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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Origin of Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb158.pdf

Covers the most common causes of such drug events,  both those present on admission of the patient and those originating during the hospital stay.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2012

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/211955.pdf

Discusses how the U.S. contributed to the development of international law interpretation during 2012 in such areas as treaty negotiation, human rights, refugee status, immigration, international crime, foreign relations, and international organizations.  From the State Department

 

Why are There Revisions to the Jobs Numbers?

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/revisions-to-jobs-numbers.htm

Explains the data collection process for employment figures and clarifies why the agency releases revisions to the initial release.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013: Enforcing Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/85380/1/9789241505871_eng.pdf

Provides a country level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use.  From the World Health Organization

 

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013: Enforcing Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/85380/1/9789241505871_eng.pdf

Provides a country level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use.  From the World Health Organization

 

Endangered and Threatened Species: Science Tracer Bullet 13-3

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/endangeredtb.html#govpub

Listings of published material on the topic of endangered species including books, dictionary-handbooks-encyclopedias, bibliographies, government documents, technical reports, and representative journal articles.  From the Library of Congress

 

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Headlines,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/07/f2/20130710-Energy-Sector-Vulnerabilities-Report.pdf

Examines current and potential future impacts of climate trends which affect the energy sector, especially increasing air and water temperatures, decreasing water availability, and increasing intensity and frequency of severe storms and sea level rise.  Also discusses activities underway to respond to these challenges and to develop climate-resilient energy technologies.  From the Department of Energy’s office of Policy and International Affairs and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

Reducing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6227a2.htm?s_cid=mm6227a2_x

Describes causes, frequency, and nature of TBIs, early management, and comprehensive approaches to rehabilitation.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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