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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...
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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...
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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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Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns but the limited data appears reassuring,...
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Until the beginning of August, a total of 790 confirmed cases of dengue were recorded in Jalisco, which, according to the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ), represents an increase of about 243% compared to the figure in the same period of 2018: 233 patients. Together with Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Quintana Roo, Jalisco is among...
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The CBD industry has reached a significant milestone since the Farm Bill has passed. With new products continually being introduced, the CBD oil market is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar industry. Many people who have turned to CBD have embraced the compound as part of their daily regimen. But things weren’t always...
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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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