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Health Tip: More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Health risks start to diminish almost immediately. As soon as you quit smoking, you begin to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, lung disease and stroke. continue reading »

With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies. Using spanking as a method of discipline for kids who have a genetic predi continue reading »

Exercise Might Boost Kids’ Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren. Promoting physical activity among young school kids can end up improving their academic performance, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children. More than 3.6 million children and teens in the United States smoke, according to a Surgeon General's report released continue reading »

Fruits, Veggies Can Be Beauty Tools, Study Says

Skin color improves as consumption increases, researchers say. The key to a rosy, healthy-looking complexion may be as simple as eating more fruits and vegetables, researchers say. continue reading »

Health Tip: At Risk for Muscle Cramps

Who is most likely to get them. A muscle cramp occurs when a contracted muscle can't relax, causing pain and tightness. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon continue reading »

Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging

Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies. A second company has issued a voluntary recall of birth control pills because o continue reading »

Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness

Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests. Contrary to fairy tale-like depictions in movies and books, reuniting with a former romantic partner is unlikely to make you happy, a new study shows. continue reading »

Beauty Products and Cancer: Know the Facts

Have you dyed or relaxed your hair? Do you put on lipstick before you head out to work? Do you paint your nails? Many Hispanic women have a beauty routine or beauty products that they regularly use. continue reading »

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates Second Anniversary of Let’s Move!

Expansion of HealthierUS School Challenge Boosts Nutritional Outcomes for Nation's Schoolchildren. First Lady Michelle Obama joined students, Top Chef chef'testants and the Dallas Cowboys at the Kleberg-Rylie continue reading »

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 »

Average Mexican Male-5’4” 165#, Female-5’2” 151# (Less than Mexican-Americans)

The average Mexican man weighs 74.8 kilograms (165 pounds) and stands 1.64 meters (5 feet 4 1/2 inches) tall, while the median figures for Mexican women are 68.7 kilos (151 pounds) and 1.58 meters (5 feet 2 inches), according to a study released by a group representing Mexico's clothing industry. continue reading »

Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one. Toddler tantrums can challenge even the most patient parent, but being firm and consistent can help you discipline your toddler in an effective, loving way. 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 »

Health Tip: Wash Skin Properly

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

Chubby Doctors Could Be Bad for Your Health

Study finds they're less likely to counsel heavy patients on weight. A doctor who packs a few extra pounds may be unlikely to advise you to shed your own excess weight, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Many Parents Skip Booster Seats When Carpooling

They don't bother with proper safety seats when their kids are in other people's cars, study finds. Most parents in the United States place their children in a booster seat when they're driving their o continue reading »

Health Tip: Food Can Affect Sleep

What you eat and drink can keep you up or make you drowsy. What you eat and drink can have a big impact on your ability to fall or stay asleep. Many foods can make you feel drowsy, while others can cause trouble sleeping. continue reading »

Health Tip: Set an Exercise Schedule

To help adhere to your fitness routine. Adhering to an exercise routine can be a challenge, but creating a schedule can help you stay on track. The American Academy of O continue reading »