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May 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Federal health regulators are just now deciding whether triclosan — the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. — is ineffective, or worse, harmful.
May 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM
New figures showing a sharp increase in suicides across the nation among middle-aged Americans show an even bigger increase in Oregon.
May 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found.
Apr 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Even though less than 1 percent of pregnant women choose home birth, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations they hope will make these types of deliveries safer.
Apr 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.
Apr 23, 2013 at 9:26 PM
You can learn a lot from a zombie.
Apr 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM
The federal government has launched a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials to quickly track livestock in cases of disease.
Apr 12, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Four cases of whooping cough were reported in Lane County over the past two weeks and health officials say they are reaching near epidemic levels.
Apr 8, 2013 at 7:31 AM
The nation's largest baby food makers face a lawsuit by an environmental group aimed at forcing them to alert consumers that some products contains low amounts of lead.
Apr 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM
A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to understand how it happened and, more importantly, whether it poses a risk to public...
Apr 4, 2013 at 11:03 AM
More than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health officials reported Thursday.
Apr 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM
Oregon State University received nearly $5,000,000 to stunt obesity growth through prevention research.
Apr 3, 2013 at 8:58 AM
Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of a bird flu strain that has killed three people in China said Wednesday that the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread among poultry without showing any signs.
Mar 28, 2013 at 5:54 PM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Health officials on Thursday urged thousands of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon to undergo hepatitis and HIV testing, saying unsanitary conditions behind his office's spiffy facade posed a threat to his clients and made him...
Mar 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.