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Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say. Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic "skin" that can heal itself when torn or cut. continue reading »

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes. For the fifth year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. continue reading »

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Those with brain injury, PTSD often have chronic vision troubles, studies say. Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injury continue reading »

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that many Hispanic/Latino adults living in the United States are at high risk for heart attack or stroke continue reading »

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority. A new study of Dutch teens finds that few of them frequently engage in risky online activity related to sex, such as sending naked photos to strangers continue reading »

Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Study found lower rates of type 2 disease in countries where beverage is most popular. Rates of type 2 diabetes are lower in countries where many people drink black tea, a finding that suppo continue reading »

Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

During National Diabetes Month this November, the network premieres "Crecer en forma con Jeannette Torres" along with a series of public service announcements to increase awareness of this disease continue reading »

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say. Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to a new study. continue reading »

U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say. American men and women -- even those with a favorable health history continue reading »

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

A substance extracted from rattlesnake venom could raise survival hopes among patients with skin cancer, according to experiments performed by Brazilian researchers. continue reading »

Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds. Preteen girls' reading skills can strongly predict whether they'll get pregna continue reading »

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child's risk, researchers say. continue reading »

COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

Large urban areas had lowest mortality rate from the respiratory disorder. Deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more common in rural or poor are continue reading »

Puerto Rico Training Institute Builds Capacity of HIV Providers

Puerto Rico Training Institute Builds Capacity of HIV Providers

Hands United and Comunidades Saludables Ahora (Healthy Communities Now), the national programs of the capacity building assistance division of the Latino Commission on AIDS, are proud to announce the third part of a multi-component training institute in Puerto Rico: two trainings to take place in continue reading »

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

For the last 28 years, Florida resident Blanca Riveron, 62, suffered through a debilitating and persistent cough. The Cuban-born mother simply suffered through it for ne continue reading »