Day

July 8, 2016
zika vaccine
French biotech firm Valneva said on Thursday it has produced a possible vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Valneva said its facility in Lyon, central France, had succeeded in generating a “highly purified inactivated vaccine candidate” using the same platform as the company’s Japanese encephalitis vaccine which is marketed in the United States and Europe....
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Only a small proportion of gay and bisexual men who could have taken a daily pill to reduce their risk of HIV actually did so in 2014, according to a new study. Furthermore, young gay and bisexual men and those of color, who are among the groups most at risk for infection with the human...
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Flat beverages are helping overall sales at Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc stay fizzy in Mexico despite a tax on sodas. As Mexico moved toward implementing a soda tax to combat soaring rates of obesity and diabetes three years ago, the beverage industry fought back hard, warning that sales in the world’s No. 2 consumer...
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El Mayo Zambada
One of the top suspected associates of Mexican drug kingpin Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada has been arrested in Mexico City, prosecutors said on Thursday, in a new blow to the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel. Heriberto Zazueta, alias “El Capi Beto,” was detained on Wednesday by federal agents in coordination with Interpol. There was a warrant...
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Mexican state oil company Pemex expects to boost crude output over the next few years with a handful of joint ventures that will focus on onshore and offshore fields, a company official said, outlining areas it will seek to develop with outside producers. New production from the future joint ventures, or farm outs, is forecast...
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Bantu the gorilla
Bantu, a 220-kilogram (485-lb) endangered gorilla who lived in the Mexico City zoo, has died after going into cardiac arrest when he was sedated in order to be moved to another zoo to try to mate, city authorities said on Thursday. A western lowland gorilla, Bantu, 24, was born in captivity in Mexico City’s Chapultepec...
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