Health and Medicine

Combined Meth and Heroin Use More Prevalent, Doctor Says

Dec 14, 2018 Understanding how the brain responds to stimulants like meth.

UA Receives Grant to Train Nurses to Assist Sexual Assault Victims in Rural Areas

Dec 11, 2018 The nearly $1.5 million will boost training in examinations, forensics and behavioral health.

Sonora Zika Cases Continue to Climb

Dec 6, 2018 The number of reported cases in the northern Mexican state more than doubled in November.

Arizona Company Recalls More Beef Over Salmonella Fears

Dec 5, 2018 The USDA says all the products in question have been removed from stores, but may still be in people's freezers.

UA Team Targeting Brain Cancer With Genetic Research

Dec 3, 2018 The group conducts research on glioblastoma, the type of cancer that took Sen. John McCain's life.

Report: Arizona Lags in Children's Health Insurance

Nov 29, 2018 A report ranks Arizona as one of the 12 worst states in terms of the number of uninsured kids.

Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco

Nov 22, 2018 Tucson is considering raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in an effort to curb smoking among teens.

Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes

Nov 22, 2018 UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.

City of Tucson Shuts Down Homeless Camp

Nov 19, 2018 Cites health code violations and illegal use of property

Nurses at Two Tucson Hospitals Vote to Unionize

Nov 9, 2018 How unions function in right-to-work states like Arizona.

UA Center Receives Funding for Alzheimer's Research

Nov 9, 2018 $3.7 million grant to help researchers study problem growing in urgency.

Study: Children With Down Syndrome Affected Differently by Naps

Oct 31, 2018 Researchers found that naps may hinder the ability for children with Down syndrome to consolidate memory.

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Begins Nov 1

Oct 31, 2018 Additional health care choices are available for Pima County residents.

Sonoran Zika Case Spike Prompts Maricopa County Warning

Oct 25, 2018 The county is warning pregnant women about travel to the Mexican state of Sonora.

New Medicare Cards On The Way to Arizona Recipients

Oct 23, 2018 Changes come with warning about scammers trying to get information.

Arizona Looks to Put Out E-Cigarette Use Among Young People

Oct 22, 2018 The state's health services department is planning an aggressive anti-vape campaign.

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