About the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences: The only accredited college of public health in Oregon, the college creates connections in teaching, research and community outreach while advancing knowledge, policies and practices that improve population health in communities across the state and beyond.

Mitochondria study could help boost understanding of diabetes and aging

In a surprising study, Oregon State University researchers found that no matter how much stress they placed on mice from either a high-fat diet or strenuous exercise, the animals’ mitochondria were able to adapt and continue their normal processes.

Recent health reforms in Oregon reduce infant deaths and improve access to reproductive health services

Oregon’s unique health care delivery system for low-income patients is resulting in fewer infant deaths, according to a recent study by Oregon State University researchers.

College students use more marijuana in states where it’s legal, but they binge drink less

Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher.

Broad support needed to maximize impact of cars designed for kids with mobility issues

For the first month and a half after receiving a modified toy car designed for children with disabilities, the kids and their families seemed motivated to use driving as a means of exploration and socialization. But in the month and a half after that, most kids’ driving time fell off to almost nothing.

Virtual reality, real injuries: OSU study shows how to reduce physical risk in VR

Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches ­­– these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality?

Coordinated care model leads to decreases in unscheduled, preventable hospitalizations

Oregon Medicaid enrollees are less likely to make unscheduled trips to the hospital following the implementation of the state’s accountable-care model, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Tougher arsenic standard shows desired effect: Public’s drinking water is safer

Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States’ drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows.

Community Doula Program featured at Corvallis Science Pub

For pregnant women, the services of a doula can provide vital support. At the September 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Melissa Cheyney will discuss a program that matches doulas who share cultural attributes with women who are 30 weeks or more along in their pregnancy.

Health research funding continues to lag for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Clinical research funding continues to lag for the U.S. population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though the nation’s largest biomedical funding agency has pledged to prioritize research on diverse populations, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

OSU researchers, Swinomish tribe of Washington partner on environmental education project

Researchers from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of northwest Washington and Oregon State University have been awarded more than $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to expand an environmental education program that focuses on traditional native foods.

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