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Yawning May Help the Brain Chill Out

Yawning may be a natural way of regulating brain temperature, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers examined the frequency of yawns among 80 people in the winter and another 80 people in the summer and found seasonal variations. continue reading »

Health Tips:  When Your Child Has a Headache

Children are thought to be no less prone than adults to dull or throbbing pains of the head. The Nemours Foundation mentions these common triggers of headaches in children: continue reading »

USDA Launches MiPlato: A Visual Reminder to Help Spanish-Speakers Make Healthier Food Choices

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin honored National Hispanic Heritage Month by joining with key Hispanic leaders to celebrate the federal government's new Spanish-language food icon, continue reading »

Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors With Depression Less Likely to Get Screening for Other Cancers

New research suggests that depression and other factors may keep Hispanic women who have survived breast cancer from getting screenings that could pick up signs of colorectal or ovarian cancer. continue reading »

Health Tip:  Keeping a Diabetes Notebook for Your Child

A notebook of instructions and helpful information will make it easier to stay organized when your diabetic child gets sick. continue reading »

STUDY: Half of Hispanic Americans Are at Risk of Breathing Unhealthy Air

A major report to be released tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, 2011, will show that one out of two Hispanic Americans faces serious health risks due to living in counties that frequently violate air quality standards. continue reading »

Health Tip: Teach Your Child Bullying is Wrong

Preventing bullying must start at home, so parents must set a good example and discourage the practice whenever possible. continue reading »

STUDY:  Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit

The male and female participants were asked about their sexist attitudes toward women and whether they were willing to engage in uncommitted or short-term sex. Men were also asked how often they used assertive strategies to initiate relationships and women were asked if, and to what degree, they found these types of advances desirable. continue reading »

Health Tip:  When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone. continue reading »

STUDY:  Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood

The ability to remember the origin of memories isn't fully developed until adulthood, a new study says. This ability refers not only to memories of past events but also to the origin of those memories -- for example, remembering not just meeting a particular person but the context in which you met that person, the German researchers explained. continue reading »

Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids’ Fitness First

Saying "no" to the school bus and walking kids to school instead could be a step -- or more -- toward boosting children's activity levels, a new study shows. continue reading »

Yale University Study:  Do Hispanic Women Have Different Type of Breast Cancer?

Yale University researchers will examine biological factors in Hispanic women in hopes of one day developing a test to detect breast cancer very early, with research funding announced today by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. continue reading »

STUDY: Jogging Beats Weight Lifting for Losing Belly Fat

Aerobic exercise is better than resistance training if you want to lose the belly fat that poses a serious threat to your health, researchers say. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

Are Turned Toes Troule for Young Children?

In-toeing or out-toeing occur when a child's toes point inward or outward as they walk. Many children who begin walking this way outgrow the abnormal gait. The Nemours Foundation mentions these signs that a child may need medical evaluation: continue reading »

People Appear to Dream While in Minimally Conscious State

The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) to compare the structure of sleep in 11 brain-damaged patients -- six in a minimally conscious state and five in a vegetative state (unresponsive wakefulness). continue reading »

Mom’s Depression Affects Kids’ Brain Structure, Scan Show

Children of mothers with depression have an enlarged amygdala, the part of the brain associated with emotional responses, Canadian researchers have found. The team used MRI scans to examine the brains of 10-year-old children of mothers who've had symptoms of depression throughout their lives. continue reading »

STUDY:  Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes

About 76 young U.S. athletes collapse and die from sudden cardiac arrest during practice or a game every year, which has led some experts to call for mandatory electrocardiograms to screen players for possibly fatal heart defects. continue reading »

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Post-Partum Depression?

It's common for a woman to become depressed during or just after a pregnancy. The timing and specific symptoms tend to vary by person. continue reading »

New CDC Data Shows Increase in HIV Infection Amongst Young Latino Men

According to new HIV incidence data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall number of new HIV infections has been steady from 2006 to 2009. continue reading »