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New grant will help OSU researchers find ways to prevent injury in Dungeness crab industry

A team of Oregon State University researchers will use a new federal grant to study how different equipment configurations onboard crab vessels could help prevent injury to crabbers.

Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights in newborns, study finds

A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

Recess quality influences student behavior, social-emotional development, OSU study finds

Recess quality, not just the amount of time spent away from the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of recess, a new study from Oregon State University found.

OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon's Latinx population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

Quality supervision, coworker support key to child welfare caseworker retention, OSU study finds

Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, Oregon State University researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.

Pre-pandemic, Oregon child care was already scarce, new OSU report says

A new report from Oregon State University shows that as of March 2020, all 36 counties in Oregon qualify as child care “deserts” for infants and toddlers — meaning that there are at least three children under the age of 2 for every available child care slot in the county.

Older adults found resilience during pandemic through community, human connection, study finds

Older adults were significantly affected by isolation and stress during Oregon’s initial COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but they were also able to find connection and meaning in community, new hobbies and time for themselves, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Rural-urban divide compounds racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths, study finds

 While Black, Hispanic, Latino, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander people are more likely to die of COVID-19 than white people nationwide, a recent study from Oregon State University found the risk was even greater for racial and ethnic minority groups living in rural areas compared with urban areas.

Want a longer, healthier life? Resolve your arguments by day’s end, OSU study says

A recent Oregon State University study found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response associated with that disagreement is significantly reduced and, in some situations, almost entirely erased.

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