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Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects. The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese t continue reading »

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

Studies have found that conditional cash transfer programs, in which governments pay citizens if they consistently practice societally beneficial behaviors continue reading »

Girls’ Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Girls’ Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority. Peers play a greater role in teen girls' dissatisfaction with their bodies than television or social media, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Inspired by Michelle Obama's Healthy Eating Initiatives, Simply Fresh Fruit partners with Latino Green Project to develop standards-based STEM curriculum at LAUSD continue reading »

Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma

Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma

This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says. People who live close to the equator may be more likely to have allergies and asthma than those in other parts of the world, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Study Looks at Benefits of Being a Vegetarian

Study Looks at Benefits of Being a Vegetarian

A new study reveals that there are more benefits to being a vegetarian. According to zeenews.com a new study from the University of Oxford states that being hospitalized or even death is 32 percent lower in vegetarians. continue reading »

Today Is ‘National Wear Red Day’ for Women’s Heart Health

Today Is ‘National Wear Red Day’ for Women’s Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer. Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, continue reading »

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented here a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient's fatty tissue. continue reading »

For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

Study suggests it's not a sure path from kitchen to bedroom. If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate int continue reading »

Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health - Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades continue reading »

Environmental Health Disparities: Hispanic/Latino American Children and Asthma

Environmental Health Disparities: Hispanic/Latino American Children and Asthma

This fact sheet focuses on relationship between environment and asthma among Hispanic children. This fact sheet also provides important actions that can be taken to protect all children. continue reading »

Late Lunch May Mean Less Weight Loss

Late Lunch May Mean Less Weight Loss

Spanish study suggests that having midday meal before 3 p.m. might help dieters. People who like to eat lunch late in the afternoon may have more trouble shedding pounds than tho continue reading »

Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Wear Red Day with ‘Find Your Red’ Shopping Parties

Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Wear Red Day with ‘Find Your Red’ Shopping Parties

In commemoration of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association, Macy's and Siempre Mujer are celebrating together with Find Your Red shopping parties at Macy's stores, w continue reading »

Taco Bell Pulls Commericial After Some Complain it Mocks Veggies (VIDEO)

Taco Bell Pulls Commericial After Some Complain it Mocks Veggies (VIDEO)

Taco Bell recently pulled an ad after some complained it mocked vegetables and the people who bring them to parties. The ad was to promote the fast food restaurant's 12-taco variety pack continue reading »

Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?

Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?

Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say. Seeing beer and liquor ads on TV may promote drinking as early as seventh grade and lead to continue reading »