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Newswise: Academic Gains, Improved Teacher Relationships Found Among High Risk Kids in Head Start

Academic Gains, Improved Teacher Relationships Found Among High Risk Kids in Head Start

Oregon State University

A new study by Oregon State University researchers finds that Head Start can make a positive impact in the lives of some of its highest risk children, both academically and behaviorally.

Channels: Children's Health, Education,

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30-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Taking the Stairs, Raking Leaves May Have Same Health Benefits as a Trip to the Gym

Study Finds Taking the Stairs, Raking Leaves May Have Same Health Benefits as a Trip to the Gym

Oregon State University

New research at Oregon State University suggests the health benefits of small amounts of activity – even as small as one- and two-minute increments that add up to 30 minutes per day – can be just as beneficial as longer bouts of physical exercise achieved by a trip to the gym.

Channels: Weight Loss,

Released:
28-Jan-2013 5:55 PM EST
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Newswise: First Study of Oregon’s Hmong Reveals Surprising Influences on Cancer Screenings

First Study of Oregon’s Hmong Reveals Surprising Influences on Cancer Screenings

Oregon State University

The study, recently published online in Health Education Research, is the first to look at the role of Hmong patriarchal and family influences on women’s breast and cervical cancer screening. It is also one of the only studies conducted with Oregon’s Hmong population.

Channels: Cancer, Race and Ethnicity,

Released:
8-Jan-2013 2:35 PM EST
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Physical Education Requirement at Four-Year Universities at All-Time Low

Oregon State University

Even as policy makers and health experts point to an increased need for exercise, more than half of four-year colleges and universities in the United States have dropped physical education requirements compared to historic levels.

Channels: Education, Sports Medicine,

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8-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Young Surgeons Face Special Concerns with Operating Room Distractions

Young Surgeons Face Special Concerns with Operating Room Distractions

Oregon State University

A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a “simulated” gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.

Channels: Surgery,

Released:
29-Nov-2012 1:40 PM EST
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Analysis of Conflicting Fish Oil Studies Finds That Omega-3 Fatty Acids Still Matter

Oregon State University

A new analysis of conflicting findings from hundreds of studies on the use of omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular disease finds that they do work, for this and other health concerns, and helps to explain some of the differing research results.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Food Science, Health Food,

Released:
28-Nov-2012 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Medical Vital-Sign Monitoring Reduced to the Size of a Postage Stamp

Medical Vital-Sign Monitoring Reduced to the Size of a Postage Stamp

Oregon State University

Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in high volumes and cost less than a quarter.

Channels: Technology,

Released:
15-Nov-2012 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Climate Change Increases Stress, Need for Restoration on Grazed Public Lands
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Climate Change Increases Stress, Need for Restoration on Grazed Public Lands

Oregon State University

Eight researchers in a new report say that climate change is causing additional stress to many western rangelands, and as a result land managers should consider a significant reduction, or in some places elimination of livestock and other large animals from public lands.

Channels: Environmental Science, Climate Science,

Released:
13-Nov-2012 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Study Examines How Elderly Go From Being Perceived as Capable Consumer to ‘Old Person’

Study Examines How Elderly Go From Being Perceived as Capable Consumer to ‘Old Person’

Oregon State University

Many baby boomers want to improve the way people view aging, but an Oregon State University researcher has found they often reinforce negative stereotypes of old age when interacting with their own parents, coloring the way those seniors experience their twilight years.

Channels: Aging, Seniors,

Released:
13-Nov-2012 12:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Sweet New Approach Discovered to Help Produce Metal Casting Parts, Reduce Toxicity

Sweet New Approach Discovered to Help Produce Metal Casting Parts, Reduce Toxicity

Oregon State University

Based on a new discovery, the world’s multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth. Scientists have identified a compound that can replace some of the toxic chemicals now used to produce the molds this industry depends upon. The compound is called sugar.

Channels: Chemistry, Materials Science,

Released:
8-Nov-2012 2:05 PM EST
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