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Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

A Uruguayan laboratory is offering its customers the possibility of identifying the sex of their babies before the seventh week of pregnancy. continue reading »

Genes for Eating Disorders and Alcoholism May be Linked

Genes for Eating Disorders and Alcoholism May be Linked

Twin study found ties between alcohol dependence and binge eating or purging. Alcoholism and certain types of eating disorders share common genetic risk factors, according to a new study. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

The decision by Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla to support a bill permitting teaching about different sexual orientations in public schools has sparked controversy. continue reading »

Venezuelan Doctors Fear Country Faces Health Emergency

Venezuelan Doctors Fear Country Faces Health Emergency

The president of the Venezuelan Medical Association asked the Venezuelan government Tuesday to declare a health emergency and take steps to address serious problems with the Andean nation's healthcare system. continue reading »

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

The US is not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year. continue reading »

Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

The judge investigating last month's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain plans to question the officials responsible for railway safety as possible defendants. Highlighting the harm caused by bullying, a new study continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

According to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012" released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, undernourishment affects 49 million Latin Americans. continue reading »

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

But experts say research has many limitations. Hold the java and listen up: A new study suggests that people under 55 who drink four or more cups of coff continue reading »

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but -- more importantly -- why they do this. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

A new study on strokes published in ‘Annals of Neurology’ is reporting that while stroke rates have dramatically declined for most Americans it has not for Mexican-Americans. continue reading »