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For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says. Intense competition, not violence, may be the main factor in video games that fuels aggression, according to a small new study. continue reading »

Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges. Boxing isn't appropriate for children and teens, and parents should encourage their kids to find sports that don't focus on delivering blows to the head and face. continue reading »

Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say. Along with buying new clothes and classroom supplies, parents need to think about health and safety as they prepare their children to return to school. continue reading »

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips In Advance of Hurricane Irene

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Iren continue reading »

Dance Sensation Javier ‘Poty’ Castillo Gets Latinos to Tango, Samba, Salsa to a Healthier Lifestyle

Latinos everywhere have fallen in love with Latin dance sensation, Javier 'Poty' Castillo, director of choreography for Univision's leading reality television dance show, Mira Quien Baila(SM). continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info. Federal officials on Wednesday urged residents of the U.S. East Coast to b continue reading »

DHS Fails to Reveal the Effectiveness (or Ineffectiveness) of Their Repatriation Flights

As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security continues its repatriation flights, it also continues to face opposition. In the last eight years, DHS has spent $85 million putting u continue reading »

Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it. Children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a much higher risk of developing a written language disorder, a new study indicates. continue reading »

Honduras-Born Inventor Using Disassembled Toys to Provide Medical Tools

When medical supplies finally make their way to third world countries, they are sometimes broken or possess defects making them useless, but one man has found a way to turn toys into much needed medical tools. continue reading »

Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking

Effect especially strong among blacks, Puerto Ricans, study finds. Menthol cigarettes make it more difficult for smokers to quit, especially blacks and Puerto Ricans, a new study indicates. continue reading »

Number of U.S. Kids With Public Health Insurance Rising

Fewer children uninsured, likely due to efforts to boost enrollment and retention in programs. The number of American children eligible for and enrolled in public health insurance programs increased between 2008 and 2009, a new study finds. continue reading »

Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say. Trained sniffer dogs are able to detect lung cancer in its early stages, researchers have found. continue reading »

Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray for Allergies

Suggestions for using it correctly. A nasal spray can help many allergy sufferers find relief from symptoms, but it's important that the spray be used correctly. The American Ac continue reading »

Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly. Short-stay hospitalizations of children with mental illnesses surged between 1996 and 2007, while psychiatric admissions among the elderly declined in that period, according to a new study examining changing patterns in psychiatric hospitalization in the United States. continue reading »

For Men, ‘Culture of Honor’ Can Be Deadly

Mindset spurs risky behaviors and is most prevalent in U.S. South and West, study shows. Psychologists call it the "culture of honor," a mostly male mindset that places continue reading »

New Spanish-Language Guides Inform Decisions About Heart Disease and Other Illnesses

A free, illustrated easy-to-read pamphlet that compares drugs for preventing heart attacks, heart failure or strokes in people with stable coronary heart disease is one of six new Spanish-language publications from HHS' continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Hardest Time Quitting

According to a report published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, those smoking menthol cigarettes have more difficulty quitting than those who smoke regular cigarettes, with Puerto Rican menthol smokers appearing to have the most difficulty. continue reading »

Music Eases Cancer Patients’ Anxiety: Study

Music may also have a positive effect on mood, pain and quality of life, study finds. Listening to music or having sessions with trained music therapists can help ease cancer patients' anxiety, researchers say. continue reading »

Religion Might Boost Happiness in Times of Stress

But study finds no such link in stable, peaceful societies. Religious people outnumber and are happier than atheists in societies facing hardship or conflict, a new study indicates. continue reading »