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Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts. Although regular exercise has been linked to a strong immune system, people with flu symptoms, s continue reading »

Latinas Launch ‘Yo Te Apoyo’ Campaign in Honor of Roe v Wade Anniversary

Latinas Launch ‘Yo Te Apoyo’ Campaign in Honor of Roe v Wade Anniversary

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign, continue reading »

Hispanic Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

Hispanic Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

Confirming the existence of the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, a new analysis of health studies, led by a University of North Texas psychologist shows that the Hispanic-American participants' survival rates continue reading »

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips. Most playgrounds are safe for children, but many of them -- particularly those in poorer neighborhoods - continue reading »

Latin America News: City in Brazil Sees Over 9,000 Cases of Dengue Since Beginning of Year

Latin America News: City in Brazil Sees Over 9,000 Cases of Dengue Since Beginning of Year

Municipal authorities in Campo Grande, the capital of the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on Monday declared a health emergency due to a serious outbreak of dengue fever. continue reading »

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say. Forty-eight states are now reporting widespread flu activity, up from 47 last week, and the virus is proving particularly dangero continue reading »

H1N1 Flu Shots are Safe for Pregnant Women

H1N1 Flu Shots are Safe for Pregnant Women

NIH researcher assists in study of Norwegian women - Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no i continue reading »

U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say. U.S. lung cancer death rates are higher among blacks than whites, and highest among blacks who live in the most segr continue reading »