Health


FILE - People try to keep cool at the Justa Center, a resource center catering to the older homeless population, as temperatures hit 110-degrees, July 19, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
From Heat Deaths to Worsening Allergies, Climate Change Harms Health

From 2030 to 2050, according to the WHO, 250,000 additional deaths are expected each year worldwide because of climate-driven health problems.

FILE - Residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Aug. 3, 2021. Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab. The research was published online Tuesday, July 26, 2022, by the journal Science. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
UArizona Study Bolsters Theory That Coronavirus Emerged From the Wild

Two new studies, including one from the University of Arizona, provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold.

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Heat Deaths in Maricopa County Hit Half-Year Record

About two-thirds of the heat-associated deaths on Maricopa County involved people who were outdoors.

This photo illustration shows the websites of several Arizona abortion providers after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood Arizona and other clinics ceased abortion procedures once the decision was announced. (Photo illustration by Troy Hill/Cronkite News)
Blue States Prepare for Influx of Patients Seeking Abortion Care

Health care clinics in states including California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in Arizona and other places where abortions are restricted or banned.

multiple tents set up on a Phoenix street
Sweltering Streets: Hundreds of People Without Shelter Die in Extreme Heat

Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the United States than hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes combined.

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Wear Orange Weekend Raises Awareness of Gun Violence in Arizona

The event came one week ahead of the nationwide March For Our Lives, with local organizations pledging their support for the Wear Orange movement.

elderly woman kissing the nose of a micro-mini cow
Care and Comfort: From Horses to Micro-Mini Cows, Animals Can Help with Human Ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the unique bond between animals and humans.