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Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

CDC – Births: Preliminary Data for 2012

“This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for  Health Statistics (NCHS) presents preliminary data on births and birth rates(including  births to teens and selected maternal and infant health characteristics for the  United States in 2012. The findings are based on nearly 100 percent of registered vital  records occurring in calendar year 2012, which were received and processed by NCHS as  of April 24, 2013. Trends in the preliminary reports for 1995-2011 births were confirmed  by the final vital statistics for each year. Comparisons are based on the final data  for 2011 and earlier years. Changes and differences presented in this report are  statistically significant at the 0.05 level, unless noted otherwise.”

1 Billion Live Without Electric Light

Nearly one-fifth of the globe can’t turn on the lights: “While some 1.7 billion people have acquired access to electricity globally since 1990, the rate of electrification has been slower than the rate of population growth in the most energy-poor countries. Just to get all of sub-Saharan Africa–a region that generates about as much electricityContinue Reading

Analytics/Big Data strategies, challenges and implementation priorities

Analytics/Big Data strategies, challenges and implementation priorities. Big Data Priorities 2013. Copyright ©2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. “Data has become a critical commodity in the 21st century economy. Recent new technologies have accelerated the growth in sheer volume of data collected, and devices such as sensors, smart phones and tablets are fueling theContinue Reading

FDA – Arsenic in Rice and Rice Products

“Arsenic is present in the environment as a naturally occurring substance or as a result of contamination from human activity. It is found in water, air, soil and foods. In foods, arsenic may be present as inorganic arsenic (the most toxic form of arsenic) or organic arsenic. FDA has been monitoring the levels of arsenicContinue Reading