University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Well: The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

1 hour 49 min ago
Veterinary schools are using poetry and literature to inspire student and help vets remember why they went into the profession.






Well: A Toxic Menagerie

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm
A conversation with Mark Siddall, the author of a new book about the ways in which animals use poisons — sometimes against humans.






Matter: Having More Than One Set of DNA Carries Legacy of Risk

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:02am
Mosaicism is more common than once thought and can lead to diseases in the children of those with more than one genome, a study says.






Well: Feeling as if I Failed the Patient

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:33am
I thought about the patient I had been treating for three years for leukemia. I would be seeing her in clinic in a few hours, and I had a bad feeling about her disease.






The Kids Who Beat Autism

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:00am
New research suggests that one in 10 autistic children sheds symptoms before adulthood. But no one knows why they do — or why others do not.






Well: Statins May Speed Wound Healing

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00pm
Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may have a role in surgical wound healing, a new analysis suggests.






Well: Bothered by a ‘Gummy Smile’

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:01pm
People bothered by a smile that shows too much of the gum line have a new option: Botox.






Phys Ed: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:21pm
Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.






Well: The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:47am
A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.






Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:08am
Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?






Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:38am
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.






Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:38am
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.






Well: Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:19am
Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.