University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Well: Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice

50 min 17 sec ago
I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing “Living With Cancer” series.

Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

1 hour 22 min ago
In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.

Well: Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

3 hours 32 min ago
An online gallery was created to provide a supportive community for photographers affected by mental illness.

Phys Ed: How Our Arms Help Us Run

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20am
The ideal arm swing while running may be the one you’re already using, a new study of upper body biomechanics concludes.

Well: A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:31pm
Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.

Well: Beyond Salty and Sweet: A Budding Club of Tastes

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:08pm
The days when only four — sweet, salty, sour and bitter — were recognized are passing. Savory is widely recognized as the fifth, and others, like soapiness and metallic, are jockeying for acceptance.

Well: How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:55am
Gary J. Gates, a demographer, discusses the challenges in obtaining reliable survey information about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders.

A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:09pm
As research into mental illness sputters, the father of a man effectively treated for bipolar disorder is donating $650 million to the cause through his foundation.

Personal Health: Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:33pm
Like all over-the-counter dietary supplements, probiotics undergo no premarket screening for safety, effectiveness or even truth in packaging.