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Ambulance drones being developed to deliver help faster, save lives

By Melissa Arroyo The time it takes for an ambulance to arrive can be critical. To address that issue, several engineers around the world are designing ambulance drones to deliver medical supplies to an emergency scene or fly patients from the scene faster and help save lives. One prototype, called the Ambulance Drone, can be dispatched throughout a given city …

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High blood pressure: A silent killer

By Chara There’s a silent killer in the United States: high blood pressure. Seventy-five million Americans live with high blood pressure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 3 adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension is defined as an elevation in the blood pressure. Researchers claim there are two types …

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De adicto a ADICTO: Los daños de las drogas son IRREVERSIBLES

De que mueren los hispanos? La diabetes, las enfermedades del corazón y cardiovasculares siguen siendo las tres principales causas de muerte en México, juntas suman más del 50% de las muertes en el país y las principales son: 1, Diabetes Mellitus, 2, enfermedades del corazón, 3, Cerebrovascular, 4, Cirrosis hepática y otros daños severos al hígado, 5, homicidios, 6, enfermedades …

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Street Talk: Teen pregnancy

By Paula Alzate Statistics show teen pregnancies are decreasing in America. Everyday people are questioning the statistics. According to a Vital Statistics Rapid Release report provided by the National Center for Health Statistics, teen pregnancies have decreased by 67 percent since 1991. According to CNN, factors that have contributed to the decrease include more access to birth control, including condoms …

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De adicto a ADICTO: ¿El alcoholismo y la drogadicción son hereditarios?

El alcoholismo es una enfermedad adictiva, progresiva y mortal, que afecta tanto al sujeto que lo padece como a las personas que lo rodean. El alcohólico es aquella persona que ya perdió la capacidad de gobernar al alcohol, ahora es el alcohol el que lo gobierna a él. Pero, ¿Cómo saber cuándo una persona es alcohólica y qué se puede …

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AHA debunks health myths concerning coconut oil

By Melissa Arroyo The American Heart Association (AHA) is advising against consuming coconut oil. Recently, the AHA reported that coconut oil has more fat content than other foods used for cooking, such as lard, and could increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. According to the report, the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease Advisory reviewed data in seven controlled trials, and …

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Diet soda isn’t as healthy as you might think

By Chara According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five Americans drink diet soda every day. But ironically, the diet drinks they think will help them lead a healthier lifestyle might cause them to develop serious health problems. A study done at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that people who drink diet soda run a …

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New antibiotic developed to battle “superbugs”

By Chara A new antibiotic is being developed to fight “superbugs.” Recently, several news outlets reported that scientists in the United States were creating a modified version of vancomycin, a drug that’s effective when treating the bacteria enterococci. The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego has described it as a new drug that’s “magical in its strength.” But according to …

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Responsible social media usage important to mental health

Commentary by Carey Juez-Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Social media can be a form of entertainment. It also can affect our mental health. For example, social media creates a false sense of reality, as people tend to solely post photos of themselves smiling, having a good time and enjoying life. Naturally, as humans, we tend to compare ourselves to others. …

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Be careful, it’s tick season

Commentary by Chara If you plan to be outside much over the next few months, be careful: Tick season has arrived. Ticks are usually found in people’s backyards, under leaves and in other places where they feel they can get blood to survive. Types of ticks include the blacklegged tick, which the Centers Diseases for Control and Prevention has said …

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