Study shows Parkinson’s disease is getting more common

Parkinson’s disease may have become more common over the past 30 years, at least according to a study in one Minnesota county. “This is the first evidence that shows an increasing trend of Parkinson incidence, confirmation is needed,” said Dr. Honglei Chen of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Triangle Park, North Carolina, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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What you should know about transporting medications in or out of Mexico

When buying drugs in Mexico and taking them back home, it is good to know proper procedure. Countless people buy their blood pressure, arthritis, birth control and other drugs south of the border, while on vacation More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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It’s time to use knowledge and technology to radically change the way we treat cancer

The Cancer MoonShot 2020 program is one of the most comprehensive cancer collaborative initiatives launched to date, seeking to accelerate the potential of combination immunotherapy as the next generation standard More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Pfizer to invest 280 million pesos in clinical research in Mexico

US pharmaceutical “Pfizer” announced an investment of 280 million pesos ($15 million USD) this year in clinical research for Mexico. Alfredo Chi, medical director of the company in Mexico, told Forbes More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Low risk of Zika virus at Rio Olympics, new research finds

According to Reuters, new research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 30th, 2016
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What could be the potential impact of a dengue vaccine in the Yucatan?

While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development. Data from the clinical trials can be used in mathematical models to estimate the benefits and risks More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Mexican researchers seek active anti-diabetic compound from traditional plants

Researchers from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) are seeking an active antidiabetic compound from traditional plants. A UANL spokesperson said the study is carried out by Catalina Rivas Ríos and More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Yucatan, one of the most competitive Medical Tourism destinations worldwide

According to Stratistics MRC, one of the leading providers of market and business research in the US, the Global Medical Tourism Market accounted for $17.1 billion USD in 2015 and is poised to reach $57.2 billion More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Saúl Ancona Salazar: Making Medical Tourism happen in Yucatán

On Tuesday May 10th, The Yucatan Times conducted an exclusive interview with the Secretary of Tourism Promotion of Yucatán, Saul Ancona Salazar.  The subject: Medical Tourism in Yucatán. This is what the secretary More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 24th, 2016
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Illinois man with rare type of melanoma turned to Mexico for treatment

Rolando Banda, father of six from Bolingbrook, Illinois is fighting rare mucosal melanoma, he was told by his doctor in the U.S. that his right eye had to be removed. Banda decided to travel to Mexico for treatment, More...