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STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found Latinos do not examine their skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting the lowest teen birth rate in 73 years with the largest drop for Latina teens. continue reading »

Study Finds Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics

Study Finds Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics

Hit songs celebrate 'getting wasted,' with none of the downside, researchers say. Today's popular music often celebrates excessive drinking as a fun, beneficial pastime, even highlighting select booze bran continue reading »

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

Malnutrition is to blame for the deaths of at least 62 children under the age of 5 so far this year in Guatemala, the government said Wednesday. Nearly 9,800 youngsters have been diagnosed with chronic malnutrition, the secretary for food security, Luis Monterroso, told reporters. continue reading »

MEXICO: Farm Linked to Stomach Bug in U.S. Now Back in Operation

MEXICO: Farm Linked to Stomach Bug in U.S. Now Back in Operation

U.S. health officials still haven't identified source of more than 600 infections. The Mexican farm linked -- in part -- to a stomach bug outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people in 22 U.S. continue reading »

Readmission Rates for Kids May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Readmission Rates for Kids May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Study suggests that parents should base decisions on other factors. Unlike the case with adult readmissions, higher hospital readmission rates for children may not necessarily continue reading »

Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance

Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy. A healthy diet can help students excel in school, a registered dietitian says. One of the best ways to jump-start a successful school day continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Using Community Health Workers Helps Mexican American Community Combat Diabetes

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Using Community Health Workers Helps Mexican American Community Combat Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanic Americans is growing and their likelihood of being hospitalized for uncontrolled diabetes is two times greater than that of non-Hispanic Whites. Rather than a new drug, the prescription for controlling diabetes may be a person. continue reading »

STUDY: “Prediabetes” More Likely With Family History of Diabetes

STUDY: “Prediabetes” More Likely With Family History of Diabetes

However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese. Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as continue reading »

Spanish Scientist Doubts Effectiveness of New Malaria Vaccine

Spanish Scientist Doubts Effectiveness of New Malaria Vaccine

The recent announcement of a new malaria vaccine discovered by researchers in the United States has revived hopes of a cure for the illness, but the prestigious Spanish immunologist Pedro Alonso said, in an interview with Efe, that "we shouldn't raise any false hopes" because "it's still not a vaccine." continue reading »