Health and Medicine

County Fires Up Debate Over New Tobacco Sales Measure

Feb 20, 2019 The ordinance would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21, including vaping products.

UA Researcher: Mind Does Not Always Rule Body

Feb 15, 2019 Professor Katalin Gothard says the body can influence our thinking more than we realize.

Deadly Blue 'Mexican Oxy' Pills Take Toll on US Southwest

Feb 15, 2019 The pills are part of a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled into the U.S. by the Sinaloa cartel.

Researchers Warn of Potential Harm From E-Cigarette Secondhand Vapor

Feb 14, 2019 Often touted as safer than regular cigarettes, studies show that vapor released by the devices is not "just water."

Microbes Aren't as Bad as You Might Think, Researchers Say

Feb 8, 2019 UA professor promotes findings that show certain bacteria are good for you.

Two Bills Could Set New Minimum Age for Tanning Salons

Feb 7, 2019 Sponsors of the proposals have spent nearly a decade trying to get the restrictions put into law.

Lawmakers Look to Bolster Oversight of Care Facilities After Rape

Feb 6, 2019 The legislation would require certain facilities to apply for a license.

Local Mobile Health Clinic to Double Patients Served

Jan 25, 2019 A nearly half-million-dollar grant will allow for a second clinic.

Stressed Out? Keep Your Romantic Partner Close, Research Suggests

Jan 24, 2019 The study shows a reduced stress response when a companion is nearby.

Healing Faster From Broken Bones

Jan 22, 2019 UA professor seeks ways to help people recover from orthopedic injuries more quickly.

US Approves Work Rules for People on Arizona Medicaid

Jan 18, 2019 Adults considered "able bodied" must work or lose health care.

Sierra Vista to Run Controlled Burns Next Week

Jan 18, 2019 City hopes to head off mosquito growth near wastewater facility.

Tucson, Pima County Sue Opioid Industry

Jan 17, 2019 The suit claims manufacturers deceived the public about the addictive nature of opioids.

UA Research Could Help Reduce Disease-Spreading Mosquito Populations

Jan 11, 2019 The scientists found a way to make mosquito eggs inviable by blocking a specific protein.

State Bill Aims to Reduce Teen Vaping

Jan 9, 2019 The proposed law would provide a clearer definition of what an e-cigarette is.

Project Aims to Speed Up MRIs, Create Clearer Images

Jan 7, 2019 UA researchers say the technology will help diagnose diseases earlier.

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