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Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

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.

September 28, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
E-Cigarette Makers Confound

E-Cigarette Makers Confound

Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age.

September 28, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

A 2015 mission will add to enthusiasm for the recently demoted "dwarf."

September 27, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

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.

September 27, 2014 12:18 pm Photos

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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

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…

September 27, 2014 6:47 am Photos

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Toxic Algae Florida

Toxic Algae Florida

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.

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Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

The latest in the UA Arthritis Center's "Living Healthy With Arthritis" speaker series.

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As AIDS migrates south, states struggle to respond

As AIDS migrates south, states struggle to respond

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.

September 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately - and earlier

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately - and earlier

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli, according to a new study.

September 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Marrying a dork could boost your career

Marrying a dork could boost your career

Study: Promotions, greater job satisfaction more likely for those with conscientious partners.

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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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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.

September 19, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
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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