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What Do Latino Students Think About Smoking? (VIDEO)

What Do Latino Students Think About Smoking? (VIDEO)

From SaludToday: A new video highlights Latino students and their views on not smoking. The videos, available in English and Spanish, were done by a Latino group, Manantial de Salud, continue reading »

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of influenza in his state, where at least two children have died since October, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child’s Flu Symptoms

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child’s Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says. Flu season is especially bad in the United States this year, and young children with the flu tend to suff continue reading »

STUDY:  Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan

STUDY:  Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan

Practice could make them more susceptible to skin cancer, researchers say. People who tune in to reality beauty shows on television are much more likely to use tanning lamps and to tan outdoors than those who don't watch such shows, a new study finds. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Study Show Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Bilingualism

Hispanic Health: Study Show Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Bilingualism

Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another, according to a study published in the January 9 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics Leery of Health Care Providers, Avoiding Cancer Screenings

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to report that fear of being used as a "guinea pig" and lack of trust in medical professionals continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: CDC Report indicates Nearly 14 Million U.S. Women Binge Drink

INFOGRAPHIC: CDC Report indicates Nearly 14 Million U.S. Women Binge Drink

New CDC Vital Signs Report details how nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge. The report finds that about 1 in 8 women continue reading »

STUDY:  Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment

STUDY:  Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment

Roughly half of all black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol treatment programs do not complete treatment, compared to 62 percent of white patients continue reading »

Ancient Pills Found in Shipwreck Offer Rare Insight Into Early Medicine

Ancient Pills Found in Shipwreck Offer Rare Insight Into Early Medicine

Evidence of value of some natural medicines that have been used for thousands of years. Archeologists investigating an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Tusc continue reading »

Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

Expert tips on cold-weather canine care. With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says. continue reading »

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S. continue reading »

OPINION:  Latina Health Advocates Condemn New Attack on Birthright Citizenship

OPINION:  Latina Health Advocates Condemn New Attack on Birthright Citizenship

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns new federal legislation introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA) that seeks to deny 14th amendment rights to citizenship continue reading »

Lung Cancer and Hispanics: Know the Facts

Lung Cancer and Hispanics: Know the Facts

First, the good news: the number of lung cancer cases diagnosed in Hispanics is about half of the number for non-Hispanic whites in the United States. And from 2000 to 2009, the number of cases for Hispanic male continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites. A little weight training may go a long way toward helping improve the he continue reading »