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Fact Sheet: Redesigning America’s High Schools

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 01:30 PM PDT

Fact Sheet: Redesigning America’s High Schools Source: U.S. Department of Education While American 15-year-olds rank in the middle of the pack internationally on indicators of science, reading, and math, America’s international peers are enhancing the rigor and relevance of experiences offered to students in their middle and high school years. Many nations offer the opportunity […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19791&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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College students’ mental health is a growing concern, survey finds

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 12:28 PM PDT

College students’ mental health is a growing concern, survey finds Source: American Psychological Association Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus, according to the latest Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors survey of […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19789&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults With Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 3 4.9 kg/m²

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 11:19 AM PDT

Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults With Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m² (PDF) Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality We found only 24 studies reporting bariatric surgery results in this specific target population. Two were trials comparing different procedures, three were trials of surgical versus nonsurgical […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19787&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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New From the GAO

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 10:41 AM PDT

New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Chemical Assessments: An Agencywide Strategy May Help EPA Address Unmet Needs for Integrated Risk Information System Assessments. GAO-13-369, May 10. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-369 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/654490.pdf Filed under: Government Accountability Office, safety, U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyb.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19785&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Vital Signs: Listeria Illnesses, Deaths, and Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2011

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 10:21 AM PDT

Vital Signs: Listeria Illnesses, Deaths, and Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2011 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Background: Older adults, pregnant women, and persons with immunocompromising conditions are at higher risk than others for invasive Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis), a rare and preventable foodborne illness that can cause bacteremia, meningitis, fetal loss, and death. […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19783&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Tablet Ownership 2013

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 09:08 AM PDT

Tablet Ownership 2013 Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project A third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire—almost twice as many as the 18% who owned a tablet a year ago. Demographic groups most likely to own tablets […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19781&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 08:48 AM PDT

Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States Source: Energy Information Administration From press release: Estimated shale oil and shale gas resources in the United States and in 137 shale formations in 41 other countries represent 10% of the world’s crude oil […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19779&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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The Hidden STEM Economy

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 08:45 AM PDT

The Hidden STEM Economy Source: Brookings Institute Workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s (BA) degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19777&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Census Bureau Report Details Rising Internet Use and Shows Impact of Smartphones on Digital Divide

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 08:19 AM PDT

Census Bureau Report Details Rising Internet Use and Shows Impact of Smartphones on Digital Divide Source: U.S. Census Bureau While disparities in Internet use persist among racial and ethnic groups, smartphones appear to be helping to bridge the digital divide, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The findings are part […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19775&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Improving the Measurement of Socioeconomic Status

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 06:14 AM PDT

Improving the Measurement of Socioeconomic Status Source: National Center for Education Statistics NAEP results inform educators, policymakers, and the general public about the performance of students. Reports include overall results as well as scores for student subgroups that are of interest to the target audiences, such as gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES). To improve […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19773&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Comparative Efficacy of Seven Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Patients with Depression: A Network Meta-Analysis

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 06:07 AM PDT

Comparative Efficacy of Seven Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Patients with Depression: A Network Meta-Analysis Source: PLoS Medicine Background Previous meta-analyses comparing the efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions for depression were clouded by a limited number of within-study treatment comparisons. This study used network meta-analysis, a novel methodological approach that integrates direct and indirect evidence from randomised controlled […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19771&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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