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Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

The Centro Fox plans to focus on research into medical marijuana use in Mexico and will seek authorization to set up a distribution network for the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

Latino students are often exposed to high-fat, high-sugar snacks, and drinks sold in schools. Coincidentally, the number of children at risk of obesity and juvenile diabetes cases continue to increase. continue reading »

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Those Who Also Have PTSD

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Those Who Also Have PTSD

For those with both post-traumatic stress and the sleep disorder, sticking with CPAP therapy may help. For military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep apnea, continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?

Some call it the “Hispanic Mortality Paradox” – U.S. Latinos outliving whites yet they are most likely to be uninsured and live in poverty- stricken areas. continue reading »

STUDY: Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents

STUDY: Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers. If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these continue reading »

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

Chilean health authorities tightened restrictions Monday on entering the northern town of La Tirana, which attracts big crowds every year for its principal religious feast day, in their effort to control an outbreak of swine flu in the area. continue reading »

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia. The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New rese continue reading »

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

The U.S. losing out to the Mexico in terms of socio-economic, GDP and countless other benchmarks – that is until today. continue reading »