By Dorkys Ramos | 01/19/2011 - 14:35
Genital HPV (short for human papilloma viruses) are a group of more than 100 strains of the most common sexually transmitted infection that occur in the genital, oral and anal regions. Although it usually disappears on its own, infection from two high-risk strains of the virus causes 70 percent of all cervical cancer. Each year, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and Latinas are twice as likely to develop the disease in comparison to non-Hispanic white women.
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/07/2011 - 12:30
How many of us compile a long list of resolutions that will surely turn us into much better versions of our current selves only to crash and burn miserably around, oh, week two?
Trading old habits for new ones can be difficult and takes serious commitment, but if you learn what makes a successful resolution you’ll increase your chances of making it into February with your goals and motivation still intact.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/01/2010 - 08:30
In honor of World AIDS Day, we spoke to Project Runway star Mondo Guerra—who revealed his HIV positive status on the show—about his work with HIV/AIDS and why it's important to keep talking about the epidemic.
What does World AIDS Day mean to you?
By Fox News Latino | 11/30/2010 - 11:21
A former University of Central Florida professor has filed a complaint against the university in federal court after complaining about a book that claims Mexicans binge drink and Cubans embrace being overweight.
Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo says that in 2008 her contract with UCF was not renewed because she complained about, and refused to use, the textbook which she claims contains ethnic stereotypes. The book is called a Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care. What makes the book so controversial is how the author describes certain ethnic groups.
By Stacey Rivera | 11/23/2010 - 15:04
A recent study by the University of Texas Galveston found that 25% of Latinas who are classified as overweight in medical terms see themselves as normal weight. Study author Mahbubur Rahman believes this is a symptom of the "fattening of America," meaning being overweight has become the norm for some women.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00
Did you know that Latinos are twice as likely to have diabetes than our Caucasian counterparts? In fact, around 10 percent of Hispanics (two million of us) are reported to have diabetes.
To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso was created. Healthseeker is a Facebook application that aims to help the nearly 10 million Latino who use the social networking site by providing lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage diabetes.
By Fox News Latino | 10/29/2010 - 11:26
A serious whooping cough outbreak is happening in the U.S., especially in California. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, sending bacteria airborne. Whooping cough can be tough to diagnose because early symptoms are mild and resemble a cold. In some people, this infection can lead to pneumonia and in severe cases, even death.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/14/2010 - 11:38
For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collected national life expectancy data for the Hispanic population and what they found is that Hispanics live longer than whites and blacks, USA Today reports.
By Jazmin Perez | 10/13/2010 - 14:49
The 8th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is on October 15, with kick-off events starting today across the country.
Community leaders and elected officials gathered this morning at New York’s City Hall to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latinos in the U.S., and unite against hate crimes.
By Janel Martinez | 09/22/2010 - 15:40
“Everything in moderation” is an essential mantra to live by when on the road to healthy eating. Here are a few more options—from designer dishes to easy-to-use dispensers—that will have you both eating and thinking better.