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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update): Executive Summary

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/537/1952/vitamin-d-calcium-executive-140902.pdf

Adds new information to a systematic review of the scientific literature on vitamin D and calcium dietary intakes as related to status indicators and health outcomes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Executive Order: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/18/executive-order-combating-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria

Coordinates federal response to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria including the creation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antbiotic-Resistant Bacteria and the creation of a five year national action plan for implementing the national strategy.  From the White House

 

National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/carb_national_strategy.pdf

Identifies priorities and coordinates investments to prevent, detect, and control outbreaks of resistant pathogens such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.  Outlines 5 goals for action by the federal government.  From the White House

 

Report to the President on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/PCAST/pcast_carb_report_sept2014.pdf

Recommends measures to strengthen antibiotic stewardship, increase surveillance, and promote the development of new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to combat the crisis of increasing antibiotic resistance of bacteria.  From the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

 

Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665800.pdf

This report describes whether non-excepted abortion services are covered by qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act within the 28 states with no laws restricting such coverage for the 2014 benefit year and provides additional information, such as the scope and cost of non-excepted abortion services coverage, for selected QHPs that cover such services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Contributions of Selected Diseases to Disparities in Death Rates and Years of Life Lost for Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0138.htm

Based on the theory that differences in risk of death from diseases by racial/ethnic factors contributes to the limited improvement in the state of health in the U.S., this study identifies causes of death that are the largest contributors to health disparities among racial/ethnic groups. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm

Describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, racial/ethnic variations in prevalence, how types of perpetrators vary by violence type, and the age at which victimization typically begins.  Also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of intimate partner violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Consumer Expenditures 2013

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cesan.pdf

Reports that average expenditures per consumer unit in 2013 were $51,100, little changed from 2012 levels.  Also offers details on the average consumer expenditures per category such as housing, food, transportation and so forth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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