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Hispanic Health News

January 2014 Archives

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Mexican health authorities said 103 people died of the flu in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 322 percent from the 32 fatalities reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 16. continue reading »

Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak expanded in his latest report the list of diseases caused by smoking, a warning that comes 50 years after the first official government document that associated tobacco with lung cancer. continue reading »

Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

Sometimes non-issues turn into big to-do’s. Sometimes we need to point at those big to-do’s and say “it’s a non-issue.” It turns out that the Associated Press has been wrongly reporting that the Spanish language Obamacare website is riddled with grammatically incorrect language. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has an obesity problem that affects 38 percent of the people, and announced the creation of a Subministry of Dietary Production charged with designing Venezuelans' diet, especially for children. continue reading »