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STUDY: Hands-Free Devices Not Safe for Driving

STUDY: Hands-Free Devices Not Safe for Driving

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn. Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellph continue reading »

Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight. Overweight or obese women who are pregnant are more likely to give birth prematurely, continue reading »

Tips for Healthy, Safe Summer Grilling

Tips for Healthy, Safe Summer Grilling

Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges. For many Americans, summer just wouldn't be the same without a backyard barbecue continue reading »

Brazil’s Senhor Testiculo - The Mascot Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness

Brazil’s Senhor Testiculo - The Mascot Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness

A Brazilian cancer awareness group has created a somewhat controversial mascot for their cause. The country's Association of Personal Assistance for Cancer (AAPEC) created "Senhor Testiculo" or i continue reading »

Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO) Revolving Fund supports the programme. continue reading »

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 »