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Many of us woke up to the sad news this morning that celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain is dead. CNN reported that it was the result of suicide. Earlier this week, fashion designer Kate Spade also took her own life.
Jun. 8, 2018
In the 1970s, Ina May Garten and her philosophy of midwifery created a new awareness about "natural birth" in the US. It was in response to the over-medicalized practice that birth in America had become. Today, that idea of having a natural, or unmedicated, birth is on the rise again.
Jun. 7, 2018
Studies show more education increases our lifetime earning potential. But does having more education improve our health? If so, is your college major a predictor of future health?
Jun. 7, 2018
Arizona relies on surface water infrastructure, like dams and reservoirs. But snowpack feeding those rivers was near record low this year. So managers are looking to future supplies underground.
Jun. 7, 2018
At its core, Right to Try gives terminally ill patients the chance to use drug treatments that are in the Food and Drug Administration pipeline but haven’t been approved by the FDA for broad use. Nearly 40 states — including Arizona — have Right to Try laws in place, but the federal government didn’t until now.
Jun. 7, 2018
Arizona Game and Fish encourage residents to take preventative measures to try to keep bears and other wildlife away.
Jun. 6, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: There
When it comes to mindfulness, there is clear evidence that practicing it can be beneficial, but perhaps not for everyone all the time. It might even have some adverse effects on memory.
Jun. 6, 2018
The drought has hit the Southwest U.S. very hard and Lake Mead is drying up at a rate that has leaders worried. They may need to implement dramatic changes to restrict water supply and water use.
Jun. 6, 2018
In the 1990s, the National Rifle Association pushed to stop the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from spending taxpayer money on research that advocated gun control. Since then, for more than two decades, the CDC hasn’t studied this as a public health issue.
Jun. 6, 2018
Climate Change Means A Hotter, Drier Future In The Colorado River Headwaters, Study Says
The effects of climate change are already being felt at the headwaters of the West’s most important river system, according to a study released earlier this year.
Jun. 6, 2018
‘Tis the season for 110-degree days, excessive-heat warnings and trolling the parking lot for a shady spot. But new research suggests those in the shade might not have it made after all.
Jun. 5, 2018
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been on the rise since 2016.
Jun. 5, 2018
Sky watchers in Botswana, Africa, got a front row seat to a brilliant asteroid disintegration last weekend.
Jun. 4, 2018
The University of Arizona College of Nursing received a $2.5 million grant to develop psycho-social intervention program for survivors.
Jun. 4, 2018
A recent survey done by Cigna found that Americans — particularly young people — are lonely. Of the 20,000 participants, about half said they feel alone or left out always or sometimes.
Jun. 4, 2018
Theranos made a big splash in Arizona in 2015 when Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed the company with open arms. At that stage, it was seen as an innovator in the realm of medical testing and equipment — including a portable blood analyzer that only needed a simple finger prick.
Jun. 4, 2018
The Trump administration has made no secret of the fact that it wants to increase our nation’s production of oil and gas, making many policy moves to make that happen. One of them is to open up bidding for oil and gas companies on federal lands in Northern Arizona.
Jun. 4, 2018
A space systems company is moving its U.S. headquarters to Mesa.
Jun. 4, 2018
A study by the University of Arizona explored individuals’ psychological perceptions of e-book ownership.
Jun. 3, 2018
Scientists analyzing Pluto data from the New Horizons spacecraft believe they have, for the first time, found dunes made of frozen methane.
Jun. 1, 2018

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