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Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change

A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …


What happened in Washington state after voters legalized recreational marijuana

The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana – in …


Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt the trend

New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.


Premium gas provides no benefit to cars that use regular, AAA study finds

Research by AAA has found that motorists wasted $2.1 billion in 2015 buying premium gasoline for cars that don’t require it.


Tattooed employees can improve your company’s image, study finds

Are you less inclined to hire people because they have a few tattoos? You may be hurting your business. At least that’s what a new study found.


Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …


Scientists unlock a secret to Latinos’ longevity, with hopes of slowing aging for everyone

A new way to measure how humans age suggests that Latinos withstand life’s wear and tear better than non-Latino Caucasians, and that they may have their Native American ancestors to …


More millennials are not having sex, study shows

Can it possibly be true that the Tinder, hook-up generation is actually unusually chaste? A new study says it can, and one of the authors, a professor in the Center …


Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias

A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn’t translate to the use of deadly …


Study: Grand Canyon bison are native to region

The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time – thousands of years – to determine …


New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking

New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say.


Antidepressants aren’t just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …


One-third of autistic youngsters wander from safe places, study finds

MELVILLE, N.Y. – More than one-third of children and teenagers with autism wandered away from safe environments within the past 12 months, according to a Long Island doctor who can’t …


Loneliness may raise risk of coronory heart disease, study finds

New research shows that feeling lonely or socially isolated bumps up a person’s average risk for coronary heart disease and stroke – two of the developed world’s most prolific killers …


University of Maryland disavows chocolate milk study, returns money

The University of Maryland on Friday disavowed its study saying a company’s chocolate milk could help athletes recover from concussions, citing a range of problems uncovered by an internal investigation.


U.S. homicide rates down substantially, study finds

Homicide rates in the United States significantly dropped for white, black and Hispanic populations between 1990 and 2010, a new study has found, and the most dramatic declines occurred in …


Anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women, study finds

Women who inserted a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month were partially protected against HIV infection, researchers said Monday as they released long-awaited results from two …


Oregon jobs landscape shifting

PORTLAND – New research shows the number of middle-class jobs in Oregon is shrinking rapidly, while high-wage jobs and low-wage jobs are growing – and at a faster pace than …


Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress

If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …


Lead In Kids Outside Silver Valley Idaho Study Finds Contamination Extends Beyond Superfund Site

Kids inside the Bunker Hill Superfund Site aren’t the only ones in the neighborhood with lead in their veins. A state study of families who live in the Coeur d’Alene …


White Girls Smoke; Blacks Don’t Study Finds Major Racial Gap Between Young Female Smokers

This is a mystery, but it’s not a whodunit. That’s because it’s clear who does it, and who doesn’t. White girls do, and black girls don’t.