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Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Mexico Claims Mangos Contaminated With Salmonella Did Not Come From Them

Mexico's government has denied that mangos exported to the United States and Canada were contaminated with salmonella, and said that the bacteria strain detected in those countries "is different from any strain found in Mexico." continue reading »

Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows

At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality. Getting some babies to sleep can test a parent's sanity, but bleary-eyed mothers and fathers can be reassured that popular sleep training techniques have no long-lasting continue reading »

Malnutrition Kills 95 Guatemalans Under the Age of 5 in 2012

At least 95 children less than 5 years old have died in Guatemala from acute malnutrition so far this year, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Public Health and Social Assistance Ministry. continue reading »

Latinos: Take New Survey on How to Improve Cancer Services for Spanish Speakers

Spanish-speaking Latinos, have you been affected by cancer? If so, you’re invited to take a new survey about how to improve cancer-related services from LIVESTRONG. continue reading »

10,000 Yosemite Campers At Risk From Fatal Virus

Some 10,000 people who recently stayed in tent cabins at Yosemite National Park risk having contracted the often fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Ends Killing 3, Infecting 417

The Cuban government said that the cholera outbreak that erupted in June, killing three and infecting 417, is over, Communist Party daily Granma reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Research Shows Large Health Gaps Among Black, Latino, White Fifth Grade Students

Substantial racial and ethnic disparities were found for a broad set of harmful health-related issues in a new study of 5th graders from various regions of the U.S. conducted by Boston Children's Hospital and a consortium of research institutions. continue reading »

Poor Quality Water Responsible for 550 Suspected Cases of Cholera in Dominican Republic

Suspected cases of cholera continue to increase at hospitals in the northern Dominican province of Santiago, where at least 550 people have been treated in the past nine days for acute diarrhea. continue reading »

Cholera Symptoms Send 300 Dominicans to the Hospital

At least 300 people have been hospitalized in the past few days with cholera symptoms in the city of Tamboril and Santiago, a province in the northern Dominican Republic, health officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Wrestling stars are teaming up with the government on a campaign to reduce the obesity rate in Mexico, a country that has been struggling with this problem for years, officials said. continue reading »

People With Darker Skin Still at Risk for Melanoma

Expert describes how skin cancer looks, ways to protect yourself. Skin cancer is more common among white people, but people with darker skin are also at risk, a dermatology expert cautions. continue reading »

Nearly 5 Million Birds Killed in Mexican Flu Outbreak

Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

AH1N1 Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 133 in Brazil

Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the death toll to 133 so far this year. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Aim to Halt Bird-flu By Killing 3.8 Million Chickens

Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's Senasica food safety agency said. continue reading »

Brazil Hopes to Fight Dengue With Genetically Modified Mosquitos

Brazilian authorities inaugurated Saturday a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, of which 431,194 cases have been registered this year nationwide. continue reading »

Health Tip: Log Migraine Details in a Diary

Including the day, time and duration. Tracking your migraines can better prepare you to prevent or treat these often-debilitating headaches. The Womenshealth.gov website suggests what to log in a headache diary: continue reading »

How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer

Mouse study suggests synthetic form of compound found in grapes deserves a look. Researchers have found new evidence showing that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, may play a role in preventing cell aging. continue reading »

Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies’ Sleep

Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests. Mothers with depression may behave in ways that disturb their infants' sleep, according to a new study. continue reading »

Baby Wakes Up in Argentine Morgue After Being Declared Dead

A baby born prematurely awoke in the morgue of a hospital in northern Argentina 12 hours after having been declared dead, authorities in Chaco province announced Tuesday. The assistant health secretary for Chaco, Rafael Sabatinelli, continue reading »