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Pima County moves to stop hepatitis A outbreak
More than 220 cases have been confirmed so far this year.
Tiny molecules can make a big impact in the battle against disease
UA research into anti-microbial peptides could help develop therapeutic drugs.
Ducey backs court orders to require mental health evaluations
The governor said law enforcement needs tools to keep firearms away from people with mental health problems.
TUSD moves closer toward approving new sex education curriculum
The district's sex ed policies have not been updated since 2006.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts building new health services center
The building will centralize specialty clinics and other social services available to tribal members.
Agencies urge drowning vigilance in deadly month of August
Drowning Impact Awareness Month draws attention to the increase in drownings this time of year.
Food bank teaches nutrition and effective food shopping
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona trains families to save money and eat nutritiously.
TUSD takes steps to update its sex ed curriculum
The proposed update will have a more evidence- and research-based focus.
Fourth of July donation slowdown leads to blood shortage
The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donations.
UA nanotech research supporting (very) small solutions to big problems
The applications range from cell phone techonology to cancer-fighting measures.
Death from West Nile virus reported in Maricopa County
The agency has recorded 27 cases of the virus in people so far.
Sahuarita residents urged to boil water
E. coli bacteria were detected in some samples of the drinking water.
UA Study: Some medications from Mexico not what the doctor ordered
A team of doctoral students found that many of the drugs fell below guidelines for weight and content.
Tucson company that makes ear-cleaning tech recognized in innovation challenge
The company makes a device resembling headphones that cleans ears.
UA receives $1.78M grant to study safer mining fuels
In a job with many hazards, the CDC grant is focusing in on an insidious risk: diesel exhaust.
Summer's effect on air quality in Southern Arizona
A discussion with UA hydrologist Eric Betterton.
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