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    April 9, 2014

    Stay on Arizona's New Abortion Rules to Continue

    Arizona's newest abortion regulations won't go into effect while adversaries of the new rules challenge a ruling from a lower court.The regulations, which impose new restrictions on medicated abortions in the state, have been the subject of a court battle just as the rules were set to take effect on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Center for Reproductive Rights to Appeal Decision on Arizona's Medicated-Abortion Rules

    The Center for Reproductive Rights announced that it's appealing a federal judge's decision earlier this week that allowed new abortion regulations in Arizona to take effect.As of yesterday, doctors in Arizona who prescribe the pills for medicated abortions must do so within FDA guidelines, rather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Arizona's Medicated-Abortion Restrictions Take Effect Today After Surviving Court Challenge

    A federal judge denied Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary injunction against new abortion regulations that limit the use of abortions by medication in the state.The new regulations take effect today.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    UA Study on Pot and PTSD Could Impact Arizona's Medical Marijuana Program

    Since the beginning of Arizona's medical marijuana program, people have petitioned the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for medical pot.However, PTSD and other conditions aren't added to the list, due to a lack of scientific research on the risk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Arizona's New Regulations on Medicated Abortion Draw a Lawsuit

    Yet another new Arizona abortion law has resulted in a lawsuit.The latest lawsuit, filed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights, alleges a new regulation that restricts how medicated abortions are administered is unconstitutional.David Brown, a staff attor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Food and Drink Trends for 2014 as Predicted by Valley Chefs

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Srichacha, foam, and molecular gastronomy slowly fade into our culinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    5 Gifts For The Food Geek

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Food Geek. Ah, the food geek. Not to be confused with those so-called "f ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Cadbury Creme Eggs: Flavored With Dried Beaver Anal Glands?

    Yeah, you might want to put down that leftover Easter candy for a minute while we drop some scientific knowledge, because according to a Huffington Post article, Cadbury Creme Eggs could contain a natural flavoring derived from the dried perineal glands of beavers. And, yeah, sometimes those glands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Helpful Infographic Will Help Settle the "Is It Still Good?" Debate

    You might want to tape this infographic to your fridge the next time you're stalled in front of your fridge trying to decide whether the milk is still good. You know the game: It's Sunday, you're about to go shopping, and you know it's time to clear out the fridge to make room for new food. Is the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Ward Off the Flu with Fire Cider

    Everywhere I turn, there's talk of the flu. Since I follow a bunch of natural health junkies on Pinterest, I can't get away from it there either, with everyone pinning different home remedies. While I've managed to keep away from the illness so far, I decided to make a good-sized batch of this fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Rep. John Kavanagh Wants No Exception for Cancer Patients or Anyone Else in Proposed Medical-Pot Repeal

    John Kavanagh, the Republican State Representative from Fountain Hills, doesn't want any exceptions in a proposed medical-pot repeal for patients with cancer, AIDS, or any other serious disease. Verifiable illness or not, they would be booked into jail under Arizona's felony possession law like any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Watch a Man Destroy the Entire "The Hobbit" Denny's Menu in 20 Minutes

    When we reviewed "The Hobbit" menu at Denny's, it should be noted that it took two reporters, including one who writes a column called "Guilty Pleasures," and we still didn't eat everything on the menu. Yet here is a man who single-handedly polished off everything on the special menu in one sitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    5 Fad Diets to Avoid in 2013

    With the holidays coming to a close it's time to step up to the scale and assess the damage. If the numbers on the scale are much larger than you remember it's possible that a diet may be in order. But don't panic! Rushing into a fad diet is at best not along term solution and at worst might actuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Top Eight Reasons Conservatives Should Love Medical Marijuana

    Not all conservatives want to lock up sick grannies and other medical-marijuana patients, a fact proven by the thousands of right-wingers who in 2010 voted "yes" on Arizona's Prop 203. Yet in polls, Republicans and conservatives do tend to favor penalties for the plant's growth and use more often t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    DEA Carries Out Raids Nationwide, Including Five Arizona Cities, for Making and Selling Chemicals Similar to Illegal Drugs

    The federal government announced another victory in its war on drugs, as federal authorities made raids in 109 cities nationwide -- including five Arizona cities -- to take down an industry that sells chemicals "similar" to illegal drugs.Yes, the word "similar" comes straight from the Drug Enforceme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Mixing It Up with AZ Bitters Lab

    Bill and Lillian Buitenhuys aren't bitter people. They're bitters people, ardent food lovers whose interests have broadened from food-and-wine pairings to food-and-cocktail pairings to the distinctive components, such as bitters, that go into both classic and craft cocktails. Although the Buitenhu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Point-Counterpoint: Is Pho King or Is It Pho-King Awful?

    We had so much fun chucking Chow Bella contributors Ando Muneno and Lauren Saria into the ring over Alton Brown, food trucks and movie theaters with food, we put them back at it again. This week's topic: Pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Pho joints have been growing in popularity throughout the Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Why Tania Katan Would Rather Lick Lance Armstrong's Sweat Than Eat a Handful of Pink M&Ms

    Not one to sugar-coat anything, writer and breast cancer survivor Tania Katan has her own version of a public service announcement this October. ​It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and boy am I hungry! Every October, we gather with friends and loved ones to race for a cure, think about how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    In Season: Eggs

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Eggs Jennifer Woods​ Ok, so eggs are "in season" most all of the time -- though production varies throught the year. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Redesigned Food Labels Make Current Food Label Look Like Ass Crap

    Renee Walker​Current food label.​With all the hoopla finally dying down on MyPlate, the new icon of healthy eating from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that replaced the food pyramid, maybe it's time the nation focused on another food-related headache of sorts: the nutrition label. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Chartreuse: Is This What Jesus Would Drink?

    Image via This Girl Can Eat Handcrafted by French monks based upon a secret 400-year-old recipe, chartreuse was originally known as "The Elixir of Life." We're uncorking our latest column, Bottoms Up -- a weekly guide to everything brewed, bottled, blended, barrel-aged and generally booz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Lobster Tomalley and Roe at Market Price

    Flickr- daves cupboardOne cooked lobster will yield a ton of tomalley goodness.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Kid-Killing Rapist Donald Beaty's Execution Put on Hold

    A clerical error has resulted in a stay in the execution of Donald Beaty, a kid-killing rapist on Death Row for more than two decades.​The Arizona Supreme Court has issued a stay in the execution of kid-killing rapist Donald Beaty because of a last-minute switcheroo in one of the drugs used to put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Lazy Cakes Relaxation Brownies: Who Exactly Are These For?​Poor Larry Lazy Cakes. The lackadaisical cartoon character (who looks a lot like South Park's Towelie) and representative of Lazy Cakes, the "relaxation brownies" laced with melatonin and sold in food markets, may have helped to sell millions of the sleepy sweet treat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    AZ Attorney General Tom Horne "Blasts" New Malt Beverage From Pabst Brewing

    Blast By Colt 45, a drink 17 attorney generals consider tantamount to binge-drinking in a can. ​Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is down to party so long as binge-drinking isn't involved. Along with 16 more attorney generals from around the country, Mr. Horne made this message clear today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Drank "Extreme Relaxation" Beverage: Weed in a Can, or Just Another Gimmick?

    Drank, the "extreme relaxation" beverage​It's been called "weed in a can" and "a can of drag ass" by media, but does Drank really offer a mellow buzz? We must admit, we were skeptical of the powers within this purple aluminum can. When somebody told us about Drank, the "extreme relaxation" b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Four Loko Watermelon: Now We Get It

    Flickr- nick.fisher Adios, Four Loko. Drink 'em if you got 'em. ​Anyone who has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile of pennies, we've scraped the Bottom of t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    May 12, 2010

    Brain Scans on Your iPhone? Yeah, There's an App for That, and They're Testing it Out in Scottsdale​At last, an iPhone application that does something a little more useful than finding the closest Applebee's.Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale are conducting clinical trials on a new iPhone app that would allow doctors to view brain scans with their iPhone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Comic Book's Cannibal Cop Takes a Bite Outta Crime

    Cannibals, cops, bird flu: All three of these things have grabbed headlines before, but probably not simultaneously. That's where comic book creator John Layman comes in. His runaway hit series Chew follows the adventures of Tony Chu, a detective turned FDA agent who lives in a world where chicken m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Homme Lounge, Chew, and the Month in Tasty Photos Over the Weekend

    ​Club Candids: The Final Party Foul at Homme Lounge For the last four years, Homme Lounge has hosted dance nights for every music scene from hip hip to industrial to indie rock; but its most consistently crowded affair for the last year and a half has been its Party Foul Friday nights. Now tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Beware of Buying Phoney H1N1 "Cures" Online, Attorney General Terry Goddard Warns

    ​ Don't buy flu products online without your doctor's advice, or you'll probably get scammed. That's the message today from Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. Flu cases are at epic levels in Arizona. Last week alone there were 1,588 new cases of swine flu -- totaling 5,226 since April, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Arizona to Receive $804,000 From Pfizer; Company's Marketing Tactics Misled

    ​The long arm of the law gave the drug company Pfizer Inc. a couple of pretty firm slaps Wednesday, one of which will bring close to $1 million to Arizona.As part of a settlement for a multi-state federal lawsuit, the company has agreed to pay $33 million to 41 different states as punishment f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    July 23 In Blogs: Bill Maher, Barack Obama, The Voodoo Organist, and Electronic Cigarettes

     In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Bill Maher Interview of Janet Napolitano Focus of Demo by Immigration Activists Barack Obama, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Human Growth Hormone Sales Sprout Indictments for Phoenix Pharmacy and Workers

    A Phoenix pharmacy and its owner have been indicted for selling up to $8 million in human-growth hormone to doctors without receiving prescriptions. An announcement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix also says the Compounding Center, 4045 East Bell Road, and wholesale division manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Christopher Gross Brings Flavor Tripping Trend to AZ

    Listening to chef Christopher Gross explain the mind- and palate-expanding sensation of eating "miracle fruit," I can't help but think of Willy Wonka waxing poetic about Everlasting Gobstoppers. "You can eat a lemon wedge, and it tastes just like a piece of candy!" he tells me. It's called fla ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    May 4, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    Pimp My Bod

    Our intrepid reporter travels north Scottsdale in search of the sweet life. Someone's version of it, anyway

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Bad Medicine

    Locking up cold medicine makes the politicians feel good -- but it won't put a dent in Arizona's meth habit

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Head Games

    Parents are being told to sleep babies on their backs to avoid SIDS. The medical establishment has ignored the unintended consequences -- and that's making one Tempe company very, very successful

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Behind the Green Door

    Kreme and Jett court madness, drunkenness and death runnin' after absinthe's La Fée Verte.

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    A Mountain by Any Other Name...

    Letters from the week of April 24, 2003

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Doctor Derailed

    Fen-Phen conviction results in prison sentence

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Lock Up, Rub Down

    State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program

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    October 8, 1998
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    March 19, 1998

    The Internet Internist

    Dr. Pietr Hitzig of Maryland has prescribed a fen-phen panacea for all manner of ailments to thousands of patients he has never met. One of them, Alvin Chernov, killed himself.

  • News

    April 18, 1996
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    January 18, 1996

    Smoke Gets In Your Ears

    Tired of personal waxy yellow buildup? Light a candle and listen up!

  • Dining

    May 11, 1995
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