CHICAGO — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group recommends.
Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age.
A 2015 mission will add to enthusiasm for the recently demoted "dwarf."
MONROVIA, Liberia — Fourteen-year-old D.J. Mulbah set off at dawn with his mother and grandmother in desperate pursuit of a coveted bed at the Ebola clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Liberia’s capital.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have e…
Algae blooms, like this one in Coquina Beach, Fla., create a foul smell and can be harmful to people and animals, producing skin rashes and even liver failure.
The latest in the UA Arthritis Center's "Living Healthy With Arthritis" speaker series.
Southern states now have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease and the most people dying from it.
The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli, according to a new study.
Study: Promotions, greater job satisfaction more likely for those with conscientious partners.
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Here are some tips to improve your dental care.
Opponents wonder if Hudbay is seeking to expand the proposed mine.
UA entomologists can identify pests and introduce you to new insects.
The donation is from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury.
The black-white racial discrepancy is actually an improvement from the 1990s, the researchers wrote.
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…
A study showed 7 in 10 law enforcement agencies used license plate scanners in 2012. That number is growing.
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.
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.
Annual awards honor sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.
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.
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A look at some benefits of acupuncture, a go-to therapy for 5,000 years.
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