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More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

Cancer in 2012 became the chief cause of death in Cuba for the first time, accounting for 25 percent of all fatalities while exceeding heart disease and cerebrovascular illnesses, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Women’s Heart Issues

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Women’s Heart Issues

But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men. Poor sleep appears to contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising their inflammation levels, but this effect was not seen in men, researchers say. continue reading »

Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Study found these workers are often long or short sleepers, which may not be healthy. People with more physically active jobs tend to be either shorter or longer sleepers than average continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

Worldwide, 4 Billion Have Untreated Cavities

Worldwide, 4 Billion Have Untreated Cavities

Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows. Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found. continue reading »

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests. Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be continue reading »

Hispanics and Diabetes

Hispanics and Diabetes

According to national examination surveys, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. continue reading »

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

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 »

Kids Bullied in Elementary School More Likely to Self-Injure as Teens

Kids Bullied in Elementary School More Likely to Self-Injure as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns. Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm continue reading »

Unemployment Tied to Shorter Life for Less-Educated Women

Unemployment Tied to Shorter Life for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds. Life expectancy among less-educated white women is decreasing while their better-educated continue reading »