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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?


Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities


New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.

In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year


Health officials fear the U.S. may have a nasty flu season because the main flu virus circulating this year tends to hit people hard and the flu vaccine may be weaker than normal.

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

Animals | Health | local | News

Explosion Of Rats In Eugene Linked To Chickens, Compost

There are reports all over the city of an increased rat population, including along River Road, downtown and the northern and western neighborhoods of the city.

Nation | Health

Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.

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EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

Health | Arts

Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Nation | Health

This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.

Health | World

Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It ... And Why Is It Back?

It's thought of as a disease of the past. But now there are outbreaks in Yemen and Bangladesh.

Nation | Health | World | Food

Why An Ivy League MBA Went Back To Ghana To Help A Pineapple Farm

Jerry Parkes graduated from Wharton and decided to return to his homeland to put his business acumen to use in the agricultural field.

Health | local | News

Oregon Youth Authority Becomes 2nd Agency To Pull Out Of NORCOR

A second jurisdiction has announced it’ll no longer send children to a juvenile detention facility in The Dalles.

Science | Health

Adults Can Get Type 1 Diabetes, Too

It used to be caused juvenile diabetes because the thought was it only started in childhood. But adults are as likely to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. No knowing that can delay treatment.

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