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Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film “Roma,” the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened young woman, “Your baby was born dead.” The haunting scene, set in 1971, graphically introduces a subject that today is still...
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Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests. Adding three-minute walking breaks to disrupt prolonged periods of sitting benefited older, overweight or obese women in particular, the study authors report in the journal Hypertension. “Prolonged sitting is a common behavior in...
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During the inauguration of the XXI International Congress Advances in Medicine of the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara (CIAM) and the VIII International Congress of Nursing (CIENF) at the Guadalajara Expo, the director of the Hospitals of Guadalajara (HCG), Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez highlighted that, according to the Ministry of Health, obesity and diseases related to...
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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 clinical trial. The company said no significant safety concerns have emerged to date with vaccine called TAK-003. Takeda did not...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Approximately 35 years after its foundation, the Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta has a cardiologist for the first time, which will provide greater and better care to those who require medical attention from a heart specialist. The cardiologist, Héctor González Zambrano, stated that his presence in Puerto Vallarta is due to his appointment as a...
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Expat911 is a smartphone app that was designed by expats for expats. It is a service that covers you for all types of emergencies when at home, on the road or out for a night on the town. It utilizes GPS location services which allow the operators to target your exact location. Many of us...
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Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the U.S., and almost 90 percent of deaths from this disease are directly attributable to cigarette smoking. Many cancers, such as breast cancer, that were once a death sentence are now treatable, yet lung cancer survival rates remain below 20 percent. A cure may be elusive, but...
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Canadian company, Canntab Therapeutics Limited, announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Labsco Promedic SA de CV of Monterrey, Mexico (“Labsco”) for the establishment of a joint venture relationship for the sales & distribution of Canntab products in Mexico on an exclusive basis. Both parties will work together to establish and complete a...
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To fight high drug prices, Utah will pay for public employees to go fill prescriptions in Mexico
To save money on drugs, Utah is offering to cover travel expenses for public employees willing to go fill certain high-cost prescriptions in Tijuana. Amid a flurry of national proposals to bring exorbitant U.S. drug prices in line with other countries’ charges, one Utah insurer has a different option for patients: PEHP, which covers 160,000...
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