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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Relationship of Income and Health Care Coverage to Receipt of Recommended Clinical Preventive Services by Adults—United States,2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6331a2.htm

Finds that having health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act or having higher income was associated with higher rates of receiving a set of six basic health preventive services. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Internet Access: Households and Individuals 2014

Categories: Great Britain,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_373584.pdf

Statistics on the trend in Internet use in the United Kingdom.  Over three quarters of adults in Great Britain used the Internet every day in 2014 with 68% using a mobile phone, portable computer or handheld device to access the Internet on the go.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

Workplace Stress in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/workplace-stress-in-the-united-states_5jz0zb5t4532-en

Reviews the literature on a variety of economic concerns related to job stress and health and also discusses U.S. policies related to job stress.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/the_cost_of_delaying_action_to_stem_climate_change.pdf

Examines the economic consequences of delaying implementing climate change policies and calls for implementation now to avoid higher costs from delays.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Data Point: Checking Account Overdraft

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201407_cfpb_report_data-point_overdrafts.pdf

Presents the results of consumers’ experiences with overdraft policies at a number of large U.S. banks.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Risks to Consumers Posed by Virtual Currencies

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201408_cfpb_consumer-advisory_virtual-currencies.pdf

Describes what virtual currencies like Bitcoin are, and what risks they pose for people who buy or use them.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-20140808/en/

Deems the West Africa ebola outbreak an extraordinary event and outlines steps to take for states with the outbreak or for those bordering on states with cases.  From the World Health Organization