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Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%

Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked. If current trends continue, more than half the adults in 39 states could be obese by 2030, not just overweight, a new report says. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics Facing Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Hispanics are more likely to store fat in their pancreas, but less likely to be able to produce more insulin to compensate for this excess fat, putting them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. continue reading »

As Brazil’s Obese and Overweight Population Grows, Laws Call for Public Accommodation

As Brazil’s overweight and obese population grows, the country is making an interesting change. With a roughly half of the Brazilian population overweight and around 15 percent obese, Brazil’s regional gov continue reading »

Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested. Screening for high blood cholesterol among U.S. adults increased significantly from 2005 to 2009 continue reading »

STUDY: Diagnosis Often Missed for Hispanic Children with Autism or Developmental Delays

Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays and large numbers of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic children who first were thought to have developmental delay actually had autism, researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. continue reading »

Men, Women Literally See Things Differently: Study

Males seem better with fine detail, rapidly moving images; females seem better differentiating colors. New research finds the brains of men and women process what they see differently. continue reading »

Eye Health Awareness Ranks Very Low Among Culturally Diverse Groups in the US, Despite High Risk

Research Shows African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans are more Likely to Develop Certain Vision Conditions, Yet May Not Be Getting the Eye Care They Need continue reading »

Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic?

People hooked on nicotine share same gene mutation as those overusing the Web, study finds. Not only is Internet addiction a legitimate compulsion continue reading »

Carolinas HealthCare System Joins International Effort to Modernize Public Education in Guatemala

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) representatives joined Guatemalan residents and government officials to celebrate the opening of a public school’s computer laboratory in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. continue reading »

Health Tip: On the Go With Diabetes

Talk to your doctor about making adjustments - Crossing time zones while adjusting your insulin doses can be tricky. Discussing your travel plans with your doctor can make the trip easier. continue reading »

Once-Daily Pill Approved to Treat HIV

Stribild, combination therapy, interferes with AIDS virus' ability to multiply - Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. continue reading »

Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say

But decision should stay with parents, they add. A leading organization of pediatricians says the medical benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, but they're not enoug continue reading »

STUDY:  Minority Fifth Graders Face Greater Health and Safety Risks than General Population

Black and Latino fifth graders in the U.S. are more likely than white students to be obese, to get too little exercise, to witness violence and to ride without seatbelts and bike helmets, all signs of significant disparities that could put their health and safety at risk, a new study finds. continue reading »

Study Finds Hate Speech On Commercial Talk Radio Could Negatively Impact Listeners’ Health

Biological Effects Occurred in Sample Irrespective of Listener's Ethnicity, Personal Beliefs - A pilot study released by the National Hispanic Media Coalition ("NHMC") and the continue reading »

Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

Most kindergarten children in the United States are up to date on their vaccinations, a new government report finds. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers looked at data fro continue reading »

Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study

An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say. Teenagers who smoke or drink are two to three times more likely to abuse prescription painkillers later on in life, new research shows. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics View Obesity as the Biggest Health Problem for Their Children

Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics View Obesity as the Biggest Health Problem for Their Children

Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. continue reading »

College Students Who Binge Drink Say They’re Happier

Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in. So-called "high-status" and socially powerful college kids are more likely to engage in continue reading »

College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Although the dreaded "Freshman 15" -- a reference to the pounds gained by new college students -- has been revealed by researchers to be a bit of an exaggeration, students should still take steps to avoid gaining unwanted pounds, an expert warns. continue reading »