Health

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer.

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma

Children in the state’s lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants - despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to their health.


Health care organizations respond to stressful wait times

When you arrive to the doctor’s office, chances are that you’re about to wait. And wait. And wait some more.


Larry Holmes, Herschel Walker join McCain to raise concussion awareness

WASHINGTON - Mixed martial arts fighter Phil Davis has a theory about fighting that he said neatly sums up the problem of concussions in professional sports.


Phoenix barber combines hair cuts and blood pressure monitors to promote heart health

As barber Anthony Gathers gives a loyal customer of 20 years a haircut, another customer gets out of his chair and starts to strap on a blood-pressure monitor while chatting with Gathers. After a minute or two the customer slides off the cuff and checks his levels.


FDA allows folic acid in corn masa flour, could cut Latino birth defects

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration announced that manufacturers can start adding folic acid to corn masa flour beginning Friday, a move long pursued by advocates who say it will curb birth defects in the Hispanic community.


Country Thunder brings music, fun and health problems

FLORENCE - While thousands of Country Thunder fans were enjoying the music at the weekend outdoor festival, dust stirred by strong winds raised health concerns.


Risks of concussion in youth ice hockey spur reforms, concerns

SCOTTSDALE – Michael Slavik is all smiles as he walks to the ice with his teammates.

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H1N1Flu cases spike significantly in Arizona this flu season compared to last

The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona has increased 68 percent compared to the previous flu season, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services influenza summary report.


Arizona researcher hopes new diabetes drug can curb amputations

WASHINGTON - It's a jarring statement, but for Dr. David Armstrong and his patients it makes complete sense: "Pain is a gift from God."


Walmart coworkers in Phoenix honored for performing CPR

In February, Walmart coworkers Brent Anderson and Cathy Villa performed CPR on a colleague suffering from a heart attack until firefighters arrived on scene. The pair was honored for their life-saving efforts by the Phoenix Fire Department on Wednesday. (Video by Lauren Michaels/Cronkite News)


First Zika virus case emerges in Arizona

The first case of Zika virus in Arizona has been confirmed in a woman who traveled outside the country before returning to Arizona, health officials have confirmed.