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Hispanic Health News

October 2013 Archives

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Colombian healthcare workers took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce the crisis in the sector and express their rejection of an overhaul being discussed in Congress because they feel that it will worsen the situation. continue reading »

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Indians of the Brazilian Amazon no longer suffer much from malaria, which is relatively under control in the world's largest tropical forest, but now they are contracting illnesses common in the big cities of the "whites," such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, an abnormal amount of cholesterol and/or fat in the blood. continue reading »

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

Mexico City Reporting over 150 Cases of Cholera since Sept. 1

A total of 159 cholera cases have been registered since Sept. 1 in Mexico, with the cases concentrated in four states in the central part of the country, officials said. continue reading »

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

Mexican health authorities reported a total of 157 cases of cholera, 145 of them in the central state of Hidalgo, where the source of contagion is a river that provides the water supply for the local population. continue reading »

Mexico Considers Raising Taxes on Soft Drinks to Combat Obesity

Mexico Considers Raising Taxes on Soft Drinks to Combat Obesity

The high level of obesity in Mexico requires comprehensive solutions and not isolated measures such as raising taxes on soft drinks, economic and health specialist Mario Rodarte said. continue reading »

Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

According to a recent package of research by Salud America, 22% of latino students have three or more sugary drinks each day. This statistic, and more, can be found in the "Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids” report. continue reading »

46 Cases of Cholera Registered in Mexico

46 Cases of Cholera Registered in Mexico

The Pan American Health Organization included Mexico on its latest epidemiological alert for cholera after 46 cases of the disease were confirmed in the Aztec nation, including one fatality. continue reading »

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

Roughly six of every 10 Mexicans over 50 describe their health as fair or poor and significant percentages admit having difficulty doing daily activities, according to a survey released Monday by the INEGO statistics institute. continue reading »