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Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes. Children with depression are at increased risk for bullying, the results of a new study suggest. continue reading »

Spanish Eye Health Website Launched to Combat Eye Disease in Latino Communties

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches Spanish Eye Health Website to Combat Eye Disease in Latino Communities. OjosSanos.org Features Engaging Videos, Sight-Saving Tips and Trusted Information on How to Preserve Healthy Vision continue reading »

Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health

Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says. Children who move frequently may be at greater risk for worse health and psychological distress later on in life, according to a new study. continue reading »

Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems

Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds. Adult smokers are twice as likely to develop oral health problems as those who have kicked the habit, researchers continue reading »

Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse

Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests. Close to 4,600 kids in the United States were hospitalized as a result of child abuse in one recent year, and 300 of them died, a new study shows. continue reading »

Metformin Preferred Drug for Type 2 Diabetes, Experts Say

But, American College of Physicians states diet and exercise changes should start before medication. When it comes to the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the first line of defense is lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercising more often. continue reading »

National Wear Red Day. American Heart Month Raises Awareness about the Importance of Heart Health

Heart Disease is the #1 Cause of Death in the United States and in Chicago. The Chicago Department of Public Health is participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3 by asking C continue reading »

Smaller Plate Won’t Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says. A smaller plate won't help you eat less, says a new study that challenges a widely held belief. continue reading »

Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack. The amount of sunlight you are exposed to might play a part in determining your stroke risk, new research suggests. continue reading »

‘People Pleasers’ More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say. A warning to certain types as those Super Bowl parties approach continue reading »

St. Jude Hospital Researchers Find Hispanic Children at Greater Risk for Leukemia

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. continue reading »

When Mom-to-Be’s Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds. Women who are both overweight and smoke during pregnancy could damage their baby's developing heart, a new study warns. continue reading »

Health Tip: Wash Skin Properly

To keep it clean and help prevent acne. continue reading »

Gallup: Hispanics Most Likely to be Uninsured

According to a new Gallup report, Hispanic Americans continue to be the most likely to be uninsured, with more than 40% going without health coverage in 2011, the highest Gallup has found for any key group since it began tracking in 2008. continue reading »

Cancer Screening Rates for Latinos Below National Levels

The percentage of U.S. citizens screened for cancer remains below national targets, with significant disparities among racial and ethnic populations continue reading »

National Latina Institute Applauds Obama Decision to Uphold Birth Control Coverage

This week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrated the Obama Administration’s decision to require that health plans cover preventive health care, including birth control, with no co-pays. continue reading »

March of Dimes to Launch Prematurity Prevention Network

Virtual Network of Experts to Work Together To Prevent Preterm Birth. The March of Dimes, along with its partners, are giving experts in the field of preterm birth prevention an opportunity to learn from each other and to work together to bring the nation's preterm birth rate under 10 percent and give more babies a healthy start. continue reading »

Three-Pound Baby Boy Beats The Odds

Seattle, WA, 5-Year-Old Named March of Dimes National Ambassador. When Shalini and Shane Wittstruck of Seattle, WA were told their baby would be born more than two months premature, continue reading »

Health Tip: Limit Drug-Food Interactions

Foods can affect both prescription and OTC meds. Sometimes the foods you eat and the meds you take don't mix. The American Academy of Family Physicians says continue reading »

Americans Aren’t Getting Any Skinnier

But, the good news is the overall rate of obesity is stabilizing, researchers report. One in three American adults and one in six American children are obese, new government reports show. continue reading »