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Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

The number of Spanish doctors who this year have asked Spain's OMC medical association to certify their qualifications so that they may work abroad has increased by 36 percent compared to 2012. continue reading »

Mexican States Agree to End PEMEX Monopoly

Mexican States Agree to End PEMEX Monopoly

Seventeen of Mexico's 32 states have approved the energy industry overhaul passed by Congress as of Monday, allowing the measure to take effect. continue reading »

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

When Manny Perez rides his bike and breathes in the fresh morning air, he feels free, and does not think about anything -- not even the bone cancer he has battled with fierce determination and overcome, time and time again, since childhood. "Pedaling for 25 miles almost every day makes me feel better; it relaxes me," says Manny, who is 23. continue reading »

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

A new comprehensive study presents an alarming portrait of Latino infants and toddlers, a generation that will be marked by significant inequalities as they are born into families without resources to provide them the tools for success. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Says Cholera Outbreak is “Under Control”

Mexican Gov’t Says Cholera Outbreak is “Under Control”

Mexican health authorities said that the cholera outbreak in the central region of the country is "under control" and that a total of 184 cases have been confirmed in four states and Mexico City. continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

The American Heart Association has just presented research indicating that young Hispanic women are at a higher risk of death from heart attacks compared to their white male and female counterparts. continue reading »

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

Brazil’s São Paulo state will receive a loan for $270 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen health care management and implement a regional networks model for the country’s Unified Health System. continue reading »

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba's healthcare system is facing the urgent challenge of increasing its network of nursing homes and geriatricians to serve its aging population, given that the country will be among those with the oldest populations by 2050, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »

Barack Obama Announces Changes to Affordable Care Act

Barack Obama Announces Changes to Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes intended to improve the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ease public anger over the functioning of the HealthCare.gov Web site and the ACA-linked cancellation of existing health insurance policies. continue reading »

NC University Establishes Program to Help Doctors Communicate with Hispanic Patients

NC University Establishes Program to Help Doctors Communicate with Hispanic Patients

With the aim of helping healthcare professionals and students communicate with Hispanic patients, North Carolina State University on Thursday announced the ProSalud (ProHealth) project. continue reading »

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas leads the nation in the number of residents eligible for tax credits to reduce the cost of buying health insurance on the new exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. continue reading »

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Colombian healthcare workers took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce the crisis in the sector and express their rejection of an overhaul being discussed in Congress because they feel that it will worsen the situation. continue reading »

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Indians of the Brazilian Amazon no longer suffer much from malaria, which is relatively under control in the world's largest tropical forest, but now they are contracting illnesses common in the big cities of the "whites," such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, an abnormal amount of cholesterol and/or fat in the blood. continue reading »

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

A total of 159 cholera cases have been registered since Sept. 1 in Mexico, with the cases concentrated in four states in the central part of the country, officials said. continue reading »

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance. continue reading »