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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Choice in End of Life Care

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Health/Medical

Sets out findings of an independent review to provide advice to the British government on improving the quality and experience of care for adults at the end of life by expanding choices.  From the Department of Health


Afghanistan: Annual Report 2014: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,United Nations

Reports a 25% increase in civilian deaths in the Afghan conflict in 2014.  Blames increasing civilian toll on intensified combat, roadside bombs, and suicide bombings. From the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan


EU’s Opposition to the Death Penalty

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,European Union,Laws/Regulations

The death penalty is prohibited by law in all member states of the European Union.  This brief document traces the prohibition against capital punishment to various founding documents of the EU.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

Describes the Veterans Health Administration three pronged program to prevent suicides: surveillance, risk and protective factors, and interventions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance, United States, 2011

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

Provides state-specific information on U.S. assisted reproductive technology procedures performed in 2011 and compares infant outcomes with outcomes for all infants born in the U.S. that year.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Department of Defense Suicide Event Report: Calendar Year 2013 Annual Report

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Headlines,Statistics

Reports on 229 deaths by suicide among active service members and 220 by reserve component members.  Includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history for each suicide.  Also includes suicide prevention efforts.  From the Department of Defense


Births: Final Data for 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Presents data on births including details about maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

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

Reports that an average of 6 people per day during 2010-2012 died of alcohol poisoning caused by binge drinking.  From the National Center for Health Statistics




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