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This scientist created a rapid test just weeks into the pandemic. Here’s why you still can’t get it.

Many companies with at-home COVID-19 tests have been stymied by an FDA review process that has flummoxed experts and even caused one agency reviewer to quit - tests experts say could have been a vital public health tool had they been produced in the millions in 2020.... Read more»

New restrictions on sex education advance to Arizona House

State lawmakers are one step closer to passing a bill that would require parents to give written permission for children to discuss sex and gender identity in the classroom and ban any formal sex education – including AIDS instruction – before the fifth grade. In addition to changing that opt-out option, Barto’s bill would require school boards to develop procedures to notify parents in advance of any instruction related to sexuality and gender identity.... Read more»


Coronavirus: 'Our goal should be to crush the curve'

A doctor-scholar who studied the 1976 mishandling of swine flu says the president is wrongly choosing between saving lives and saving the economy.... Read more»

UA study clears 'Patient Zero' as cause of U.S. HIV-AIDS epidemic

Researchers at the University of Arizona have traced the earliest the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the United States back to its earliest stages. The research shows the virus first took hold in New York City.... Read more»1

Maternal death stalks Malawi’s rural poor

Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, even though it has made great strides in the last decade. There’s a one-in-36 chance of dying during childbirth or in the late stages of pregnancy.... Read more»