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Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

A study by Brazilian experts calculates that, in the worst case scenario, just 100 of the 600,000 foreign tourists who will visit Brazil during the World Cup soccer tourney scheduled to begin in June, or less than 0.02 percent of the total visitors, will contract dengue during their stay in the country. continue reading »

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

A Chilean woman who had a heart transplant in 2004 has given birth to a baby at the same hospital in Viña del Mar where she was operated 10 years previously, medical officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that he and Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to set up a pharmaceutical plant in the Andean nation. continue reading »

1 in 4 Pregnant Teens in the U.S. is Hispanic

1 in 4 Pregnant Teens in the U.S. is Hispanic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released the most recent figures for teenage pregnancies, which historically have been higher among Hispanics. continue reading »

Spanish Docs See Mechanical Heart as Alternative to Transplant

Spanish Docs See Mechanical Heart as Alternative to Transplant

A 51-year-old man with a grave case of heart failure underwent an operation for a mechanical heart implant, a technique that in the future could be an alternative to a human heart transplant. continue reading »

Team of Spanish Surgeons Perform Double-Arm Transplant

Team of Spanish Surgeons Perform Double-Arm Transplant

A team of Spanish surgeons has successfully performed the second-ever double-arm transplant in Spain and the fifth in the world on a 41-year-old man who was having complications after being severely electrically burned. continue reading »

Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

Some immigrant families who are eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain reluctant to sign up because they fear it could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said Thursday. continue reading »

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants

Close to 125,000 young immigrants in California who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are eligible for Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, a report released Tuesday said. continue reading »

Spain Records 45 Transplants in One Day

Spain Records 45 Transplants in One Day

Spain beat its own record for transplants, with 45 performed in a single day, the National Transplant Organization, or ONT, said Tuesday. The new record was set last Thursday, a day that saw transplants of 26 kidneys, 10 livers, five hearts, three lungs and one pancreas. continue reading »

Study Shows Diversity of Health Issues Faced by Latinos

Study Shows Diversity of Health Issues Faced by Latinos

Diversity is the chief characteristic of health issues facing the Latino community in terms of illnesses, risk factors and lifestyles, according to a new study taken by the National Institutes of Health. continue reading »

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

More than 5,000 patients have been treated with stem cells in Cuba since the procedure started being used on the island a decade ago, the official Granma newspaper said. continue reading »

Mexico Reports 421 Flu Related Deaths in 2014

Mexico Reports 421 Flu Related Deaths in 2014

A total of 421 people died from influenza between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7 in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said. Of the total deaths registered during the period, 390 were from the AH1N1 strain, two from the AH3N2 virus, continue reading »

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Millions of Texas workers have had no health insurance coverage or have struggled to keep it before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ‘Obamacare’. Workers with coverage have been progressively paying a larger share of their monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospitalization. continue reading »

314 Flu Deaths Occurred in January, Says Mexican Government

314 Flu Deaths Occurred in January, Says Mexican Government

A total of 314 people died from influenza between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1 in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said. Of the total deaths registered during the period, 290 were from the AH1N1 strain, one from the AH3N2 virus, one from type B influenza and the remaining 22 deaths from other strains of the virus. continue reading »

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Mexican health authorities said 103 people died of the flu in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 322 percent from the 32 fatalities reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 16. continue reading »