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Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last month to centralize drug procurement risk sparking shortages, they say, while the government counters that it has...
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For a wide range of diseases, diagnosis comes later in life for women than for men, according to a large Danish study. Researchers don’t know whether the later diagnoses are due to genetics, the environment, possible biases in the healthcare system – or some combination of reasons. The study of health data from 6.9 million...
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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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Mexico City has the most dangerous transport system for women out of five of the world’s biggest commuter cities, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, with women saying other passengers often turned a blind eye to abuse. The poll published on Wednesday found about three in every four women in Mexico City were not...
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After eight days of staying at the international bridge Paso del Norte, the Honduran migrant Gerson Valeriano Soto decided not to enter the United States to apply for political asylum and will stay in Mexico with the best option to find work in Puerto Vallarta. The Honduran migrant said he didn’t see any reason to...
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What To Do If You Get Sick or Hurt in Mexico
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency while traveling through Mexico? WeExpats knows how concerning it can be to travel through Mexico without experience. Learn everything you can about the healthcare in Mexico before you travel in this convenient article. People get sick or hurt, and it’s always best...
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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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Children at school already mock six-year-old Yatzyri by calling her “fatty”, fuelling her mother Ana Laura Martinez’s worries about her daughter’s health if does not lose about 16 kg (35lb). As Yatzyri fidgeted with a large pink hair bow, Martinez explained that tests so far have shown no signs of the 38 kg child having...
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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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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...
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Dengue vaccine
The World Health Organization’s expert group on immunization said on Friday it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence of the virus was 50 percent or higher. Vaccination should be done between the ages of nine and 11, but efficacy improved as people got older, Jon Abramson, chairman of...
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Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay or the personal and religious views of a health worker, Amnesty International said on Monday. In a new report, the rights group looked at sexual and reproductive healthcare in eight...
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The state-owned petroleum giant Pemex paid $9 million in 2011 to have an oil rig towed halfway round the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the Gulf of Mexico. When government auditors looked at the contract, they turned up some problems. The rig had the wrong equipment for the assignment, according to a report...
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Beyond the pristine beaches of the Bay of Banderas lies the opportunity to immerse oneself into the untapped beauty of nature. Visitors can learn about turtles and sea lions in their natural environment, or take the chance to stop by the SPCA Puerto Vallarta and volunteer to help those animals still in need of a...
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