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Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows. Many factors may account for the improvement, experts say. continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes. Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes continue reading »

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6. Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner v continue reading »

Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Narrowed blood vessels and pressure in the brain need to be tracked and managed in these patients, expert says. Complications such as narrowed blood vessels and increased pressure in continue reading »

Mixing Diet Soda and Alcohol Raises Intoxication Levels, says Study

Mixing Diet Soda and Alcohol Raises Intoxication Levels, says Study

You may lose the pounds, but you’ll lose your balance as well. A recent study has shown that drinking alcohol with diet soda can get you intoxicated faster than if you were to mix your drink with a regular soda. continue reading »

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects. The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese t continue reading »

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

Studies have found that conditional cash transfer programs, in which governments pay citizens if they consistently practice societally beneficial behaviors continue reading »

Girls’ Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Girls’ Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority. Peers play a greater role in teen girls' dissatisfaction with their bodies than television or social media, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Inspired by Michelle Obama's Healthy Eating Initiatives, Simply Fresh Fruit partners with Latino Green Project to develop standards-based STEM curriculum at LAUSD continue reading »