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Judge rules that Oregon virus restrictions are invalid  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A judge in rural Oregon has tossed out statewide coronavirus restrictions imposed by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, saying she didn’t seek the Legislature’s approval to extend the stay-at-home orders beyond a 28-day... more
Oregon Supreme Court halts order nixing virus restrictions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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New study reveals long-term impact of disaster-related school closures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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The grange holds potential to increase the reach of public health efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Study explores how Native Americans used sea otters  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
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MRI reveals signs of fetal alcohol syndrome in the womb  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Evidence of large groups responding more slowly to crises due to false information  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
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New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions and prey availability  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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Hop supplements used by menopausal women are not likely to cause drug interactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
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