By Cristina Arreola | 02/19/2014 - 16:05
Have you ever hurt so much down there that you couldn't have sex, couldn't insert a tampon...couldn't even wear tights pants or sit down without suffering excruciating pain?
For many women, this is an everyday reality associated a condition called vulvodynia. Now, a new study is shedding light on the condition's impact upon Latina women, who are suffering from the disorder at much higher rates than the rest of the population.
By Fox News Latino | 11/13/2013 - 13:08
Mexican singer and actress Thalia is joinining a campaign to raise awareness about the risks of premature births. Recording a message in both English and Spanish, she is now part of the March of Dimes campaign and will be observing the third annual World Prematurity Day on November 17th.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/12/2011 - 17:15
Despite commonly held theories that link education and higher income levels to better health, recent data indicates Latinos go against the grain. According to Huffington Post, the phenomenon sometimes called the Latino Health Paradox remains a mystery to many.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/11/2011 - 11:17
The bad news: Latinas and other women of color are three times likelier to develop lupus, a debilitating immune system disease that attacks healthy cells and tissues all over the body. The good news: For the first time in 50 years, there is a drug to treat this painful condition.
The medication Benlysta was approved this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), giving hope to the 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus.
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 Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 15:05
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued an apology today for a series of secret public health experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.