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Co-Use of Pain & Sleep Medications Increase Risk of Frailty in Older Adults

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and/or sleep, and longitudinal risk of frailty in adults ages 65 and older.

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Sexual minority women more likely to smoke while drinking alcohol than heterosexual women

ORI Scientist Mark Van Ryzin, Ph.D. was involved in a recent study that found reciprocal patterns between alcohol and tobacco use are strongest among bisexual women.  ...

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Recently Funded!

John Seeley, Ph.D., Richard Farmer, Ph.D.,  & colleagues received funding for two federal research grants. The funders are the IES/U.S. Department of Education & the National Institute on ...

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Genetic Markers for Anorexia Nervosa

ORI senior scientist Andrew W Bergen, Ph.D., contributed to an international study which identified genetic markers related to metabolism and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

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