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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 »

First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children. Until recently, pediatricians have mostly had to deal with type 1 diabetes continue reading »

Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions. While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections continue reading »

Study: Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery

Study: Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says. Weight-loss surgery in extremely obese teens helps reverse heart abnormalitie continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer continue reading »

Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly. A new study finds that vaccinating children against rotavirus may also help protect unvaccinated continue reading »

Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier

Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier

Researcher says frequency, variety play a key role. Performing small acts of kindness and gratitude can make people happier, researchers believe, but continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Number of Latino Cancer Researchers on the Rise

Hispanic Health:  Number of Latino Cancer Researchers on the Rise

According to Salud Today, the number of Latino cancer researchers is starting to grow, thanks to Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training, continue reading »

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

Sixteen famous Spanish chefs plan to cook up a storm on Feb. 11 at a like number of Madrid luxury stores, with the proceeds from the sale of meals going to fight child malnutrition in Latin America. continue reading »

Condoms Don’t Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds

Condoms Don’t Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds

Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy. Try it, you'll like it -- probably more than you think. With or without a condom, Americans find sex very satisfying, continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Latino, Asian Parents Less Like to Seek Mental Health Treatment for Children

Hispanic Health: Latino, Asian Parents Less Like to Seek Mental Health Treatment for Children

Latino and Asian parents are less likely to seek mental health treatment for their children, compared with parents of other races, according to newly published research from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. continue reading »

Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts. Although regular exercise has been linked to a strong immune system, people with flu symptoms, s continue reading »

Latinas Launch ‘Yo Te Apoyo’ Campaign in Honor of Roe v Wade Anniversary

Latinas Launch ‘Yo Te Apoyo’ Campaign in Honor of Roe v Wade Anniversary

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign, continue reading »

Hispanic Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

Hispanic Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

Confirming the existence of the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, a new analysis of health studies, led by a University of North Texas psychologist shows that the Hispanic-American participants' survival rates continue reading »

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips. Most playgrounds are safe for children, but many of them -- particularly those in poorer neighborhoods - continue reading »