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Health & Fitness
Mexico has been revealed as the most body-confident country in the world, with almost a third of its population feeling ‘completely satisfied’ with the way they look, while only 16 per cent of Americans feel the same about their appearance. New research compiled by market research group GFK, which interviewed 27,000 people online over age...
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Mexico has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, with 12% of the population suffering from the condition, compared with 9% of people in the United States. The Mexican government is so worried that it recently declared a state of emergency and introduced a tax on soda and junk food....
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Two cases of Chikungunya have been diagnosed in Puerto Vallarta, the first known cases to have been infected in the State of Jalisco. Previous infections in the state resulted by travelers being exposed in other countries or states while traveling. There have been a total of 11 cases treated in Jalisco. The two cases in...
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People who work desk-based jobs should aim to stand and do light activity for a total of four hours throughout the day, according to an international panel of experts. People should first work toward standing or doing light activity – like walking – for two hours per day, the panel said in a consensus statement....
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Director of Medical Tourism for the State of Jalisco has announced plans to increase the boutique tourism sector in the state, with the help of Puerto Vallarta. Director Carlos Enrique Rodríguez Zárate said that the State of Jalisco has some of the country’s best private medical facilities, with 12 being certified by the General Health...
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Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was responding to comments on Tuesday by a world health official who said that...
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Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out the scientific study after some countries raised concerns about the health effects of caffeine on the heart and central nervous...
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Group sessions that teach and encourage people with poor circulation in their legs to walk regularly on their own improves mobility and prevents its loss, according to a new study. The findings suggest that supervised activity is not essential for peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, and doctors and other healthcare providers should not rule out...
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The Health Ministry of Jalisco (SSJ), in coordination with the States of Jalisco and Nayarit, has launched Operation Dengue and Chikungunya in Puerto Vallarta and around Riviera Nayarit. The operation aims to strengthen epidemiological surveillance, reduce mosquito breeding, and increased spraying to reduce the incidence of the diseases. “If we have the ability to remove...
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Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted myoelectric sensors (IMES) developed by Icelandic orthopedics company Ossur and surgically placed in a patient’s residual muscle tissue. Ossur implanted tiny sensors in the residual muscle tissue of two amputees that they say trigger movement in the prosthesis via a receiver....
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Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel’s fix is fruit-flavored nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has “packets of the stuff” stashed all over. But he doesn’t see himself as a nicotine addict. Like many people, Daniel believes nicotine...
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Cannabis users looking for someone to share a joint with have a new app that lets them find like-minded smokers around the world. The creator of the “Who is Happy” app, a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who wants the drug decriminalized, says his software is a kind of “Foursquare for stoners”, comparing it to the app...
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A simple daily vitamin may help prevent the most common types of skin cancer in people at high risk of the disease, according to new research from Australia. A study conducted at the University of Sydney found that nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, reduced by 23 percent the incidence of new, non-melanoma skin cancers...
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Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines. The efforts will help researchers identify rare genetic mutations by scanning large databases of volunteers who agree to have their DNA sequenced...
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A Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and olive oil might help improve memory in older adults, a Spanish study suggests, though the results aren’t definitive and more research is needed. “This small study found that a Mediterranean diet, which is low in animal foods like meat and butter, and high in vegetables, legumes and whole...
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