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18Jun2017
Minister of Health Jose Narro Praises Training of Mexican Doctors in Cuba

Prensa Latina

Mexican Minister of Health Jose Narro highlighted the key training in Cuba of Mexican doctors in medicine, which will help improve the quality of health services in Mexico.

17Jun2017
Electric Taxis Eyed to Battle Pollution in Mexico City

Reuters

Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City’s air.

16Jun2017
Controversial Doctor Wants to Use ’Three-Parent’ Embryos to Treat Infertility

Gizmodo

Last fall, John Zhang made headlines after his fertility clinic announced that for the first time a baby had been born using a new technique requiring three genetic parents. Now Zhang is taking his so-called “three-parent baby” technique commercial, and targeting a different market altogether.

15Jun2017
Ecotourism Could Be Answer to Saving Baja’s Sharks

Fusion

Mexican fishermen in Baja California have long depended on shark fishing to stay afloat. But the work is dealt and poorly paid. Now fishermen are teaming up with environmentalists to try their hand at leading shark diving tours.

14Jun2017
Temperature Changes Around the Globe Are Pushing Diseases Into Unexpected New Areas

National Geographic

While much attention has been paid to the direct physical threats from climate change, such as rising seas and searing drought, scientists are really only beginning to understand many of the potential disease implications.

13Jun2017
Ancient Mexico Crop Could Help Fight World Hunger

China Central Television

It’s estimated that 1 in 9 people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Most countries still opt for rice, wheat and corn as main sources for carbohydrates. But experts say an ancient and forgotten food crop from Mexico can also help solve world hunger issues.

12Jun2017
Government Takes Drastic Measures to Halt Rise of ‘Super-Obesity’ in Mexico

FT.com

Mexico is suffering an obesity epidemic that has helped diabetes become the country’s number one killer. One in three Mexican adults and three out of 10 children are obese or overweight.

10Jun2017
Illegal Wildlife Trade in Mexico Sees Steady Rise

Mexico News Daily

While Mexico was previously considered only as a transit country for animal contraband on its way to lucrative markets in the United States, Asia and Europe, demand for Mexican species has grown in recent years.

08Jun2017
Zika Outlook Less Dire as Mosquito-Borne Virus Wanes in Southern Hemisphere

Houston Chronicle

Zika’s decreased activity in the Southern Hemisphere was reported in a May 25 update of the Pan American Health Organization. The update shows much less transmission in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico; and South America, with the exception of Peru, Ecuador and Argentina, new hotbeds of activity.

07Jun2017
Mexico Renews Commitment to Fight Climate Change

CGTN America

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said his country will maintain its commitment to stop the effects of global climate change, despite the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris accord.


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