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Find the Latest Hispanic Health News and Stories Here at Hispanically Speaking News

The well-being of the Hispanic community is close to the heart of Hispanically Speaking News. Latino health access to medical care and information is lacking, and we hope our efforts increase Hispanic education on health and lifestyle issues. We bring up to the minute news and developments that affect Hispanic health, as well as tips and information for healthy living.

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Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

At least 56 people were arrested Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro for belonging to an organization suspected of being the chief provider of illegal abortions in this Brazilian state, officials said. continue reading »

Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

More than 21 percent of Latino women in the United States lack medical insurance, compared with 9.8 percent of all Hispanics, according to a Florida Atlantic University study released Thursday. continue reading »

Mexico Says: No Cases of Ebola Here

Mexico Says: No Cases of Ebola Here

Mexican health authorities said there are no known cases of Ebola in the country, noting that a Ghanaian man admitted to a hospital with an unusual fever shows no symptoms of the virus blamed for more than 3,300 deaths in West Africa. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Records 3 Die From Chikungunya Virus

Puerto Rico Records 3 Die From Chikungunya Virus

Three people in Puerto Rico have died after being infected with the Chikungunya virus, Health Department chief epidemiologist Brenda Rivera Garcia said. Two of the dead were residents of greater San Juan, while the third lived in the northeastern coastal town of Fajardo. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a significant escalation in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 2,400 people in West Africa, which he called a "potential threat to global security." continue reading »

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

A Venezuelan governor denied that eight people were killed by a deadly, fast-acting virus at a hospital in the north-central city of Maracay and accused the head of the local medical association of deliberately attempting to sow panic among the local population. continue reading »

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, said Friday that it looks forward to cooperating with the United Nations to combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa. continue reading »

Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazilian immigration authorities denied Wednesday that they are blocking the entry of African immigrants due to fears that they might be carrying the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 2,300 people in West Africa since March. continue reading »

Ebola Has Killed 134 Health Workers in West Africa

Ebola Has Killed 134 Health Workers in West Africa

The deadly Ebola virus has claimed the lives of 134 health workers in West Africa, mostly doctors and nurses, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Promote Itself as Medical Tourism Destination

Puerto Rico to Promote Itself as Medical Tourism Destination

Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, to whom it will offer medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction or weight-loss surgery at prices that can be as much as 60 percent lower than in the continental United States. continue reading »