- Author: npr.org by Gustavo Arellano
Tall, dreadlocked Josh Scheper knew he was out of place as he surveyed the scene at a Santa Ana, Calif., parking lot on a Sunday morning this past April. And the 46-year-old loved it.
Hundreds of people waited in line at stalls for vegan food, but few people looked like the Los Angeles resident. Nearly everyone in the crowd was young and Latino, as were the chefs. The food on sale was Mexican — but not hippie-dippy cafe standbys like cauliflower tacos, or tempeh-stuffed burritos. Instead, chefs reimagined meaty classics that were honest-to-goodness bueno.
Vegatinos offered jackfruit tacos, the fruit cooked so that it tasted like al pastor, the spiced...
- Author: courthousenews.com by David Reese
More young people in America are drinking themselves to death, according to a new study from the British Medical Journal.
Deaths from liver disease rose in all but one state from 1996 to 2016, with most of the increases in deaths attributed to young adults, the study says. Overall the deaths increased 65 percent, with alcohol cited as the leading cause of death in liver disease.
Most of the fatalities occurred in adults ages 24 to 34, according to the study, with the highest levels of deaths in whites, American Indians and Hispanics.
Released Wednesday, the data show adults age 25 to 34 had about a 10.5 percent increase in deaths from liver disease each year. The rise was driven entirely by...
- Author: The Lancet by Elizabeth Gourd
There is now a higher incidence of lung cancer in young women than young men in the USA, suggesting a reversal of historical incidence patterns, according to a recent report.
In a nationwide population-based study, Ahmedin Jemal (American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA) and colleagues examined data from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries for cases of invasive lung cancer in patients aged 30–54 years who were diagnosed between 1995 and 2014 across 46 US states and the District of Columbia.
The incidence of lung cancer was analyzed according to patients' sex, race, ethnic group, age group, year of birth, and year of...
- Author: Education Dive by Halona Black
- The University of California has received criticism for not adequately serving Latinos, the state's largest ethnic group, since affirmative action measures were banned from use in admissions decisions in California's public institutions in 1996, The New York Times reports.
- The university system's newest campus, UC Merced, most closely resembles the diversity of California with an undergraduate Latino population of 53%. UCLA and UC Berkeley, the system's flagship campuses, serve Latino populations of 21% and 13%,...
- Author: Saludamerica.org by Pramod Sukumaran.
More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a number expected to rise to 14 million by 2050, according to a March 2018 report by the Alzheimer's Association.
There is one new Alzheimer's case every 65 seconds.
Sadly, U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites, studies show.
Preventing Alzheimer's is critical as the young Latino population ages.
“The number of Hispanic elders with Alzheimer's and related dementia could increase...