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112 cases of confirmed dengue have been recorded in the regional health sector, of which 90 percent, around 100 cases, were reported in Puerto Vallarta, according to the director of the Health Jurisdiction VIII, Jaime Álvarez Zayas. Álvarez Zayas said that the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the transmitter of this disease, like other animals...
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The health alert continues in Puerto Vallarta for cases of measles, because as a tourist destination, the review of febrile cases or cutaneous diseases in foreign visitors arriving by air or sea has intensified, as reported by Fernando Petersen Aranguren, Health Secretary in Jalisco. He said prevention is vital and stressed that on the part...
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Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an Associated Press analysis of states that track...
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Puerto Vallarta has the most cases of dengue registered in Jalisco, with a total of 114, followed by the VII region where 59 cases are reported, which Autlán de Navarro is the most affected municipality. This information was confirmed by the Jalisco Health Secretariat in its report for the second half of May. The number...
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In four years, the detection of people with HIV- AIDS in Jalisco increased nearly 200%, in 2015 there were 270, while in 2018 the figure increased to 479, according to the Jalisco Health Secretariat ( SSJ ). The Secretary of the State Council for the Prevention of AIDS (Coesida), Luis Alberto Ruiz Mora, said that...
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When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs, scientists report in a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. The Swedish researchers focused on 58 people...
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Puerto Vallarta is the headquarters of the XXV Health Research Forum, an event that takes place at the International Convention Center and which addresses priority issues of public health such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and cancer. One of the objectives of this forum is to strengthen research as a basic tool in the...
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The federal government of Mexico has not purchased insecticides to battle the mosquito that causes dengue, and deaths from the disease have increased by 250% this year alone. During the first five months of 2019, 42 people have died due to dengue, when in 2018 there were 12 deaths due to this disease. 21,776 cases...
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Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason. Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men will need assistance for an average of 2.2 years, while women will need it for 3.7 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
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People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests. Mediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t...
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Older women who get in enough steps each day to walk the equivalent of about two miles – far less than the five-mile goal set by many Americans – might still live longer than their less active counterparts, a U.S. study suggests. Many people trying to achieve a healthy weight and stay in shape set...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Monday to alleviate a medicine shortage in public hospitals, pledging to shop abroad for essential drugs if necessary and blaming the situation on companies upset about his crackdown on overpricing. The government promised on Friday to release about $126 million (2.4 billion pesos) to help alleviate shortages...
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Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci’s litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably had an attention disorder common to modern society. That is the view of psychiatry professor Marco Catani, who believes Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) explains both da Vinci’s chronic procrastination and his creative drive in the arts and sciences. “I...
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Expat911 is a mobile app that has been developed to assist English speaking Expats to report their emergencies. Mexico’s 911 does not have full-time English speaking operators, although some tourist areas do employ part-time bilingual operators; however, there is no guarantee that one will be available during your emergency. There is also no guarantee that...
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Given the light rains that has occurred in Puerto Vallarta, the Ministry of Health asks the population to remove pots and other items outside the home that can accumulate water, as reported by Jaime Álvarez Zayas, director of the Health Region Number 8. “If you have a bucket, outdoor wash sink, or if you have...
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