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Study Ties Chemicals in Beauty Products to Women’s Diabetes Risk

But finding doesn't prove that phthalates contribute to the disease - Chemicals in beauty and personal care products may boost women's risk of diabetes, a continue reading »

Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study

Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced - Money problems, drinking and drug use are among the socia continue reading »

Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health

Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say. Drinking one or two alcoholic beverages several times a week may improve the bo continue reading »

Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study

Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting. Menopausal women who lose weight eating a low-fat diet rich in f continue reading »

Aging Boomers’ Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say. The United States faces an unprecedented number of agi continue reading »

Ultrasounds Spot Heart Disease Early in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Special echocardiograms show promise for early detection of a potentially deadly complication in rheumatoid arthritis: heart disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings were be continue reading »

300,000 Living in U.S. with Chagas “Kissing Bug” Disease, Most are Immigrants from Latin America

As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report. continue reading »

Cuba Reports 53 People Have Contracted Cholera and Three Have Died

Fifty-three people contracted cholera in Manzanillo, a city in the eastern province of Granma, and three died from the bacterial disease, the Cuban government said Tuesday. "A variety of germs have been identified among all the patients seen to, with 53 cases diagnosed with Vibrio cholerae, of whom the three fatalities were elderly adults ages 95, 70 and 66, all with records of chronic illnesses," the Public Health Ministry said in a statement published in the offical daily Granma. continue reading »

Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down - When your child's outburst becomes a temper tantrum, especially in a public place, some parents don't know how to react. continue reading »

Latinos Praise U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the relief and praise of many Latinos. The mandate provision was also upheld but the Court struck down the Medicaid expansion provision. continue reading »

To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent. To improve school nutrition and get children to eat healthier, involve parents, teachers and school administra continue reading »

New Online Source for Latino Families Struggling with Teen Drug/Alcohol Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced the launch of new tools for Hispanic parents and families, accessible at “HablaConTusHijos,” a free, bilingual online resource to help Hispanic parents who are struggling to address drug and alcohol abuse by their children. continue reading »

Wednesday, June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

CDC urges all people between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once. More than 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but 20 percent of them don't know they're infected. continue reading »

New Online Source for Latino Families Struggling with Teen Drug/Alcohol Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced the launch of new tools for Hispanic parents and families, accessible at “HablaConTusHijos,” a free, bilingual online resource to help Hispanic parents who are struggling to address drug and alcohol abuse by their children. continue reading »

Employment Key to Helping Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home

In study, money worries raised risk for violent behavior more than PTSD. Having a job and social support are among the factors that greatly reduce the risk of violence by U.S. veterans, a new study finds. continue reading »

‘Dessert’ With Breakfast Boosts Weight Loss: Study

But several nutritionists disagree with the finding. Starting your morning with a high-protein food and a "dessert" -- such as a doughnut or a slice of cake -- may help you lose weight and keep it off, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Tracking Love, Lust in the Brain

Love and sexual desire activate different but related areas of the brain, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 20 studies that monitored brain activity in pe continue reading »

Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes

Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss. Shortfalls in the screening of female college athletes for a trio of medical issues called the "female athlete triad" continue reading »

Mayo Clinic: Prostate Screening

Mayo Clinic Expert Helps Explain the Latest Men's Health Month is a perfect time to come up with a personal game plan on screening here is a lot of conflicting advice about prostate cancer screening. continue reading »

The Importance of Milk: You Can Easily Take It for Granted - by Michael Zacka

On most days, millions of Americans jump out of bed, take a quick shower and grab a bowl of cereal before they start their commute. They never think about the significance of th continue reading »