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Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment. As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, continue reading »

School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started. Smoking prevention programs in schools do work, reducing the number of children and teens who continue reading »

Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies

Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies

Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home. Many children suffer allergies at this time of year as trees and other plants start releasing pollens into the air. So parents need to monitor their youngsters for symptoms, an expert says. continue reading »

Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Study tied users' online interests in U.S. regions to obesity rates. Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track a continue reading »

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

With more than 14, 000 reported rapes in Mexico last year, a whopping 80 percent remain unpunished. These statistics do not take into account the fantastic number of cases that go unreported. The Commission on Gender Equality and Chamber of Deputies legislative body reported these statistics today with disdain. There are several high profile cases involving foreign women, such as the Spanish in Acapulco, and there are even more reportedly committed by members of police forces. continue reading »

Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Including taking drugs or drinking - Caring for an elderly person can be a stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says potential signs of elder abuse among caregivers include: continue reading »

Poor Parenting May Lead to Kids Who Bully

Poor Parenting May Lead to Kids Who Bully

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles. Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them continue reading »

POLL: Majority of Americans Oppose Taxes on Candy, Soda

POLL: Majority of Americans Oppose Taxes on Candy, Soda

They say it's not government's role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds. Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, continue reading »

STUDY: Just One Can of Sugary Pop a Day Raises Diabetes Risk

STUDY: Just One Can of Sugary Pop a Day Raises Diabetes Risk

European researchers found odds rose by up to 22 percent at this level of consumption. Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of continue reading »

Report Finds Motorcycle Deaths Still Rising

Report Finds Motorcycle Deaths Still Rising

Researchers note that improving economy, better weather mean more riders on the road. An estimated 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads in 2012, an increase of about 9 percen continue reading »