Kristian Foden-Vencil

Portland Research Shows Vaping Illness May Not Be New

Cathy Markin is a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. In 2011 she had a 42-year-old patient who came to her with serious breathing problems. She had suffered from a cough and a fever. She had also vaped for about seven months.

Oregon Takes 1st Major Step Toward Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms

The Oregon Psilocybin Society hopes to get a measure on the ballot in 2020.

Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psychedelic mushrooms legal.

The measure would reduce criminal penalties for the manufacture, delivery and possession of psilocybin — the hallucinogen contained in psychedelic mushrooms.

Study: Urban/Rural Divide Narrows If Patients Get Same Treatment

Researchers at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that patients enrolled in the same study have similar outcomes -- regardless where they live.

Survival rates for cancer depend on where you live — at least partially.

Urban patients tend to do better than rural patients. Researchers have long tried to figure out how that divide happens in the first place.

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