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Hispanic Health News

June 2013 Archives

How to Engage Hispanics in Order to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials

How to Engage Hispanics in Order to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials

Hispanic cancer patients rarely participate in clinical trials, but researchers want to tailor a Spanish DVD to help change this. To create a relevant educational tool, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers investigated why awareness of and continue reading »

CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of teenage births and births continue reading »

Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving. Speeding is a factor in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers in the United States continue reading »

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe. A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. continue reading »

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Finding points to possible disparities in care. Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperac continue reading »

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made. Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet continue reading »

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

No prescription is needed - The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue reading »

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to legal residents, naturalized citizens and U.S. natives. continue reading »

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Mexico promised to offer medical care to migrants crossing its territory at a meeting in which that country, Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic worked on an integration plan that goes well beyond economic accords. continue reading »

Paul Pholeros’ TED Talk: Better Housing Can Improve Health, Reduce Poverty (VIDEO)

Paul Pholeros’ TED Talk: Better Housing Can Improve Health, Reduce Poverty (VIDEO)

He may be an Australian- born and -based architect, but Paul Pholeros' ideas can help reduce poverty in both his homeland and the world. Pholeros found that by improving housing conditions for the poor, y continue reading »

American Medical Association Labels Obesity a Disease

American Medical Association Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision. In an effort to focus greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United States, the American Medical continue reading »

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive. Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. continue reading »

STUDY: Minority Children With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services

STUDY: Minority Children With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care. Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children fro continue reading »

Most Teens and Adults Want Religious Leaders to Do More to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Most Teens and Adults Want Religious Leaders to Do More to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Esperanza Releases new Resource for Latino Faith Leaders - Most adults (52%) and teens (57%) think religious leaders and groups should be doing more to help prevent teen pregnancy, continue reading »

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study. Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk continue reading »