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Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined other leaders in immigrants’ rights and health equity to send a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging that programs and public services that meet basic human needs be included in immigration reform, including programs that improve access to affordable health care. continue reading »

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

When sickness arrives, married aren't at lower death risk than unmarried people, study says. The health benefits of marriage seem to fade when you need them most, according to a large new study. continue reading »

Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Experts give advice on where to place, how to use devices. Many Americans use space heaters to provide extra warmth during winter, but they can cause burns and fires if not used properly, an expert warns. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Sexual Health for Recently Migrated Latino Men Needs to Improve

Hispanic Health: Sexual Health for Recently Migrated Latino Men Needs to Improve

In Hispanic health news, interviews of rural Latino men finds that these men need sexual health services designed for their needs, including more male health providers, more convenient clinic hours, and Spanish-speaking doctors. continue reading »

Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor. Carrying around excess body weight, particularly in early adulthood, can result in a dangerously enlarged heart later in life, a new study finds. continue reading »

Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study

Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study

Findings may suggest need for closer monitoring. Black breast cancer survivors seem more likely to develop heart failure than other women, a new study says. continue reading »

Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

Ill treatment includes violence, humiliation and intimidation, researchers find. Disabled people are twice as likely to be attacked at work as other employees, and they also are m continue reading »

FDA: Steer Clear of ‘Miracle Cures,’ Other Bogus Health Products

FDA: Steer Clear of ‘Miracle Cures,’ Other Bogus Health Products

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns. Fraudulent health products are commonplace and can cause serious injury or even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. continue reading »

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican toddler Joel de la Rosa is surrounded by people wanting to improved his quality of life, including Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, who on Tuesday performed a modern procedure on the boy to correct a malformation of his face. continue reading »

New Smartphone App Monitors Brainwaves And Enhances Meditation, Creating Less Stress

New Smartphone App Monitors Brainwaves And Enhances Meditation, Creating Less Stress

A new smartphone application has been created to monitor brain waves in order to ease stress while simultaneously making people more relaxed. continue reading »