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Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.

September 22, 2014 1:12 pmLoading…
Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Manuel Garcia Viejo, a Spanish priest who was diagnosed with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, is transferred from a military plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase in Spain.

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Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.

September 22, 2014 12:23 pmLoading…
Breakfast: Overrated? No! Underrated; winning the battle of the biome

Breakfast: Overrated? No! Underrated; winning the battle of the biome

Dr. Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q&A.

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Gnaw on this: Advice for keeping teeth healthy

Gnaw on this: Advice for keeping teeth healthy

Here are some tips to improve your dental care.

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Scientists report global rise in greenhouse gas emissions

Scientists report global rise in greenhouse gas emissions

Global emissions of greenhouse gases jumped 2.3 percent in 2013 to record levels, scientists reported Sunday, in the latest indication that the world remains far off track in its efforts to control global warming.

September 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Sonora reports new mine spill

HERMOSILLO, Mexico — Authorities have issued a new alert of a river spill from the $1 billion-a-year Buenavista copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico.

September 21, 2014 1:59 pmLoading…
Rosemont owner drilling to confirm earlier copper estimates

Rosemont owner drilling to confirm earlier copper estimates

Opponents wonder if Hudbay is seeking to expand the proposed mine.

September 20, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
He knows what’s buggin’ ya

He knows what’s buggin’ ya

UA entomologists can identify pests and introduce you to new insects.

September 19, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Estate gives $50 million for UA scholarships, research

Estate gives $50 million for UA scholarships, research

The donation is from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury.

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In the US, gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

In the US, gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

The black-white racial discrepancy is actually an improvement from the 1990s, the researchers wrote.

September 19, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…
License plate scanner networks capture movements

License plate scanner networks capture movements

A police vehicle driven by San Diego County Deputy Sheriff Ben Chassen reads the license plates of cars in a parking lot Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. A San Diego man is suing the San Diego Association of Governments for records collected on his vehicle by a plate-reader n…

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License plate scanner networks capture movements

License plate scanner networks capture movements

A study showed 7 in 10 law enforcement agencies used license plate scanners in 2012. That number is growing. 

September 19, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Made in Space engineer Brad Kohlenberg eyes a 3-D printer identical to the one that will travel to the International Space Station, allowing astronauts to crank out plastic spare parts.

September 19, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…
Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases in Pima County have sharply risen this year, and in response, local health officials are offering free confidential testing through the end of October.

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Ig Nobel winners used pork to stop nosebleeds

Ig Nobel winners used pork to stop nosebleeds

Annual awards honor sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

September 18, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Study: Climate change could expand areas wildfires burn, raise damage amounts

Study: Climate change could expand areas wildfires burn, raise damage amounts

Cal Fire strike crews battle the King Fire east of Sacramento, California, where some 33 acres of timber and brush have burned and more than 1,600 structures are threatened.

September 17, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…
Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Dr. Mehmet Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A.

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Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

A look at some benefits of acupuncture, a go-to therapy for 5,000 years.

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Health Notes

Health Notes

Local health-related news.

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Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

The third annual Chinese Culture Festival will focus on health and wellness.

September 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

Tucson hospitals lacked specialized pediatric care to treat daughter's rare brain condition.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UN: Doctors, nurses play role in both treating, spreading Ebola

UN: Doctors, nurses play role in both treating, spreading Ebola

People gawk at a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Sierra Leone and Guinea also have victims.

September 12, 2014 3:37 pmLoading…
Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

A worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature at a hydraulic fracturing and extraction site in western Colorado.

September 11, 2014 6:43 pmLoading…
Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

Gov. Guillermo Padres

September 10, 2014 4:18 pmLoading…

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