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PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

U.S.-based food giant PepsiCo has signed an agreement with the Social Development Secretariat to join the Mexican government's National Crusade against Hunger, a program aimed at dealing with malnutrition among low-income people. continue reading »

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

A recent study proves that taking a short walk can encourage teen smokers to quit smoking. Time reported that scientists from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services discovered that teens who increased their physical activity by a measly twenty minutes did not smoke as much. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns. In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day continue reading »

Survey: Doctors Aren’t Helping Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Survey: Doctors Aren’t Helping Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance. Although doctors treating people with lung cancer are aware of the importance of kicking the smoking habit, m continue reading »

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer continue reading »

Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma. Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends. continue reading »

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced an ambitious multidisciplinary program to create a map of the human brain that could help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. continue reading »

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

A Time to Advance Health Equity - April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health continue reading »

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn. More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they continue reading »

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

Our nation’s adolescents are becoming increasingly diverse, and this trend will continue in the decades to come. Today, more than one in five youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in the United States is Hispanic continue reading »

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Brazilian designer Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, has designed a a new T-shirt for amfAR. Costa designed the black and white T-shirt to help raise money for amfAR's AIDS research in continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

In a study of HIV-infected patients at Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that undocumented Hispanic patients were likely to seek treatment at a more advanced stage of HIV than other patients. They also found that once these patients entered care, their outcomes were the same or even better than other patients. continue reading »

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children. Although some parents worry about the sheer number of vaccines babies typically receive, a new U.S. government s continue reading »