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TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior. Long before Hollywood introduced the concept of "Mean Girls," people knew that childhood can be full of name-callin continue reading »

Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better - Exercise helps more than just your physical well-being, experts say. Plain and simple, says the American Council on Exercis continue reading »

Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer

Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments. A comprehensive look at the genetic blueprint of breast cancer has revea continue reading »

Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds

Lack of sensitivity may lead to eating more, researchers say. Obese children have less sensitive taste buds than normal-weight children, according to a new study. continue reading »

Study Finds Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say. More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study. continue reading »

Study Shows Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it. People who stick with the so-called "DASH diet" achieve significant reductions in continue reading »

No Deportation for Eligible Undocumented, but No Health Insurance Either

Though earlier this year, the White House announced that hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth in the U.S. would be allowed to remain in the country, many have only recently discovered that those eligible to stay continue reading »

STUDY:  Cancer Top Killer of Hispanics Not Heart Disease

A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. continue reading »

Woman’s Parasite Nightmare Shines Light on Growing Latino Health Issue

On December 20, 2010, Sara Alvarez was walking with her son in Sunnyvale, California. Before long, she was unable to feel her right leg and then right foot. When she was taken to Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Hos continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Suspends Egg Import Tariffs in the Face of a Bird-Flu Outbreak

The Mexican government suspended tariffs on egg imports in the face of a bird-flu outbreak that has caused the domestic price of eggs to double in the last two months, the economy secretary said. continue reading »

Children of US-Born Latinas at Greater Risk for Retina Cancer Than Those Born to MX-Born Mothers

In a large epidemiologic study, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center found that the children of U.S.-born Latina women are at higher risk of having retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs in children under six. continue reading »

Children of US-Born Latinas at Greater Risk for Retina Cancer Than Those Born to MX-Born Mothers

In a large epidemiologic study, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center found that the children of U.S.-born Latina women are at higher risk of having retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs in children under six. continue reading »

NIH Awards $31 Million for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery

Duke University and Scripps Research Institute to lead new consortium Duke University of Durham, N.C., and the Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla, Calif., continue reading »

Cuba Cholera Cases Reach 85 and May Rise

At least 85 cases of cholera have been confirmed in Cuba and three people have died since the outbreak was detected, officials of the Pan American Health Organization told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexico Considers Importing Eggs in Response to Jalisco Bird-Flu Outbreak

The Mexican government is preparing to import up to 132,000 tons of eggs to prevent a surge in prices as a consequence of a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari said. The government is ready to suspend duties on egg imports from countries with which Mexico does not have free trade pacts, he told a press conference. continue reading »

Report: Untreated Mental Illness Lowers Life Expectancy by 25 Years in Latinos

Latinos living in California suffer great disparities in the services they receive for the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses, a new report said. continue reading »

Many U.S. Workers Sleep-Deprived: CDC

Transportation workers among those getting the least shuteye, researchers say. Many American workers get fewer than six hours of sleep each nigh continue reading »

When Kidney Transplant Fails for Man he Donates Donated Kidney to Save Another

When 27-year-old Illinois resident Ray Fearing needed a kidney transplant his sister stepped up and donated one of hers. Sadly, due to the very disease that destroyed his original kidney, the potentially life-saving gift from his 24-year-old sister was being damaged. continue reading »

Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis

The leading killer of men and women in the United States. Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening of the arteries, occurs when sticky fat depo continue reading »

Colossal Disaster for Minorities if Supreme Court Scraps Health Law

There was never much doubt that if the Supreme Court ever got a chance to decide the constitutionality of the health care reform law that it would be in for rough sledding from the court’s five conservatives. The three days of court questioning on the law more than bore out that dire prediction. continue reading »