Occupational exposure to pesticides increases risk for cardiovascular disease among Latinos

Related video Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. The study looked at survey questionnaire responses from 7,404 employed Latinos ages 18 to 74 […]

What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy

Related video Types of hypertension in pregnancy Chronic hypertension Gestational hypertension Preeclampsia Complications of hypertension for the mother Risks of hypertension for the baby Signs and symptoms Risk factors for hypertension Treatment Prevention Summary A woman can develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, at any point during pregnancy. High blood pressure is affecting more and […]

Workplace exposure to pesticides and metals linked to heightened heart disease risk

Related video Workplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. Language barriers and low levels of education, coupled with fears about job security and immigration status, may make this rapidly growing ethnic group especially vulnerable, […]