Mexico eliminates infectious disease which is leading cause of blindness

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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 Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that Mexico is the first country in the Americas to eliminate trachoma as a public health More...

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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...

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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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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...

Demonstrators hold up marijuana as they take part in a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Practitioners and researchers seek to preserve medicinal plants in Yucatán

Specialists of the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatan (CICY) along with doctors of traditional Mayan communities developed a plan to install orchards featuring the main varieties of plants that are considered More...