jobs or from accepting unattractive jobs.  From the Research Library of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

National Infrastructure Plan 2010

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Public Works,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation,Waste Management

Presents a plan by the British coalition government for investing 200 billion pounds over the next five years to strengthen and rebuild energy, transportation, digital communications, water and flood management, waste management, and intellectual capital infrastructure.  From the British Treasury Department.

The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Homeland Security,Presidency

This report traces the history and evolution of the National Security Council — an interdepartmental body which advises the president on the integration of foreign, domestic, and military policy — from its origin in 1947 to the present.  Also offers a bibliography and a list of the National Security Advisers and their terms of office from 1953 to 2009.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency

Categories: Environment,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

Summarizes the major provisions of eleven environmental laws relating to clean air, clean water, waste management, pesticides, hazardous substances, and community right to know information.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

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