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Domestic violence in India linked with higher rates of women seeking permanent sterilization

Women in India who experience domestic violence are significantly more likely to seek permanent sterilization as a means of birth control than women who are not victims of abuse, a recent study by Oregon State University found.

Study finds Oregon workplace safety monitoring needs to be more timely to help workers

A recent study evaluating the effectiveness of Oregon’s occupational health monitoring system concludes that the state needs to collect and share data about workplace dangers in a more timely, relevant fashion to allow for rapid intervention.

Global study finds air pollution major risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of country income

From low-income countries to high-income countries, long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and death, a new Oregon State University study found.

But even small reductions in air pollution levels can result in a reduction of disease risk

Study finds Oregon’s gender-affirming health care looks good on paper, but still lacking in practice

While Oregon ranks highly nationwide for its gender-affirming policies and health care for transgender women, many of those polices are not fully realized in practice, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

OSU professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck selected for prestigious health policy fellowship

Oregon State University public health researcher and professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck, who studies aging and long-term care in vulnerable populations, has been selected as one of the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, one of just six fellows in the country.

Oregon’s emergency child care workforce remains diverse, but COVID worries persist

A report on Oregon’s emergency child care during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that the workforce matches the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the non-emergency workforce.

Research group advocates prioritizing recess as schools look ahead to students’ return

As K-12 schools look ahead to students returning to classrooms in the fall after an extended period of coronavirus-induced isolation, an international group of researchers has one plea: Don’t forget about recess.

Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers

A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Online exercise advice rarely aligns with national physical activity guidelines, study finds

Whether for convenience, cost or comfort, many people look to online resources for fitness and exercise information — especially when faced with fitness center and gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, most internet-based recommendations for physical activity don’t match up with the guidelines supported by national health organizations, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Older, larger companies benefit from not investing in worker safety, study finds

Companies best equipped to provide safe workplaces are the least likely to do so, because they benefit financially from forgoing the cost of enacting workplace safety practices, a recent study found. In some cases, companies with worker injury claims were more than 50% more likely to survive than their safer counterparts. 

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