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Monitoring the Future Survey: Overview of Findings 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Describes results of latest annual survey of  illicit drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.  Finds decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and misuse of prescription pain relievers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan


Updated Death and Injury Rates of U.S. Military Personnel During the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Iraq,Statistics

Provides information about the casualties suffered by U.S. forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including deaths, wounded, and amputation rates.  Working Paper from the Congressional Budget Office


State Laws Prohibiting Sales to Minors and Indoor Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, United States, November 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Provides information and statistics about the use of electronic cigarettes and other battery-powered devices capable of delivering nicotine to users.  Also covers use among minors and state attempts to regulate sales.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the rate of cases per 10,000 workers, the rates per occupation, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in industries, and injury/illness by age, gender, and race/ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Sexual Orientation in the 2013 National Health Interview Survey: A Quality Assessment

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

The goal of this report is to present a set of data quality analyses of the 2013 NHIS sexual orientation data to learn more about the health of LGBT persons and about inequities in sexual minority health care. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Consumer Credit Reports: A Study of Medical and Non-Medical Collections

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Health/Medical

Reports that roughly half of all items on credit reports involve debt collectors seeking to collect on medical bills owed to hospitals and other medical providers.  This paper describes characteristics of medical and nonmedical debts on consumers’ credit reports and the processes by which they appear and disappear.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crisis for the Health and Wealth of Nations

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical

First report of a team appointed by the British Prime Minister.  Describes the potential impact on the world of antimicrobial resistance, the economic cost of drug-resistant infections, and the health implications.  From the Review on Antimicrobial Resistant


Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,United Nations—ed_protect/—soc_sec/documents/publication/wcms_325647.pdf

Examines the extent of the global health crisis where many people lack the financial resources to pay for health care.  Annexes present data on total health expenditures, health coverage, and and skilled health workers for 171 countries.  From the International Labour Organization


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