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Hispanic Health News

February 2013 Archives

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Closeness Isn’t Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds - Or not close enough to make you feel special. continue reading »

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day! Report Finds Millions of Americans Have STDs

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says. Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine's Day: continue reading »

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute will feature AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign during the 2013 USHLI National Conference. Conference attendees will be encouraged to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving continue reading »

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Valentine’s Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says - On Valentine's Day, single men are far more likely than married guys to splurge on continue reading »

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

‘Hovering’ Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering. Even something as simple as play can be complicated: A new study sho continue reading »

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do. Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don't need more to take continue reading »

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say. Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more ag continue reading »

Laboratorio Buena Salud, NHMA Partner to Provide Better Diagnostic Services to the Latino Community

Laboratorio Buena Salud, NHMA Partner to Provide Better Diagnostic Services to the Latino Community

Laboratorio Buena Salud, the only diagnostic laboratory targeting the Latino community and The National Hispanic Medical Association have formally agreed on a continue reading »

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows. Many factors may account for the improvement, experts say. continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes. Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes continue reading »

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6. Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner v continue reading »

Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Narrowed blood vessels and pressure in the brain need to be tracked and managed in these patients, expert says. Complications such as narrowed blood vessels and increased pressure in continue reading »

Mixing Diet Soda and Alcohol Raises Intoxication Levels, says Study

Mixing Diet Soda and Alcohol Raises Intoxication Levels, says Study

You may lose the pounds, but you’ll lose your balance as well. A recent study has shown that drinking alcohol with diet soda can get you intoxicated faster than if you were to mix your drink with a regular soda. continue reading »

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Diabetes Drug May Offer ‘Modest’ Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects. The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese t continue reading »