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Biden Administration Housing Supply Action Plan Addresses Rising Housing Costs

The current skyrocketing housing costs in the United States are contributing to the skyrocketing inflation, which the Biden Administration has indicated is the highest economic priority at this time. While rising home prices were exacerbated by supply chain and labor shortages caused by the pandemic, the issue actually started after the housing market crash in 2008 when new home construction...

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NIH Publishes Consensus Study Report: Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation

As the visibility of transgender and intersex populations increases in the public awareness, there is also a need to address the challenges of accurately understanding and communicating the complexities of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation in research. At the request of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a committee was established by the National Academies of Sciences,...

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CDC Reports That STD Cases Continued to Rise During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections in the United States continued to rise in 2020, with cases of gonorrhea and syphilis in particular surpassing their 2019 levels. Apparent declines in total reported STDs early in the year were likely driven by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted STD surveillance and treatment efforts across the country and continues to impact our...

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NEMSIS Is a Valuable Resource for Both EMS Practitioners and Researchers

The National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) strives to overcome the problems associated with aggregating complex data collected on the ground from widely dispersed, decentralized sources. The NEMSIS standard creates a uniform structure and language, as well as a central repository, for data reporting from emergency management services (EMS) agencies across the country....

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NIH Launches a New Scientific Data Sharing Website

In its commitment to making the research it funds available to the public, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new website: NIH Scientific Data Sharing. On this site, users can find the following information conveyed through step-by-step guides, infographics, and customizable search tools: Scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories. Which sharing policies apply to...

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