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Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 8 Arizona counties

A national outbreak of hepatitis A, which can cause nausea, jaundice and, in rare cases, kill, is sweeping through the state, Arizona health officials report.... Read more»

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How measles detectives work to contain latest outbreak

Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence.... Read more»

Nation’s first opioid trial promises long odds, high drama

An Oklahoma trial will provide Americans the first chance to hear the full scope of arguments on both sides in any of the lawsuits claiming that false and aggressive marketing by U.S. painkiller manufacturers caused an opioid overdose crisis.... Read more»

As the opioid crisis peaks, meth and cocaine deaths explode

It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic, fentanyl, is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users. ... Read more»

Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations.... Read more»

Traveler with contagious measles case may have exposed public at Tucson airport

A visitor to Tucson may have exposed the public to an active case of measles at Tucson International Airport on Monday, officials warned.... Read more»

Opioid treatment programs developing suicide prevention plans

Health researchers are finding concrete evidence that overdose and suicide — which are among the top 10 in the United States — are intrinsically related.... Read more»

As e-cig use climbs, schools address problem with vape detectors

E-cigarette use rose 78% among high school students and 48% among middle school students from 2017 to 2018. As vaping grows, raising health and addiction concerns, Arizona schools are addressing the problem by installing vape detectors in restrooms.... Read more»

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

Bug bombs are duds at killing pests, yet pose health risks for people

A new study has found that bug bombs, which are used by millions of Americans to kill insects such as cockroaches, often fail to eradicate those pests and yet expose consumers to potential health risks.... Read more»

‘Afflicted not addicted’: Chronic pain sufferers rally for access to opioids

Debra Hickey, who has lived with chronic pain for two decades, recently went to her medical specialist for her regular dose of 30 milligrams of oxycodone. The doctor told her she had to reduce the dosage because of state regulations to decrease the number and dosage in patients’ opioid prescriptions. Hickey, 63, of Phoenix, was appalled. And scared.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

Gov't shutdown has mixed affect on health care

For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual during the current shutdown. Though bottlenecked spending bills leave some services feeling the squeeze.... Read more»

Syphilis on rise across Arizona, particularly among women and infants

State health officials have declared a statewide outbreak of syphilis after a spike in reported cases, mainly affecting women and infants. They’re trying to get out the word on this sexually transmitted bacterial disease, whose symptoms can easily be overlooked.... Read more»

Deadly U.S. shootings rise in 2015-16 after steady declines

A two-year Centers for Disease Control study found gun deaths by suicide and homicide surpassed 71,000, an increase reversing a decades-long trend.... Read more»

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