Clinical trial for dogs with mammary cancer now underway at Oregon State

The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University is now enrolling dogs with mammary cancer in a new clinical trial for a treatment that eradicates cancer in two ways.

Second study finds Oregon college students reporting more marijuana use following legalization

College students at two large public universities in Oregon are reporting more use of marijuana following the drug’s legalization, including among those who are underage, Oregon State University researchers have found.

‘Maximal’ running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

Researchers in the FORCE Lab found that runners experienced a higher impact peak and increased loading rate with “maximal” shoes, which are associated with a greater likelihood of injury, such as plantar fasciitis and tibial stress fractures.

Unnecessarily difficult: Physical activity resources for adults are loaded with jargon

Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most U.S. adults, limiting their effectiveness, new research from Oregon State University shows.

When it comes to school recess, a quality playground experience matters, researchers suggest

Recess periods can offer physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits to elementary school children, but those benefits are tied closely to the quality of the playground experience.

OSU biologist advocates ecological approach to improving human health

Chronic diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders and obesity may ultimately vanquish the efforts of medical intervention unless people change their diet.

OSU-invented silicone wristbands improve detection of environmental pollutants

A new OSU study shows that chemical-absorbing wristbands are very good at linking external chemical exposure—the substances that go into a person’s body—with the chemicals formed inside the body itself as it metabolizes these “parent” pollutants.  

Racial or ethnic discrimination impacts Latinas’ satisfaction with contraception services, study finds

Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Oilseed crop’s waste product yields compounds that protect skin from the sun

Meadowfoam, a native Pacific Northwest plant cultivated as an oilseed crop, has emerged as a potential new source of protection against the sun’s harmful effects on the skin.

Study finds maternal placenta consumption after birth offers no increased risk to newborns

The largest study to date to examine maternal consumption of the placenta after birth found no harm to the infants when compared to the infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta.

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