Health and Medicine

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.

How effective are anti-tobacco campaigns?

Sep 20, 2019 A discussion with UA professor Bo Yang, an expert in health communications.

Pima County steps up outreach to prevent vaping

Sep 20, 2019 Health officials say they're focused on discouraging younger people from picking up the habit.

Marana High School takes steps to curb vaping on campus

Sep 20, 2019 The school's principal says it has been a growing problem in recent years.

Nurses strike in Tucson over staffing, quality of care

Sep 20, 2019 Organizers are hoping the strike leads to increased investment in registered nursing staff.

Diné College, UA to train future neuroscientists

Sep 20, 2019 Native Americans are one of the most underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences, according to the NIH.

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

Sep 18, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Criminal justice employees see what life is like after prison, how to pronounce Tohono O'odham, and a look at "Voices of Vail."

UA symposium to focus on medical marijuana

Sep 18, 2019 Speakers will present science-based research on medicinal uses of cannabis.

Senate candidate Kelly says US can lower prescription drug prices

Sep 17, 2019 The Democrat told Tucson residents that health care can be improved incrementally.

Pima County rejects age increase for tobacco purchases

Sep 17, 2019 Retailers and anti-tobacco advocates opposed it for several reasons.

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