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Hispanic Health News

December 2012 Archives

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. But Hispanics, for reasons that aren't clear, didn't get any gain from being more active. continue reading »

Cilantro’s Health Benefits

Cilantro’s Health Benefits

Cilantro contains an antibacterial compound, dodecenal, that has shown to be a safe, natural means of fighting salmonella, a frequent and sometimes deadly cause of foodborne illness. continue reading »

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

A new study by James B. Kirby, Ph.D., and Lan Liang, Ph.D., researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels. continue reading »

Documentary Asks If Cancer, AIDS and Autism are “Incurable Diseases” or Lucrative Investments?

Documentary Asks If Cancer, AIDS and Autism are “Incurable Diseases” or Lucrative Investments?

On the heels of Prop. 37 being denied in California, COS Productions, a Miami-based production company takes on the medical, beauty and food industries in a new documentary, “Incurable Diseases” Is It a Business? continue reading »

Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

10 hours of nightly shut-eye reduced people's sensitivity to painful stimulus, study finds. Getting more sleep improves daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity in healthy adults, according to a small new study. continue reading »

Smoking Might Make Hangovers Worse

Smoking Might Make Hangovers Worse

But small study of college students doesn't prove a connection. If you feel especially hung over after a night of drinking, you may have to b continue reading »

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds. Black women with breast cancer are less likely than their white peers continue reading »

“The Horrors of Methamphetamine” Ad Shows the Physical Effects of Drug

“The Horrors of Methamphetamine” Ad Shows the Physical Effects of Drug

When Oregon authorities realized the growing number of methamphetamine uses in their area, they created the "Faces of Meth" campaign. Eight years later Rehabs.com has created another, "The Horrors of Methamphetamine." continue reading »

Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Half of women's bone accumulation takes place during these early years, researchers say. Teen girls who smoke may be at greater risk for osteoporosis continue reading »

Frankie Muñiz Recovering After ‘Mini Stroke’

Frankie Muñiz Recovering After ‘Mini Stroke’

Former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muñiz (born Francisco Muñiz IV) is now recovering after a terrifying 'mini stroke' last week. The 26-year-old former child star took to Twitter Tuesday: continue reading »

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

An Arizona woman could have died after doctors diagnosed her with simple “allergies” rather than what turned out to be a much more serious condition. For months, Aundrea Aragon, a 35-year-old mother of three continue reading »

Obama Administration Moves Forward to Implement Health Care Law

Obama Administration Moves Forward to Implement Health Care Law

The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act also would make it easier for consumers to compare health plans, and employers to promote and encourage employee wellness. continue reading »

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Latino Commission on AIDS reflected on the theme, “Getting to Zero”, which gives us an opportunity to assess where we are and what we need to do to reach an AIDS free generation. continue reading »

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

December 1 marks the annual World AIDS Day as organizations across the United States and the world work together toward an AIDS-free generation by raising awareness about the importance of protection and testing. continue reading »

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

You probably never thought it would affect you and your family, but with Hispanics about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Hispanic whites, you or a lo continue reading »