Science News

Margarita Garfias
Mexico's congress and President Enrique Peña Nieto have approved a law delegating the Health Ministry to write rules for the medical use of marijuana by the end of the year.
Jul. 10, 2017
radio
Driving home for lunch late last month, Ken Baker of the Radio Kansas Network kept to his routine, checking the signal from his Salina station – 89.5 FM – when he received a surprise.
Jul. 10, 2017
Flu might be the last thing on your mind… unless you were one of the 1,300 people who suffered through it in June. The number of cases is unusually high and the Arizona Department of Health doesn’t know why.
Jul. 7, 2017
Ironwood Forest
Three of Arizona’s congressmen are urging the Trump administration to eliminate some of the state’s national monuments.
Jul. 7, 2017
Holly Rose
At the end of July, the Susan G. Komen Arizona chapter closes its doors, while its executive director promises to continue supporting cancer research in our state through the national cancer programs.
Jul. 7, 2017
uber self-driving cars
Could self-driving cars solve career burnout? Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven answers.
Jul. 7, 2017
While the amount of opioids prescribed in Arizona has mostly decreased or stabilized in recent years, parts of the state still have more opioids being doled out than much of the country.
Jul. 6, 2017
Pima Pineapple Cactus
The future of the Pima pineapple cactus is looking up after the federal agency that protects it released a draft recovery plan this week.
Jul. 6, 2017
Chloe Flood
There will be almost half a million new jobs in computer science by 2024. Like other STEM fields, there is a dearth of women in the field. But the Girl Scouts, best known for cookies and camping, believes they can open the door to computer science.
Jul. 6, 2017
freeway sign
Those clever message boards hanging off highway overpasses throughout the state cost millions of dollars to replace, according to ADOT. So when engineers at ADOT heard an LED bulb can save taxpayers 70 percent in energy costs over the Halogen bulb, they set out to replace the lights in more than 230 message boards across the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
Phoenix Rain Image
Rain is finally in the forecast later this week. After experiencing record-breaking heat in June, the Valley may see some monsoon activity after a long, dry spell.
Jul. 6, 2017
maricopa integrated health system
The debate over health-care reform in Washington has been heated — and partisan. If this bill passes, they say that many low-income families will lose insurance and their uncompensated care will skyrocket. Large safety-net hospitals like Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix may be some of the worst hit.
Jul. 5, 2017
Several Arizona disability groups want Senator Jeff Flake to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate healthcare bill. Members of the community visited the Senator’s office to share their fears and concerns about the bill.
Jul. 5, 2017
man sleeping
Of the nearly 4,000 African-American adults who participated in a long-term study of heart disease risk factors, discrimination was a strong determinant of short sleep duration and poor sleep quality.
Jul. 5, 2017
Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks and Alzheimer’s combined. Researchers say the main culprit is not lack of exercise, but changes in the way food is now made with calorie-dense, high-sugar ingredients.
Jul. 4, 2017
brown eye
The study says 36 percent of Southwestern Hispanic families, including in Arizona, have a dominant version of the disease retinitis pigmentosa.
Jul. 4, 2017
Sure 107 degrees for a daytime high might feel like a reprieve, but experts with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health say now is not the time to let down your guard.
Jul. 3, 2017
Medical marijuana
Navajo Nation is seriously considering legalizing medical marijuana.
Jul. 3, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services removed a question about gender identity from the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants. Advocacy groups are worried that means transgender elders won’t be counted. The annual survey helps determine funding for programs that assist older adults.
Jul. 3, 2017
Headache
Between the heat, dehydration, air quality and July 4th fireworks, many Arizonans shrug off headaches as just another symptom of summer. But we need to start taking headaches seriously.
Jul. 2, 2017

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