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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 »

Latino Organizations Call on Obama, EPA To Address Environmental Issues

Latino Organizations Call on Obama, EPA To Address Environmental Issues

This week, over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House today asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Commemorate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Latina Health Advocates Commemorate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is proud to commemorate January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement: continue reading »

Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say. If the headlines are any indication, this year's flu season is turning out to be a whopper. continue reading »

Health Tip: If You Have a Cold

Health Tip: If You Have a Cold

Here's what you can do to feel better - The common cold is caused by a virus, which means it shouldn't be treated with an antibiotic. But there are th continue reading »

Health Tip: Is Organic Better?

Health Tip: Is Organic Better?

No pesticides or chemicals are used. Foods that bear the label "organic" must meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, chiefly that they must be grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. continue reading »

Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes. A new study casts doubt on the value of current professional treatments for t continue reading »

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S. continue reading »

Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?

Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?

Who's at risk? - Prediabetes is a condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels that are not so high that diabetes may be diagnosed. continue reading »

Planned Parenthood Urges Latinas to Make Cervical Health a Priority

Planned Parenthood Urges Latinas to Make Cervical Health a Priority

Marking January’s Cervical Health Awareness Month, Experts Note that Cervical Cancer Disproportionately Strikes Latinas but Is Preventable - continue reading »