Study: Phoenix region among worst for air pollution, researchers recommend changes

Metro Phoenix was among the top 5 largest metro areas with the most days of smog in 2016, according to a national study by an Arizona research group.

Anti-abortion advocates hail Supreme Court decision on pregnancy centers as free speech win

Supreme Court rules 5-4 that pregnancy centers do not have to provide information about health care services, including abortions.

Gamers push back against World Health Organization’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification

The World Health Organization classified gaming disorder as a mental health condition akin to gambling addiction.

Pharmacy chain CVS adds medication drop-off sites in Arizona, another move in opioid battle

Arizona is expanding drop-off services for unused and old medications to 13 CVS pharmacies and at least three police stations in a continuing battle against opioid overdose and addiction.

Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

Maricopa County may soon see an influx of preventable diseases because of parents opting out of vaccinating their children.

Human rights survey: LGBTQ teens in Arizona feel unsafe in their communities

The survey of 12,000 youths – including 330 in Arizona – show many LGBTQ youths still suffer compared to those who are cisgender, leaders of the Human Rights Campaign said at a news conference in Phoenix

Red Cross launches #MissingType campaign to raise awareness about blood donations

The Red Cross launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of volunteering during a time of year where blood donations are down.

A brain matter: Former Cardinals among those in concussion lawsuit against NFL

For many observers, the 2011 lawsuit against the NFL for concussion-related injuries is all about numbers. For nine Cardinals players, it is about much more.

Ducey touts state drug program that aims to keep families together

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey touted an Arizona program that aims to keep families together while parents are seeking treatment of opioid addiction, telling a Washington seminar that the SENSE program should be a model for the nation.

Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a new report says.

School’s out, lunch is on: Kids get free, nutritious meals in summer

Free meal programs throughout Arizona feed children while school is out for the summer. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the Peoria Unified School District also offer activities.

Experts warn swimmers to beware of water-borne parasites and bacteria

Summer heat attracts swimmers to hotels and public pools but a report from the Centers for Disease Control says cases of crypto virus and other bacteria rise as more people dive into their vacations.