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Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Study found first raised risk by 86 percent, while second increased it by 39 percent. Young adults and teens who smoke, are obese and have high blood suga continue reading »

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels. Levels of ozone and of air pollution are directly linked to heart attacks, continue reading »

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Failure

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Failure

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked synthetic marijuana to sixteen cases of unexplained kidney failure. On Thursday, a new study reported that a specific chemical was found in the marijuana that is responsible for serious side effects, reports KGW.com. continue reading »

New “Bionic Eye” Device Helps Blind People See

New “Bionic Eye” Device Helps Blind People See

A “bionic eye” has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help those who are completely blind to see again, to a certain extent. continue reading »

CDC: Flu Levels Finally Drop

CDC: Flu Levels Finally Drop

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows. Flu activity continued to decrease in many areas of the United States during the week ending Feb. 9, federal health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national organization working on behalf the 24 million Latinas, their families and communities in the U.S. continue reading »

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

With greater gaps in income within an area, rehospitalization rates go up, findings show. The divide between rich and poor in the state where you live may affect your risk of be continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Bilingual Babies Know their Grammar by 7 Months

HISPANIC HEALTH: Bilingual Babies Know their Grammar by 7 Months

Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes. continue reading »

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds - Or not close enough to make you feel special. continue reading »

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says. Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine's Day: continue reading »

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute will feature AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign during the 2013 USHLI National Conference. Conference attendees will be encouraged to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving continue reading »

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says - On Valentine's Day, single men are far more likely than married guys to splurge on continue reading »

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering. Even something as simple as play can be complicated: A new study sho continue reading »

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do. Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don't need more to take continue reading »

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say. Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more ag continue reading »