Injury prevention programs not widely used in high schools, study shows

Injury prevention programs can help reduce ankle, knee and other lower extremity injuries in sports, but the programs are not being widely used in high schools, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Exercise largely absent from U.S. medical school curriculum, study shows

Fewer than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received formal education or training on the subject, according to new research from OSU.

Study: Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Low vitamin D levels and depression linked in young women, new OSU study shows

A new study from Oregon State University suggests there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women.

Cascades study may rewrite the textbook on forest growth and death

A century-long study in the Oregon Cascades may cause scientists to revise the textbook on how forests grow and die, accumulate biomass and store carbon.

Some tropical plants pick the best hummingbirds to pollinate flowers

Rather than just waiting patiently for any pollinator that comes their way to start the next generation of seeds, some plants appear to recognize the best suitors and “turn on” to increase the chance of success, according to a new study published this week.

Satellites give scientists unprecedented views of insect outbreaks in forests

Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm – an advance that could lead to more effective management policies.

People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities

People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, and as a result should be recognized as a health disparity group, a new analysis shows.

Smoke-free campus policy enjoys wide support, new OSU research shows

Students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University have largely embraced a new policy that prohibits smoking on the Corvallis campus, new research shows.

Study: Identifying population of mentally ill 'frequent fliers' first step to reducing police contact

Identifying the population of people with mental illness who have frequent contact with police could help with resource allocation, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

Pages