University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Well: Aspirin Benefits Some at Risk for Colon Cancer

6 hours 2 min ago
Many studies have found that regular aspirin use reduces the risk for colon cancer. Now scientists have found that aspirin may benefit some people far more than others.

The Well Column: The Lure of Forbidden Food

11 hours 38 min ago
Researchers found that during experiments, “reactive eaters,” those willing to put forth the most effort for food rewards, had the strongest response to forbidden food.

Well: High Altitudes May Aid Weight Control

17 hours 5 min ago
A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity.

Well: The Limits of ‘No Pain, No Gain’

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:03pm
A new study helps to explain why exercise makes our muscles ache, and suggests that it’s not always a good idea to ignore fatigue and push on.

Personal Health: Lifesaving Procedure With an Image Problem

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:15pm
Though donating bone marrow has become simpler and less painful, more like giving blood, perception has not caught up with reality, scaring off some potential donors.

Well: New Painkiller Rekindles Addiction Concerns

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:23pm
Given the mounting death toll related to painkillers, many state health officials and advocacy groups fear Zohydro has a high potential for abuse.

Study Linking Illness and Salt Leaves Researchers Doubtful

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:13pm
Scientists found declines in heart attack and stroke risk in Britain after salt in processed food was restricted, but their work has several drawbacks.

Well: Low Vitamin D in Mothers Tied to Cavities in Babies

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:12am
Low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies, researchers report.

Raw Data: An Apple a Day, and Other Myths

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:33pm
The gap grows between food folklore and science on cancer.

Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:22pm
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.

Well: Applause for Avocados

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:25am
This is the best time of the year for picking up some Hass avocados, the most common type in grocery stores, and putting together these innovative avocado-based dishes.

Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:15am
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.