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National Alliance for Hispanic Health Files Brief in Support of Smaller Serving Sizes for Soda

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Files Brief in Support of Smaller Serving Sizes for Soda

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Leads Diverse “Friends of the Court” in Support of NYC Policy to Reduce Sugary Drink Portion Size “The beverage industry has pursued a strategy of legal obstruction and put profits over the health of its customers,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO continue reading »

Mexico Increasing In Popularity as Destination for Spanish Seeking Surrogates

Mexico Increasing In Popularity as Destination for Spanish Seeking Surrogates

Every year, around 800 Spanish couples who see surrogacy as their only reproductive option must go abroad because Spain does not permit the practice, experts said here Thursday at a conference organized by the law firm Subrogalia. Only a few countries have legislation regulating surrogacy and establishing that legal paternity resides with the couple who hire the surrogate, specialists in the field told Efe. continue reading »

Study Urges Caribbean Countries to Adopt Regional Food Labeling

Study Urges Caribbean Countries to Adopt Regional Food Labeling

Caribbean Community countries are being urged to establish regional standards for "clear, consistent, food labeling" and to limit, if not ban, the marketing of fast food and sugary drinks to children. continue reading »

Caribbean Leaders Concerned About Health Threats for Youth

Caribbean Leaders Concerned About Health Threats for Youth

The Second International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases of Children and Adolescents began here amid concerns for the well being of the future generations in the Caribbean. continue reading »

STUDY:  Colorectal Cancer Treatments Not Benefiting Latinos

STUDY:  Colorectal Cancer Treatments Not Benefiting Latinos

A new study by the American Cancer Society has found that new and better treatments that tend to benefit later stage colorectal cancer are not benefiting Latinos. continue reading »

Brazilian Officials Launch Fight Against #1 Health Risk-Skin Cancer

Brazilian Officials Launch Fight Against #1 Health Risk-Skin Cancer

Health authorities and the Brazilian Dermatology Society launched Saturday a nationwide campaign to prevent skin cancer, of which Brazil has some 150,000 cases yearly. Medical authorities have set up 126 special posts around the country to perform examinations for skin disease, which represents close to 30 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in the country every year. continue reading »

LatAm Making Strides in Fight on AIDS, Seniors Over 60 New Concern

LatAm Making Strides in Fight on AIDS, Seniors Over 60 New Concern

Latin America is making progress in fighting HIV/AIDS, though fear still exists about warning young people about its risks, and its prevention among older adults must definitely be stepped up, a U.N. official said. Despite the difficulties in some countries, Latin America is the region continue reading »

REPORT: 50,000 Enroll in Obamacare, 7 Million Expected by March 2014

REPORT: 50,000 Enroll in Obamacare, 7 Million Expected by March 2014

Less than 50,000 people have successfully enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act via the HealthCare.gov Web site since Oct. 1, when the site was launched, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday. continue reading »

REPORT:  29.1% of All Latinos Uninsured in Total 48 Million Americans Uninsured

REPORT:  29.1% of All Latinos Uninsured in Total 48 Million Americans Uninsured

A Census Bureau report issued today shows that approximately 48 million people in 2012 did not have health insurance. The report indicates 3 million more Americans were insured than in 2011. continue reading »

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 »