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Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that some corporations can cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans. continue reading »

Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

Mexico's National Epidemic Surveillance System has identified an "imported" case of the chikungunya virus, the Health Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already overweight, according to a report by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »

Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

One of the Caribbean's leading health officials has cautioned tourism stakeholders in the region not to turn a blind eye to the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Though not usually lethal, the disease has become a major source of concern, Dr. James Hospedales, executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, said. continue reading »

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

An Argentine woman suffering from leukemia used Facebook to find her father after nearly two decades without contact so that bone marrow donation tests can be performed on him, media outlets said Wednesday. continue reading »

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

Contrary to the drumbeat of criticism leveled against undocumented Americans that they are a drain on the economy for overusing hospital emergency rooms, a new study released this week found that their rate of emergency room utilization is half that of U.S. citizens. continue reading »

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 »