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, this is his story as published by local newspaper theherald-news.com:   “I might have to take out your right eye.” Rolando Banda More...

by Yucatan Times | Published 2 years ago
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
0 Comments

Peña Nieto says he’s open to legal medical marijuana and decriminalization of drug use

UNITED NATIONS — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday April 19 that he is open to the legalization of medical marijuana in Mexico and that his government would announce new measures in the More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 28th, 2016
2 Comments

Could this be the year of medical marijuana and decriminalization in Mexico?

Mexico could legalize certain forms of medical marijuana as well as raise the threshold for what is considered decriminalized consumer possession by the end of this year, and may begin considering licit domestic More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
0 Comments

Governor of Guerrero proposes medical opium growing to reduce drug violence

A senior Mexican official has said legalizing cultivation of opium poppies for medicinal purposes might help reduce violence in one of the regions most affected by brutal drug gangs that have ravaged the country More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
0 Comments

Fighting cancer by targeting its ‘Achilles’ heel’

A new breakthrough in cancer research could lead to a novel form of cancer treatment — one that is highly specialized for each patient. Researchers discovered that even though cancer cells mutate wildly within More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 26th, 2016
0 Comments

Want to fight cancer? Talk to the animals…

Cancer victims have new weapons in their battle against the deadly disease, but they don’t come in the form of pills. Instead, as members of Congress learned Wednesday Feb. 24, they increasingly come in the form More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
0 Comments

Cancer researchers claim ‘extraordinary results’ with new treatment

According to the BBC, a new therapy that retrains the body’s immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement among the medical and scientific communities in the UK, after more than 90% of terminally More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
0 Comments

Yucatán signs international agreement to combat dengue, chikungunya and zika

DETROIT, Mich. — On Sunday February 7th, in the city of Detroit, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello signed with the authorities of the Institute for International Health and the College of Natural Sciences More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 5th, 2016
0 Comments

Vaccine for the Zika virus to be developed by French pharmaceutical

French pharmaceutical company Sano Pasteur announced Tuesday February 2nd, that a vaccine for the Zika virus will begin to be developed. Up until now, no specific treatment for the virus exists. An exact date for More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
0 Comments

Things to know about the spreading Zika virus

Yucatan and Campeche are among the Mexican states with concerns about emergence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness similar to dengue that is spreading in tropical countries including Mexico and Central More...