The University of Arizona

Loneliness, Poor Health Appear to be Linked

UANews | June 18, 2010
Two UA studies have found that hoarding friends doesn't necessarily diminish forlorn feelings and that loneliness is a matter of perception. Superficial relationships, researchers say, can not only result in feelings of detachment, but also contribute to certain health-related problems.

UA Receives $1M for Firefighter Heart Disease Study

UANews | June 17, 2010
A $1 million, three-year grant will fund research to determine whether medical treatment can help prevent the progression of early atherosclerotic disease in firefighters.

UA Doctor Awarded $3.1M for Integrative Medicine Anti-Tobacco Program

UANews | June 15, 2010
The grant will fund the development and evaluation of a new program to train chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in effective ways to help their patients and clients quit tobacco.

Oil Spill Increases Threat to Range of Gulf Coast Food Stocks

UANews | June 14, 2010
A new report led by UA researcher Gary Nabhan details the threat of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the unique agriculture of the Gulf Coast and the communities that depend on them.

UA Acquires New Research Facility in Oro Valley

UANews | June 10, 2010
The facility will contribute toward expanding the UA's efforts to get new therapies and drug discoveries out to the market and patients more quickly.

Quit-Tobacco Programs Effective in Dental Clinics, Study Finds

UANews | June 7, 2010
People who received an intervention – advice and assistance including nicotine patches or lozenges – were two to three times more likely to have quit smoking 7.5 months afterward than participants who received the usual care.

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