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Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort. Quitting smoking helps reduce back pain in people being treated for spinal problems, according to a new study. continue reading »

Hispanic Current Events:  Latinos Applaud EPA’s Updated Air Quality Standards

Hispanic Current Events:  Latinos Applaud EPA’s Updated Air Quality Standards

“Voces Verdes” is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing air quality standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. Voces Verdes is the independent, non-partisan voice of Latino leaders for the environment. continue reading »

Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds. The number of child abuse and neglect cases reported in the United States in 2011 fell for the fifth consecutive year continue reading »

Study Shows Junk Food Taxes are Paying Off

Study Shows Junk Food Taxes are Paying Off

Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says. Taxing soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats and providing subsidies for fruits and vegetables continue reading »

Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection. Exposure to secondhand smoke -- during their mother's pregnancy or later in continue reading »

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. But Hispanics, for reasons that aren't clear, didn't get any gain from being more active. continue reading »

Cilantro’s Health Benefits

Cilantro’s Health Benefits

Cilantro contains an antibacterial compound, dodecenal, that has shown to be a safe, natural means of fighting salmonella, a frequent and sometimes deadly cause of foodborne illness. continue reading »

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

A new study by James B. Kirby, Ph.D., and Lan Liang, Ph.D., researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels. continue reading »

Documentary Asks If Cancer, AIDS and Autism are “Incurable Diseases” or Lucrative Investments?

Documentary Asks If Cancer, AIDS and Autism are “Incurable Diseases” or Lucrative Investments?

On the heels of Prop. 37 being denied in California, COS Productions, a Miami-based production company takes on the medical, beauty and food industries in a new documentary, “Incurable Diseases” Is It a Business? continue reading »

Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

10 hours of nightly shut-eye reduced people's sensitivity to painful stimulus, study finds. Getting more sleep improves daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity in healthy adults, according to a small new study. continue reading »