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NICARAGUA: Dengue Fever Puts 5 Children in Critical Condition

Five children are hospitalized in critical condition after being infected with dengue fever in Nicaragua, where on the weekend a Cuban epidemiological delegation arrived to help fight the epidemic, a top government official said. continue reading »

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

A team of Argentine and Cuban scientists has developed the first therapeutic vaccine for treating lung cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the tumor, but promotes its destruction by activating the body's immune system, the Insud Group said Friday. continue reading »

Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Including taking drugs or drinking - Caring for an elderly person can be a stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says potential signs of elder abuse among caregivers include: continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Sun Exposure Amongst Latinos Varies by Language They Speak

English-speaking Hispanics in the United States are less likely to take measures to protect themselves from skin cancer than Spanish-speaking Hispanics, a new study finds. continue reading »

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

A recent study proves that taking a short walk can encourage teen smokers to quit smoking. Time reported that scientists from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services discovered that teens who increased their physical activity by a measly twenty minutes did not smoke as much. continue reading »

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

When sickness arrives, married aren't at lower death risk than unmarried people, study says. The health benefits of marriage seem to fade when you need them most, according to a large new study. continue reading »

Urge Congress to Take Action to Protect Vital Programs Before Too Late

On March 1, 2013 automatic cuts that were delayed from the January 2nd “fiscal cliff” debates will go into effect if Congress does not take immediate action. What do these cuts mean for the Latino community? continue reading »

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute will feature AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign during the 2013 USHLI National Conference. Conference attendees will be encouraged to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving continue reading »

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows. Many factors may account for the improvement, experts say. continue reading »

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

If the blood supply to the heart muscle is cut off, a heart attack can result. Cells in the heart muscle do not receive enough oxygen and begin to die. The more time that passes without treatment continue reading »

Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu

If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated - The immune system of babies and young children is still developing, which puts them at increased risk of getting the flu. continue reading »

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Older adults who've spoken two languages since childhood have a distinct cognitive edge over their monolingual peers, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown bilingualism seems to favor the development of heightened mental skills. The new research, published in Neuroscience, provides evidence of that cognitive advantage among older, bilingual adults. continue reading »

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child’s Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says. Flu season is especially bad in the United States this year, and young children with the flu tend to suff continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat ...Are You Really Hungry?

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

Documentary Asks If Cancer, AIDS and Autism are “Incurable Diseases” or Lucrative Investments?

On the heels of Prop. 37 being denied in California, COS Productions, a Miami-based production company takes on the medical, beauty and food industries in a new documentary, “Incurable Diseases” Is It a Business? continue reading »

Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Level of 'visceral fat' seemed to have an effect regardless of man's overall weight. Obese men with a lot of deep belly fat are at greater risk for bone-thinning than other men, a new study finds. continue reading »

Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says. Elderly people who are abused are more likely to have brain, head and neck injuries than those who suffer accidental injuries, according to a new study. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on - It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make. continue reading »

Wisconsin Researcher to Study Vaccination Decisions in Latino Community

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a two-year, $440,000 award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research to investigate the decision-making processes between Latina girls and their mothers when it comes to obtaining the HPV vaccine. continue reading »

Health Tip: Signs of Heart Attack in Women

They can be different than in men - Every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States has a heart attack, according to the womenshealth.gov website. Sadly, many women don't recognize these typical symptoms: continue reading »