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Study Finds Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics

Study Finds Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics

Hit songs celebrate 'getting wasted,' with none of the downside, researchers say. Today's popular music often celebrates excessive drinking as a fun, beneficial pastime, even highlighting select booze bran continue reading »

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

Malnutrition is to blame for the deaths of at least 62 children under the age of 5 so far this year in Guatemala, the government said Wednesday. Nearly 9,800 youngsters have been diagnosed with chronic malnutrition, the secretary for food security, Luis Monterroso, told reporters. continue reading »

MEXICO: Farm Linked to Stomach Bug in U.S. Now Back in Operation

MEXICO: Farm Linked to Stomach Bug in U.S. Now Back in Operation

U.S. health officials still haven't identified source of more than 600 infections. The Mexican farm linked -- in part -- to a stomach bug outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people in 22 U.S. continue reading »

Readmission Rates for Kids May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Readmission Rates for Kids May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Study suggests that parents should base decisions on other factors. Unlike the case with adult readmissions, higher hospital readmission rates for children may not necessarily continue reading »

Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance

Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy. A healthy diet can help students excel in school, a registered dietitian says. One of the best ways to jump-start a successful school day continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Using Community Health Workers Helps Mexican American Community Combat Diabetes

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Using Community Health Workers Helps Mexican American Community Combat Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanic Americans is growing and their likelihood of being hospitalized for uncontrolled diabetes is two times greater than that of non-Hispanic Whites. Rather than a new drug, the prescription for controlling diabetes may be a person. continue reading »

STUDY: “Prediabetes” More Likely With Family History of Diabetes

STUDY: “Prediabetes” More Likely With Family History of Diabetes

However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese. Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as continue reading »

Spanish Scientist Doubts Effectiveness of New Malaria Vaccine

Spanish Scientist Doubts Effectiveness of New Malaria Vaccine

The recent announcement of a new malaria vaccine discovered by researchers in the United States has revived hopes of a cure for the illness, but the prestigious Spanish immunologist Pedro Alonso said, in an interview with Efe, that "we shouldn't raise any false hopes" because "it's still not a vaccine." continue reading »

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

A Uruguayan laboratory is offering its customers the possibility of identifying the sex of their babies before the seventh week of pregnancy. continue reading »

Genes for Eating Disorders and Alcoholism May be Linked

Genes for Eating Disorders and Alcoholism May be Linked

Twin study found ties between alcohol dependence and binge eating or purging. Alcoholism and certain types of eating disorders share common genetic risk factors, according to a new study. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

The decision by Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla to support a bill permitting teaching about different sexual orientations in public schools has sparked controversy. continue reading »

Venezuelan Doctors Fear Country Faces Health Emergency

Venezuelan Doctors Fear Country Faces Health Emergency

The president of the Venezuelan Medical Association asked the Venezuelan government Tuesday to declare a health emergency and take steps to address serious problems with the Andean nation's healthcare system. continue reading »

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

The US is not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year. continue reading »

Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

The judge investigating last month's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain plans to question the officials responsible for railway safety as possible defendants. Highlighting the harm caused by bullying, a new study continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

According to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012" released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, undernourishment affects 49 million Latin Americans. continue reading »