Lynne Terry, The Oregonian

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Lynne:

Opioids rewire the brain, OHSU scientist says

John Williams, who's spent about four decades studying the effect that opioids have on the brain, has discovered that they affect nerves and various circuits. → Read More

20 years of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

Only about 1,200 people have used the law, and state reports indicate few complications. Still few doctors participate and half who do are in the Portland metro area. → Read More

Dr. Vinay Prasad, OHSU's iconoclastic oncologist, calls out shoddy medicine

The hematologist-oncologist has established a national reputation for calling out what he considers to be bad, worthless practices and therapies in medicine. He's popular with some, disliked by others. He likes to stir debate. One thing most agree: He's consistent in his views. → Read More

CDC reports low vaccination rate for Oregon

State officials say the report, published Thursday, is misleading because it's based on a small survey and not on school data. → Read More

In breakthrough, OHSU corrects defective gene that causes deadly disease

The Food and Drug Administration is barred from even considering a clinical trial involving embryos, regardless who would be helped. → Read More

Study: High-fat diet during pregnancy can create depressed offspring

A study on monkeys at Oregon Health and Science University showed that monkeys fed a high-fat diet produced offspring with impaired brain development and anxious personalities. → Read More

Study: After Medicaid expansion, 17 percent drop in cardiac arrests

Researchers looked at cardiac arrests in Multnomah County before and after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. → Read More

Grass pollen season expected to start fading soon

Occasional rain has helped keep counts down, specialists say. And though you might have been miserable, this grass pollen season has not been especially severe. → Read More

OHSU gives boy unique 3D forearm and hand

Dr. Albert Chi, a trauma surgeon and engineer at Oregon Health and Science University, created a unique prosthetic for a 6-year-old boy was born with a left hand but no right forearm. Other 3D arms are operated with the wrist or elbow. This one allows for free moment of the elbow. It's a first for an Oregon hospital. → Read More

Age of rising triplet rates is over in Oregon, nationwide

The Huntington family celebrates Mother's Day with their triplets and older daughter - a rarity these days. Over the past 20 years, rates have fallen as in vitro techniques have improved. → Read More

Protesters block streets, attack Trump supporter's car in Eugene after peaceful rally

Anti-Trump protests in Eugene on Sunday drew 1,000. A splinter group then held an unscheduled march in the city. At one point, a car with a pro-Trump flag was attacked by protesters who pounded the vehicle, punctured a tire and partially burned the flag. The driver was not hurt. → Read More

Investigation into E. coli outbreak in Washington County continues

Health officials are interviewing many people to try to nail the source of the outbreak. Fewer than five people got sick. → Read More

Going through menopause early or late could lead to diabetes

A study by Kaiser Permanente of more than 124,000 women showed that women who had their last period before age 46 or after 55 faced a greater risk of developing the serious disease. → Read More

OHSU pays nearly $3 million over two data breaches in 2013

The university has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay $2.7 million and carry out a three-year corrective plan over two breaches in 2013 that involved more than 7,000 patients. → Read More

Groups in Portland, Seattle protest Zoom's denial of Medicare

The Hillsboro-based company initially took Medicare patients but found the government rules conflicted with its mission of providing quick care to customers who like to set up appointments on their phone. → Read More

Britons frantically Googling after vote to leave European Union

Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the vote. → Read More

U.S. markets fall in reaction to Britain's vote to leave the EU

The Dow Jones industrial index falls 500 points or about 3 percent in early trading. The Standard & Poors also falls by the same amount. → Read More

OHSU shuts drinking fountains with high lead levels

The university sampled 270 fountains and faucets this month. More than 40 tests are still pending. → Read More

OHSU's HIV researcher wins more than $14 million

Dr. Louis Picker will share a $42 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study his promising HIV vaccine with another top HIV researcher, Dr. Dan Barouch of Harvard Medical School. → Read More

OHSU breaks ground on its early detection cancer research building

Officials hope the $160 million structure in the South Waterfront will be a hub in helping to beat back cancer. Construction will take two years. → Read More