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EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under New TSCA Legislation

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-names-first-chemicals-review-under-new-tsca-legislation

Identifies the first 10 chemicals to be evaluated for potential risks to human health and the environment under the authority of the revised Toxic Substances Control Act.  Risk evaluations for these chemicals will need to be completed within three years of the date of their publication in the Federal Register.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Trends in Hysterectomies and Oophorectomies in Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings, 2005-2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb214-Hysterectomy-Oophorectomy-Trends.pdf

Removal of the uterus is the second most common surgical procedure among women in the U.S. with more than 265,000 hysterectomies performed annually.  This report provides an overview of patient and hospital characteristics for such procedures. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health at a Glance: Europe 2016: State of Health in the EU Cycle

Categories: European Union,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/8116231e.pdf?expires=1480352566&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=4783CBB71EBAA80EFDBE94334D3EFDFB

Argues that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities in access to and quality of health services in Europe.  Includes sections on the labor market impacts of ill-health, strengthening primary care systems, health status, health expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and sustainability of health systems.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Commission

 

Problems Paying Medical Bills Among Persons Under Age 65: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2011 – June 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/probs_paying_medical_bills_jan_2011_jun_2016.pdf

The percentage of persons in families having problems paying medical bills decreased from 21% to 16% or by 13 million following enactment of the Affordable Care Act.  There were similar decreases in families with children.  Covers selected demographic characteristics and insurance status.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

Categories: Children,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Sports- and Recreation-related Injury Episodes in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr099.pdf

Provides national estimates of the number of injuries and examines the distribution of sports- and recreation-related injuries across demographic groups, activities, and injury circumstances.  Covers 8.6 million reported injuries with males and persons 5-24 years old accounting for more than half.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db264.pdf

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

NIH Request for Information: Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Categories: Govt Information,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-015.html

Seeks public comments on data management and sharing strategies.  Wants comments on how digital scientific data  generated from NIH-funded research should be managed and made publicly available and also how to set standards for citing shared data and software.  From the National Institutes of Health

 

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