Medication for metastatic breast cancer available in 2018 in Mexico

MEXICO – The Novartis pharmaceutical company reported that authorization was obtained from health officials to sell a drug to combat metastatic breast cancer (that extends to other parts of the body), which would allow a survival of up to five years. In a press conference the general director of Novartis Oncology, Miguel Gallero, and medical specialists, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Merida conference seeks to increase homeopathy usage

Homeopathy experts are meeting in Merida to discuss important issues in their field…. MERIDA — With the aim of reactivating the School of Homeopathic Doctors of Yucatan and spreading the importance of More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Uncontrolled conjunctivitis in Yucatan creates medicine shortage

Pharmacies say there are not enough medicines in the market to treat the widespread outbreak of conjunctivitis…. MERIDA – On Tuesday September 26, staff from several pharmacies informed their clients that More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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1.4 million Americans traveled abroad for medical care in 2016: survey

According to Patients Beyond Borders, an estimated 1.4 million Americans traveled abroad in 2016 for medical care, and the market has been growing at 15-25 percent a year. The association estimates the size of the More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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‘Boom’ in medical tourism looms due to Trump policies

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office estimates that 15 million Americans will fall off the health insurance rolls next year. That number will rise to 22 million over 10 years, and insurance costs will skyrocket More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Seeking affordable care, Baby Boomers are becoming ‘medical tourists’

The Baby Boom generation—the dominant market demographic in the U.S. since the 1950s—is now reaching the time of life when people inevitably need more and more healthcare. The Affordable Care Act set some limits More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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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 More...

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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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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
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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...