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Hispanic Health News

July 2013 Archives

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

Chilean health authorities tightened restrictions Monday on entering the northern town of La Tirana, which attracts big crowds every year for its principal religious feast day, in their effort to control an outbreak of swine flu in the area. continue reading »

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia. The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New rese continue reading »

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

U.S. v Mexico:  Guess Whose Fatter????

The U.S. losing out to the Mexico in terms of socio-economic, GDP and countless other benchmarks – that is until today. continue reading »

A Bad Boss May Also be Harmful to Employee’s Family

A Bad Boss May Also be Harmful to Employee’s Family

Research shows employees bring workplace stress home to spouses, children. When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, continue reading »

Though Exercise in the U.S. is Up, So is Obesity

Though Exercise in the U.S. is Up, So is Obesity

Food control is the missing link, experts say. Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report. continue reading »

As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts. While the number of visits to emergency rooms will not rise due to United States' aging population, continue reading »

Tips for Better Sleep in Summer Nights

Tips for Better Sleep in Summer Nights

Don't let longer daylight hours disturb your slumber. Those extra hours of daylight in the summer contribute to sleep problems experienced by many Americans, experts say continue reading »

Tired Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Tired Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables. Sleep-deprived teens make poor food choices, a new study finds. continue reading »

NGO Alliance Promote Anti-Obesity Campagne in Mexico

NGO Alliance Promote Anti-Obesity Campagne in Mexico

A coalition of civic groups is asking Mexicans to use social networks to condemn ads for junk food and sugary soft drinks that many blame for rampant childhood obesity in the Aztec nation. continue reading »

With Help From Grants, More Kids Will have Health Insurance

With Help From Grants, More Kids Will have Health Insurance

Federal officials unveiled $32 million in awards to outreach efforts in 22 states. More children in low-income families will get health insurance coverage, continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

A study by the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas has discovered that Mexican-American children are less likely to be overweight or obese if they consume peanuts at least one a week. continue reading »

STUDY: By 2050, Anti-Smoking Policies Will Have Prevented 7M Deaths Worldwide

STUDY: By 2050, Anti-Smoking Policies Will Have Prevented 7M Deaths Worldwide

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says. Anti-tobacco policies really do stop people from smoking and save millions of lives continue reading »