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Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do. Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don't need more to take continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries

Broken bones, amputation possible if safety precautions not followed, expert warns. The massive winter storm battering the northeastern United States continue reading »

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6. Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner v continue reading »

Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain

Ask your doctor if medication may help - Low back pain can result from an injury or from degeneration of disks between the spine's vertebrae. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Active by Walking

Even if you're overweight - Walking is a great form of exercise, especially for people who are overweight and don't particularly like to do pushups or jumping jacks. continue reading »

Health Tip: Make Healthier Fast Food Choices

When you need a quick bite and a fast food drive-through is the nearest culinary offering, you may not have to settle for junk - When you need a quick bite and a fast food drive-through is the continue reading »

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects. The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese t continue reading »

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

Studies have found that conditional cash transfer programs, in which governments pay citizens if they consistently practice societally beneficial behaviors continue reading »

Girls’ Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority. Peers play a greater role in teen girls' dissatisfaction with their bodies than television or social media, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma

This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says. People who live close to the equator may be more likely to have allergies and asthma than those in other parts of the world, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Score Points for Hosting a Healthy Super Bowl Party

Limiting alcohol, substituting fruit for cheese trays can help cut calories, dietitian says. Super Bowl party hosts and guests are ready for some football. But they also need to get ready to f continue reading »

Today Is ‘National Wear Red Day’ for Women’s Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer. Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, continue reading »

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented here a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient's fatty tissue. continue reading »

Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Here are some warning signs to watch for - Many children don't want to admit to being bullied, or ask an adult for help. So it's important to look for typical warning signs. continue reading »

For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

Study suggests it's not a sure path from kitchen to bedroom. If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate int continue reading »

Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health - Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades continue reading »

First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children. Until recently, pediatricians have mostly had to deal with type 1 diabetes continue reading »

Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions. While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections continue reading »

Study: Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says. Weight-loss surgery in extremely obese teens helps reverse heart abnormalitie continue reading »