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Science May 23With highest hepatitis C mortality rate in U.S., Oregon expands access to life-saving drugs
New drugs can cure up to 95 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a virus that can be debilitating or deadly. And there’s been a 20 percent rise in new infections from 2015 to 2016 due to the opioid epidemic.
Science May 23This digital pill wants to make following your prescription easier
Most adults say they struggle with remembering to take their prescriptions. A nationwide study is testing a pill with an ingestible sensor that tracks medication adherence from inside the body.
Nation Mar 27Why Anaheim’s low-wage workers struggle to keep a roof over their heads
Away from the tourist attractions of Anaheim, California, housing is a daily challenge for minimum-wage workers who play a vital role in the region's booming economy. Even for those who work full-time, garages, spare bedrooms, motel rooms, cars and tents…
Nation Jan 31How will Oregon clean up diesel air pollution?
As many as 400 Oregon residents are estimated to die prematurely every year from exposure to diesel exhaust, a toxic carcinogen and a contributor to climate change. While new vehicles have emission requirements, there are no regulations for the older…
Health Jan 03This new treatment could make your next trip to the dentist more bearable
A new method of treating tooth decay using silver nitrate may make the pain, and expense, of traditional treatments obsolete. Special correspondent Cat Wise has the story.
Education Nov 07Anti-bias lessons help preschoolers hold up a mirror to diversity
Some California preschools are getting children to participate in conversations about racial differences at an early age by introducing an anti-bias curriculum that teaches kids about diversity and inclusion. Against a backdrop of national divides over race, these educators use…
Education Oct 31These Colorado preschoolers learn hands-on farming to prevent childhood obesity
As childhood obesity soars among low-income communities with limited access to fresh produce, some educators in Colorado are combating the problem by joining the farm-to-preschool movement. Now these preschoolers are learning their ABCs while picking veggies from the school garden…
Science Jun 23Nonprofit hopes to spread aquaponic farming to schools around the country
SchoolGrown was started last year by a group of like-minded aquaponics enthusiasts who felt that students weren’t getting enough hands-on experiences growing food and learning about their connection to the world around them.
Health May 11Millions in the U.S. impacted by food allergies, but a cure may be on the horizon
Nearly 90 percent of food allergies are caused by eight foods: cow’s milk, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, fish and eggs. In the U.S., about 17 to 18 million people have these allergies, and the number is growing every…
Health Mar 17Resource guide: Penn researchers use body’s immune system to target leukemia
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are researching a promising therapy in which the body’s immune system is turned into a cancer-fighting weapon.