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Hikikomori, or extreme social isolation, was first identified in Japan in the 1990s. Doctors noticed they were seeing a lot of young men who would lock themselves away in their bedrooms and not talk to anyone.
A student at the University of Oregon has filed a class-action lawsuit against two vaping companies, stating they failed to disclose the risks associated with nicotine in their products.
Supporters of a proposed $2-a-pack increase in Oregon tobacco taxes are continuing to stockpile money as they face the prospect of one of the most expensive political campaigns in state history.
The Oregon Health Authority said the federal government’s planned ban on flavored vaping products falls short in protecting the public.
Health authorities in Clackamas County have sent out warnings as cases of whooping cough have increased over the last year.
The Portland Police Bureau has stopped taking intoxicated people to a sobering center as of Dec. 23, due to safety concerns from the nonprofit running it. The city is in the process of seeking out another agency to take over the sobering center’s contract next June.
A doctor and a patient from Oregon have testified in Washington, D.C., in support of Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for people suffering from thyroid eye disease.
Oregon health officials are warning people about “alarmingly” high levels of lead found in some turmeric and cosmetics traditionally used in South and Southeast Asian cultures.
The drug company trade group PhRMA has filed a legal challenge to a pair of Oregon laws designed to curb prescription prices.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed suit in Eugene against two bills that passed the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support.