Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Economic Report on Africa: 2011

Categories: Africa,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

Provides an assessment of global economic and social developments as they affect Africa.  The 2011 report focuses on how to ensure sustainable economic growth rates through diversified economic development and the role of the state in the development process.  From the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

CDC Study Finds Suicide Rates Rise and Fall with Economy

Categories: Births/Deaths,Business/Economics,Mental Health

Suicide rates rise during recessions and fall during economic expansions.  The largest increase in the suicide rate occurred during the Great Depression, 1929-1933.  The article also discusses prevention strategies.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that patients made an estimated 1.2 billion visits to physicians’ offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments.  Also provides data on patient and visit characteristics and the leading causes for which visits were made.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Persistence and Attainment Among Pell Grant Recipients: Results from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study of 2004/09

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

Provides a look at differences between persistence and attainment in college between Pell Grant recipients and non-recipients.  Additional detail is provided by students’ initial degree program, dependency status, and income.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated for First Time in Decades

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Press release about the revision of clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease.  Also covers updated guidelines which address the use of imaging and biomarkers in blood and spinal fluid that may help diagnose the disease earlier.  From the National Institutes of Health

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama 2009 Book 1: January 20 to June 30, 2009

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Information,Health Insurance,Presidency

Covers the presidential documents of the first six months of the Obama presidency.  Key themes include expanding health insurance, reforming the financial system, and recovering from the financial crisis.  From the Federal Digital System of the U.S. Government Printing Office

Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure

Categories: Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Advice on how to secure Windows and Mac Operating Systems and Home Networks.  From the National Security Agency, posted by the Federation of American Scientists