A study by Arizona researchers suggests that a strain of West Nile virus has taken up permanent residence in Maricopa County. Although the virus tends to spread during warm-weather months, scientists believe it could overwinter within mosquitoes and birds that reside in the area
A new show on the Science Channel called “Houdini’s Last Secrets” includes a professional magician, a stunt builder and an unexpected host.
Video documentation of police activities is becoming the new norm. But do observers draw the same conclusions from body cams as they do from dash cams?
Arizona’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet like much of the country, there are not enough doctors in the state who are trained to treat addiction. That is beginning to change, though.
Every year in Tucson, hundreds of dealers from countries around the world gather for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. It’s been held there since 1955, and it’s grown a lot. This year, The Arizona Daily Star estimates 50,000 people are expected to attend.
Naloxone, a medication that can quickly reverse opioid overdose, has saved tens of thousands of lives in the past two decades. But how soon after treatment should a patient be released?
Cannabis extracts are widely available at medical marijuana dispensaries around the state and country. But if you’re a scientist who wants to study medical marijuana, it’s a different story. The Show spoke with one doctor who said that is having real-world consequences.
Teen use of e-cigarettes — or vaping — is on the rise. As of 2016, 11 percent of high-schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has declared youth vaping use an epidemic.
Two Guys On Your Head: Labels
Labels are an essential part of distinguishing between one another but they can also pigeonhole one's sense of identity. How can we adjust our approach to labeling mental illnesses, particularly in children, in a communally constructive way?
Sonora had its heaviest year of confirmed Zika virus infections in 2018.
Reports of the Zika virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes, have more than doubled in November 2018 in Sonora, Mexico, neighboring the Arizona border, but researchers at the University of Arizona just had a breakthrough that could potentially prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases — using birth control.
The Federal Communications Commission has fined a California satellite start-up $900,000 for illegally launching, operating and communicating with tiny space satellites. The incident shows how shrinking satellites could mean growing headaches for regulators.
The final batch of Iridium NEXT satellites will soon launch, completing a two-year upgrade to the company’s network. The launch caps a decades-long trajectory for the company from misfire to takeoff.
The calendar has turned over to a new year, but the agriculture industry in southwestern Arizona's Yuma area isn't forgetting an E. coli outbreak last April that dealt financial setbacks to growers and distributors of romaine lettuce and other leafy greens.
Many smartphone applications have the option to have location services on. When location services are on, app companies can sell this information, known as "big data." Flagstaff is one of the first cities to utilize big data.
Lawmaker wants to repeal protections for the once popular drug Laetrile, once considered an alternative treatment for cancer.
L.A. residents now have a new way to get warning about earthquakes. The city is rolling out a new smartphone app called ShakeAlertLA. It’s believed to be the first app of its kind in the U.S., and is now available for both Apple and Android phones.
An international team has found that meltwater from beneath the Greenland ice sheet is brimming with methane. The findings suggest glacial melt could provide substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas globally.
When we take our pet to the veterinarian, we’re focused on the health of our dog or cat, and usually not that of the tech or the veterinary assistant. But a federal survey shows that veterinary services had the second-highest rate of non-fatal job-related injuries and illnesses.
Two Guys On Your Head: Resolution
Happy 2019! It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this 2015 episode, real change takes planning and hard work.
Maricopa County has sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies, arguing they helped cause the nationwide opioid epidemic. Among other things, the county claims the firms — including Purdue Pharma, which used to make OxyContin — engaged in deceptive marketing practices.