Health and Medicine

UA Study: HIV's First US Foothold Was in 1970s

Oct 26, 2016 A man referred to as "Patient Zero" was also misidentified, researchers said.

NAU Crew Finds Bacteria Clue by Scooping Pooch Poo

Oct 14, 2016 Researcher hypothesizes dogs may spread bacterium, normally found in hospitals.

Acclaimed World Music Artist Katia Cardenal Visits Tucson

Oct 6, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Finding new purpose after breast cancer strikes twice; and "Feeding Our Future" asks if the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona can solve the root causes of hunger.

Event Looks to Raise AIDS Awareness in Latino Community

Oct 5, 2016 The stigma surrounding testing has contributed to the disproportionate rate in the group.

Phone App Helps Track Zika, Other Diseases

Sep 28, 2016 UA-developed app allows people to report mosquitoes, disease symptoms to public health officials.

Smoking in Arizona at Historic Low, 14% of Adults: Report

Sep 28, 2016 State officials credit higher awareness of health effects in last 5 years.

Prop 205: Sharp Divisions over Legalizing Marijuana in Arizona

Sep 27, 2016 State could become fifth to legalize it for recreational use; governor leads opposition.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Sep 22, 2016 Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

UA Professor Works to Replace Coral Snake Antivenom

Sep 19, 2016 'Race against time' to finish trials before complete shortage.

Ajo to Fight Chronic Disease, on Two Wheels

Sep 19, 2016 A project is sending the town community bicycles to promote public health.

Lower Costs, Improved Health Care See Progress in Tucson

Sep 16, 2016 Plus: update from Caterpillar; what's next for ITT Tech students; teens in government.

30 Zika Cases Reported in Arizona Since Outbreak Began

Sep 12, 2016 More than a third of all cases reported in state came in last month.

University of Arizona Considers Ban on E-Cigarettes

Sep 6, 2016 Cigarettes, pipes and chewing tobacco were banned on campus in 2014.

Arizona Adult Obesity Rate Falls for First Time Since 2011

Sep 6, 2016 28.4% of state's adults are overweight, study finds, risking diabetes, other problems.

Hopi Cultural Center to Reduce Arsenic in Drinking Water

Aug 25, 2016 EPA orders center to come up with measures as part of multiyear management plan.

Regents Will Hire Expert to Review UA Health Sciences

Aug 19, 2016 'Comprehensive' review to start as soon as possible; UA President Hart happy with decision.

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