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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 »

Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own

In a decade or so, people now clamoring for metal and ceramic replacement joints may instead be able to have a fully functional biological replacement -- a joint grown within their own bodies to their specific physiology. continue reading »

Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting Violent-Prone Individuals

Any time there's a violent tragedy -- the killing of at least 86 people at a youth camp in Norway, the shootings of a congresswoman and others in Tucson, the Virginia Tech massacre -- one question seems to ring clearer than others: Why didn't someone notice beforehand that the suspect might be disturbed and capable of committing deadly violence? continue reading »

Some Ethnics Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

Some ethnic groups are more likely than others to store dangerous fat around their internal organs as they gain weight, according to a new study. This organ-hugging fat, which can lead to diabetes and coronary artery disease, is more common among people from South Asia, the Canadian researchers reported in the July 28 online edition of the journal PLoS ONE. continue reading »

Rare Paralyzing Infection Affecting Residents of Arizona-Mexico Border

Health officials on both side of the Arizona-Mexico border are on high alert for the cause of a rare but paralyzing condition that has affected a small community of people. continue reading »

Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care

Excluding children from discussions about their hospital care can make them feel scared and angry, a new study finds. Parents and medical professionals need to make an effort to consult young patients and include them in decisions, said the researchers from Dublin, Ireland. continue reading »

U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills

Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to mounting evidence. continue reading »

U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

As melanoma rates have jumped nearly 29 percent among U.S. Latinos since 1992, their adoption of American cultural beliefs is associated with more sunscreen use, but not sun-protective clothing, new research finds. continue reading »

One Hospital’s Efforts to Hurdle the Language Barrier

Rebecca Reyes's job at Duke University Hospital is to help fill in the cracks in the system that's intended to make sure everyone gets good medical care. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Need to Practice Sun Safety Procedures Regardless of Skin Color

Many Hispanics especially those that have not been in the U.S. for long period of times tend to ignore sun-safety procedures that most others follow. continue reading »

Hispanic’s Self-Esteem Trail Others as Teens, Than Surpasses Whites at Age 30

Although Hispanics tend to have lower self-esteem than blacks or whites in the teen years, by age 30 their self-esteem has increased to the point that they have higher self-esteem than whites, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Health of Residents in Colonias Along Texas-Mexico Border Worry Doctors

In the colonias along the Texas-Mexico border, researching have reported that the health of the people in these areas is often far worse than those outside, showing a link between poverty and health. continue reading »

Wild Blueberries Native to Central and South American Have 2x-4x More Antioxidants Than U.S. Berries

The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries — already renowned as “super fruits” continue reading »

Highly Acculturated Latinas May Be at Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer

Latina women in the United States have higher rates of cervical cancer than white women. A recent study shows that Latinas who have acculturated (i.e., they think in, speak, and read English at home or with friends) may be at higher risk for contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer than less-acculturated Latinas. continue reading »

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Tan?  No Way, Experts Say

Young women say they flock to tanning salons to gain a healthy glow that adds to their natural beauty, protects them from the sun's rays and fills them with self-confidence. continue reading »

Could Finger Length Predict Penis Length?

A look at the relative length of a man's index and ring fingers might be a good predictor of the length of his penis, according to South Korean researchers. They found that the ratio between the second and fourth digits on a man's right hand seemed to correlate to the length of his flaccid and stretched penis, with a lower index-to-ring finger length ratio indicating a longer penis. continue reading »

STUDY:  Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems

The quit-smoking drug Chantix may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 72 percent in smokers who take it, even those without heart disease, researchers say. continue reading »

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. In the study, which appears in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health P continue reading »

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. In the study, which appears in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, lead author Nguyen and colleagues examined data from a survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A group of 1,787 obese Mexican-American adults noted whether a doctor or health care professional ever advised them to exercise more or eat fewer high-fat and high-cholesterol foods. continue reading »

Minority Owned Businesses Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

The Center for American Progress, in partnership with Progress 2050, released a memo and a series of fact sheets explaining how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act helps small businesses owned by ethnic and racial minorities provide health coverage for their employees. continue reading »