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Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Study found these workers are often long or short sleepers, which may not be healthy. People with more physically active jobs tend to be either shorter or longer sleepers than average continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

Worldwide, 4 Billion Have Untreated Cavities

Worldwide, 4 Billion Have Untreated Cavities

Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows. Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found. continue reading »

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests. Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be continue reading »

Hispanics and Diabetes

Hispanics and Diabetes

According to national examination surveys, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. continue reading »

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

A team of Argentine and Cuban scientists has developed the first therapeutic vaccine for treating lung cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the tumor, but promotes its destruction by activating the body's immune system, the Insud Group said Friday. continue reading »

Kids Bullied in Elementary School More Likely to Self-Injure as Teens

Kids Bullied in Elementary School More Likely to Self-Injure as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns. Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm continue reading »

Unemployment Tied to Shorter Life for Less-Educated Women

Unemployment Tied to Shorter Life for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds. Life expectancy among less-educated white women is decreasing while their better-educated continue reading »

Which City in the Fittest in America?

Which City in the Fittest in America?

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas. It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro continue reading »

Study: More Alcohol Use Seen in Children’s Movies

Study: More Alcohol Use Seen in Children’s Movies

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say. More movies approved for young viewers are showing alcohol brands, a trend that could influence teen drinking, researchers say. continue reading »

First Artifical Heart Implant Surgery Performed in Latin America

First Artifical Heart Implant Surgery Performed in Latin America

A 68-year-old Mexican man has undergone the first successful permanent implantation of an artificial heart in Latin America, the Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, said. continue reading »

New iPhone App Speeds Care of Heart Attack Victims

New iPhone App Speeds Care of Heart Attack Victims

Researchers have developed an experimental iPhone application, or app, designed to help emergency medical technicians diagnose a particularly deadly form of heart attack and send that information quickly to waiting hospital surgical teams. The inexpensive app can greatly improve a patient's odds of survival. continue reading »

At Least 3 Die from Swine Flu in Venezuela

At Least 3 Die from Swine Flu in Venezuela

At least 160 cases and three deaths have been registered in Venezuela from swine flu, officials said. "We have officially registered 11 cases and sadly have two people dead from this disease here in Aragua state as of now," Aragua Gov. Tareck El Aissami said. continue reading »

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 »