News tagged with hispanics
Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conducted a National Institutes of Health ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain variations ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of open-angle glaucoma has increased more than 20 percent in the last 10 years and currently affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 years and older, according to a report ...
Ophthalmology Jan 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The value that an expectant mother places on family—regardless of the reality of her own family situation—predicts the birthweight of her baby and whether the child will develop asthma symptoms three years later, according ...
Health Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The largest study of physician-treated children with psoriasis around the world shows children with the skin disease are about twice as likely to be overweight or obese as children who don't have the disease, according to ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A large international study has identified three new gene variants associated with body mass index (BMI) levels in adults. The scientific consortium, numbering approximately 200 researchers, performed a meta-analysis of 46 ...
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Young people driving epidemic of prescription drug abuse: Abuse of nonmedical analgesics up 40 percent
A new study by the University of Colorado Denver reveals that today's adolescents are abusing prescription pain medications like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations.
Medications Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
The proportion of Americans who are severely obese—those people 100 pounds or more overweight—continues to increase rapidly and much faster than those with moderate obesity, but the rate of growth has slowed, according ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have published a study describing the greater difficulty in finding matched, unrelated donors for non-Caucasian patients who are candidates for hematopoietic ...
Cancer Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays and large numbers of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic children who first were thought to have developmental delay actually had autism, researchers ...
Autism spectrum disorders Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department ...
Pediatrics Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Skin cell transplants can restore pigment to the skin of some patients with the disorder known as vitiligo, new research finds.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
One in five adults in the U.S. had a mental illness in 2010, with people ages 18 to 25 having the highest rates, according to a national survey.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
More U.S. women are having twins these days. The reason? Older moms and fertility treatments.
Health Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hispanic (Spanish: hispano, hispánico) is a term that originally denoted a relationship to Hispania, which is to say the Iberian Peninsula: Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar and Spain. During the Modern Era, Hispanic sometimes takes on a more limited meaning, particularly in the United States, where the term can mean a person of (usually) mixed race with a Spanish surname. As such, the term to many people in North America has lost its association with Spain and Portugal, and has become associated primarily with Latin America. This usage is viewed by some as incomplete since the term Hispanic has referred to Hispania (Iberian Pennisula: Modern Day Spain and Portugal) and its Hispanic inhabitants (The Spanish and Portuguese) for thousands of years. Currently many federal and/or state agencies have made this distinction, and presently include peoples of Spain (Spanish) and peoples of Portugal (Portuguese) in classifying Hispanics. However, while some individuals from Spain and Portugal classify themselves as Hispanic, others emphatically do not.
The term has also been used to denote the culture and people of Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the Americas countries formerly ruled by the Spanish and Portuguese Empire, usually with a majority Hispanophone population. Collectively known as Hispanic America, this region includes Mexico, the majority of the Central and South American countries, and the Spanish-speaking island-nations of the Caribbean.
"Hispanic" is also used by people in the United States who are of Hispanic American origin (Hispanic and Latino Americans). Cultural elements (Spanish names, the Spanish language, Spanish customs, etc.) and people known as Hispanic can also be found in other areas that were formerly part of the Spanish or Portuguese Empire, such as in Equatorial Guinea in Africa or in the Spanish East Indies and Brazil (Portuguese in South America).
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