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The most extreme monsoon storms are growing more intense in central and southwestern Arizona, according to a study by the University of Arizona and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Jul. 24, 2017
Aljojuca lagoon
Eight students from Northern Arizona University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are studying volcanoes in central Mexico to better understand the "plumbing" of monogenetic volcanoes.
Jul. 25, 2017
Space
And next we bring you a story about the challenges of baking bread — in space, which turns out to be harder than you might initially think. A German company called Bake in Space has spent the last year tackling the rather complex problem of how to bake and eat bread in space.
Jul. 24, 2017
doctor
Arizona health care providers are concerned that Congress is considering health care reform that would have devastating impacts on the state’s most vulnerable populations.
Jul. 25, 2017
Perscription pills
State health officials continue to gather real-time data on Arizona’s opioid epidemic, and the numbers keep getting worse.
Jul. 25, 2017
The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as soon as today on whether to debate a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or to just repeal it outright.
Jul. 25, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Protests, presidential visits and a major HIV conference are among the top stories on the international stage coming up this week. With me for our weekly look-ahead is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jul. 24, 2017
Marijuana
The state health department reports there were more than 850 possible opioid overdoses between mid-June and mid-July, with 10 percent of them fatal. The state, and the country as a whole, are trying to deal with the opioid epidemic, and there seems to be a growing consensus that there’s not a one-size-fits all approach to treating those who are addicted.
Jul. 24, 2017
The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona.
Jul. 24, 2017
Volunteers
Older adults who volunteer experience a better quality of life — that’s what a new study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, found when it examined the health impacts on volunteers 55 and older.
Jul. 24, 2017
Arizona State University has earned six new awards from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, and now ranks first among the recipients in its category.
Jul. 22, 2017
mosquito
Maricopa County has reported its first West Nile death of the season. The county has already seen 19 cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year.
Jul. 21, 2017
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a health-care bill next week, possibly on Tuesday. But it’s not yet clear what they’ll actually be voting on — a straight-up repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a repeal and replace plan, or something else altogether.
Jul. 21, 2017