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Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say. Forty-eight states are now reporting widespread flu activity, up from 47 last week, and the virus is proving particularly dangero continue reading »

H1N1 Flu Shots are Safe for Pregnant Women

H1N1 Flu Shots are Safe for Pregnant Women

NIH researcher assists in study of Norwegian women - Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no i continue reading »

U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say. U.S. lung cancer death rates are higher among blacks than whites, and highest among blacks who live in the most segr continue reading »

Migraine Sufferers Stigmatized Because of Their Condition: Study

Migraine Sufferers Stigmatized Because of Their Condition: Study

Those around them don't take their attacks seriously, consider them unreliable, expert says. People who suffer from frequent migraines are stigmatized in much the same way continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Commemorate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Latina Health Advocates Commemorate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is proud to commemorate January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement: continue reading »

Latino Attitudes on Abortion: Roe v. Wade 40 Years Later

Latino Attitudes on Abortion: Roe v. Wade 40 Years Later

The upcoming 40th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision is sure to be a widely covered moment in U.S. culture and politics. But two narratives often und continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  White Young Adults More Like to Have DUI’s than Latinos and Other Minorities

Hispanic Health:  White Young Adults More Like to Have DUI’s than Latinos and Other Minorities

White young adults were 50 percent more likely than their Black, Hispanic or Asian peers to self-report driving after drinking at age 21, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. continue reading »

New Spanish Website Engages Hispanic Community About Sexual Health

New Spanish Website Engages Hispanic Community About Sexual Health

Beforeplay.org, a Colorado public health initiative aimed at reducing the number of unintended pregnancies, has recently launched a new Spanish website, Beforeplay.org/es. continue reading »

Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness. Healthy lifestyle text messages could help improve teens' eating and exercise habits, a new study suggests. continue reading »

U.S. Military Suicides Set New Record

U.S. Military Suicides Set New Record

Suicides in the U.S. Armed Forces last year reached a record 349, compared with 310 combat deaths in Afghanistan. "We're deeply concerned by the suicides in the Armed Forces, which is one of the most ur continue reading »

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Older adults who've spoken two languages since childhood have a distinct cognitive edge over their monolingual peers, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown bilingualism seems to favor the development of heightened mental skills. The new research, published in Neuroscience, provides evidence of that cognitive advantage among older, bilingual adults. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screenings

Hispanic Health: Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screenings

Minority patients in the United States are less likely than whites to be screened for colorectal cancer, a new study finds. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

The Cuban government said Tuesday that up to 51 cases of cholera have been confirmed in this capital as a result of the outbreak detected at the beginning of January, but noted that the contagion of the disease "is on the point of extinction." continue reading »