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La Actividad Física de los Niños Disminuye Con la Edad: Estudio

La Actividad Física de los Niños Disminuye Con la Edad: Estudio

Los niños de 10 años pasan más tiempo sentados y menos tiempo corriendo que cuando tenían 9, reveló un nuevo estudio realizado en Gran Bretaña. La mayoría de los niños reduce la actividad física durante los fines de semana a unos 75 minutos los varones y casi media hora las mujeres. continue reading »

Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-American stroke survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to white patients, a new study finds. It also found that even though these strokes are more likely to be severe among Mexican-Americans, they don't have a greater risk of death after a second stroke. continue reading »

Go Shopping and Help St. Jude, P&G and Target Fight Childhood Cancer

Go Shopping and Help St. Jude, P&G and Target Fight Childhood Cancer

Many of the public’s favorite household brands have joined forces to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. From September 19 - 25, Target guests can help St. Jude continue reading »

Alertan Sobre Mercado Negro de Antibióticos en Frontera Sur

Alertan Sobre Mercado Negro de Antibióticos en Frontera Sur

Con la disposición de vender antibióticos sólo con receta médica se logra el efecto esperado, pero en la frontera sur ocurre un fenómeno paralelo referente a un mercado negro de esos productos, lamentó el subsecretario de Salud en el sur del estado, Rafael Alpuche Delgado. continue reading »

Dementia Warning Signs Identified in Type 2 Diabetics: Study

Dementia Warning Signs Identified in Type 2 Diabetics: Study

High blood pressure, slow gait, self-reported bad health might signal decline, researchers say. Three factors linked to cognitive deficits in older adults with type 2 diabetes have been identified in a new study. continue reading »

Chicago Bulls to host “Score One for Your Health”

Chicago Bulls to host “Score One for Your Health”

The Chicago Bulls are hosting a free health screening on October 15, 2010 at the United Center 10am to 2:30pm. Along with the screening, information on diabetes, heart disease, prostate health, and more will be available. continue reading »

Health Care Reform: Will It Empower or Perplex Consumers?

Health Care Reform: Will It Empower or Perplex Consumers?

Choosing health plans, managing chronic conditions requires basic health literacy. Part one of three-part series. Are American consumers "health literate" enough to play a leading role in their health care and coverage decisions? That question will be put to the test in 2014, when more than 30 million uninsured adults begin shopping for health continue reading »

Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Among elderly, rate of mild impairment was 1.5 times higher in males, study finds. Elderly men are more likely to suffer memory problems than women, new research shows.The study included 2,050 people, aged 70 to 89, in Olmsted County, Minn., who were interviewed about their memory and medical history, and who underwent testing of their memory and thinking skills. continue reading »

Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations. People with asthma who witness violence in their neighborhoods are at increased risk for asthma-related hospitalization and emergency department visits for asthma or any cause, finds a new study. continue reading »

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. Thirty percent of those in the "overweight" class believed they were actually normal size, continue reading »

El Abuso de Sustancias en la Adolescencia Parece Diferir Según La Raza

El Abuso de Sustancias en la Adolescencia Parece Diferir Según La Raza

Una nueva encuesta de California sugiere que los estudiantes de intermedia hispanos son más propensos a fumar, beber y usar marihuana que otros chicos de su edad, mientras que los asiáticos son los menos propensos a experimentar con esas sustancias. continue reading »

Casi Uno de Cada Tres Partos Primerizos son Ahora por Esárea

Casi Uno de Cada Tres Partos Primerizos son Ahora por Esárea

La tasa de parto por cesárea en Estados Unidos sigue creciendo y se necesitan medidas para revertir esta tendencia, halla un nuevo estudio. continue reading »

Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?

Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect some smokers from lung cancer, a new European study suggests. But, the researchers stressed that quitting smoking will do far more to reduce risk than "an apple a day" or having a salad for lunch. continue reading »

La relación entre la diabetes y la enfermedad de Alzheimer se hace más fuerte

Un estudio reciente correlaciona los problemas de insulina con placas cerebrales asociadas a la demencia Dos de las enfermedades más comunes y temidas en Estados Unidos podrían compartir una conexión, según una nueva investigación que sugiere que tener resistencia a la insulina o diabetes tipo 2 eleva el riesgo de desarrollar placas cerebrales asociadas con la enfermedad de Alzheimer. continue reading »

Light Drinking Might Help Keep Women Slim

Count staying slim as one of the apparent benefits of light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, at least for women. continue reading »