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Landmark NIH Study Shows Intensive Blood Pressure Management May Save Lives

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

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/press-releases/2015/landmark-nih-study-shows-intensive-blood-pressure-management-may-save-lives

Describes the outcome of clinical trial on management of blood pressure called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Achieving a target systolic pressure of 120 reduce rates of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health

 

Trends in Pell Grant Receipt and the Characteristics of Pell Grant Recipients: Selected Years, 1999-2000 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015601.pdf

Presents trends in the receipt of federal Pell Grants, including percentages of Pell Grant recipients, average amount received, and average total price of attendance. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trends in Undergraduate Nonfederal Grant and Scholarship Aid by Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics, Selected Years: 1999-2000 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015604.pdf

Tracks trends in grant and scholarship aid for undergraduates from states, institutions, employers, and private organizations.   Includes estimates on the percentage of students who received such aid and the average amounts they received. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics of Nontraditional Undergraduates: 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015025.pdf

Provides an array of statistics about undergraduates such as demographic and enrollment characteristics, educational background, and other such markers of nontraditional students. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: 2013 Part D Prescriber Look-Up Tool

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

https://data.cms.gov/part-d-prescriber

A searchable database that allows users to look up physicians by name, location, or National Provider Identifier number and check on prescriptions provided to and filled by Medicare beneficiaries, including drug name, total number of prescriptions dispensed, and total drug cost. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Encryption and Evolving Technology: Implications for U.S. Law Enforcement Investigations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44187.pdf

Discusses concerns that enhanced encryption techniques may hamper law enforcement investigations and what policy options might be available to mitigate the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Commercial Outlook for a New Industry

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44192.pdf

The value of worldwide drone or UAS development is expected to grow from $4 billion to $14 billion annually over the next decade, but the lack of a regulatory framework is slowing commercial development. This report describes current UAS manufacturing, provides a profile of commercial applications, and factors affecting growth prospects. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. R&D Increased in 2013, Well Ahead of the Pace of Gross Domestic Product

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15330/nsf15330.pdf

Research and development, performed in the U.S. in 2013, totaled $456.1 billion, compared to $435 billion in the previous year. Business and higher education continued to be the highest spenders for R&D. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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