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Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Indians of the Brazilian Amazon no longer suffer much from malaria, which is relatively under control in the world's largest tropical forest, but now they are contracting illnesses common in the big cities of the "whites," such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, an abnormal amount of cholesterol and/or fat in the blood. continue reading »

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

A total of 159 cholera cases have been registered since Sept. 1 in Mexico, with the cases concentrated in four states in the central part of the country, officials said. continue reading »

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

Mexican health authorities reported a total of 157 cases of cholera, 145 of them in the central state of Hidalgo, where the source of contagion is a river that provides the water supply for the local population. continue reading »

Mexico Considers Raising Taxes on Soft Drinks to Combat Obesity

Mexico Considers Raising Taxes on Soft Drinks to Combat Obesity

The high level of obesity in Mexico requires comprehensive solutions and not isolated measures such as raising taxes on soft drinks, economic and health specialist Mario Rodarte said. continue reading »

Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

According to a recent package of research by Salud America, 22% of latino students have three or more sugary drinks each day. This statistic, and more, can be found in the "Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids” report. continue reading »

46 Cases of Cholera Registered in Mexico

46 Cases of Cholera Registered in Mexico

The Pan American Health Organization included Mexico on its latest epidemiological alert for cholera after 46 cases of the disease were confirmed in the Aztec nation, including one fatality. continue reading »

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

Roughly six of every 10 Mexicans over 50 describe their health as fair or poor and significant percentages admit having difficulty doing daily activities, according to a survey released Monday by the INEGO statistics institute. continue reading »

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

The incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic is between 25 percent and 30 percent, an alarming level, according to two experts consulted Thursday by Efe. continue reading »

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic has again broadened the base of its genomic research efforts by establishing a biobank at its Arizona campus, which will support studies in obesity, metabolism and diabetes, all areas of special concern in the Latino population. The Sangre por Salud Biobank is a collaboration among Mayo, Mountain Park Health Center and Arizona State University. Biobanks are an integral component of Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine. continue reading »

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

People with physical disabilities often turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their condition, but many disabled Latinos rely heavily on cultural ties with family and friends to help them steer clear of substance abuse, say University of Michigan researchers. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found Latinos do not examine their skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting the lowest teen birth rate in 73 years with the largest drop for Latina teens. continue reading »

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 »