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Health, United States 2012

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

The major annual compilation of statistics on the health of the American people.  Contains 134 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas.  The 2012 issue also has a special feature on emergency care.  From the National Center for Health Statistics



MRSA Study Slashes Deadly Infections in Sickest Hospital Patients

Categories: Health/Medical

Discusses results of tests to use germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care-unit patients to reduce the incidence of staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Comments Received by the U.S. State Department on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Project

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Public Works,Transportation!docketDetail;D=DOS-2013-0011

Comments received by the State Department on the proposed pipeline project.  Contains approximately 100,000 comments, the first set to be posted of a total of 1.2 million.  Posted on


State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities

Categories: Children,Disability,United Nations

Covers such topics as measuring child disability, fundamentals of inclusion, and developing an agenda for action.   From UNICEF


Commuting (Journey to Work) Daytime Population

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Transportation,Urban Issues

Provides access to detailed tables for commuter-adjusted daytime populations for U.S. localities from American Community Survey 2006-2010 data and historic data from the 2000 Census.  From the Census Bureau


Commuter-Adjusted Population Estimates: ACS 2006-10

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Transportation,Urban Issues


Describes how federal experts are trying to develop estimates of the day-time population in particular areas, especially larger cities, due to commuting patterns to improve transportation planning and disaster relief operations.  From the Census Bureau


Nonemployer Statistics 2011

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Press release which covers trends in the number of businesses without paid employees.  Also includes links to detailed data.  From the Census Bureau


Efficacy and Safety of Screening for Postpartum Depression

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Women

Focuses on 40 studies to identify the benefits and harms of specific tools and strategies in screening for postpartum depression.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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