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High Use of Electronic Cigarettes seen in 8th-9th graders in Oregon

An ORI study shows rates of  e-cigarette use among Oregon 8th & 9th graders is higher than national samples, and that e-cigarette use is closely linked with marijuana & other tobacco use.

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ORI Scientist Tony Biglan receives award from the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Analysis

ORI senior scientist Tony Biglan, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Analysis (SABA).

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Eating Disorders Prevention Program Alters Brain's Response to Thin Models

After the brief behavioral intervention, the brain's reward valuation region was more activated by exposure to images of healthy, normal weight women than by exposure to thin models.

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Welcome Tom Dishion, Ph.D.

ORI is pleased to welcome longtime collaborator Tom Dishion, Ph.D., as an ORI senior scientist.

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The Perils of Smokeless Tobacco

The New York Times editors call on FDA to impose strict rules on marketing & use of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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Does your Teen Refuse Addiction Treatment?

It's estimated that 90 percent of youth who need treatment don't get it. Read the Portland Business Journal's story on ORI's "POP" study.

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Teen Weight Gain Linked to TV Food Commercials

New research suggests that food commercials “get under the skin” of teens by activating brain reward regions when they view ads for milk shakes, or burgers, or colas.

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Statistical Modeling of Behavior Change in Small Samples

Small sample sizes in clinical research restrict the complexity of statistical models used to analyze data & limit the types of research questions that may be asked.

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Low Childhood Conscientiousness Predicts Adult Obesity

Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience worse overall health, including greater

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Dieting Youth show Greater Brain Reward Activity in Response to Food

Restricting food intake increases the reward value of food, and the more successful people are at caloric-restriction dieting, the greater difficulty they will face in maintaining the restriction.

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