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Hispanic Health News

September 2010 Archives

Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Among elderly, rate of mild impairment was 1.5 times higher in males, study finds. Elderly men are more likely to suffer memory problems than women, new research shows.The study included 2,050 people, aged 70 to 89, in Olmsted County, Minn., who were interviewed about their memory and medical history, and who underwent testing of their memory and thinking skills. continue reading »

Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations. People with asthma who witness violence in their neighborhoods are at increased risk for asthma-related hospitalization and emergency department visits for asthma or any cause, finds a new study. continue reading »

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. Thirty percent of those in the "overweight" class believed they were actually normal size, continue reading »

El Abuso de Sustancias en la Adolescencia Parece Diferir Según La Raza

El Abuso de Sustancias en la Adolescencia Parece Diferir Según La Raza

Una nueva encuesta de California sugiere que los estudiantes de intermedia hispanos son más propensos a fumar, beber y usar marihuana que otros chicos de su edad, mientras que los asiáticos son los menos propensos a experimentar con esas sustancias. continue reading »

Casi Uno de Cada Tres Partos Primerizos son Ahora por Esárea

Casi Uno de Cada Tres Partos Primerizos son Ahora por Esárea

La tasa de parto por cesárea en Estados Unidos sigue creciendo y se necesitan medidas para revertir esta tendencia, halla un nuevo estudio. continue reading »