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Asthma Affecting 3 Million Hispanics – Many Living Near Polluted Areas

“The simple act of taking a breath is a challenge for three million Hispanics with asthma,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. continue reading »

Foreign Born Hispanic Grounds Workers Suffering Fatalities at High Rates

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that fatal injuries among grounds maintenance workers is disproportionately higher for Latinos born outside of U.S. but equal for U.S. born Hispanics and the general work force. continue reading »

Asthma Affecting 3 Million Hispanics – Many Living Near Polluted Areas

“The simple act of taking a breath is a challenge for three million Hispanics with asthma,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. continue reading »

American Heart Assoc. Helping Latina Moms Fight High Rate of Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women. On average, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women. continue reading »

Para la Gente Que Sufre de Alergias Alimentarias, la Ansiedad Está en el Menú

Cada vez que su hija adolescente Jordyn sale de casa, Nancy Geller se preocupa sobre la comida que tal vez elija comer. Jordyn tiene una grave alergia al maní o cacahuate, y la exposición incluso a una pequeña cantidad de alimentos que lo contengan podría causarle una reacción alérgica potencialmente letal. continue reading »

Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival

A small study of women with breast cancer suggests that those who have previously undergone surgery to receive breast implants face no poorer prognosis than do those without implants, despite the fact that mammograms were less accurate at picking up abnormalities in this group of women. continue reading »

STUDY: Stop Smoking Campaigns Aimed at Minorities Must be Respectful of Culture & Language to Work

Research finds positive media encouragement campaigns help Hispanic’s stop smoking. The American Legacy Foundation surveyed 4,067 current adult smokers on media campaigns featuring diverse characters with sympathetic stop smoking messages. continue reading »

Study: Aspirin’s Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat

Aspirin's ability to prevent potentially deadly blood clots may be hindered by elevated levels of fatty acids in the bloodstream, a new study suggests. It's common for doctors to prescribe aspirin as a blood thinner for patients at high risk of a heart attack. Aspirin inhibits the activity of the COX-1 enzyme, which plays a role in blood clot formation. continue reading »

REPORT:  ‘Urgent Need’ for Cancer Research Among U.S. Minorities

The United States urgently needs to expand research and improve understanding of cancer among minority populations, according to a special report issued Thursday by the President's Cancer Panel. continue reading »

REPORT:  ‘Urgent Need’ for Cancer Research Among U.S. Minorities

The United States urgently needs to expand research and improve understanding of cancer among minority populations, according to a special report issued Thursday by the President's Cancer Panel. continue reading »

Some TV Fans ‘Distressed’ Without Favorite Shows: Study

Researchers say the findings show how important media is in the lives of many. Some college students felt real distress when their favorite television shows went into reruns during the TV writers' strike of 2007-2008, a new report suggests. continue reading »

Arthritis Has Limiting Effects on Hispanics More than Any Other Race

Arthritis affects approximately 50 million adults and specifically 3.1 million Hispanics in the United States, making it one of the most prevalent health conditions among U.S. adults continue reading »

National Council of La Raza Embarks On Unique Study of Diabetes Management in Latino Seniors

In a joint effort to improve the health of Hispanic seniors with type 2 diabetes, Humana and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) have launched a study to test the “promotores de salud” – or, community health worker – approach to help this patient population better manage their disease to improve their health and well being. continue reading »

STUDY:  Discrimination Can Hurt One’s Health and Expand Your Waistline

If you are portly, fat or have an ‘expanding waistline’ there is something you can blame besides fast food – discrimination. A recent study, from Purdue University using data from 1995-2004’s National Survey of Midlife Development, shows that discrimination can hurt your health. continue reading »

Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Based on what's known about the roles of these two areas of the brain, the structural differences are consistent with previous studies that found liberals are better able to cope with conflicting information and are more open to new experiences continue reading »

STUDY: Is Coming to America Unhealthy for Mexican Immigrants?

Young adult Mexican migrants in the United States are much more likely to suffer depression and anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, a new study finds. continue reading »

CDC: Contraceptive Use is Lowest & Teen Childbirth Highest Amongst Latinos & Blacks

Teen birth rates have decreased by 37 percent in the last two decades, though U.S. rates are up to nine times higher than in other developed countries, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report. About 46 percent of teens have had sexual intercourse. About 14 percent of sexually active teen girls and 10 percent of teen boys report that they do not use any type of birth control, the report says. continue reading »

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

In the United States, the number of TB cases reported in foreign-born persons has remained virtually level, with approximately 7,000 to 8,000 cases reported each year from 1993 to 2008. continue reading »

Nat’l Minority Health Month Kicks Off in Chicago with Chefs in Classrooms

As part of “Heroes for Healthy Schools Week” and National Minority Health Month, the Healthy Schools Campaign and the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host Chef in the Classroom 2011 on Tuesday, April 5th. continue reading »

Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

A new technology that temporarily zaps away forehead wrinkles by freezing the nerves shows promise in early clinical trials, researchers say. continue reading »