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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 »

REPORT: Latino LGBT Youth Face Different Challenges

REPORT: Latino LGBT Youth Face Different Challenges

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who identify as Latino face greater rejection from their communities and schools than their non-LGBT Latino counterparts, according to a new report on LGBT continue reading »

Juanes Joins Lifebeat for National HIV Testing Day (VIDEO)

Juanes Joins Lifebeat for National HIV Testing Day (VIDEO)

Monday, the People en Español website premiered Juanes' PSA to raise awareness for National HIV Testing Day, which is June 27. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Latest Diet Fad, the Tongue Patch

Venezuela’s Latest Diet Fad, the Tongue Patch

Weight loss fads are everywhere and utilize almost everything; from prancing around like a horse to eating just tuna fish and pineapple, people will try just about anything to lose weight. continue reading »

Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

As of Friday, just 48 hours after registration began, Chicago's newest transit system has a reported 1,000 "Founding Members." Divvy, a program of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation, is a bike-sharing system that will give Chicagoans continue reading »

CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin to Follow in Angelina Jolie’s Footsteps with Double Mastectomy

CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin to Follow in Angelina Jolie’s Footsteps with Double Mastectomy

CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin has announced that she too will undergo the same cancer-preventive double mastectomy procedure as movie star Angeline Jolie. continue reading »

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children. When teens start dating, parents' worries grow -- and experts say that dating violence should be on their list of concerns. continue reading »

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA's Blum Center is a research institute that seeks to contribute to improving the health of communities with few economic resources in Latin America. continue reading »

How to Keep Your Family Fit

How to Keep Your Family Fit

Begin a regular tennis match - You don't have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in. The Shapeup.org website offers these suggestions for family-fitness activities: continue reading »

Health Tip: After a Stressful Event

Health Tip: After a Stressful Event

Avoid alcohol and drugs - A stressful event can leave you feeling worn out, anxious and, perhaps, unable to cope. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue reading »

Gates and Slim Join Forces to Rid the World of Polio in Six Years

Gates and Slim Join Forces to Rid the World of Polio in Six Years

Billionaires Bill Gates and Carlos Slim said in an exclusive interview with Efe that they planned to join forces to eradicate polio in six years. Gates, the founder of U.S. tech giant Microsoft, said it was not often that you received a letter proposing to wipe out one continue reading »

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled. Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, continue reading »