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Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made. Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet continue reading »

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

No prescription is needed - The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue reading »

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to legal residents, naturalized citizens and U.S. natives. continue reading »

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Mexico promised to offer medical care to migrants crossing its territory at a meeting in which that country, Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic worked on an integration plan that goes well beyond economic accords. continue reading »

Paul Pholeros’ TED Talk: Better Housing Can Improve Health, Reduce Poverty (VIDEO)

Paul Pholeros’ TED Talk: Better Housing Can Improve Health, Reduce Poverty (VIDEO)

He may be an Australian- born and -based architect, but Paul Pholeros' ideas can help reduce poverty in both his homeland and the world. Pholeros found that by improving housing conditions for the poor, y continue reading »

American Medical Association Labels Obesity a Disease

American Medical Association Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision. In an effort to focus greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United States, the American Medical continue reading »

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive. Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. continue reading »

STUDY: Minority Children With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services

STUDY: Minority Children With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care. Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children fro continue reading »

Most Teens and Adults Want Religious Leaders to Do More to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Most Teens and Adults Want Religious Leaders to Do More to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Esperanza Releases new Resource for Latino Faith Leaders - Most adults (52%) and teens (57%) think religious leaders and groups should be doing more to help prevent teen pregnancy, continue reading »

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study. Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk continue reading »

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse. For dads aiming at marital bliss, a new study suggests just two factors are especially important: continue reading »

STUDY: Hands-Free Devices Not Safe for Driving

STUDY: Hands-Free Devices Not Safe for Driving

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn. Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellph continue reading »

Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight. Overweight or obese women who are pregnant are more likely to give birth prematurely, continue reading »

Tips for Healthy, Safe Summer Grilling

Tips for Healthy, Safe Summer Grilling

Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges. For many Americans, summer just wouldn't be the same without a backyard barbecue continue reading »

Brazil’s Senhor Testiculo - The Mascot Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness

Brazil’s Senhor Testiculo - The Mascot Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness

A Brazilian cancer awareness group has created a somewhat controversial mascot for their cause. The country's Association of Personal Assistance for Cancer (AAPEC) created "Senhor Testiculo" or i continue reading »