The University of Arizona

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain

UANews | September 16, 2014
Why do jobless people tend to have a higher body mass index than those who are employed? An assistant professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine will look at how post-job-loss changes in sleep and social rhythm – a person's daily routine – might affect weight.

Scavenger Hunt to Locate Defibrillators, Help Save Lives

UANews | September 3, 2014
Tucson and Pima County residents are invited to join a scavenger hunt for automated external defibrillators. The HeartMap Tucson Challenge, co-hosted by the UA and the Tucson Fire Department, aims to raise awareness about AEDs and build a comprehensive database of their locations.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UANews | August 18, 2014
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

Treating Ebola Patients is 'Difficult Ethical Decision' for Doctors and Nurses, Says UA Global Health Expert

UANews | August 11, 2014
Treating patients with infectious diseases presents an ethical dilemma for health care workers, says Dr. David Beyda. They want to help but place themselves at risk by doing so.

5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies

UANews | August 6, 2014
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function

UANews | August 1, 2014
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.

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