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Students at the University of Arizona are exploring solutions to address the nation’s growing opioid crisis, and they think they may have an answer — don’t prescribe them at all.
May. 18, 2018
On Thursday, the FDA approved the first treatment aimed at preventing migraines after a nationwide trial by drug maker Amgen, which included the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.
May. 18, 2018
The Pulse: The Cost of Diabetes
Diabetes costs more healthcare dollars than any other disease in the United States. But beyond the huge financial price tag — diabetes takes a major toll on people’s lives.
May. 17, 2018
For some time now, there has been a public health campaign to get young people to get the HPV vaccine. It protects against the Human Papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer in women.
May. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health
Studies show that where one falls on the wealth ladder is directly correlated with health outcomes. And though the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, where that wealth falls is getting increasingly uneven. The consequences of this uneven distribution are changing status of people's health.
May. 17, 2018
With the Governor's signature Arizona residents will soon see pizzas, flowers, even mail delivered door to door by robots.
May. 17, 2018
There’s a better than 50 percent chance Arizona will get less water from the Colorado River by 2020.
May. 16, 2018
When the next Mars rover launches in 2020, it will sport a sidekick: a football-sized scout helicopter. NASA will test the chopper’s feasibility on the Red Planet and use its bird’s-eye view to improve mission planning and rover navigation.
May. 15, 2018
Climate Change Is Making Droughts Worse In The Western U.S.
A new study from NASA reinforces the idea that droughts are getting worse and could become more frequent in the Western U.S. The culprit is human-caused climate change.
May. 15, 2018
It's now 2018 and people are still wondering if we'll ever see flying cars in our lifetime. Luckily, Uber might have an answer to that question.
May. 15, 2018
Even though older people are often the ones who need the kinds of treatments tested in clinical trials, they are rarely the people involved in testing them.
May. 14, 2018
A project being undertaken by the University of Arizona and its health sciences arm is coming about thanks to the largest National Institutes of Health grant the state has ever received.
May. 14, 2018
A five-person team of scientists at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff helps maintain a giant database of the orbits of all 775,092 known asteroids in the solar system.
May. 14, 2018
What are memories made of? And can they be transferred? One clue might lie with a humble sea slug.
May. 14, 2018
The CDC reports that death from older adult falls is on the rise — from about 18,000 in 2007 to almost 30,000 in 2016. Fall deaths in Arizona are also up. "In 2007 Arizona had 637 fall deaths and that rose to 983 in 2016," said Elizabeth Burns, a health scientist with the CDC.
May. 14, 2018
Program provides immediate access to medicine and treatment, and results in early viral suppression.
May. 13, 2018
One assisted living facility in Phoenix uses sensors to help caregivers track residents' health.
May. 11, 2018
Some drivers using Tesla’s autopilot have complained about sudden veering, which some reports say is caused by a software bug. This is the latest reported issue with autonomous vehicles.
May. 9, 2018
"Complete Streets" is an idea not only to design city streets for moving cars and trucks quickly and efficiently, but to design a city that encourages people to walk and bike and take transit.
May. 8, 2018
With summer fast approaching, many turn their thoughts to swimsuit bods and summer tans. Now, a new genetic study might help explain why some of us burn while others tan — and how the genes involved relate to skin cancer.
May. 8, 2018

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