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Hispanic Health News

June 2014 Archives

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that some corporations can cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans. continue reading »

Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

Mexico's National Epidemic Surveillance System has identified an "imported" case of the chikungunya virus, the Health Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already overweight, according to a report by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »

Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

One of the Caribbean's leading health officials has cautioned tourism stakeholders in the region not to turn a blind eye to the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Though not usually lethal, the disease has become a major source of concern, Dr. James Hospedales, executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, said. continue reading »