Mexico Is Now the Fattest Country in the Americas!
Mexico Is Now the Fattest Country in the Americas!
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.


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ADHD
Why Are Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed with ADHD?
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.


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Uruguay Abortion Protest
Uruguayans to Vote on Abortion Law
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.


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Suicide DRAFT
Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt: A Greater Look at Latina Teen Suicide
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.


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Argentina Pro-Choice Protest
Where Do Latin American Countries Stand on Abortion?
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.


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Marijuana Plant
Study Finds Marijuana May Help Prevent Brain Damage
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.


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Robi Draco Rosa at Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 06/03/2013 - 12:37

Robi Draco Rosa is the latest celebrity to beat cancer. The 43-year-old musician/songwriter took to Twitter late last week to share the joyous news and announce that he is officially cancer free.


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Masturbation Month: Little Facts
Masturbation Month: 5 Surprising Facts About Self Love
By Amaris Castillo | 05/20/2013 - 17:39

May is Masturbation Month – and though the month is more than halfway over, you still have a few weeks to get some self-loving time in. Contrary to what many of us have been told about the act, masturbation is awesome and beneficial. No going blind here.

Below are some benefits to self love, that we think you will love:


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Zoraida Sambolin
CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Reveals She Has Breast Cancer, Plans on Getting Mastectomy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:23

CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin has revealed that Angelina Jolie’s recent story encouraged her to come forward about her battle with breast cancer. While on-air yesterday, the 47-year-old journalist said she was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and plans on having a double mastectomy.


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Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer event
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 05/14/2013 - 09:26

Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. Actress Angelina Jolie confessed in an op-ed article for The New York Times that she underwent several surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could.


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