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STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

A study by the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas has discovered that Mexican-American children are less likely to be overweight or obese if they consume peanuts at least one a week. continue reading »

STUDY: By 2050, Anti-Smoking Policies Will Have Prevented 7M Deaths Worldwide

STUDY: By 2050, Anti-Smoking Policies Will Have Prevented 7M Deaths Worldwide

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says. Anti-tobacco policies really do stop people from smoking and save millions of lives continue reading »

How to Engage Hispanics in Order to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials

How to Engage Hispanics in Order to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials

Hispanic cancer patients rarely participate in clinical trials, but researchers want to tailor a Spanish DVD to help change this. To create a relevant educational tool, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers investigated why awareness of and continue reading »

CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of teenage births and births continue reading »

Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving. Speeding is a factor in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers in the United States continue reading »

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe. A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. continue reading »

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Finding points to possible disparities in care. Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperac continue reading »

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made. Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet continue reading »

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

No prescription is needed - The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue reading »

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to legal residents, naturalized citizens and U.S. natives. continue reading »