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$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»

MIA in the war on cancer: Where are the low-cost treatments?

Michael Retsky awoke from surgery to bad news. The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall. When Retsky showed the pathology report to William Hrushesky, his treating oncologist, the doctor exclaimed, "Mamma mia."... Read more»

Republicans say no to CDC gun violence research

After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider the need for gun control laws. More than a year later, as Kingston competes in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, the congressman is no longer talking about common ground.... Read more»

DSM-5, controversial update to psych manual, released

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known simply as the DSM-5, was released by the American Psychiatric Association this week amid criticism of the guide’s changes.... Read more»

Bid to regulate fish poisons draws fire from environmental groups

The author of a bill that would require officials to conduct impact studies and notify residents before using aquatic poisons to control non-native fish says the human health risks associated with these chemicals call for regulations.... Read more»

Arizona first responders helping study brain injury treatment

Nearly three years after he survived a traffic accident that claimed the lives of four other motorcyclists, former Phoenix fire captain Ernie Lizarraga knows how lucky he is to be alive – let alone able to drive again.... Read more»

Study: Childbirth takes longer today than 50 years ago

American women spend, on average, two hours longer in childbirth today than they did 50 years ago, according to a new study.... Read more»

GOP pushes health law investigation; Dems consider revisions

GOP lawmakers are considering using their new posts in powerful House committees to "go after President Obama's health care overhaul, and they're focusing on questions uppermost in the minds of consumers: What's it going to cost? Can I keep the coverage I have if I like it?" ... Read more»