Mexico legalizes medical marijuana

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The legislation to legalize medical marijuana received a 347-7 vote in favor of approval. The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, as well as cultivation for medical use.   MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Exchange rates and health infrastructure attract medical tourists to Mexico

During the past year, Mexico received $1.798 billion USD in economic impact from medical tourists. One of the challenges facing tourism in Mexico is diversification to attract travelers from abroad, who leave more More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Dental medical tourism in Mexico on the rise

Dental tourism in Mexico will report this year an impact of about USD $372 million, seven percent more than in 2016, say experts from the sector. This was highlighted by the announcement of the Dental Implant Week More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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4 reasons to have your surgery in Mexico

According the Web site of Dr. Alicia Sigler, Mexico represents a wonderful place to have surgical procedures, due to the experience of local doctors, the low costs of traveling and staying in Mexico, accompanied More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Cancun hotel offers wellness packages

CANCUN — June 10 marked the sixth annual Global Wellness Day, an event created by Turkish health expert Belgin Aksoy Berkin to encourage individuals around the world to make healthier lifestyle choices. To More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Health tourism’s economic impact grows in Yucatan

Officials announce the creation in Merida of a dental cryopreservation laboratory. MERIDA — With the increase in the exchange rate of the dollar, health tourism in Yucatan will generate even more than the More...

Saul Ancona Salazar, head of the Sefotur, announces the results of the first quarter. He is accompanied by Juan José Abraham Dáguer, leader of the Canaco; Héctor Navarrete Medina, of the Mexican Chamber of Hotels, and the director of Grupo Asur, Héctor Navarrete Muñoz
By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Optimistic tourism future for Merida and Yucatan: Sefotur

MERIDA — At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the Yucatan tourism industry had amazing results, not only because it exceeded the 2016 tourists influx, but because there are many positive factors such More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Dengue and chikungunya cases decline in Yucatan

The State Health Sector indicates that the reduction is due to the massive cleanup led by the City Council in Mérida. MERIDA – The most recent statistics indicate that dengue, chikungunya and zika cases maintain More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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A possible solution for the Medicare dilemma

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire proposes a solution to the Medicare problem that everyone, REGARDLESS OF POLITICS, should be able to agree on because it could solve the problem without cutting More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Mexico eliminates infectious disease which is leading cause of blindness

In a significant public health victory, Mexico has succeeded in eliminating a disease which is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, reports NBC News. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World More...