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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the Nation. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found continue reading »

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds. About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, th continue reading »

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says. Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever continue reading »

Study Finds Sports Help Fathers and Daughters Bond

Study Finds Sports Help Fathers and Daughters Bond

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find. Fathers interested in creating a sense of closeness with their daughters should look for continue reading »

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement. More than half of all teens and young adults in the United States know a victim of dating violence or sexual assault, according to a new national survey. continue reading »

Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note. The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Puerto Rico's health secretary called on people Tuesday to get flu vaccinations in view of the alarm created by the high incidence of the disease on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Professionals connected with the research and development of new pharmaceutical products are emphasizing the need for Hispanics to participate more in medical studies as a tool for learning about the effects of certain drugs on that community. continue reading »

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds. Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other chi continue reading »

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says

One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows. The number of women worldwide using modern contraceptive continue reading »

RUSSIA: Lawmakers Want to Ban Energy Drinks with Alcohol, Caffeine

RUSSIA: Lawmakers Want to Ban Energy Drinks with Alcohol, Caffeine

Lawmakers from the governing United Russia and opposition Just Russia parties introduced a bill Monday in the lower house of Parliament that calls for a ban on the production and sale of energy drinks continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined other leaders in immigrants’ rights and health equity to send a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging that programs and public services that meet basic human needs be included in immigration reform, including programs that improve access to affordable health care. continue reading »

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

When sickness arrives, married aren't at lower death risk than unmarried people, study says. The health benefits of marriage seem to fade when you need them most, according to a large new study. continue reading »

Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Experts give advice on where to place, how to use devices. Many Americans use space heaters to provide extra warmth during winter, but they can cause burns and fires if not used properly, an expert warns. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Sexual Health for Recently Migrated Latino Men Needs to Improve

Hispanic Health: Sexual Health for Recently Migrated Latino Men Needs to Improve

In Hispanic health news, interviews of rural Latino men finds that these men need sexual health services designed for their needs, including more male health providers, more convenient clinic hours, and Spanish-speaking doctors. continue reading »