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Pay Attention Oregonians! January 1 Law Allows Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control Pills

Pay Attention Oregonians! January 1 Law Allows Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control Pills

Women over 18 in Oregon can get birth control pills from pharmacy without prescription of a doctor. As per the new law effective January 1, Oregonians can get pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills. People supporting women's rights are happy with the news as now women no longer need to make long visits to doctors to get themselves checked and receive birth control pills. With the issue of law, Oregon became the first US state to implement the change with California being following up the suit.

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Pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills allowed in Oregon

Pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills allowed in Oregon

Oregon has allowed women over 18 years of age to purchase birth control pills form a pharmacy. Women can fill out a health questionnaire and take year-long supply of birth control pills in Oregon, starting January 1. Women under 18 will require a prescription from a doctor and they can get pharmacist-provided birth control.

California could be next on the list for allowing birth control pills over the counter and a law could be passed within two months in California.

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OSU researchers working to save 78-foot-long Blue whale’s skeleton

OSU researchers working to save 78-foot-long Blue whale’s skeleton

A team of researchers from Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute is working on a plan to save the skeleton of the 78-foot-long Blue whale that recently washed up on a southern coast of the state.

Bruce Mate of the OSU's Marine Mammal Institute said he was working with a team of students to remove the dead whale's skin, blubber and flesh so that they could get the skeleton and preserve it for public display in the future. Mate said the task will take several days to complete.

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Teenage girl who contracted bubonic plague in ICU

Teenage girl who contracted bubonic plague in ICU

Oregon officials said that a rise has been witnessed in the number of cases of bubonic plague. A teenage girl has contracted the plague, which as per officials, has been contracted from a flea bite. Generally, bubonic plague is rare.

As per health officials, the girl went on a hunting trip on October 16 near Heppner, which is near the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the northeastern part of Oregon. During that trip, the girl has been infected.

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Scientists develop New Technology that will enable Legged Robots to Walk like Humans Do

Scientists develop New Technology that will enable Legged Robots to Walk like Humans Do

Scientists have come up with a new technology which will allow legged robots to walk like humans do. The creation is an advance that may let the machines to function in armed forces, work as firefighters, save lives or do household chores.

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers said that they have accomplished the most realistic robotic implementation of human walking dynamics ever been done. They also said that it may eventually allow human-like versatility and performance.

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OFWC will wait till November to decide whether to remove wolves from Oregon’s endangered list

OFWC will wait till November to decide whether to remove wolves from Oregon’s endangered list

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) will wait till November to decide whether wolves should be removed from the state endangered list or not. A meeting took place on Friday, in which OFWC staff showed the recovery on the gray wolf's in Oregon.

The presentation included staff projections as to what would happen to the wolves if they remained on the list,lost protections statewide or lost protections in the eastern part of the state where most of Oregon's wolves roam.

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About 8 trillion Plastic Microbeads enter US Water Bodies Every Day

About 8 trillion Plastic Microbeads enter US Water Bodies Every Day

A new study by a team led by Oregon State University showed that plastic microbeads are posing threats to wildlife. According to the study, about 8 trillion plastic microbeads are entering the water bodies in the United States daily and threatening wildlife.

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Plastic contamination becoming big issue as 8 Trillion plastic ‘microbeads’ enter water bodies each day

Plastic contamination becoming big issue as 8 Trillion plastic ‘microbeads’ enter water bodies each day

A new report suggests that nearly 8 trillion plastic ‘microbeads’ enter the water bodies every day in the United States as many consumers use exfoliating face washes and use toothpastes that contain microbeads. The research project was led by a team at Oregon State University and was supported by many other institutions across the country.

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Results of Psychology studies published in prominent journals can’t be replicated

Results of Psychology studies published in prominent journals can’t be replicated

Over decades, psychological journals have reported some very interesting studies conducted all over the world. A research team led by Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia decided to verify the results of some of the studies published in popular journals. The detailed analysis project has been termed as "The Reproducibility Project'.

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Parents of Oregon Girl with Cancer organize Great Birthday Party for their Daughter

Parents of Oregon Girl with Cancer organize Great Birthday Party for their Daughter

Parents of an Oregon girl battling cancer have given a big surprise to their daughter on her fifth birthday. They organized the celebration that was designed to be a prom, wedding and birthday all rolled into one.

Doctors shared with Lila May Schow's parents that they have almost tried every treatment option, but no success has been achieved. It was then that her parents decided to make it a large event for their princess.

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