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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain

Study finds more exercise, less fast food could help curb obesity epidemic. The edict to eat less and exercise more is far from far-reaching, as a new analysis points to the increased consumption of potato chips continue reading »

Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health Hazard

People with asthma, other respiratory ailments urged to stay inside, keep windows closed. With record-breaking wildfires scorching the American Southwest, experts are worried not just about the environmental and property damage continue reading »

Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others

Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally. In terms of self-esteem, new British research suggests that repeated bouts of unemployment don't affect everyone in the same way. continue reading »

CLL Update—Emerging Therapies

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to bringing the most current information about blood cancers to all patients and is pleased to announce a continue reading »

Physical Activity Levels of High School Students—United States, 2010

High school students need more daily physical activity. High school students nationwide are not getting enough daily physical activity, according to the CDC 2010 National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study (NYPANS), continue reading »

Freedom More Important to Happiness Than Wealth, Study Finds

Personal independence, autonomy trump money in data from more than 60 countries. Personal independence and freedom are more important to people's well-being than wealth, a new study concludes. continue reading »

Bullying’s Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say. Because millions of kids in the United States are affected by bullying, some people may shrug it off as just a part of growing up. But experts warn that it should be treated as a serious issue and not accepted as normal childhood behavior. continue reading »

Hispanic Teens Less Likely to Drink Water and Milk Than White Counterparts

Recent findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggest that teens are drinking healthy beverages, but also consuming soda. It also found that the amount of soda consumed varies among race/ethnicities. continue reading »

Dad’s Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests. The daughters of fathers with good parenting skills are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Prevent Heat-Related Illness

Suggestions to keep your cool. As the weather heats up, illnesses ranging from heat exhaustion to heatstroke become more common. The U.S. National Library of Med continue reading »

Renewed Commitment to Global Vaccines and Immunizations Will Save Lives

During a time when we all – including the federal government – need to live within our means and find places to cut spending, any investments made by your government need to meet the test of whether it is an effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Launches Local, Regional & National Educational Program

The Latino Commission on AIDS is proud to announce that it is launching Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now - a local, regional and national treatment education and skills building program. continue reading »

Explaining Breast Cancer Risk by the Numbers

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand people talking about cancer, especially doctors, scientists, and reporters. Part of the reason is because they use so many numbers and statistics witho continue reading »

FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

Label changes include curbs on certain products claiming to be 'sunblocks' and cancer-preventing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that ar continue reading »

Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest. Some people may lose sleep over the pressure to be thin -- continue reading »

Sleep-Deprived People May Crave High-Calorie Foods

People who are sleepy by day may be unable to resist calorie-laden comfort foods, new research shows. The findings, slated for presentation Monday continue reading »

Top 11 Foods to Try in 2011

[Each year,] millions of people vow to lose weight. Are you one of them? If so, don’t let boredom sabotage your good intentions. Experiment with your food choices and keep your meals interesting. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Show Same Success Rate with IVF as White Women

A new study reports that Hispanic women are just as likely to get pregnant using in vitro fertilization (IVF) as non-Hispanic whites. continue reading »

Summer is a Good Time for Moms to Learn About Certain Diseases Affecting Their Preteen and Teen

Preteens and teens are at risk for certain diseases, including human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal disease (meningitis), pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. "Preteens and teens are at risk for certain infectious diseases," said Dr. Jaime Fergie, Director of Infectious Diseases at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. "Many parents vaccinated their children as infants, and it's important that they also vaccinate them now that they are preteens and teens to help prevent certain diseases." Preteens and teens tend to have fewer regular healthcare visits as they get older, and visits are usually for sports physicals or because of illness. Moms can take advantage of doctor visits in the summer to talk to their child's healthcare professional about ways to help prevent these diseases. About Certain Infectious Diseases * Human Papillomavirus (HPV): HPV is a virus that will affect an estimated 75 to 80 percent of males and females in their lifetime. For most, HPV clears on its own. But there's no way to predict who will or won't clear the virus. For those who don't clear certain types, HPV could cause cervical cancer in females and other HPV types can cause genital warts in both males and females. * Meningococcal disease (meningitis): Meningitis is a very serious infection of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Infection can be spread from person to person by close contact. * Pertussis (whooping cough): Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection spread by coughing and sneezing. * Tetanus: Tetanus is a disease of the nervous system caused by bacteria that enter the body through a cut or wound. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Show Same Success Rate with IVF as White Women

A new study reports that Hispanic women are just as likely to get pregnant using in vitro fertilization (IVF) as non-Hispanic whites. continue reading »