Teens who smoke daily are more likely to report health complaints

As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study indicates.

Vitamin E protects critical nutrient, prevents neurologic damage and death in embryos

A deficiency of vitamin E in laboratory animals can cause neurological impairment and other problems in developing embryos, in part by loss of the protection it provides to DHA.

OSU researchers discover the unicorn - seaweed that tastes like bacon!

OSU researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly

Be Well Run, Walk N' Roll celebrates fifth year

Runners, race walkers and anyone looking for a brisk fall stroll are invited to participate in a 5-kilometer run/1-mile walk on Oct. 17 at Oregon State University. It is free and open to the public.

"Brain Breaks" increase activity, educational performance in elementary schools

An exercise DVD created by the Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute may help promote short exercise breaks in elementary school classrooms.

Concern grows over pet pills and products, as well as those of owners

A new survey will address the emerging problem of disposal of pharmaceutical and personal care products - for both humans and pets - that have the potential to harm watersheds.

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"

Lipoic acid may have such a wide range of biological effects because it helps to restore more normal circadian rhythms, which often decline with age.

Findings point toward one of first therapies for Lou Gehrig's disease

Researchers are getting close to one of the first significant therapies ever known for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

One in five older Americans take medications that work against each other

Many drugs taken by older Americans who have multiple health problems actually work against each other, and more work is needed to address this problem.

Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs

Pharmacy researchers have discovered that low birth weight may be a factor in how a person metabolizes drugs, and could have effects that last a lifetime.

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