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HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national organization working on behalf the 24 million Latinas, their families and communities in the U.S. continue reading »

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

With greater gaps in income within an area, rehospitalization rates go up, findings show. The divide between rich and poor in the state where you live may affect your risk of be continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Bilingual Babies Know their Grammar by 7 Months

HISPANIC HEALTH: Bilingual Babies Know their Grammar by 7 Months

Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes. continue reading »

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds - Or not close enough to make you feel special. continue reading »

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says. Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine's Day: continue reading »

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute will feature AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign during the 2013 USHLI National Conference. Conference attendees will be encouraged to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving continue reading »

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says - On Valentine's Day, single men are far more likely than married guys to splurge on continue reading »

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering. Even something as simple as play can be complicated: A new study sho continue reading »

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do. Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don't need more to take continue reading »

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say. Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more ag continue reading »