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Social Awkardness May Not Only be Geeky Its not Healthy for You

Stressed caused by social situations, such as giving a speech or going to a job interview, can affect some people's immune system in ways that harm their health, researchers have found. The study included 124 volunteers who were purposely put into awkward social situations. continue reading »

La Infidelidad Aumenta Cuando La Mujer Gana Más Que el Hombre

La Infidelidad Aumenta Cuando La Mujer Gana Más Que el Hombre

Un estudio reciente encuentra que es más probable que los hombres sean infieles si sus ingresos son muy inferiores a los de su esposa o pareja, mientras que las mujeres son más propensas a hacerlo si ganan más que sus maridos o parejas. Los hallazgos sugieren que las disparidades en los ingresos podrían tener mucho que ver con la infidelidad, al menos entre las parejas jóvenes estudiadas. continue reading »

¿Su estado de salud le mantiene sin seguro? Ya no debe ser así.

¿Su estado de salud le mantiene sin seguro? Ya no debe ser así.

Millones de estadounidenses, incluidos muchos latinos, han sido descalificados o ya no han podido costear el seguro médico debido a su estado de salud o por alguna enfermedad. continue reading »

Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

While some research suggests that the incidence of childhood obesity may be leveling off, a new study finds that for certain racial groups the rates may actually be getting higher. continue reading »

Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague Children Living in Poverty

Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague Children Living in Poverty

Possible reasons include culture, access to health care, researcher suggests. continue reading »

Hispanic Transplant Program Expands to Add Livers

Hispanic Transplant Program Expands to Add Livers

The Hispanic Transplant program at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital is expanding from its initial beginnings of kidney transplants to include liver transplants in order to meet the growing need within the Hispanic Community. continue reading »

Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men’s Lives, Study Suggests

Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men’s Lives, Study Suggests

In certain situations, competing for a mate may shorten a man's life. U.S. researchers found that when men reach sexual maturity in settings where they far outnumber women, they live an average of three months less than males from areas with a more equitable gender ratio. continue reading »

Onset of Early Puberty More Likely to Happen to Hispanic and African- American Girls

Onset of Early Puberty More Likely to Happen to Hispanic and African- American Girls

The onset of early puberty, defined as showing some kind of breast development, is happening earlier and earlier to American girls, especially Hispanic and African American girls. continue reading »

La Diabetes Tipo 2 Puede Perjudicar los Cerebros de Jóvenes

La Diabetes Tipo 2 Puede Perjudicar los Cerebros de Jóvenes

Como señal de que la diabetes podría afectar el cerebro al principio de la vida, un estudio pequeño halló que los niños obesos que tenían diabetes tipo 2 sufren de dificultades de pensamiento que no surgen en niños con exceso de peso que no son diabéticos. continue reading »

La Malnutrición Pone a los Niños en Riesgo de Asma y Enfermedades Crónicas

Un estudio halló que los episodios reiterados de hambre se relacionaron con mala salud de manera prolongada continue reading »

Study Finds Foreign-Trained Doctors Provide Same Quality at their U.S. Educated Colleagues

Study Finds Foreign-Trained Doctors Provide Same Quality at their U.S. Educated Colleagues

New Study Finds Foreign-Trained Doctors Provide Same Quality of Care as Doctors Educated in U.S. Study Also Finds That U.S.-Born Physicians Who Trained Overseas Had Higher Patient Death Rates Than Foreign-Born Doctors Who Trained Abroad And Practice in the U.S. continue reading »

El Reemplazo de Cadera y Rodilla Puede Ayudar a Perder Peso

Investigador sugiere que un beneficio añadido para los pacientes tras la cirugía de articulaciones podría ser un estilo de vida más sano continue reading »

To Help Keep Weight Off, Turn to the Web

To Help Keep Weight Off, Turn to the Web

Worried about whether the weight you just lost will stay lost? Seeking out the right Web site might help, a new study suggest. People who shed pounds and then consistently logged on to a specially designed Internet site for weight maintenance were better able to maintain a significant portion of their weight loss than people who logged on less often, new research finds. continue reading »

Florida’s Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns

Melanoma trends among minority groups in Florida, the Sunshine State, are different than national trends, a new study finds. continue reading »

Los Medicamentos Para Perder Peso No Son la Mejor Opción

Los Medicamentos Para Perder Peso No Son la Mejor Opción

Un estudio reciente ha hallado que varios complementos para perder peso no parecen funcionar mejor que los placebos (o los complementos falsos) para ayudar a la gente a perder peso. continue reading »