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Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls

St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2011 -- The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medic...

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,...

What makes fructose fattening? OHSU researchers find some answers in the...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. High-fructose corn syrup has become the sweetener most commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation's...

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...

Oregon’s POLST program expands to provide patients with more control at...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In its first 365 days, the Oregon POLST Registry has received more than 40,000 POLST forms from Oregonians with advanced illness or frailty. These individuals have chosen to participate in an innovative back up system to assure t...

Deadly monkeypox virus might cause disease by breaking down lung tissue

RICHLAND, Wash. -- A new study of an exotic, infectious virus that has caused three recent outbreaks in the United States reveals clues to how the virus might damage lungs during infection. The findings also suggest possible new ways to treat lu...

Yoga alleviates pain and improves function in fibromyalgia patients

Philadelphia, PA, October 14, 2010 -- Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating condition affecting 11󈝻 million individuals in the US alone. FM carries an annual direct cost for care of more than $20 billion and drug therapies are generally only ...

OHSU research suggests yoga can counteract fibromyalgia

PORTLAND, Ore -- According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia -- a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain. The research is being published ...

OHSU researchers able to determine brain maturity through analyzing MRI scans

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Using MRI technology and mathematical analysis, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis are now able to accurately predict a young person's age simply by studying their brain scans...

Stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A study led by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Center may change the way clinicians make treatment decisions for their patients who smoke. Their findings published online in the journal ...

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