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'A perfect storm:' Body image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

As many are facing pandemic-related mental health challenges, including the way they view themselves and their bodies, Arizona college students have formed support groups to combat negative body image.... Read more»

Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

A new UArizona study aims to further understand the occupational risks unique to women in the fire service. The three-year study, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will explore stress, cancer risks and the effect of toxins on reproductive health. ... Read more»

Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona.... Read more»

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Social isolation raises dementia risk in older adults

Loneliness has been found to increase the risk of developing dementia by as much as 20%. In fact, loneliness has an influence similar to other more well-established dementia risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, physical inactivity and hearing loss. ... Read more»

A cure for fear?

Groundbreaking research by a young Australian scientist and clinical psychologist on how the brain stores memories could ultimately lead to a cure for anxiety.... Read more»