University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Plummet With Long-Acting Female Contraception, Study Says

2 hours 41 min ago
In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, the rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally,

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Protect Against Depression

3 hours 11 min ago
Exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles.

Well: Celiac Disease, a Common, but Elusive, Diagnosis

4 hours 5 min ago
A main reason for a lag in the detection of celiac disease is the long and confusing list of signs and symptoms, some of which may be mild enough to be easily ignored or attributed to another condition.

Well: Sense of Smell May Predict Longevity

6 hours 17 min ago
A defective sense of smell appears to be a good predictor of whether you’ll die in the next five years, a new study has found.

Well: Hospital Infections With C. Difficile Level Off

8 hours 9 min ago
The incidence of the potentially deadly bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile has leveled off in recent years.

Well: Smoothies, Hold the Dairy

8 hours 47 min ago
Substitute almond or coconut milk for yogurt or buttermilk for some dairy-free, delicious smoothies.

Well: Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:11am
Working long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.

Poison Pen: A Rising Tide of Contaminants

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:03am
New chemicals are turning up everywhere in the environment, and the health risks are mostly unknown.

Well: After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:49am
In a small study, researchers found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.

Well: Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:31am
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

Drug Patents Held Overseas Can Pare Makers’ Tax Bills

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:17pm
While not as advantageous as an inversion, biotech players are saving on taxes by transferring patents to foreign subsidiaries.

Global Health: A Dog’s Life in Chad: Filling Up on Fish Guts and on Guinea Worms

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm
A surprise has turned up in the fight against Guinea worm: In Chad, more dogs have it than people do — and fish guts are apparently to blame.

Q&a: Rating Pain Relief

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:39pm
How is the effectiveness of pain relievers measured? Is there a list that quantifies them by strength?

Well: Ultrasound vs. CT for Kidney Stones

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:47am
For the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, ultrasounds may be a better choice than CT scans, a new study has found.

Well: Ask Well: Weights Before Cardio?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:43am
The best available science indicates that the order of the exercises, or whether they should be combined in one workout, was immaterial.