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The Ministry of Health in Jalisco is concerned about dengue cases increasing in coastal areas of the state, and it is expected that in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area they will start to decline, details the...






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Mexico passes reforms aimed at combating obesity

Mexico’s Senate has passed changes to the health law aimed at reducing the country’s obesity crisis by requiring warning labels on processed foods with high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories. The changes were approved Tuesday with only two abstentions. Three United Nations agencies had urged Mexico to adopt such measures “to address...

2nd Mexican state allows conscience objection for doctors

Activists are expressing concern after a second state congress in Mexico passed a “conscience objection” law that would allow medical personnel to refuse to perform procedures that violate their religious or ethical convictions. The governmental National Human Rights Commission has filed a Supreme Court appeal against the first law, approved in the central state of...

1,500 probable cases of dengue in Puerto Vallarta

At a press conference the head of the eighth health region, Jaime Álvarez Zayas, confirmed that Pitillal, Las Juntas and Ixtapa are the sites with the most confirmed cases. The problem of dengue has reached the level of epidemiological crisis worldwide and in Jalisco, there are more than 5,000 registered cases, so the threat is...

Mexican cannabis users eagerly await legal marijuana

Claudia Gracia pushes her daughter Paulina in a wheelchair through the aisles of an exposition center in search of the latest innovations in cannabis at the annual ExpoWeed gathering in Mexico’s capital. Paulina has lived with convulsions and shooting pains since birth 32 years ago, when her brain was deprived of oxygen and she suffered...

Dengue still on the rise in Puerto Vallarta

Dengue cases are on the rise and until the second week of August, there were 1, 204 reported cases and two deaths. Of these cases, 924 are classic and 280 hemorrhagic, in addition to two deaths, a 60-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman from Guadalajara and Zapopan were reported by the government. According to the...

New Zealand Ski Champion dies of Dengue Fever in Puerto Vallarta

Philippa “Pip” Greig has just succumbed to dengue fever from a mosquito bite while traveling in Mexico. Her father, Rob Greig, confirmed the unfortunate news to the New Zealand Herald. Rob said that the 36-year-old former Ski champion was house-sitting for an acquaintance outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when she contracted the viral infection and...

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