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Newsletter Summary For 10-August-2000:

Vidyya is pleased to include two full-text reports in today's issue. The first report is the CDC's statistical report, Births: Preliminary Data for 1999. This report is a vital statistical examination of the US birth rate and includes information on key aspects of maternal and infant health. The second report is the Surgeon General's Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General 2000, which was presented at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health this week. The report, provided for you in full, contains strategies on reducing tobacco use as well as other health statistics and information. We've also included short summaries of both reports so you can get the basics before delving into the detailed subject matter.

HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala released a new report on 09 August 2000 that compiles state and national data on children who are abused and neglected, in foster care, adopted, or waiting to be adopted. The report was required by the Adoption and Safe Families Act signed into law by President Clinton in 1997, and the data it contains, together with child welfare monitoring reviews, will be used to hold states accountable for services to at-risk children. We have a summary for you and will bring you the entire report when it becomes available later this week or early next week.

The reports in this issue are in the public domain. We invite you to copy them and distribute freely.

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