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PSU study shows danger of e-cigarettes

PSU study shows danger of e-cigarettesPSU study shows danger of e-cigarettes
  • Health
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
News

Clackamas County girl fighting enterovirus, paralysis

Clackamas County girl fighting enterovirus, paralysisA Clackamas County mother whose daughter was diagnosed with enterovirus says she is fighting to recover from paralysis.
  • News
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
News

Seriously ill University of Oregon student recovering

Seriously ill University of Oregon student recoveringThe University of Oregon student with the bacterial infection that causes meningitis is showing signs of improvement.
  • News
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Willamette Valley

Albany girl, 6, with enterovirus 'a quadriplegic now'

Albany girl, 6, with enterovirus 'a quadriplegic now'The illness Enterovirus D-68 that made kids sick across the country a few months ago is back, and it's landed a little girl from Albany in the hospital, her family says.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Health

Ore. hospital patients burned by lights in operating rooms

Ore. hospital patients burned by lights in operating roomsAn Oregon hospital says about 10 patients - and possibly more - suffered burns because staff didn't replace filters on lights in three of the hospital's operating rooms.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health

Bill could raise Washington smoking age to 21

Bill could raise Washington smoking age to 21Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to make Washington state the first in the country where no one under 21 can have tobacco.
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  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Willamette Valley

Update: Eugene man with measles didn't go to Rose Bowl

Update: Eugene man with measles didn't go to Rose BowlPublic health officials in Lane County said they have confirmed that a Eugene man has a case of the measles.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Health

E-cigarettes may have more formaldehyde than cigarettes

E-cigarettes may have more formaldehyde than cigarettesUsing certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Calif. lawmakers pursue right-to-die legislation

Calif. lawmakers pursue right-to-die legislationAdvocates for aid in dying are ramping up their efforts across the U.S. using the story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who moved with family to Oregon and ended her life in November
  • Local
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Bend

Woman ODs on pot gummy berries in Central Ore.

Woman ODs on pot gummy berries in Central Ore.She ate at least three of the candies made to look like raspberries and blackberries. The THC content of the berries was not available.
  • Bend
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Health

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'In 2006, 300 people set off to walk the entire route, and about 120 completed it. In 2014, more than 1,000 hikers attempted a through-hike, and about half made it.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 4 hours ago
Health

Pharmacies in Portland running out of flu medicine

Pharmacies in Portland running out of flu medicineThe waiting rooms at Urgent Care Clinics all over the Portland Metro area are filling up fast.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Vancouver

Weyerhaeuser fined $37K for air pollution over limits

Weyerhaeuser fined $37K for air pollution over limitsWeyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.
  • Vancouver
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Health

UO student hospitalized with meningitis bacteria

UO student hospitalized with meningitis bacteriaA University of Oregon student is in a hospital with a bacterial infection that causes meningitis.
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  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
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Flu shots only 23 percent effective this season

Flu shots only 23 percent effective this seasonThe shot normally prevent 60-65% of serious infections.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

First Oregon wild duck tests positive for avian flu

First Oregon wild duck tests positive for avian fluA wild duck shot by a hunter in the Willamette Valley is the first wild bird in Oregon to test positive for avian flu since the disease showed up recently in Washington.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Study links E-cigarettes to increased risk of viral infections

Study links E-cigarettes to increased risk of viral infectionsThe liquid used in electronic cigarettes has been linked to a significantly higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, according to a published study by researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Art auction helps Portland baby who needs liver transplant

Art auction helps Portland baby who needs liver transplantThey describe it as "Art With a Heart." For a 7-month-old Portland girl, it could help cover the cost of a lifesaving liver transplant.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Spotify shares most popular workout playlists

Spotify shares most popular workout playlistsThe streaming music giant and digital music service Spotify has created a hot playlist for workouts.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Avian flu detected in birds in Ore. & Wash.

Avian flu detected in birds in Ore. & Wash.Avian flu has been recently detected in birds in Oregon and Washington.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Gov. Kitzhaber diagnosed with treatable skin cancer

Gov. Kitzhaber diagnosed with treatable skin cancerGovernor John Kitzhaber has been diagnosed with a treatable form of skin cancer.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Washington County

Codeine cough syrup drug ring busted in Wash. County

Codeine cough syrup drug ring busted in Wash. CountyInvestigators said they broke up a sophisticated drug ring in Washington County that involved prescription cough syrup with codeine that was getting sold on the streets.
  • Washington County
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Cover Oregon shutdown leads to 62 layoffs

Cover Oregon shutdown leads to 62 layoffsCover Oregon has announced 62 layoffs in connection with the shutdown of the failed health insurance exchange.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Features

Bride gowns for breast cancer

Bride gowns for breast cancerBride gowns for breast cancer - Reporting by Cassidy Quinn
  • Features
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

It's officially flu season in Oregon

It's officially flu season in OregonThe flu has officially reached the Portland metro area.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Portland nutritionist encourages 'sugar detox' for health

Portland nutritionist encourages 'sugar detox' for health"A hundred years ago they ate an average of 10 pounds of sugar a year. Today it's 150 pounds," said Courtney Cronk, a nutritional therapy practitioner in Portland.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Portland, Salem police armed with lifesaving drug Narcan

Portland, Salem police armed with lifesaving drug NarcanPortland police officers will start carrying a drug that can reverse life-threatening drug overdoses.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Weatherizing your home can increase radon risk

Weatherizing your home can increase radon riskFrancis says by weatherizing your home you may be unknowingly putting you and your family at risk of radon.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Providence kicks sugary drinks out of its cafeterias

Providence kicks sugary drinks out of its cafeteriasA major health services provider is kicking sugar filled drinks out of its cafeterias, gift shops and vending machines.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Radon reports released for Oregon, Clark County

Radon reports released for Oregon, Clark CountyA new study found that one out of every five homes in Clark County has high levels of radon, a naturally occurring but potentially deadly gas.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago