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STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

Roughly six of every 10 Mexicans over 50 describe their health as fair or poor and significant percentages admit having difficulty doing daily activities, according to a survey released Monday by the INEGO statistics institute. continue reading »

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

The incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic is between 25 percent and 30 percent, an alarming level, according to two experts consulted Thursday by Efe. continue reading »

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic has again broadened the base of its genomic research efforts by establishing a biobank at its Arizona campus, which will support studies in obesity, metabolism and diabetes, all areas of special concern in the Latino population. The Sangre por Salud Biobank is a collaboration among Mayo, Mountain Park Health Center and Arizona State University. Biobanks are an integral component of Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine. continue reading »

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

People with physical disabilities often turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their condition, but many disabled Latinos rely heavily on cultural ties with family and friends to help them steer clear of substance abuse, say University of Michigan researchers. continue reading »

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 »