Unintentional drowning deaths among children aged 0-17 years: United States, 1999-2019 - Spencer MR, Hedegaard H, Warner M.
Key findings Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Over the past 2 decades, the rate of unintentional drowning deaths among children aged 0–17 years declined 38%, from 1.6 per 100,000 in 1999 to 1.0 in 2019. Unintentional drown... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gun violence is surging - researchers finally have the money to ask why - Subbaraman N.
Maeve Wallace has studied maternal health in the United States for more than a decade, and a grim statistic haunts her. Five years ago, she published a study showing that being pregnant or recently having had a baby nearly doubles a woman's risk of being k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Estimation of a statistical geometric model for the cervical vertebrae of children aged 10-18 years - Li Z, Chen Z, Tan Y, Jiang N, Feng G, Liu X, Bai C, Wang Y, Guo Y.
Child neck injuries in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) result in high morbidity and mortality rates. Estimating a statistical cervical vertebrae geometric model and quantifying the variations of the size and shape with age are very important for investigating... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The health outcomes of direct and witnessed interactions with the police: do race and ethnicity matter? - Posick C, Dawson A.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that 61.5 million Americans came into direct contact with the police during 2018. Almost 47% (28.9 million people) of those encounters were initiated by police themselves. Fortunately, the vast majority of those e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric firearm-related injuries: taking kids out of harm's way begins with targeted prevention - Naik-Mathuria B.
Pediatric firearm injury is a leading cause of death in children in the United States and the incidence continues to rise each year; however, comprehensive and accurate data on the scope of the problem is lacking. National statistics on firearm violence fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Wheelchairs Users Least Accommodated Among Marginalized Groups
BraunAbility survey reveals people who use wheelchairs found least accommodated among marginalized groups with only 23% of mobility disability community believing people with mobility challenges are fairly accommodated (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 26, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

Life expectancy lower for white and mixed ethnic people than Black and Asian groups – study
Findings of Office for National Statistics analysis consistent with previous research say expertsPeople from white and mixed ethnic groups had lower life expectancy compared with Black and Asian groups in England and Wales between 2011 and 2014, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Thestudy linked 2011 census and death registration data to produce estimates of life expectancy and cause of death by ethnic group.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Life expectancy Health Science Society Office for National Statistics UK news Source Type: news

Has England reached a peak in Covid infections? | Graham Medley
The trajectory of the pandemic might look more like a range of hills rather than a single mountainWhile the government ’s decision to remove most lockdown measures in England was widely expected toresult in a large wave of infection and disease, the number of new cases of Covid-19 has been falling over the last five days. Many hope this could mean that we ’re past the peak. Yet the reality is more complicated. This is the first time an epidemic has taken place in a highly vaccinated population without control measures in place, so we are in uncharted territory. There is considerable uncertainty about what the n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Graham Medley Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Office for National Statistics Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

A Clinical and Radiographic Assessment of Sodium Hypochlorite Versus Formocresol Pulpotomy in Primary Molar Teeth: 12-month Follow-up.
Conclusion:Clinical and radiographic success rates in NaOCl group was comparable with formocresol group, so NaOCL can be suggested as an alternative for primary teeth pulpotomies. However further clinical studies with long-term follow-ups are needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CDC: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C & M) Committee Meeting
Announces a virtual public meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classifications and Public Health Data Standards, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee to be held on September 14-15, 2021. The agenda includes a discussion of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS topics, a list of which is provided in the notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Scientists model 'true prevalence' of COVID-19 throughout pandemic
(University of Washington) University of Washington scientists have developed a statistical framework that incorporates key COVID-19 data -- such as case counts and deaths due to COVID-19 -- to model the true prevalence of this disease in the United States and individual states. Their approach projects that in the U.S. as many as 60% of COVID-19 cases went undetected as of March 7, 2021, the last date for which the dataset they employed is available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19: Recent claims about cremations and vaccines fact-checked
Debunking claims shared widely on social media about cremations in the UK and US vaccine statistics. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven't had the shot
An impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic points to a troubling fact, however: more than six million Canadians still haven't had a shot — at a time when experts say we urgently need more coverage to beat back a surge of cases in the fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Traffic density versus rear-end crash risk on freeways: empirical model, mechanism model, and transfer to automated vehicles - Davis GA, Chatterjee I, Gao J, Hourdos J.
The statistical models supporting the Highway Safety Manual quantify associations between aggregate traffic measures, such as average daily traffic volume or posted speed limit, and crash frequencies accumulated over several years. For some time though, it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Evaluation of approaches to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics systems: a systematic review and synthesis of policies in 25 countries - Suthar AB, Khalifa A, Yin S, Wenz K, Ma Fat D, Mills SL, Nichols E, AbouZahr C, Mrkic S.
In this systematic review and synthesis of birth and death registration systems from 25 countries, Amitabh Suthar and colleagues identify the approaches most often associated with improved registration rates.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

What about the rest of them? Fatal injuries related to production agriculture not captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) - Weichelt B, Scott E, Burke R, Shutske J, G örücü S, Sanderson W, Madsen M, Redmond E, Murphy DJ, Rautiainen R.
Surveillance of injuries in production agriculture is necessary to inform stakeholders about workplace hazards and risks in order to improve and advance injury prevention policies and practices for this dangerous industry. The most comprehensive fatal inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Estimating vehicle and pedestrian activity from town and city traffic cameras - Chen L, Grimstead I, Bell D, Karanka J, Dimond L, James P, Smith L, Edwardes A.
Traffic cameras are a widely available source of open data that offer tremendous value to public authorities by providing real-time statistics to understand and monitor the activity levels of local populations and their responses to policy interventions su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The impact of vehicle fires on road safety - Cs ápaiová N.
This article... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Saturday
Several U.S. states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of Covid-19 Hospitalisations Reaches New High Point
[AIM] Maputo -- On Friday, according to the latest statistics from the Mozambican Health Ministry, there were 511 people hospitalised with the Covid-19 respiratory disease - the highest figure since the start of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Covid live news: more than 800,000 people had coronavirus last week, ONS estimates – as it happened
Cases increased in all four nations, says Office for National StatisticsONS estimates more than 800,000 people in UK had Covid last weekONS estimates for rates of Covid in England, by region and age groupBMA calls for ‘urgent rethink’ of government’s Covid strategyEustice: 10,000 food industry staff benefit from isolation rule change‘Pingdemic’ effect: how different sectors in England have been hitPfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks – scientists5.19pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live: Indonesia reports record daily deaths; Philippines bans children from go...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson House of Commons NHS George Eustice Vaccines and immunisation Food security Police & drink industry Business Office for National Statistics Health Science Infectious diseases Sco Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England), DHSC (updated 22nd July 2021)
Experimental statistics from the NHS Test and Trace service and related documents. 22 July 2021Added latest report to collection. 15 July 2021Added latest report to collection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 8 July to 14 July 2021, DHSC (published 22nd July 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- From 2019 to 2020, there was a 1.5-year decline in life expectancy at birth in the United States, according to a July Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: TWO THIRDS of people aged 16 to 24 now have coronavirus antibodies
Office for National statistics (ONS) figures released today show 67 per cent of people aged 16 to 24 in England tested positive for Covid antibodies in the week ending July 4. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortages Reveal Low Priority of Women ’s Health in Nepal
Chiring Tamang holds the family’s new baby while his wife Priya looks on. She delivered the girl at home in their village in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in February 2021. Credit: Marty Logan / IPSBy Marty LoganKathmandu, Nepal, Jul 21 2021 (IPS) One year after Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH) appealed to international organisations in the country to urgently supply a drug used to stop excessive bleeding after childbirth, a UN agency has delivered $1 million worth of contraceptives to prevent another shortage. The 1.6 million cycles of oral contraceptive pills and 776,000 units of injectable contracep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marty Logan Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health contraceptives UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Communicating about climate change: What's politics got to do with it?
(Portland State University) In the United States, climate change is controversial, which makes communicating about the subject a tricky proposition. A recent study by Portland State researchers Brianne Suldovsky, assistant professor of communication, and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez, assistant professor of statistics, explored how liberals and conservatives in Oregon think about climate science to get a better sense for what communication strategies might be most effective at reaching people with different political ideologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study confirms relationship between toxic pollution, climate risks to human health
(University of Notre Dame) In a first-of-its-kind study that combines assessments of the risks of toxic emissions, nontoxic emissions and people's vulnerability to them, University of Notre Dame researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial distribution of global climate risk and toxic pollution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Internet-based emotion regulation intervention versus no intervention for non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents: a statistical analysis plan for a feasibility randomised clinical trial - Olsen MH, Morthorst B, Pagsberg AK, Heinrichsen M, M øhl B, Rubæk L, Bjureberg J, Simonsson O, Lindschou J, Gluud C, Jakobsen JC.
BACKGROUND: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has a lifetime prevalence of 17% in adolescents in the general population and up to 74% in adolescents with psychiatric disorders. NSSI is one of the most important predictors of later suicidal behaviour and deat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales jump by 67%
Office for National Statistics data showed 183 people had Covid mentioned on their death certificates in England and Wales in the week ending July 9, the latest date for which data is available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recollections of childhood sexual abuse: complexities of religious coping and Muslim religious and psychological adjustment in Afghanistan - Ghorbani N, Chen ZJ, Ghafari F, Watson PJ, Liu G.
This study sought to further explore the complexities of Muslim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Contraceptive and abortion practices of young Ghanaian women aged 15 –24: evidence from a nationally representative survey
ConclusionsYoung people ’s intermittent sexual activity, desire for methods that do not harm their health, access barriers and provider bias, likely contribute to their greater use of coital-dependent methods. Providers should be equipped to provide confidential, non-discriminatory counseling addressing concerns about in fertility, side effects and alternative methods. Use of social networks can be leveraged to educate around issues like safe abortion and correct use of N-tablet. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Scientist casts doubt on validity of Boris Johnson ’s ‘workplace pilot’
Statistician says PM ’s initial excuse for not self-isolating is part of pattern of pilot studies that lack transparencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientist has cast doubt on the validity of aworkplace pilot scheme used by Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to initially avoid self-isolation, accusing the government of secrecy surrounding it and other research.On Monday, 24 hours on from ahasty U-turn by the prime minister and chancellor, Downing Street faced freshquestions about the workplace study and was still unable to provide basic details such as its criteria, protocols and na...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn and Rajeev Syal Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Rishi Sunak Politics Source Type: news

New study examines commuter characteristics and traffic pollution exposure among commuters
(George Mason University) New research examines commuter characteristics to better understand how factors such as departure time, frequency, and commute length are associated with exposure to air pollution. Using personal air pollution monitors, the research clustered commuters to determine whether these clusters were associated with traffic pollution exposures. The study reveals that commuters that travel during rush hour have higher overall exposure to traffic-related air pollution compared to sporadic commuters, though the difference was not statistically significant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of Active Covid-19 Cases Hits New Record
[AIM] Maputo -- According to the latest statistics from the Mozambican health authorities, the number of active cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease reached the record figure of 19,923 on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Records 102 More Deaths From Covid-19
[The Herald] Zimbabwe recorded another 102 deaths yesterday from Covid-19, 72 people dying yesterday with another 30 from Harare who had died between Monday and Wednesday now entering the statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: New Record for Daily Covid-19 Death Toll
[AIM] Maputo -- According to the latest statistics from the Mozambican health authorities, Thursday saw a new record set for the number of deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease in a single 24 hour period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acid Suppression Medications During Hospitalization as a Risk Factor for Recurrence of Clostridioides difficile Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions: ASM use during hospitalization was associated with a 64% increase in recurrent CDI. The association was greater with PPI use. Due to significant heterogeneity in the analyses, additional studies are essential to further elucidate iatrogenic effects of ASM. Unnecessary PPI use should be discontinued. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at LOCAL LEVEL just around the corner; fake and falsified "Full FDA Approval" vaccines just months away
(Natural News) If there has ever been more fake research, skewed statistics, falsified data, and manipulated “conclusions” published for any medicine than there has been for vaccines, please let it be known. From the fake polio vaccine to the mercury-loaded flu shots, more health detriment comes from inoculations than any other form of “medication,” thanks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OMB: 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas
Notice of decision from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announcing the adoption and content of the 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas. This notice also summarizes comments received in response to theJanuary 19, 2021, Federal Register Notice on recommended changes to OMB's metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area standards. Among other decisions, OMB does not accept the recommendation to increase the minimum urban area population to qualify as a metropolitan statistical area from 50,000 to 100,000. This notice is effective immediately. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nearly 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the US were among people with diabetes, expert suggests
About 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths of the U.S. were among diabetics, according to the ADA. The 'sobering' statistic shows that diabetics are at an extreme risk from COVID. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growth in Federal S & E Support to HBCUs Continues to Lag Behind Increases to All Institutions in FY 2019
In FY 2019, federal agency obligations to universities and colleges for science and engineering ( S&E ) activities increased to a historical high of $ 38.1 billion in current dollars, up 8 % from FY 2018. During the same period, obligations for S&E support to historically Black colleges and universities ( HBCUs ) increased at a slower rate, up 7 % between FY 2018 and FY 2019, to $ 341 million. Although the past 2 fiscal years show increased federal obligations for S&E to HBCUs, there is still an overall long-term decline since the early 2000s. Estimates are from the FY 2019 Survey of Federal Science and Enginee...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - July 15, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions : Fiscal Year 2019
These tables present FY 2019 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include science and engineering support by type of activity, as well as ranking by state, agency, and individual institution. Data are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - July 15, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Behind Wyoming and Colorado's Anomalous COVID Spikes Behind Wyoming and Colorado's Anomalous COVID Spikes
Statistics show that Colorado residents are more likely than Wyoming residents to be vaccinated against COVID. Yet both were among the top 12 states with the highest COVID case rates at the beginning of July.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Up ~30 Percent in 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- Drug overdose deaths in the United States rose nearly 30 percent in 2020, according to provisional data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. The reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths up nearly 30% in U.S. during pandemic-scarred 2020
Drug overdose deaths rose by nearly 30% in the United States in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: OMB: 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas
Pre-publication notice of decision from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announcing the adoption and content of the 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas. This notice also summarizes comments received in response to theJanuary 19, 2021, Federal Register Notice on recommended changes to OMB's metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area standards. Among other decisions, OMB does not accept the recommendation to increase the minimum urban area population to qualify as a metropolitan statistical area from 50,000 to 100,000. This notice is effective immediately. (Source: Federal Register update...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women ’s Mental Health Issues
About one in seven women who give birth in the U.S. experience postpartum depression—a condition that can leave them exhausted, make it difficult for them to bond with their babies, and even generate thoughts of suicide. Left untreated, the condition can become chronic and interfere with the development of suffering mothers’ babies. It also takes a toll on society at large; untreated maternal mental health conditions cost the U.S. more than $14 billion a year, according to a 2019 study from Mathematica, a social policy research firm. Despite this, many women struggling with postpartum depression do not receive ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

These Scientists Linked June ’s Heat Wave to Climate Change in 9 Days. Their Work Could Revolutionize How We Talk About Climate
Long before most people in the U.S. Pacific Northwest had woken up on June 28—the hottest day in last month’s record-breaking heat wave—European climate scientists Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Friederike Otto were preparing to determine the connection between that deadly weather phenomenon and the broader state of the global climate. “Friederike and I looked at each other over the Zoom,” Van Oldenborgh told Dutch newspaper NRC on July 5. “The heat wave would peak that day. We said, ‘This is so beyond the expectation of a heat wave. We must investigate this.'” So began a nine-...
Source: TIME: Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news