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California’s Latino Community Hard-hit by Whooping Cough Outbreak

California’s Latino Community Hard-hit by Whooping Cough Outbreak

As of last month the state of California is reporting 6,257 cases of whooping cough, officially known as pertussis, with 10 related infant deaths. This is a record number and beats the record set in 1950 of 6,613. continue reading »

Suicide Attempts by Young Latinas Higher than Other Teen Groups

Suicide Attempts by Young Latinas Higher than Other Teen Groups

The statistics are startling: One in seven Latina teenagers will attempt suicide. Not only has this trend remained steady for more than a decade, but also the rate is higher than those of white or black teens. continue reading »

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 »