Health and Medicine

Dormant but dangerous: UA researcher investigating viruses in the human body

Dec 5, 2019 Looking for reasons why some viruses become active and deadly

Local group receives $2.5 million to reduce homelessness

Dec 2, 2019 Our Family Services says the grant will help approximately 250 families find housing in the next five years.

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

Nov 29, 2019 70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.

State board to consider banning sale of vaping products at universities

Nov 20, 2019 Regent says it's the board's responsibility in the wake of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in the U.S.

Study reveals racial bias in heart transplant treatment

Nov 18, 2019 The UA-led research shows white men were offered more treatment options than African American men.

Tucson's pedestrian fatality problem

Nov 1, 2019 The city has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking in recent years. Other cities face the same problem.

Tucson Medical Center to give away 600 car seats

Oct 30, 2019 A car seat can nearly double a child’s chances of surviving a crash. But most aren’t used properly, if they’re used at all.

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Oct 30, 2019 Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

Study: Arizona among states with highest rates of uninsured children

Oct 30, 2019 Researchers put the state at more than 3 percentage points above the national average

Tucson raises minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21

Oct 23, 2019 The 6-1 vote makes Tucson the fifth city in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

Low-level contaminants in drinking water still harmful, report says

Oct 22, 2019 A nonprofit says federal drinking water guidelines don't necessarily protect the health of water users.

UA Cancer Center receives $5M gift from big name in cosmetics

Oct 16, 2019 The gift traces back to a phone call from the Estee Lauder chairman to the Cancer Center founder.

Tucson to discuss tougher tobacco ordinance after failed effort with county

Oct 9, 2019 The city-only version comes three weeks after county supervisors killed a cooperative plan to raise the smoking age.

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Oct 8, 2019 The attorney general says the maker of OxyContin has worked to undermine terms of the settlement.

Panel to present research on medical marijuana

Sep 24, 2019 Organizers are calling Wednesday's symposium the first of its kind in Arizona.

UA researchers put food safety under a microscope in Yuma

Sep 24, 2019 A study is looking into the reasons behind persistent E. coli outbreaks in the produce growing region.

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