By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01
Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/22/2013 - 18:35
Do you love your body unconditionally? According to Jezebel, a new study found that women are “happiest” with their naked bodies when they’re 34 year old. That’s the magical age where we stop being overly self-critical, have figure out what diet and exercise works for us and have settled into confidence “inside and out”.
By Celia Shatzman | 08/13/2013 - 16:30
Afraid to speak up about sex and personal hygiene at the doctor’s office? You’re not alone. “We just weren’t raised to talk about these issues, especially in the Hispanic community,” says Nancy Aguirre de Baker, a Mexican American ob-gyn at Fort HealthCare Center for Women’s Health in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Here are some of the questions Latinas feel shy about bringing up:
By Amaris Castillo | 08/07/2013 - 10:58
For the first time in a long time, the childhood obesity rate among U.S. children is declining. According to Fox News Latino, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that there were at least small drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers in 19 states.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/10/2013 - 16:29
Mexico is a very fat country. That’s according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, which calls the U.S.’ southern neighbor the most obese country in the hemisphere.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/26/2013 - 16:13
Latino and black children are half as likely to be diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as their white peers, according to a new study backed by Pennsylvania State University.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/24/2013 - 18:23
Uruguay’s abortion law was challenged on Sunday. According to the Huffington Post, opponents of the most liberal abortion law in South America were unable to attract enough votes in a consultation ballot to force a national referendum on repealing it.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/06/2013 - 12:04
By now, you’ve most likely heard of Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt. The late Michael Jackson’s teenage daughter made headlines this week after news broke that she cut her wrists.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Latina Staff | 06/03/2013 - 14:00
We all know medical marijuana is often used on cancer patients who are undergoing chemo therapy, but it looks like the drug may also be useful for medical issues surrounding the brain. It may come as a surprise to some to hear that medical marijuana could actually have a positive affect on the brain considering it's always been known to have a negative affect, but it's true.