Parenting Education Week May 20-26 casts spotlight on effective parenting

National problems of childhood obesity and school readiness – and how effective parenting can play a role in overcoming these issues – is lending new urgency this year in Oregon to Parenting Education Week, which takes place May 20-26.

Annual student fashion show set for May 25

The annual student-run fashion show featuring collections from juniors and seniors in Oregon State University’s professional apparel design program will take place Friday, May 25.

Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences

Men and women process nerve impulses in different ways that help explain the increased vulnerability of women to some types of injuries, such as in the knee.

Study: Women lack exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome

A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a condition related to obesity.

OSU doctoral student uses Titanic phenomenon to study importance of dress

An OSU doctoral student is focusing her dissertation on the role of dress in the cultural fascination with the Titanic, which she says helps people identify with the event and the people who survived or perished.

Oregon Dance presents annual concert on April 20 and 21

Oregon Dance, a performance group from Oregon State University, will present its annual spring concert on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Corvallis High School Theater.

Study: Most weight loss supplements are not effective

An Oregon State University researcher has reviewed the body of evidence around weight loss supplements and has bad news for those trying to find a magic pill to lose weight and keep it off – it doesn’t exist.

Contraceptive preferences among young Latinos related to decision-making

Half of the young adult Latino men and women responding to a survey in rural Oregon acknowledge not using regular effective contraception – despite expressing a desire to avoid pregnancy.