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?

Watermelon supplements bring health benefits to obese mice

Eating watermelon in the form of powdered supplements helped adult obese mice avoid some detrimental health effects of an unhealthy diet, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are written without a documented reason 18% of the time

A study of outpatient visits to health care providers in the United States during a one-year period suggests 18 percent of antibiotic prescriptions were written without a documented reason for doing so.

Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver, new research at Oregon State University suggests.

Kognito teaches staff, students how to help those in distress

Oregon State to help lead effort to make cancer research data more useful and accessible

Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful.

Gift launches OSU’s fundraising effort to acquire equipment to improve cancer treatment for pets

A $500,000 gift from Ken and Celia Austin is kick-starting fundraising for a device to deliver radiation treatment to animals at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

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.

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