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Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says. Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever continue reading »

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement. More than half of all teens and young adults in the United States know a victim of dating violence or sexual assault, according to a new national survey. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Puerto Rico's health secretary called on people Tuesday to get flu vaccinations in view of the alarm created by the high incidence of the disease on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Professionals connected with the research and development of new pharmaceutical products are emphasizing the need for Hispanics to participate more in medical studies as a tool for learning about the effects of certain drugs on that community. continue reading »

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds. Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other chi continue reading »

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says

One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows. The number of women worldwide using modern contraceptive continue reading »

RUSSIA: Lawmakers Want to Ban Energy Drinks with Alcohol, Caffeine

Lawmakers from the governing United Russia and opposition Just Russia parties introduced a bill Monday in the lower house of Parliament that calls for a ban on the production and sale of energy drinks continue reading »

Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study

Findings may suggest need for closer monitoring. Black breast cancer survivors seem more likely to develop heart failure than other women, a new study says. continue reading »

Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

Ill treatment includes violence, humiliation and intimidation, researchers find. Disabled people are twice as likely to be attacked at work as other employees, and they also are m continue reading »

FDA: Steer Clear of ‘Miracle Cures,’ Other Bogus Health Products

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns. Fraudulent health products are commonplace and can cause serious injury or even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. continue reading »

Action for Healthy Kids and Kellogg’s Celebrate the Power of School Breakfast

Action for Healthy Kids® and Kellogg’s® Celebrate the Power of School Breakfast with Schools Across the Country - Throughout March, Action for Healthy Kids® and Kellogg’s® will he continue reading »

Salsa Singer Gilberto Santa Rosa Spearheads Diabetes Awareness Campaign for Latinos

Salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa is spearheading an education campaign "Every Diabetics Counts" "Todo Diabetico Cuenta" to inform Latinos and raise awareness about the health risks of having diabetes. Latinos are disproportionately affected by diabetes continue reading »

Doctors Believe Child in Mississippi Cured of HIV

A U.S. medical team said that it managed to cure a baby born with the virus that causes AIDS, an historic first that could open a new chapter in the treatment of HIV-positive children. continue reading »

1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder. Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder continue reading »

Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends. If you have a resilient personality -- if you handle tough situations better or snap back well after a setback -- you're more likely to have better aerobi continue reading »

When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools. One key to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds. continue reading »

U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades. In 2010, teen births occurred at higher rates in rural counties than in suburban counties and m continue reading »

Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals

Study author suggests that stress, discrimination might play a role. Same-sex couples who live together report having worse health than heterosexual married couples, a new study finds. continue reading »

More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say. The number of younger women who have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer continue reading »

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more. When looking for ways to get a heavy child moving, soccer could prove a winner. California researchers found that a socc continue reading »