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The Effect of Changes in Selected Age-Specific Causes of Death on non-Hispanic White Life Expectancy Between 2000 and 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db250.pdf

Life expectancy for whites is not increasing as fast as that for African Americans and Hispanics.  Between 2000 and 2014 life expectancy increased by 3.6, 2.6, and 1.4 years respectively for African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites. The lower number for whites was attributed to drug overdoses, suicide, and chronic liver disease—so-called deaths of despair.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201605.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health of Non-Hispanic Asian Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db247.pdf

Presents estimates on the health status, chronic conditions, serious psychological distress, and limitations on work or social participation for all non-Hispanic Asian American adults and for the six largest subgroups: Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The National Football League’s Attempt to Influence Funding Decisions at the National Institutes of Health

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Govt Procurement,Headlines,Health/Medical,Lobbying,Mental Health

https://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/Democratic%20Staff%20Report%20on%20NFL%20NIH%20Investigation%205.23.2016.pdf

Reports on the outcome of an investigation by Democratic Congressional staff members on alleged interference by the National Football League in attempting to influence the selection of research applicants for federal brain research funding.  From the Minority Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

Access to Care Among Adults Aged 18-64 With Serious Psychological Distress: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey 2012-September 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/er_spd_access_2015_f_auer.pdf

This study examines whether the expansion of health insurance coverage from 2013-2015 resulted in greater access to mental health services for adults.  Finds that the percentage of adults with serious psychological distress who were uninsured decreased from 28% in 2012 to  19.5% in the first 9 months of 2015.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health United States, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus15.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Presents an overview of national trends in health statistics in 114 trend tables.  Offers a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Teenagers, 2012

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb202-Mental-Substance-Use-Teenagers.pdf

Reports on the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders among American teenagers, the kinds of conditions and substances involved, and the length of hospital stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

https://health2016.globalchange.gov/

Examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future.  Includes chapters on temperature-related death and illness, air quality impacts, extreme weather events, vector-borne diseases, water-related illness, food safety, and mental health.  From the White House and the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

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