Preschoolers' motor skill development connected to school readiness

Preschoolers’ fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study published today by researchers from Oregon State University.

Entrants sought for healthy tailgate recipe contest; 5k fun run at OSU

Recipes are now being sought for the 2016 GridIron Chef healthy tailgate recipe contest at Oregon State University.

Relationship factors affect young adult use of condoms

The characteristics of a person’s relationship, including commitment and partner-specific risk factors, affect the choice of whether or not to use condoms, according to new research from Oregon State University.

Nutrition education and simple cafeteria changes leads to healthier eating

A combination of nutrition education and simple and inexpensive changes in elementary school cafeterias can lead children to make healthier eating choices.

Working longer may lead to a longer life, new OSU research shows

Working past age 65 could lead to longer life, while retiring early may be a risk factor for dying earlier, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviors at the same time, new research from Oregon State University shows.

No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns, new OSU study finds

There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found.

Exercise DVDs could be psychologically harmful for users

Using fitness DVDs to work out at home may seem like a good way to get started on new exercise goals this year, but those DVDs may also include negative imagery and demotivating language.

Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen examined

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, but non-fatal injuries appear to go largely unreported.

Safe spaces play important role in community-based HIV prevention, research finds

The creation and sustainment of “safe spaces” may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found.

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