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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»

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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»

FDA limits restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales to stem surging underage use

The FDA won't ban flavored cigarettes marketed to children, which the agency considered, but imposes stricter sales restrictions on-line and in convenience stores.... Read more»

Arizona flu season off to a fast start; health officials push shots

Three weeks into this flu season, Arizona has already had 96 confirmed cases of flu, slightly above last year’s numbers but close to three times the number of confirmed cases at this point in a typical year.... Read more»

At least 8 Arizonans contracted mysterious, polio-like disease

Talen Spitzer was a healthy 10-year-old kid from Queen Creek a little more than two years ago when, in a matter of minutes, he lost control of his muscles and his hands were paralyzed. Talen was one of eight patients in Arizona since 2014 who have been confirmed victims of acute flaccid myelitis, which has no known cause.... Read more»

Yuma lettuce growers work to rebuild consumer trust after E. coli outbreak

An E. coli outbreak that sickened people in 35 states and led to a recall of romaine lettuce farmed in Yuma clipped a billion-dollar industry that reaches to Sweden, with farmers now working to rebuild consumers’ trust.... Read more»

Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a recent report says.... Read more»

Reports of STDs up 19% in Arizona

Sexually transmitted diseases reported in Arizona from January through April have increased 19 percent over the same period last year, possibly because of increased awareness and improved treatment, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.... Read more»

Debunking false 'vaccines cause autism' claim

Q: Has the FDA announced that vaccines cause autism? A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no evidence that vaccination is linked to autism.... Read more»

Report: Arizona's drug, alcohol, suicide death rates to climb by 2025

A new report says death rates in Arizona from drugs, alcohol and suicides could grow by 38 percent over the next decade unless action is taken now to head off the problem.... Read more»

Tackling domestic violence within Native American communities

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime, but Native American women experience domestic violence at rates 50 percent higher than the national average.... Read more»

$4.8M grant to speed UA's work on Valley fever vaccine for dogs

Researchers at the University of Arizona say they’ve made progress in developing a vaccine that could protect dogs from Valley fever, a potentially deadly respiratory disease common in the Southwest.... Read more»

Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday declared a public health emergency spurred by a devastating jump in Arizona opioid deaths in 2016, calling for a coordinated effort by the medical community and state and local governments to find solutions to an epidemic.... Read more»

Meth gathers alarming momentum

The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. ... Read more»

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