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Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

Educational resources to help Hispanics take control of their heart health is available from Million Hearts, a national public-private partnership that works to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Few Extra Pounds In Black and Latino Kids Harms Lung Function

Hispanic Health: Few Extra Pounds In Black and Latino Kids Harms Lung Function

A recent study in Hispanic Health shows that even a slight weight increase amongst Latino children can harm the children's lung function. continue reading »

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular. Race and possibly genetics play a role in childhood allergies, according to a new study. continue reading »

‘Smarter Lunchroom’ May Lead to Healthier Choices

‘Smarter Lunchroom’ May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find. The changes included improving the convenience and attractiveness of fruits continue reading »

Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note. Fast food fare from restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Pizza Hut accounted for more than continue reading »

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround. Finally, some good news in the war on childhood obesity: Kids in continue reading »

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Eleven scientists will each pocket $3 million - almost triple the stipend accompanying the Nobel Prize - as the inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, announced Wednesday by the Milner Foundation. continue reading »

Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine

Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine

Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions. Although physical activity can help boost your immune system, p continue reading »

1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds. A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, continue reading »

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found. Reduced lung function during infancy is linked to wheeze in adulthood, a new long-term study contends. continue reading »