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Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db251.pdf

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/indicators-modelling-outlooks/Policy-Highlights-Economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-web.pdf

Summarizes the major findings of the lengthy study of air pollution and its economic consequences as ten bullet points.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/the-economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-9789264257474-en.htm

Predicts that air pollution will cost 1% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2060 due to rising health care costs and lost work days.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Expenditures for Commonly Treated Conditions Among Adults Age 18 and Older … 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st487/stat487.pdf

Presents data regarding medical expenditures for nine conditions for which an estimated 10% or more of the U.S. population received treatment in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Occupational Differences Among Employed Adults Who Met 2008 Federal Guidelines for Both Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Activities: United States, 2008-2014

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr094.pdf

Finds that those adults employed in production and related occupations were the least likely to meet the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines.  Traces differences to disparities in leisure-time physical activities across occupations and socioeconomic levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Discovery of First MCR-1 Gene in E. Coli Bacteria Found in a Human in United States

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

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0531-mcr-1.html

Press release on the discovery and implications of the discovery of an MCR-1 gene in a Pennsylvania woman.  The MCR-1 makes bacteria resistant to the antibiotic  colistin, which is used as a last resort drug to treat patients with multi-drug-resistant infections.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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