OSU receives $1.2M grant for program to encourage private well-water testing in Oregon

A team of Oregon State University public health researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop and test a well water safety program for private well owners in Jackson County, Oregon.

Study finds university recreation programs severely lacking in disability-inclusive language, images

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, universities still have a long way to go toward making their campus recreation programs accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities, a new Oregon State University study found.

Oregon State-led project receives $10M grant to harness biomedical knowledge to aid patients, doctors and researchers

A group of researchers led by a team at Oregon State University have received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center of Excellence in Genomic Science where they will develop tools to modernize how medical knowledge about genetic conditions is captured, stored and exchanged.

Older adults risk ER visits when dentists prescribe opioids on top of other meds, study finds

When dentists prescribe opioid painkillers to older patients who are already taking medication for depression or anxiety, the combination of drugs increases patients’ risk of landing in the emergency room and being hospitalized, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Sea lion with heart trouble receives CT scan at Oregon State University veterinary hospital

Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital received an unusual patient on Monday: fan favorite Max the sea lion from the Oregon Coast Aquarium, who presented with breathing problems and needed a CT scan.

New federal certification streamlines OSU veterinary lab’s COVID-19 testing process

The Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has received a federal certification that will allow it to streamline and ramp up its COVID-19 testing capacity.

Firefighters exposed to more potentially harmful chemicals than previously thought

The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher exposures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which are a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer.

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.

Study points out opioid risks for hospital patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospital patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities often bring a high-dose painkiller prescription with them, suggesting more attention should be paid to opioid safety for those patients, research from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy shows.

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