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Hypertension-related Mortality in the United States, 2000-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db193.pdf

Presents trends in hypertension-related deaths by selected demographic characteristics and the underlying causes of hypertension-related death.  From 2000-2013 hypertension-related death rates increased 23% while rates from all other causes decreased 21%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ardpdqp.pdf

An annual national census of persons who die either during the process of arrest or while in custody.  This report gives an overview of the ARD program, describes the data collection methods, and assesses the quality of the data in cases involving law enforcement homicides.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Drug-Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.pdf

Provides a description of trends and demographics for heroin-related drug-poisoning deaths in the U.S. from 2000 through 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10-24 Years, United States, 1994-2012

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

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a1.htm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons 10-24 and totaled 5,178 deaths for this age group in 2012.  This report analyzes suicide rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, region of residence and method of suicide. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Choice in End of Life Care

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/choice-in-end-of-life-care

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

http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/human%20rights/2015/2014-Annual-Report-on-Protection-of-Civilians-Final.pdf

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

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EP-answers-EU-s-opposition-to-the-death-penalty-EN.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42340.pdf

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

 

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