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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Revision of the Nutrition Facts Label: Proposed Rules

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43733.pdf

Provides an overview of the importance of food labeling as a response to the U.S. obesity crisis, the proposed changes to current food nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, and the health significance of these proposed changes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with Unlimited Data Promises

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/ftc-says-att-has-misled-millions-consumers-unlimited-data

Agency press release which describes AT&T’s alleged data-throttling actions against customers with unlimited data plans.  Includes a link to the text of the Complaint for Permanent Injunction filed against AT&T.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Ebola Virus Disease: Information for U.S. Healthcare Workers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.hrsa.gov/ebola/

A series of information files on such topics as infection prevention and control, guidance on using personal protective equipment, and ebola-associated medical waste management.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

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

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Describes which screening tests are needed, when to get them, which medicines may prevent disease, and other steps women can take for good health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201410_cfpb_report_annual-report-of-the-student-loan-ombudsman.pdf

Analyzes complaints submitted by consumers with student loan complaints from October 2013 through September 2014.  Largest set of complaints relates to lack of repayment options and flexibility in times of distress.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Ebola: Basics about the Disease

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43750.pdf

Discusses symptoms, modes of transmission, incubation period, treatments, and projections of the future course of the outbreak.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

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

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6305a1.htm

Summarizes the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated diseases, describes the licensed HPV vaccines, provides updated data from clinical trials and postlicensure safety studies, and compiles recommendations for use of HPV vaccines. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

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

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

Lists and links to sources of information from the federal government, private and international organizations, other national government sites, and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

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