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Proximity to heavy traffic congestion linked to lower infant birthweight, OSU study finds

An Oregon State University study published Friday found that traffic congestion is linked to decreased birthweight for full-term babies born to parents living near areas of heavy traffic, such as highways and freeways.

OSU study finds higher rates of traumatic injuries for outdoor workers during hotter weather

Rates of traumatic injury among workers in the Oregon agricultural and construction sectors are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Oregon State study examines adult health and behavior of chronic child sexual abuse survivors

Chronic experiences of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to lead to adverse health and life achievement outcomes in adults than single instances of childhood sexual trauma, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Where you live can affect your ability to conceive, Oregon State study finds

People who live in socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods are about 20% less likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle compared with people living in neighborhoods with more resources, a recent Oregon State University study found.

OSU study: Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual health

Sexual dysfunction is a common after-effect for survivors of breast and gynecologic cancers. A recent Oregon State University study found that a mindfulness-based intervention delivered via videoconference by a trained facilitator was a feasible treatment option for survivors.

COVID-19 increases risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after infection, OSU study finds

A recent Oregon State University study found that COVID-19 patients had a roughly 25% increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with people who had other types of respiratory tract infections.

OSU receives $14.4 million grant for statewide center to support early childhood educators

Oregon State University will use a new $14.4 million grant from Oregon’s Early Learning Division to establish a statewide center focused on strengthening the early childhood education workforce in Oregon.

Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students, study finds

Fewer than half of K-12 physical educators teaching students with disabilities report using high-quality instruction practices, such as modified instructions or equipment, to fully accommodate those students, a recent study from Oregon State University shows.

OSU research uncovers impact of leisure activities on mental health during pandemic

As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.

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