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STUDY:  Latino Teen Birth Rate Drops Dramatically

STUDY:  Latino Teen Birth Rate Drops Dramatically

A new government study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics shows that teen birth rates have plummeted especially for Hispanic teen girls. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Hispanics More Likely than Others to Seek Early Treatment for Lung Cancer

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Hispanics More Likely than Others to Seek Early Treatment for Lung Cancer

A new large scale 10-year study on the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer shows there are racial disparities on which patients undergo surgery as early treatment with Hispanics leading the way. continue reading »

Univ. of Arizona Research Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

Univ. of Arizona Research Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

The study looked at 32 Spanish-English early bilinguals, who had learned their second language before age 8. Individuals who learn two languages at an early age s continue reading »

Latinas Support Hirono Amendments to Immigration Reform Bill

Latinas Support Hirono Amendments to Immigration Reform Bill

Health advocates applaud Hawaii Senator’s leadership to keep aspiring citizens healthy and productive - The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health continue reading »

CDC Finds Many Public Pools Contaminated with Human Waste

CDC Finds Many Public Pools Contaminated with Human Waste

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections. There are few things more inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. continue reading »

Weight Gain in Both Men & Women Possibly Caused by Gene Variations

Weight Gain in Both Men & Women Possibly Caused by Gene Variations

People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study. Weight gain in men and women is predicted by two different genetic variations continue reading »

Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests. Living near a major road may result in reduced kidney function, which could, in turn, continue reading »

Survey: Almost 1/2 of High Schoolers Text and Drive

Survey: Almost 1/2 of High Schoolers Text and Drive

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show. Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash continue reading »

STUDY: Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

STUDY: Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests. Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, continue reading »

Tips for a Safe Prom

Tips for a Safe Prom

Avoid crash dieting, drinking - Prom can be an unforgettable experience for many teens, who have been planning for the big night for months. continue reading »

Gov’t Honors Demi Lovato for Work as Youth Mentor

Gov’t Honors Demi Lovato for Work as Youth Mentor

Today, chart-dominating singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration continue reading »

Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say. Completing quality-of-life surveys at a doctor's office could help heart disease continue reading »

Blacks May Have Higher Risk of MS Than Whites, Hispanics Lower

Blacks May Have Higher Risk of MS Than Whites, Hispanics Lower

Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true. Black Americans may be at higher risk for multiple sclerosis than whites, according to study findings that contradict continue reading »

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon. The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, continue reading »

Toxic Metals Found in Lipsticks and Glosses

Toxic Metals Found in Lipsticks and Glosses

Children should not play with these products, researcher says. Lipsticks and lip glosses apparently give you more than colorful kissers, according to a new study by California scientists continue reading »