University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58pm
Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.

Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:52pm
A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.

Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:33pm
African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.

Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:25pm
It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.

Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:25pm
Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.

Paleontology: The Oldest Known Muscle Tissues Are Found

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:01pm
The oldest known muscle tissues have been found, researchers report, in the fossilized tissues of a soft-bodied creature that shares a common ancestor with modern sea anemones, jellyfish and corals.

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:17pm
In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.

Tiny, Vast Windows Into Human DNA

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:03pm
In the fruit fly and the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists have found a choreography of genes strikingly similar to human DNA, with the potential for insights into genetic disorders.

The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:36pm
Some activists like Rebecca Gomperts are now imagining the unthinkable: a future where most abortions happen at home.

New Novartis Drug Effective in Treating Heart Failure

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:00am
The experimental drug developed by the Swiss company Novartis reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes and could replace what has been the bedrock treatment for more than 20 years, researchers said.