Pacifiers may do more good than harm

Binkies, corks, soothers. Whatever you call pacifiers, conventional wisdom holds that giving them to newborns can interfere with breastfeeding. New research, however, challenges that assertion. … Read more

Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell,…

OHSU fixes complex heart problems without open-heart surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. — The pediatric cardiac team at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is the first in the region and one of a handful in the nation to implant a pulmonary heart valve without open-heart surgery.
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Do birth control pills cause weight gain? New research says no

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false. The results of the stud…

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