Tag

Brazil
World Beer Day will be held on August 3, a worthy date to celebrate in Mexico for being the number one country in beer exports and the fourth producer internationally, exceeding the brewing powers of Germany. With friends, as a couple, or with the family, it is important to remember on this special date that...
Read More
Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing
Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result, according to new research. The study was the first large look at the impact of guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an unfolding menace in the...
Read More
Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, when there were...
Read More
Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing behemoth, plans to expand into Mexico next year, intensifying its global rivalry with Uber, according to two sources familiar with the plans. Didi has spoken before of global ambitions, but has not formally announced where or when it would expand. The Chinese company is the second-most highly valued, venture-backed private firm...
Read More
The cities of Zapopan and Guadalajara top the list of the most infidelity in Mexico – a country that certainly always appears in the list along with Argentina and Brazil, according to a study conducted by dating site Ashley Madison. Through a statement, the company explained that the study was based on the number of...
Read More
zika
A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists have posited many theories about why Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that had been linked...
Read More
After six weeks at the Aravind Eye Hospital in the Indian city of Madurai, talking to everyone from the janitors to the head of the low-cost eye-care centre, Javier Okhuysen and his partner flew back to Mexico City with a business plan, and opened their pilot eye clinic four months later. Working to tackle preventable...
Read More
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental Zika vaccine induced robust immune responses in an early-stage study in human volunteers who have not been infected with the virus. The company’s shares rose 6.6 percent to $7.39 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The Zika virus has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since the current...
Read More
The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They...
Read More
Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
Read More
zika vaccine
French biotech firm Valneva said on Thursday it has produced a possible vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Valneva said its facility in Lyon, central France, had succeeded in generating a “highly purified inactivated vaccine candidate” using the same platform as the company’s Japanese encephalitis vaccine which is marketed in the United States and Europe....
Read More
zika olympics
The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, with the hope of gaining better understanding of how it persists in the body and the potential risks it poses. The study, announced...
Read More
zika olympics
New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic. Controversy about the global gathering in August has grown as more about the disease becomes...
Read More
zika sex
People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than just four, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The recommendation, which doubles the abstinence period the WHO had previously advised, comes after scientists found the virus lingers...
Read More
brazil abortions
Years after giving into family pressure and having an illegal abortion, one Brazilian woman says she is haunted by the secret procedure so taboo that hardly anyone will talk about it. The woman, who only wants to be identified as F.D., went to a clinic hidden away in the southern state of Paraná for an...
Read More
1 2 3 4
PVR Property Management