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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db288.pdf

Provides the most recent national estimates on obesity prevalence by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin.  The prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults in the period of coverage was 39.8%, while for youth it was 18.5%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

EPA … Proposes Repeal of “Clean Power Plan”

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-another-step-advance-president-trumps-america-first-strategy-proposes-repeal

Agency press release about proposed regulations to repeal Obama administration rules requiring power plants to reduce carbon emissions.  The new proposals cite reduced compliance costs, energy independence, and revised analyses of environmental, health, and economic effects for promoting the repeal.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make Up 40 Percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p1003-vs-cancer-obesity.html

Reports on key findings regarding cancer types associated with overweight and obesity conditions and prevalence of such conditions among demographic groups.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Approaches to Changing Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53137-approachestochangingmilitaryhealthcare.pdf

Examines possible changes to the military health system, including the effects of the changes on the federal budget, the quality of health care, and military preparedness.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

A Premium Support System for Medicare: Updated Analysis of Illustrative Options

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53077-premiumsupport.pdf

Updates the agency’s past work on Medicare premium support proposals, presents new estimates of the budgetary effects of those proposals, and explains reasons behind the changed estimates, including changes in law that have affected the Medicare program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

FDA Adverse Events Reporting System Public Dashboard

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm070093.htm

New user-friendly search tool that improves access to data on adverse events associated with drug and biologic products.  The dashboard enables users to search and organize data by criteria such as drug product, age of patient, type of adverse event and more.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Trends in the Department of Defense’s Support Costs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53168-dodsupportcosts.pdf

Funding for support functions consumes more of the defense budget today than it did in the 1980s.  Largest increases were attributed to health care, communications infrastructure, the science/technology program, and DoD management.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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