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HISPANIC HEALTH: Hispanic Teen Drug Use Dramatically Higher Than Other Teens

The Partnership at Drugfree.org today released new research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), a nationally projectable survey that tracks teen drug and alcohol use and parent attitudes toward substance abuse among teens. The research, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, shows that Hispanic teens are using drugs at alarmingly higher levels when compared to teens from other ethnic groups. It confirms that substance abuse has become a normalized behavior among Latino youth. continue reading »

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

A U.S. based study, concluded earlier this year, has found that four out of twenty-five bottles of hot sauce from Mexico and Latin America, sold in the U.S., are loaded with lead. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latino Teen Birth Rate Drops Dramatically

A new government study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics shows that teen birth rates have plummeted especially for Hispanic teen girls. continue reading »

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. But Hispanics, for reasons that aren't clear, didn't get any gain from being more active. continue reading »

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

A new study by James B. Kirby, Ph.D., and Lan Liang, Ph.D., researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels. continue reading »