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Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

The number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Cuba from 1986 to Oct. 23, 2012 totals some 17,224, of whom 80 percent are still alive, official media said Monday. In a statement to the official weekly Trabajadores, the head of AIDS prevention and continue reading »

Broader Access to Emergency Contraception Would Benefit Young Latinas

Broader Access to Emergency Contraception Would Benefit Young Latinas

Leading pediatric health group recommends more access to safe, effective birth control method - “We applaud the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that pediatrician continue reading »

1.3 Million Women Received Unnecessary And Invasive Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

1.3 Million Women Received Unnecessary And Invasive Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Routine mammograms have caused more than a million U.S. women to receive “unnecessary and invasive cancer treatments over the last 30 years,” a new study finds, detecting tumors that are harmless. continue reading »

Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report

Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report

Overall youth smoking is now under 9 percent nationwide, with highest rates in Wyoming, lowest in Utah. A significant decline in cigarette smoking took place among U.S continue reading »

AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

Wider availability of treatment, better funding may be the reason why, U.N. report says. International health officials on Tuesday reported continued headway against HIV/AIDS continue reading »

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. In six states and Puerto Rico, one in 10 adults now have diabetes. continue reading »

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills. Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says. continue reading »

Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down. Unique patterns of brain activity occur when rappers spontaneously improvise lyrics, a technique known as freestyling. continue reading »

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

As part of Georgia’s new immigration law, health care workers are required to prove their citizenship or legal residency in order to renew their medical licenses. Unfortunately, this requirement comes at a time when staff at the secretary of state’s office was just cut by 40 percent. continue reading »

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say. Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic "skin" that can heal itself when torn or cut. continue reading »