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STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

A study by the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas has discovered that Mexican-American children are less likely to be overweight or obese if they consume peanuts at least one a week. continue reading »

STUDY: By 2050, Anti-Smoking Policies Will Have Prevented 7M Deaths Worldwide

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says. Anti-tobacco policies really do stop people from smoking and save millions of lives continue reading »

How to Engage Hispanics in Order to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials

Hispanic cancer patients rarely participate in clinical trials, but researchers want to tailor a Spanish DVD to help change this. To create a relevant educational tool, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers investigated why awareness of and continue reading »

CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of teenage births and births continue reading »

Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving. Speeding is a factor in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers in the United States continue reading »

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe. A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. continue reading »

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Finding points to possible disparities in care. Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperac continue reading »

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made. Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet continue reading »

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

No prescription is needed - The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue reading »

Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos. continue reading »

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive. Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study. Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk continue reading »

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse. For dads aiming at marital bliss, a new study suggests just two factors are especially important: continue reading »

STUDY: Hands-Free Devices Not Safe for Driving

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn. Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellph continue reading »

Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight. Overweight or obese women who are pregnant are more likely to give birth prematurely, continue reading »

Tips for Healthy, Safe Summer Grilling

Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges. For many Americans, summer just wouldn't be the same without a backyard barbecue continue reading »

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Women’s Heart Issues

But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men. Poor sleep appears to contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising their inflammation levels, but this effect was not seen in men, researchers say. continue reading »

Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Study found these workers are often long or short sleepers, which may not be healthy. People with more physically active jobs tend to be either shorter or longer sleepers than average continue reading »

Worldwide, 4 Billion Have Untreated Cavities

Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows. Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found. continue reading »

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests. Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be continue reading »