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Gov. Doug Ducey said that he’d like to see reforms made to state policy with the hopes that all Arizona kids will get vaccinated, but he also said he would not put any new laws on the books to mandate that effort. Where is that fine line between individual rights and collective rights when it comes to public health?
Nov. 5, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin
When’s the last time you saw a get-well card for psoriasis or eczema? Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect.
Nov. 5, 2018
Talking about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is tough. But for some Spanish speaking families, the conversation doesn’t even happen.
Nov. 5, 2018
For years, marine biologists were baffled by the diversity of the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean. Finally, a research team from the University of Arizona has found an answer.
Nov. 5, 2018
The full report says the pathogen could have come from the waste of a nearby large concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). Some Arizona growers have tripled buffer zones between their lettuce crops and the CAFOs to be 1,200 feet.
Nov. 2, 2018
If you were planning to get a flu shot, it’s not too late — and now the Arizona Department of Health has a better idea of where we’re headed this flu season after the latest report.
Nov. 2, 2018
A federally funded study has found a pantry ingredient contains a naturally produced chemical that repels some insects better than DEET. It's considered to be the most effective insect repellent on the market, used in bug sprays and to keep biting flies away from livestock.
Nov. 1, 2018
There are a lot of efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, from using renewable energy to changing how and where we drive. But a new campaign is focusing on our diets.
Nov. 1, 2018
There are obviously lots of videos one can watch online, from sports, to music, to cats.
Nov. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Little Mention Of Climate Change In Midterm Ads, But It Matters To Millennials
Millennials are the only generation where a clear majority believes that there is solid evidence of global warming and who also attribute this primarily to human activity. And within the Republican party specifically, there’s a growing gap between millennial and older Republicans on its impact.
Nov. 1, 2018
Arizonans will have a new and improved marketplace when they shop for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. And the time to buy that health cover begins Thursday, which marks the beginning of the enrollment period for 2019 plans.
Nov. 1, 2018
According to recent data from the World Health Organization, non-adherence is defined as not following directions or filling prescriptions — and they account for 50 percent of treatment failures, 125,000 deaths and 25 percent of hospitalizations each year in the United States.
Nov. 1, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey wants Arizona kids to be vaccinated against various childhood diseases, calling it a matter of public safety — but he isn’t yet ready to mandate that.
Nov. 1, 2018
For centuries, experts thought recovery from spinal injury paralysis could never surpass progress made during the first six months following injury. Now, the latest of three recent studies might prove them wrong.
Oct. 31, 2018
A former archaeologist for the State Parks Department has expressed concerns that the agency wasn’t careful when it came to working on a number of cabins and trails. And he believes that has caused considerable damage — including damage to one site that is 12,000 years old.
Oct. 31, 2018
You can see autonomous vehicles being tested on Phoenix-area roadways, and more are expected to be on the roads in the coming months. But, what are the safety guidelines for those cars?
Oct. 31, 2018
Phoenix has light rail as well as bus service to get people around town. But the way this city has been built and designed the automobile dominates how we move from Point A to Point B. But could all of that change when autonomous cars take over the roads?
Oct. 31, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Sugar And The Brain
Why is it hard to have just one of those delicious slices of pound cake over the holidays? Well, it turns out it has less to do with the creamy butter and more to do with the way our brains react to those sweet white grains of sugar.
Oct. 31, 2018
Dozens of new restaurants have opened in Phoenix this year. But there's one place attracting some extra attention-not just for its food, but its location. Little Miss BBQ, which came in second in Yelp’s 2018 national ranking of top 100 places to eat, will soon open in central Sunnyslope.
Oct. 31, 2018
A new study co-authored by a University of Arizona professor shows how the bugs have become resistant to genetically modified cotton.
Oct. 30, 2018

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