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You and Your Health

STUDY: Bilingualism Strengthens Brain Muscle

STUDY: Bilingualism Strengthens Brain Muscle

People who are bilingual, or speak two languages, likely have more mental flexibility than those who speak just one language, according to a new study. continue reading »

Michelle Obama Takes “Let’s Move” Campaign to “Sabado Gigante”

Michelle Obama Takes “Let’s Move” Campaign to “Sabado Gigante”

First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign against being overweight and childhood obesity to the popular Spanish-language television program "Sabado Gigante," where she spoke about the benefits of a healthy diet and physical exercise. continue reading »

Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Seasonal pitfalls include poison ivy, worsening eczema and hives, expert warns. Summer can be a particularly bad time for skin allergies such as eczema and continue reading »

Is Facebook Making You Unhappy?

Is Facebook Making You Unhappy?

Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found. Despite all the virtual socializing and "liking" involved, using Facebook is actually associated wit continue reading »

Health Tips for College Freshmen

Health Tips for College Freshmen

Advice for freshmen - For many young men and women, college is the first chance to assume responsibility for their own health. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers continue reading »

U.S. Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Farm in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

U.S. Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Farm in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tied the recent outbreak of cyclospora to the Taylor Farm in Mexico; tying them to tainted packaged leafy greens distributed to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in two states. continue reading »

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

Prevention, early detection of cancer key to improving survival rates - Of all the cancers, breast cancer is the primary killer of Latino women in the U.S., while colorectal cancer continue reading »

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill in Senate

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill in Senate

The Texas Senate has passed a bill tightening restictions on abortion following three weeks of protests by activists and groups defending a woman's right to choose. continue reading »

Demi Lovato, CAST Recovery Create Lovato Treatment Scholarship Fund for Mental Illness

Demi Lovato, CAST Recovery Create Lovato Treatment Scholarship Fund for Mental Illness

Demi Lovato has partnered with CAST Recovery to create The Lovato Treatment Scholarship in honor of her dad, Patrick Lovato, who passed away in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues. continue reading »

Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos. continue reading »