OSU receives $4.7 million USDA grant to help Oregon teens stay healthy

Oregon State University has received a grant of nearly $5 million to develop an obesity prevention and healthy lifestyle program for teenagers.

Study finds sexual health services for rural Latino men could be improved

A new study based on interviews of rural Latino men in Oregon found these men need sexual health services designed for them, including more male health providers, convenient clinic hours, and Spanish-speaking doctors.

Academic gains found among high risk kids in Head Start

A new study by Oregon State University researchers finds that Head Start can make a positive impact in the lives of some of its highest risk children, both academically and behaviorally.

Study: Taking stairs, raking leaves may equal a trip to the gym

New research suggests the health benefits of small amounts of activity, even as small as one and two minute increments, can be just as beneficial as longer bouts of physical exercise achieved by a trip to the gym.

No more "empty nest": middle-aged adults face pressure on both sides

The "empty nest" of middle-aged adults has become much more full than it used to be, with an economic recession keeping the kids at home and aging parents adding burdens that were not anticipated.

First study of Oregon's Hmong reveals surprising influences on cancer screenings

The study, recently published online in Health Education Research, is the first to look at the role of Hmong patriarchal and family influences on women’s breast and cervical cancer screening.

Physical education requirement at four-year universities at all-time low

Even as policy makers and health experts point to an increased need for exercise, more than half of four-year colleges and universities have dropped physical education requirements compared to historic levels.

Older adults who are frail more likely to be food insufficient

A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity – categorized as “frail” – are five times more likely to report that they often don’t have enough to eat.

Improving confidence keeps breast cancer survivors exercising

More than 40 percent of older breast cancer survivors are insufficiently active after leaving a supervised program. But new OSU research shows that those women who developed behavioral skills such as self-confidence were far more likely to continue exercising.

Study finds improved communication could reduce STDs among black teens

Improved communication about sex from a wide range of sources, working in collaboration, might help reduce an epidemic of STDs in black urban teenagers from low-income families.