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314 Flu Deaths Occurred in January, Says Mexican Government

314 Flu Deaths Occurred in January, Says Mexican Government

A total of 314 people died from influenza between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1 in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said. Of the total deaths registered during the period, 290 were from the AH1N1 strain, one from the AH3N2 virus, one from type B influenza and the remaining 22 deaths from other strains of the virus. continue reading »

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Mexican health authorities said 103 people died of the flu in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 322 percent from the 32 fatalities reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 16. continue reading »

Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak expanded in his latest report the list of diseases caused by smoking, a warning that comes 50 years after the first official government document that associated tobacco with lung cancer. continue reading »

Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

Sometimes non-issues turn into big to-do’s. Sometimes we need to point at those big to-do’s and say “it’s a non-issue.” It turns out that the Associated Press has been wrongly reporting that the Spanish language Obamacare website is riddled with grammatically incorrect language. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has an obesity problem that affects 38 percent of the people, and announced the creation of a Subministry of Dietary Production charged with designing Venezuelans' diet, especially for children. continue reading »

LatAm’s First Virtual Nutrition Training Center in Launched in Mexico

LatAm’s First Virtual Nutrition Training Center in Launched in Mexico

Mexico launched Friday the first virtual nutrition training center in Latin America, which will guide the work being done to correct "the problems of overweight and obesity that prevail among the country's childhood population." continue reading »

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Isabel will not have any medical tests done in Texas because her doctor's bill is already $15,000. So she will cross the border into Mexico to see a physician. continue reading »

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

The number of Spanish doctors who this year have asked Spain's OMC medical association to certify their qualifications so that they may work abroad has increased by 36 percent compared to 2012. continue reading »

Mexican States Agree to End PEMEX Monopoly

Mexican States Agree to End PEMEX Monopoly

Seventeen of Mexico's 32 states have approved the energy industry overhaul passed by Congress as of Monday, allowing the measure to take effect. continue reading »

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

When Manny Perez rides his bike and breathes in the fresh morning air, he feels free, and does not think about anything -- not even the bone cancer he has battled with fierce determination and overcome, time and time again, since childhood. "Pedaling for 25 miles almost every day makes me feel better; it relaxes me," says Manny, who is 23. continue reading »

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

A new comprehensive study presents an alarming portrait of Latino infants and toddlers, a generation that will be marked by significant inequalities as they are born into families without resources to provide them the tools for success. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Says Cholera Outbreak is “Under Control”

Mexican Gov’t Says Cholera Outbreak is “Under Control”

Mexican health authorities said that the cholera outbreak in the central region of the country is "under control" and that a total of 184 cases have been confirmed in four states and Mexico City. continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

The American Heart Association has just presented research indicating that young Hispanic women are at a higher risk of death from heart attacks compared to their white male and female counterparts. continue reading »

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

Brazil’s São Paulo state will receive a loan for $270 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen health care management and implement a regional networks model for the country’s Unified Health System. continue reading »

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba's healthcare system is facing the urgent challenge of increasing its network of nursing homes and geriatricians to serve its aging population, given that the country will be among those with the oldest populations by 2050, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »