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Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say. Even though they can't talk yet, babies just over a year old understand many spoken words continue reading »

Routine Osteoporosis Screening Recommended For All Women Over Age 65 (BILINGUAL)

In an update to its 2002 recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that all women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis. continue reading »

Private Rooms Cut Infection Risk in the ICU: Study

Hospital's switch from multibed to single occupancy led to fewer infections, shorter stays. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients in single, private rooms have lower infection rates than patients in shared rooms, a new study finds. continue reading »

Reducing College Drinking

College students are less likely to get drunk when universities and surrounding communities work together to reduce drinking, a new study finds. Similar strategies may help reduce drinking on campuses nationwide. continue reading »

More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients

Kidney patients fare better on an almost-daily hemodialysis regimen than on the standard 3-times-a-week plan, scientists report. Although more research is needed, the finding could lead to changes in the standard of care for patients who need dialysis. continue reading »

Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness

Common baldness could have its roots in a newly identified stem cell defect, a finding that could potentially lead to new hair-loss treatments down the road, a new study reveals. continue reading »

Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds

Wrinkles, sagging skin not the only signs of aging. When you think of facial aging, wrinkles and sagging skin come to mind, but new research finds that skin isn't the only thing that ages. continue reading »

Obesity Kills 5x more People in Mexico than Drug War

Clothing manufacturers and designers in Mexico have all been receiving the same request recently, “More clothing in sizes large and extra large, please.” This request makes an alarming point: Many Mexicans are obese. continue reading »

Se Exhorta a las Personas que van a Dejar el Plan ‘Medicare Advantage’ a Analizar Otras Opciones

Aquellos que no están contentos con sus planes privados tienen hasta mediados de febrero para cambiar de plan Las personas que están afiliadas a los planes de salud privado Medicare Advantage continue reading »

Health Tip: Figure Out Why You Yawn Excessively

Keep a log for your doctor. Everyone yawns. But yawning too much could signal a larger medical issue. To help your doctor pinpoint why you yawn so much, the University of Maryland Medical Center says you should track the following factors in a log: continue reading »

Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes. In the new study, Dr. Rajendra H. Mehta, from Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center continue reading »

La Contaminación del Aire Contribuye a Trastornos Peligrosos del Ritmo Cardiaco

Un estudio halla cambios perceptibles en el sistema eléctrico del corazón después de la exposición al aire contaminado, Es posible que se subestime el papel que desempeña la contaminación del aire en los trastornos del ritmo cardiaco (arritmias) que pueden causar muerte súbita, de acuerdo con los investigadores. continue reading »

Is a Swine Flu Epidemic Coming to Ecuador?

Ecuadorian officials are denying they are facing a H1N1, swine flu, epidemic in spite of eight deaths and 35 confirmed cases reported in December 2010. The country’s national director of epidemiology, Juan Moreira, has stated the number of cases is “within an expected range.” continue reading »

11 Tips for a Healthy 2011

New Year's Day has long been a time for reflection on the personal changes we want to make as we look forward to a new year. Health-related goals are popular New Year's resolutions, but you may not know where to begin. continue reading »

Enjoy a Healthy Pregnancy!

Pregnancy is an exciting time—make the most of it by staying healthy. If you are pregnant or know someone who is, you probably have lots of questions—like what foods and activities are safe. continue reading »

Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study

Expert calls for more compliance with hand-washing guidelines before operations. A disturbing new study finds that bacteria often contaminate the hands of those who give anesthesia to surgical patients continue reading »

53% Increase in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Hispanic Children

Nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of ADHD, with rates rising by 22% in just four years, government health officials said Wednesday. The CDC estimates that between 2003 and 2007 continue reading »

New Tool to Help Hispanics with Diabetes

A new online game called HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso is now available to the 10 million Latino and Hispanic users on Facebook, with the goal of helping continue reading »

Puerto Rican Women Most Likely to Be Smokers

According to the American Lung Association, Puerto Rican women are the most likely Latinas to become heavy smokers. “Puerto Rican women are nearly twice as likely to smoke as women of other Hispanic groups,” said the association. continue reading »

Le Deseamos unas Fiestas de Fin de Año sin Alergias y un Año Nuevo Más Feliz

Un médico sugiere maneras de controlar los estornudos durante la temporada festiva. Un experto sugiere que para los que sufren de alergias durante las fiestas de fin de año, el mejor regalo de todos podría ser el alivio de los síntomas respiratorios. continue reading »