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Investing less than $0.72 a year for each person would make the world far more resilient to potentially devastating pandemics, according to a global health expert group convened in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A report by the Commission on Creating a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future, published on Wednesday, said infectious...
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Getting fit and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year’s resolutions, and January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry. While any attempt to incorporate more exercise into our lives should be welcomed, it’s time to rethink the reasons for joining the gym. And, in particular, the way we measure success...
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Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there’s a scramble to brand and trademark pot products. The celebrity endorsements are just the latest attempt to add cachet...
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People whose blood sugar levels are in the borderline range – higher than normal, but not yet diabetic – might still have an increased risk of kidney problems, a Norwegian study suggests. Compared to individuals with normal blood sugar, people with slightly abnormal glucose levels are more likely to have two problems associated with kidney...
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In a 10-year U.S. study, people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die of many causes, including heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn’t drink coffee at all. The more coffee study participants consumed, the lower their risk of dying, and decaf drinkers showed a similar pattern. “Coffee contains numerous biologically active...
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Mexico City’s mayor is introducing a national initiative in congress to legalize cannabis-based medical treatments in the entire country. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says the initiative would not legalize production or distribution of medical marijuana in Mexico, rather give Mexicans access to medicinal products manufactured outside the country. He said Wednesday the initiative is a...
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For health care providers, earlier influenza vaccination is linked to fewer flu symptoms and less time away from work, a Mexican study suggests. “It’s a straightforward phenomenon: it takes three weeks for antibodies to develop, thus the earlier you get vaccinated the better,” said senior study author Dr. Adrian Camacho-Ortiz, of the University Hospital Dr....
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Sanofi’s dengue vaccine is to make its market debut in Mexico, the French drugmaker said on Wednesday, adding that it expects to have filed for market approval in some 20 countries by year-end. Sanofi Pasteur, the group’s vaccines division, said Mexico had approved the preventive treatment, called Dengvaxia, for all four dengue virus serotypes, but...
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National health authorities in Mexico notified PAHO/WHO of 3 cases of Zika virus infection, including two autochthonous cases (residents of Nuevo León and Chiapas) and one imported case (with history of travel to Colombia). The diagnoses were made by the national reference laboratory using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Mexican health authorities are implementing...
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Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering – a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies. Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human gene editing,...
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Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes “vaccine” and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition. The country’s drug regulatory agency said Thursday that it closed the offices of a group known as the Live Your Diabetes Foundation in Mexico City. The group allegedly claimed it...
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The third CrossFit affiliate gym based out of Puerto Vallarta is set to open its doors to the public on November 28, 2015 at 9am. The inauguration ceremony will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Puerto Vallarta’s Regidora Magaly Fregoso Ortiz as a guest and CrossFit competition thereafter. “It was very important to us to become a...
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People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the way disease expresses itself in the brain, said lead author Dr. Suvarna Alladi, a neurology...
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The majority of Mexicans live under a heavy burden of stress, which also results in poor health. According to a survey conducted by the Office of Strategic Communications (CGE) on a sample of 600 Mexican citizens, more than 45 percent said they lived under stress, 40 percent says would describe life as nervous, and more...
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There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night’s sleep may not necessarily be one of them, a small study suggests. Among pet owners surveyed at a sleep clinic, more than half said their non-human friends slept in their bedroom. One in five pet owners described their animals as disruptive, but...
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