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Hispanics and Diabetes

According to national examination surveys, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. continue reading »

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

A team of Argentine and Cuban scientists has developed the first therapeutic vaccine for treating lung cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the tumor, but promotes its destruction by activating the body's immune system, the Insud Group said Friday. continue reading »

Kids Bullied in Elementary School More Likely to Self-Injure as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns. Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm continue reading »

Which City in the Fittest in America?

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas. It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro continue reading »

Study: More Alcohol Use Seen in Children’s Movies

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say. More movies approved for young viewers are showing alcohol brands, a trend that could influence teen drinking, researchers say. 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 »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Hispanics More Likely than Others to Seek Early Treatment for Lung Cancer

A new large scale 10-year study on the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer shows there are racial disparities on which patients undergo surgery as early treatment with Hispanics leading the way. continue reading »

Univ. of Arizona Research Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

The study looked at 32 Spanish-English early bilinguals, who had learned their second language before age 8. Individuals who learn two languages at an early age s continue reading »

Latinas Support Hirono Amendments to Immigration Reform Bill

Health advocates applaud Hawaii Senator’s leadership to keep aspiring citizens healthy and productive - The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health continue reading »

CDC Finds Many Public Pools Contaminated with Human Waste

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections. There are few things more inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. continue reading »

Weight Gain in Both Men & Women Possibly Caused by Gene Variations

People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study. Weight gain in men and women is predicted by two different genetic variations continue reading »

Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests. Living near a major road may result in reduced kidney function, which could, in turn, continue reading »

Survey: Almost 1/2 of High Schoolers Text and Drive

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show. Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash continue reading »

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children. When teens start dating, parents' worries grow -- and experts say that dating violence should be on their list of concerns. continue reading »

STUDY: Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests. Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, continue reading »

Tips for a Safe Prom

Avoid crash dieting, drinking - Prom can be an unforgettable experience for many teens, who have been planning for the big night for months. continue reading »

Blacks May Have Higher Risk of MS Than Whites, Hispanics Lower

Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true. Black Americans may be at higher risk for multiple sclerosis than whites, according to study findings that contradict continue reading »

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon. The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, continue reading »

Toxic Metals Found in Lipsticks and Glosses

Children should not play with these products, researcher says. Lipsticks and lip glosses apparently give you more than colorful kissers, according to a new study by California scientists continue reading »

Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment. As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, continue reading »