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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said on Tuesday that its experimental dengue vaccine appears to be safe and effective at preventing all four types of the mosquito-borne disease, meeting the main goal of the Japanese drugmaker’s late-stage...






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Eight deaths due to influenza in Jalisco

The Secretary of Health in Jalisco (SSJ) reported eight deaths due to influenza so far this season, of five deaths were reported this week. General Directorate of Public Health reported that during the epidemiological week three of the year, 16 new cases of influenza were reported, making a total of 52 cases for the season....

Mexico’s new National Health Plan calls for expansion of free healthcare

As part of the National Health Plan 2019-2024, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela, announced that he will implement a policy of free services and medicines for the population without social security and that he will start in centers and clinics in the states with the greatest poverty. He argued that the objective is...

Mexican president seeks to revamp health care for poor

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $5.7-billion, two-year plan Friday to revamp the country’s health care system for the poor. He also said the country should consider a program for euthanasia, or voluntary assisted dying, which is currently not allowed. “Why don’t we implement some program for dignified death? Why not, assisted?” said...

New medical helicopter in Jalisco already saving lives in Puerto Vallarta

The medical helicopter of the Emergency Medical Attention System (SAMU) handed over to the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) last Saturday, made its first airlift this week to move an organ between the Guadalajara International Airport and the San Javier Hospital. In a statement, the government of Jalisco said that on Wednesday morning a liver from...

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. The trial in the UK recruited participants in November and December of 2016 and 2017, and...

Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It’s not clear if the claim is true and if so, how the twin girls whose DNA reportedly was altered will fare as they grow. There is wide scientific...

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