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Why Climate Change Poses A Particular Threat To Child Health

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A sweeping study in The Lancet finds that longstanding progress in treating diseases and reducing childhood deaths is in jeopardy.

Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

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A new technique uses the CRISPR molecule to snip away at the part of RNA viruses that allows them to spread infection by making copies of themselves.

Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

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With lockdown drills now commonplace in public schools, experts question if they're doing more harm than good. "We don't light a fire in the hallway to practice fire drills," one professor tells NPR.

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Portland City Council Hears Concern Over Water Filtration Project Costs, Delays Design Vote

The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.

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House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

The hearing on Thursday will use Missouri — where the last remaining clinic that provides abortion could close over a dispute with health regulators — as a case study.

Science | Health

How Best To Use The Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Germs?

Infection specialists debate whether it's better to aim all their strongest antibiotics at once at multi-resistant germs, or save the most innovative drugs for use only as a last result.

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Multnomah County Seeing Spike In People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Marc Jolin, the director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services, warned that the number of people who report being homeless for more than a year has grown — even as the county’s overall homeless population continues to hover around 4,000.   

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Scientists Discover Microplastics In Oregon Oysters And Razor Clams

Nowhere is safe from these tiny plastic particles. And yes, they may have come from your clothing.

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Congressional Study Highlights The High Costs Of Oregon Diabetes Medications

Diabetes medications in Oregon cost twice as much as in Canada – and more than four times as much as in Australia – according to a new report.

Health | Books

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.

World | Health

When Countries Get Wealthier, Kids Can Lose Out On Vaccines

Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. , but not for those moving up the wealth ladder.

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Air Quality Advisory For Oregon And SW Washington Lifted Following Rain

The pattern was trapping particles close to the ground, causing potential breathing difficulties for young children and those with heart and lung problems.   

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As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India's Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots

Residents of one of the world's most polluted cities are getting fed up with government inaction — and a few questionable tweets aren't helping.

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