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Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness. Healthy lifestyle text messages could help improve teens' eating and exercise habits, a new study suggests. continue reading »

U.S. Military Suicides Set New Record

U.S. Military Suicides Set New Record

Suicides in the U.S. Armed Forces last year reached a record 349, compared with 310 combat deaths in Afghanistan. "We're deeply concerned by the suicides in the Armed Forces, which is one of the most ur continue reading »

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Older adults who've spoken two languages since childhood have a distinct cognitive edge over their monolingual peers, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown bilingualism seems to favor the development of heightened mental skills. The new research, published in Neuroscience, provides evidence of that cognitive advantage among older, bilingual adults. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screenings

Hispanic Health: Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screenings

Minority patients in the United States are less likely than whites to be screened for colorectal cancer, a new study finds. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

The Cuban government said Tuesday that up to 51 cases of cholera have been confirmed in this capital as a result of the outbreak detected at the beginning of January, but noted that the contagion of the disease "is on the point of extinction." continue reading »

Spain Leads Once Again in Organ Transplants

Spain Leads Once Again in Organ Transplants

Spain in 2012 kept its world leadership in organ transplants with 4,211 procedures, the director of the National Transplants Organization, or ONT, said Tuesday. continue reading »

30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so. Nearly a third of American teenage girls say that at some point they've met up with people with whom their only prior continue reading »

What Do Latino Students Think About Smoking? (VIDEO)

What Do Latino Students Think About Smoking? (VIDEO)

From SaludToday: A new video highlights Latino students and their views on not smoking. The videos, available in English and Spanish, were done by a Latino group, Manantial de Salud, continue reading »

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of influenza in his state, where at least two children have died since October, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child’s Flu Symptoms

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child’s Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says. Flu season is especially bad in the United States this year, and young children with the flu tend to suff continue reading »