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Delta force: What makes the COVID-19 variant different, and dangerous

After a brief period of decline, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the United States and experts say the Delta variant, originating in India and now deemed to be as contagious as the chickenpox, is to blame. ... Read more»0

Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: How to know which is which

Nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, the Arizona Department of Health Services says, and knowing how to spot the symptoms is key to preventing serious injury or even death.... Read more»0

Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

Research is showing just how dangerous COVID-19 may be for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia – a warning, experts say, that more should be done to safeguard this vulnerable population. ... Read more»0

Doctors urge elimination of vitamin D deficiencies to help fight COVID-19

A recent column by a group of doctors, including a former U.S. surgeon general, cites research indicating that COVID-19 patients with vitamin D deficiencies fared worse, including one study that found a deficiency in 97% of patients who wound up in intensive care, compared to a deficiency in just 33% of patients with asymptomatic COVID-19.... Read more»0

Genes found that can lead to higher suicide risk

Patterns of suicidal inheritance are murky but a genetic study shows that stuff "runs in families," says University of Utah researcher.... Read more»0

8 things to know about coronavirus, disinfectant wipes, and UA's 'Dr. Germ'

Microbiologist Charles Gerba and his colleagues at the University of Arizona scientists are turning their attention to the use of disinfectants to battle COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus.... Read more»0