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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday urged pharmaceutical companies in the country to keep prices down or face losing out on government business to competitors abroad. During a speech in the western city of Morelia, Lopez Obrador said the government was paying too much for medicine. For the budget to be able to...
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El Paso man helps transfer bloodmobiles to Mexico
Martin Gomez arrived to United Blood Services in El Paso about 16 years ago. His mother, Martha Cervantes de Gomez, was in need of Type O blood. She lived in Ciudad Juarez. “I came to the United States, and I asked this blood bank for help. They were able to help me with some blood...
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Tending Deep Wounds in Mexico
Those who make their way through Guatemala and into Mexico do not find any guarantee of safety. As the number of people fleeing violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle grows, the Mexican government has clamped down on the country’s southern border, with support from the US. Police and military surveillance and law enforcement, coupled...
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) will intensify actions with the purpose of timely detection through the diagnosis of breast cancer in women aged 40 to 69 years through digital mammography. The Digital Mobile Mastography Unit will be in Puerto Vallarta providing free service to women in the region,...
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The CNDH issued a recommendation to IMSS for medical malpractice that resulted in the amputation of an arm to a newborn in the Puerto Vallarta hospital. Through a communiqué, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) indicated that after investigating, elements were found that allowed evidence of violations of the rights to protect the health and...
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When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost...
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dengue puerto vallarta
More than a hundred new cases of dengue were reported to the health authorities in week 36 of the current year (September 3-9), of these, 95 of them of the classic type and 8 hemorrhagic type. Puerto Vallarta is the municipality that presents the most patients with dengue. So far this year there is an...
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An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of...
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stem cell clinic puerto vallarta
Stem Cell Supplies is the only stem cell clinic in the world that uses stem cells along with other means to treat issues, such as Autism.  This is why so many people are flying to Puerto Vallarta for Stem Cell Treatment at Stem Cell Supplies. The clinic treats your issue like going to a knife fight...
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A good way to recharge your brain at work might be with a short bout of exercise that doesn’t require much concentration, according to a small study from Japan. “The present study suggests that simple exercise is better than cognitively demanding exercise during working hours,” lead author Keita Kamijo, an assistant professor on the faculty...
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Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In its GLOBOCAN report detailing prevalence and death rates from many different types of cancer, the WHO’s International...
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insomnia
People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise. Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits and figure out why they’re not sleeping well, the experts say...
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Research on the use of stem cells extracted from the umbilical cord to treat various conditions present important advances in Mexico. The company Cryo-Cell this week reported successful results in the protocols currently developed for the therapeutic care of urinary incontinence, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and osteoarthritis in newborns through the application of these cells. This principle...
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Although they are considered the safest spaces, homes are the places with the highest number of pathogenic microorganisms that are identified as responsible for 50 to 80 percent of diarrheal and respiratory diseases of Mexican families. Scientific studies of the National Laboratory for Research in Food Safety, Center for Research in Food and Development (CIAD),...
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intestinal parasite
Parasites are organisms that live by stealing the nutrients of their guests, and almost always become popular as something more evil thanks to horror movies and science fiction (ahem, Alien). But the reality is that parasitic infections are more common in humans than you imagine. For example, malaria is caused by a parasite, and this...
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