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Clinical cancer trial funding crisis hits Portland

Clinical cancer trial funding crisis hits PortlandThe National Cancer Institute says because of the recession and federal sequestration budget cuts, clinical cancer trials are in a funding crisis.
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Mult. Co. could outlaw e-cigarette sales to minors

Mult. Co. could outlaw e-cigarette sales to minorsMult. Co. could outlaw e-cigarette sales to minors
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Making a Difference

OHSU doctors to climb Kilimanjaro for cancer research

OHSU doctors to climb Kilimanjaro for cancer researchAt 19,000 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Two OHSU doctors are preparing to climb it for a cause.
  • Making a Difference
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Business

Oregon wine business booming after recession

Oregon wine business booming after recessionOregon's wine industry is on a post-recession roll with planted acres, wineries and sales all reporting gains, and with new interest from investors outside the state, a new assessment says.
  • Business
  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
News

Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, ColoradoMarijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
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  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
News

High rates of flu at Spokane elementary schools

High rates of flu at Spokane elementary schoolsThe Spokane Regional Health District says the flu rate in Spokane schools is as high as it's been in more than five years.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Health

PSU researchers find formaldehyde in e-cigarettes

PSU researchers find formaldehyde in e-cigarettesPSU researchers find formaldehyde in e-cigarettes
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  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Health

PSU study shows danger of e-cigarettes

PSU study shows danger of e-cigarettesPSU study shows danger of e-cigarettes
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  • 6 days, 9 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.
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  • 6 days, 11 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.
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  • 6 days, 12 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
  • 6 days, 12 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.
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  • 1 week 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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  • 1 week 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.
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  • 1 week 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.
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  • 1 week 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
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  • 1 week 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Health

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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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.
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  • 1 week, 6 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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  • 2 weeks 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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  • 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 2 weeks 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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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.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago