Mexico legalizes medical marijuana

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 Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Mexico’s congress approves medical marijuana

Mexico’s Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday April 28 to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization in a country long scarred More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

New vaccine against zika will be tested in Yucatan

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur will conduct the tests. MERIDA — The pharmaceutical company that developed the dengue vaccine now is working on a similar fight against zika. According to Milenio More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

UNAM’s Yucatán scientists say red octopus’ saliva could cure Alzheimer’s

The red octopus’ saliva is a potential substance that would contain agents against Alzheimer’s disease, and its chemical components could contribute to the understanding of this condition’s mechanism. More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Mexican senate passes medical marijuana bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday Dec. 13 that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 4th, 2016

State of Mexico University creates strategies to prevent obesity

UAEM INVESTIGATES STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND TREAT OBESITY The study was presented at the First International Congress of Educational Research Professors and researchers at the Autonomous University of the State More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Effective Steps To Stop Smoking Now!

How can you quit smoking now and make sure that you’re doing it in a safe and efficient manner? The problem with stopping on a whim is that it’s too easy to start again. You should utilize the advice More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Mexico to investigate ‘monopolistic’ pricing of medicines

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s competition regulator Cofece said on Wednesday Oct. 19 it had opened an investigation into possible “absolute monopolistic practices” in the country’s medicines More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Mexican peso depreciation increases medicine prices up to 50%

The prices of generic and patent drugs have increased in Mexico, mainly due to the depreciation of the peso against the US dollar. During the fifth National Generic Drug Fair, held in the nation’s capital, More...