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CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

Prevention, early detection of cancer key to improving survival rates - Of all the cancers, breast cancer is the primary killer of Latino women in the U.S., while colorectal cancer continue reading »

Seniors’ Unhealthy Living Could Lead to Disability

Seniors’ Unhealthy Living Could Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits. Seniors who don't exercise much, who smoke or who eat few fruits and vegetables continue reading »

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

A U.S. based study, concluded earlier this year, has found that four out of twenty-five bottles of hot sauce from Mexico and Latin America, sold in the U.S., are loaded with lead. continue reading »

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students. Smartphone users just might be the new couch potatoes. Researchers studying college students found that cellphone use continue reading »

STUDY: Teens’ Self-Consciousness Has Biological Basis

STUDY: Teens’ Self-Consciousness Has Biological Basis

Just anticipating being watched can trigger emotional response, researchers find. Many teens are concerned about what other kids think of them, and this self-consciousness is linked with continue reading »

Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

The Centro Fox plans to focus on research into medical marijuana use in Mexico and will seek authorization to set up a distribution network for the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

Latino students are often exposed to high-fat, high-sugar snacks, and drinks sold in schools. Coincidentally, the number of children at risk of obesity and juvenile diabetes cases continue to increase. continue reading »

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Those Who Also Have PTSD

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Those Who Also Have PTSD

For those with both post-traumatic stress and the sleep disorder, sticking with CPAP therapy may help. For military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep apnea, continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?

Some call it the “Hispanic Mortality Paradox” – U.S. Latinos outliving whites yet they are most likely to be uninsured and live in poverty- stricken areas. continue reading »

STUDY: Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents

STUDY: Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers. If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these continue reading »

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

Chilean health authorities tightened restrictions Monday on entering the northern town of La Tirana, which attracts big crowds every year for its principal religious feast day, in their effort to control an outbreak of swine flu in the area. continue reading »

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia. The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New rese continue reading »

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

The U.S. losing out to the Mexico in terms of socio-economic, GDP and countless other benchmarks – that is until today. continue reading »