1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content


Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications. Binge eating disorder means eating abnormally large amounts of food, eating extremely quickly and eating beyond the point of fullness. continue reading »

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Hispanic diabetes patients who can't discuss their condition with a doctor in their own language have poorer health, even when interpreter services are available, a new study has found. continue reading »

The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns

Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds. So-called hypoallergenic dogs are no less likely to make you sneeze than other dogs, a new study says. continue reading »

Working to Stem the AIDS Epidemic - “End AIDS” - It’s In Your Hands”

In the three decades since its first recognition, AIDS has altered the way we live and love. Nearly 30 million people worldwide have died as a result of this disease. continue reading »

Health Insurance Leads to Healthier Americans

There’s a new study out today that confirms just how important health insurance and the Medicaid program really are. The study is already making waves with Ezra Klein calling it, “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s. continue reading »

Health of Residents in Colonias Along Texas-Mexico Border Worry Doctors

In the colonias along the Texas-Mexico border, researching have reported that the health of the people in these areas is often far worse than those outside, showing a link between poverty and health continue reading »

Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk. People with phobic anxieties, like fear of crowded places, fear of heights or fear of going outside, are at higher risk for heart disease than those with fewer or no anxieties. continue reading »

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year. continue reading »

Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking

Two brief conversations about marijuana cut kids' use of the drug by up to 20%, study finds. Brief, voluntary and non-judgmental conversations with teens about marijuana use may significantly reduce their use of the drug, according to a new study. continue reading »

Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests. The reduced risk, however, was not associated with love relationships, leisure activities or standard of living, the researchers found. continue reading »

Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say. The timing and frequency of mammography to detect breast cancer is a decision best customized for each woman, based on such factors as age and breast density, new research suggests. continue reading »

Eating Disorders Appear to Raise Risk of Death

Anorexia poses greatest threat, but bulimics are at risk too, study finds. People with eating disorders, especially those with anorexia nervosa, have an increased risk of death, a new study indicates. continue reading »

Healthy U Tip:  Practice Safe Grilling

Harmful bacteria multiply faster during warmer weather, making food-borne illness even more of a threat during the summer grilling season. continue reading »

Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest. Behavioral and emotional problems are common in children who live in long-term foster care, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. continue reading »

Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups. You're probably familiar with how easy it is to remember things that never happened, especially if you're around people who recall things the same way. continue reading »

Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says. Illegal tobacco sales to minors have reached an all-time low in the United States as the result of a historic federal and state partnership, according to a federal government report. continue reading »

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with the 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on “Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity”; NAMI Convention, July 6-9 in Chicago to Address Disparities continue reading »

Addiction Starts Early in American Society, Report Finds

90% of those hooked on alcohol, tobacco, drugs starting using them before age 18, research shows. A new study reveals that 90 percent of Americans who are addicted to tobacco, alcohol or other substances started smoking, drinking or using drugs before they were 18 years old. continue reading »

Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

A new study hints at one reason that black Americans are at a higher risk of death from heart disease than whites: Blacks appear to have higher levels of a certain type of plaque that builds up in arteries and is not detected in standard screening. continue reading »

Working Night Shifts May Raise Diabetes Risk for Women

Researchers say it could disrupt daily rhythms, affect blood sugar. Women who often work at night may face higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. continue reading »