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Maternal Characteristics of Prenatal WIC Receipt in the United States, 2016

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db298.pdf

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children seeks to improve fetal development and reduce problems due to inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.  This report describes prenatal WIC receipt in the U.S. in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race, and Hispanic origin, and education.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-Related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Urban Issues,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db297.pdf

This report describes urban-rural differences in first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db295.pdf

Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate and Massachusetts had the lowest.  This report covers infant mortality by geographic area and by race and Hispanic origin groups within states.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db294.pdf

In 2016 there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.  This report updates trends in such deaths, describes demographic and geographic patterns, and identifies shifts in the types of drugs involved.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Safe Sleep for Babies: Eliminating Hazards

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/safesleep/

Reports that 3,500 sleep-related deaths occur among U.S. babies each year, reports on common hazards, and provides recommendations for safeguarding babies while sleeping.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.boem.gov/NP-Draft-Proposed-Program-2019-2024/

Trump Administration proposal to revise Obama administration plans and open previously-protected U.S. off-shore waters to oil and gas drilling.  Identifies 47 potential areas, including the mid-Atlantic, where companies  could buy leases between 2019 and 2024 under the proposed plan.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

2017 Was Third Warmest Year on Record for U.S.

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

http://www.noaa.gov/news/2017-was-3rd-warmest-year-on-record-for-us

Press release reviewing weather experience of 2017.  Third warmest for temperatures and, with 16 weather and climate disasters totaling $306 billion, the costliest in U.S. history.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Interview with Glenn Simpson, August 22, 2017

Categories: Congress,Great Britain,Presidency,Russia

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=files.serve&File_id=3974A291-DDBE-4525-9ED1-22BAB43C05AE

Transcript of testimony of the British intelligence agent, compiler of the so-called Russia dossier, who warned the FBI that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump might be subject to blackmail from Russia.  The transcript was released by Senator Dianne Feinstein on 1/9/18.

From the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

 

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