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  • FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

    FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:12:43 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:34:49 GMT

    New, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles approved by US regulators.

    New, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles approved by US regulators.

  • Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:42:08 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:34:47 GMT

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:34:38 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

  • 'Stop the Bleeding' class aims to empower people to help in emergency situations

    'Stop the Bleeding' class aims to empower people to help in emergency situations

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:46:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death in as little as five to 10 minutes. Attendees learned basic techniques to control bleeding by using their hands or a tourniquet until first responders can take over. 

    Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death in as little as five to 10 minutes. Attendees learned basic techniques to control bleeding by using their hands or a tourniquet until first responders can take over. 

  • Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:47:39 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 3:33 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:33:53 GMT

    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

  • Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:51:37 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:14:08 GMT

    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

  • Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

    Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 04:11:28 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:59:01 GMT

    A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend about 1.5 more hours daily watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes.

    A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend about 1.5 more hours daily watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes.

  • A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:23:08 GMT
    A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:22:20 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity

    Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:17:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:32:54 GMT

    The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

    The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

  • A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

    A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:00:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:04:17 GMT

    Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

    Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

  • US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:56:21 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:13:08 GMT
    New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better.
    New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better.
  • Healthy snacks are life hacks that can get you through the day

    Healthy snacks are life hacks that can get you through the day

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:17:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:17:18 GMT

    A healthy snack can provide energy in the middle of the day and keep you from overeating at meal time, So try these healthy snacks.

    A healthy snack can provide energy in the middle of the day and keep you from overeating at meal time, So try these healthy snacks.

  • Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

    Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:37:25 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:37:58 GMT

    A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

    A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

    Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:56:36 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-10-16 03:30:31 GMT

    President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

    President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

  • Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

    Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:48:14 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-15 22:28:37 GMT

    President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

    President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

  • Arizona insurers planned for Trump's ending of payments

    Arizona insurers planned for Trump's ending of payments

    The two insurance companies selling individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end payments that help cut costs for lower-income...
    The two insurance companies selling individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end payments that help cut costs for lower-income clients.
  • Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:45:17 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:28:51 GMT

    Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

    Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

  • Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

    Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:55:48 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:16:03 GMT

    Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

    Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

  • TPD Crime Lab tests fake oxycodone pills, lists compounds found

    TPD Crime Lab tests fake oxycodone pills, lists compounds found

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-10-12 04:51:08 GMT
    Pills tested by Tucson Police Crime Lab (Source: Tucson Police Department)Pills tested by Tucson Police Crime Lab (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    The Tucson Police Department Crime Lab recently tested multiple seizures of pills represented as legitimate pharmaceutical products appearing to be the drug oxycodone hydrochloride.?  All of the pills were illicit (fake) pills produced in a clandestine laboratory and not to FDA regulated standards, according to the release. 

    The Tucson Police Department Crime Lab recently tested multiple seizures of pills represented as legitimate pharmaceutical products appearing to be the drug oxycodone hydrochloride.?  All of the pills were illicit (fake) pills produced in a clandestine laboratory and not to FDA regulated standards, according to the release. 

  • UA professor makes major breakthrough in snakebite treatment

    UA professor makes major breakthrough in snakebite treatment

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-10-11 13:12:57 GMT
    Dr. Vance Nielsen has been working on this research for years. (Source: KOLD News 13)Dr. Vance Nielsen has been working on this research for years. (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Dr. Vance Nielsen, a professor at the UA College of Medicine, found that his carbon monoxide-based treatment inhibits venom for up to an hour, buying time for the victim to get treatment.

    Dr. Vance Nielsen, a professor at the UA College of Medicine, found that his carbon monoxide-based treatment inhibits venom for up to an hour, buying time for the victim to get treatment.

  • Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    Saturday, October 7 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-10-07 13:12:23 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:28:02 GMT

    President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health...

    President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

  • Correction: Genetic Frontiers-Blindness-Gene Therapy story

    Correction: Genetic Frontiers-Blindness-Gene Therapy story

    Monday, October 9 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-10-09 17:24:01 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:07:34 GMT
    Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness.
    Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness.
  • FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

    FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

    Friday, October 6 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-10-06 21:21:58 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-09 17:25:53 GMT
    FDA says drug shortages possible because of power outages in Puerto Rico after hurricane.
    FDA says drug shortages possible because of power outages in Puerto Rico after hurricane.
  • Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

    Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

    Friday, October 6 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-10-06 20:31:59 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-10-09 10:14:40 GMT
    In a one-two punch that elated social conservatives, the Trump administration is letting more employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control and issuing a religious-freedom directive that could weaken...
    In a one-two punch that elated social conservatives, the Trump administration is letting more employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control and issuing a religious-freedom directive that could weaken anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
  • Fighting the FluMore>>

  • Tucson doctor hopes to calm flu shot fears

    Tucson doctor hopes to calm flu shot fears

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:55:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    Flu season is around the corner which means you’ve likely seen signs popping up around town reminding you to get vaccinated.

    Flu season is around the corner which means you’ve likely seen signs popping up around town reminding you to get vaccinated.

  • Teachers offer tips to stay healthy during flu season

    Teachers offer tips to stay healthy during flu season

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-09-15 13:28:57 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Health officials are seeing an early start to flu season. At the University of Arizona, healthcare professionals have already seen 37 cases of confirmed flu.

    Health officials are seeing an early start to flu season. At the University of Arizona, healthcare professionals have already seen 37 cases of confirmed flu.

  • All natural flu and cold soothers

    All natural flu and cold soothers

    Just about everyone seems to be carrying around cough drops and tissues these days. Here are a few homemade remedies that can help you soothe that cough. 

    Just about everyone seems to be carrying around cough drops and tissues these days. Here are a few homemade remedies that can help you soothe that cough. 

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