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Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline. If weight loss is your New Year's resolution, making another vow -- to drive less in 2013 -- could help, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide. Residents in Panama and Paraguay continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat ...Are You Really Hungry?

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat ...Are You Really Hungry?

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »

DEA’s Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

DEA’s Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Disposal of Controlled Substances in the Federal Register Dec. 21. continue reading »

‘Not Fair!’ How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

‘Not Fair!’ How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say. Fights between siblings can lead to anxiety, depression and lower self-esteem, a new study contends. continue reading »

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest. Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds. continue reading »

Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Study finds tots who ate the healthier alternatives were just as satisfied. In a new study, children who were given combined snacks of cheese and vegetables co continue reading »

Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort. Quitting smoking helps reduce back pain in people being treated for spinal problems, according to a new study. continue reading »

Hispanic Current Events:  Latinos Applaud EPA’s Updated Air Quality Standards

Hispanic Current Events:  Latinos Applaud EPA’s Updated Air Quality Standards

“Voces Verdes” is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing air quality standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. Voces Verdes is the independent, non-partisan voice of Latino leaders for the environment. continue reading »

Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds. The number of child abuse and neglect cases reported in the United States in 2011 fell for the fifth consecutive year continue reading »

Study Shows Junk Food Taxes are Paying Off

Study Shows Junk Food Taxes are Paying Off

Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says. Taxing soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats and providing subsidies for fruits and vegetables continue reading »

Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection. Exposure to secondhand smoke -- during their mother's pregnancy or later in continue reading »

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. But Hispanics, for reasons that aren't clear, didn't get any gain from being more active. continue reading »