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STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns. More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they've suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they've been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they've been both an abuser and a victim. continue reading »

STUDY: Odds of Smoking Higher for Those Who Grow Up Poor

STUDY: Odds of Smoking Higher for Those Who Grow Up Poor

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors. Poor children are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, continue reading »

Low-Income Moms Struggling to Afford Diapers

Low-Income Moms Struggling to Afford Diapers

Shortage leads to a host of physical, mental, and social problems for families, researchers note. Diapers can take a big bite out of the family budget, and now a new survey of low-income moms finds that continue reading »

‘Got Milk?’ Welcomes Colombian Musician Carlos Vives to Campaign

‘Got Milk?’ Welcomes Colombian Musician Carlos Vives to Campaign

Colombian musician Carlos Vives, currently on a world tour, has joined America's popular "Got milk?" campaign promoting the benefits of drinking milk. Vives, 51, appears in an advertisement seated with a guitar in one hand, a glass continue reading »

Skipping Breakfast May NOT Lead to Weight Gain Afterall

Skipping Breakfast May NOT Lead to Weight Gain Afterall

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief. Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. continue reading »

Latin America Hit by Virulent Form of Dengue Fever, Death Toll on the Rise

Latin America Hit by Virulent Form of Dengue Fever, Death Toll on the Rise

Central and Latin America are being hitting by a potent form of dengue fever resulting in escalating death tolls. continue reading »

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

Prevention, early detection of cancer key to improving survival rates - Of all the cancers, breast cancer is the primary killer of Latino women in the U.S., while colorectal cancer continue reading »

Seniors’ Unhealthy Living Could Lead to Disability

Seniors’ Unhealthy Living Could Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits. Seniors who don't exercise much, who smoke or who eat few fruits and vegetables continue reading »

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

A U.S. based study, concluded earlier this year, has found that four out of twenty-five bottles of hot sauce from Mexico and Latin America, sold in the U.S., are loaded with lead. continue reading »

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students. Smartphone users just might be the new couch potatoes. Researchers studying college students found that cellphone use continue reading »