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Diabetes in Mexico could cause financial crisis

Twelve million people live with diabetes in Mexico and it is estimated that by 2045 the number will increase to 22 million, obesity and sedentary lifestyle are responsible in 90 percent of cases, a situation that will also be reflected in finances. The economic burden of type 2 diabetes in Mexico in 2013 was estimated...
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Finding food poisoning in romaine lettuce getting help with genetic sequencing

Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases — connect the dots between what were once seemingly unrelated illnesses....
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After a death, how much can ‘broken heart’ hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner’s health clearly affects the other’s....
Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Why is it so hard for doctors to understand your pain?

We’re all human beings, but we’re not all alike. Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians like myself need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain. Today, however, doctors...
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Dengue vaccine can be harmful for some people

The World Health Organization says the first-ever dengue vaccine needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way,” meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the dengue vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people who had never been sickened by dengue before...

Human Body Biomechanics for Beginners: Part I: Shoulder Blades

This series is designed to give you a basic introduction to how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements and move better. Part I of this series will introduce you to your scapulae, commonly known as shoulder blades. The singular of scapulae is scapula. Your...

Esperanza enjoys an active life in Jalisco at 94

Esperanza Gutiérrez Aguilera, known as Esperancita, is an example of a love of life, who at 94 years of age enjoys varias activities, many of which she discovered when she reached adulthood, such as painting, writing books and giving motivational lectures to young people and older people. Esperancita recalled that at the age of 65...

Expats are very satisfied with healthcare in Mexico

How does medical care compare in Mexico with what expats are used to from their home country? In terms of quality, accessibility and affordability, the answer is very good, according to the majority of expatriates contacted for a recent survey on the subject. The medical care they receive in Mexico Health in Mexico: a research...
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