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Office of Minority Health Awards $16.2 Million to Help Eliminate Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities

Office of Minority Health Awards $16.2 Million to Help Eliminate Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants for projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Recipients include national and community organizations. continue reading »

Pesticides Taint One-Fifth of All Children’s Food

Pesticides Taint One-Fifth of All Children’s Food

More than one-quarter of the food eaten by a small number of U.S. children contained pesticides, confirming again that food is a source of chemical exposures for youngsters. Researchers measured 14 varieties of pesticides in the fruits, vegetables, and juices tested. continue reading »

Number of Diabetics in U.S. Expected to Triple by 2050

The number of American adults with diabetes could double or triple by 2050 if current trends continue, warns a federal government study released today. An aging population, an increase in minority groups at higher risk for diabetes, and the fact that diabetes patients are living longer are among the reasons for the steep projected rise. continue reading »

El Estrés Influye Poco en el Peso Corporal: Estudio

El Estrés Influye Poco en el Peso Corporal: Estudio

Una revisión de estudios publicados revela que el estrés influiría poco en el peso corporal. Para los investigadores, eso sorprende debido a la idea generalizada de que el estrés favorece el consumo de comida chatarra o reduce la actividad física, lo que promueve el aumento de peso continue reading »

Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Un estudio encuentra que sustituir el arroz blanco con arroz integral es una forma de reducir un tipo dañino de grasa corporal. Las personas que comen granos integrales en lugar de granos refinados con continue reading »

Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find. Black and Hispanic children with frequent ear infections are less likely to have access to health care than white children, say U.S. researchers. continue reading »

Improving Mothers’ Literacy Skills Could Improve Child’s Performance

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that programs to boost the academic achievement of children from low income neighborhoods might be more successful if they also provided adult literacy education to parents. continue reading »

Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy

Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say. Colorectal cancer screening among poor minority women could be increased by offering to arrange for the procedure during a mammography visit, a new study suggests. continue reading »

People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds. People are less likely to buy unhealthy foods if they use cash instead of credit or debit cards to pay for groceries, a new study finds. continue reading »

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests. Fatalism, a belief that life's events are predetermined, may be one reason why Hispanic women have some of the lowest cancer screening rates in the continue reading »