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Burden of Childhood Obesity Shifting to Poorer Families in Mexico


The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Mexico is among the highest in the world, with the burden of obesity shifting from wealthier families in urban areas toward those of lower socioeconomic status.

Totoaba Poachers' Risky Tactics Endanger Vaquitas

Associated Press

Mexican poachers are using go-fast boats, leading authorities trying to protect an endangered porpoise on 80km chases and parking pickup trucks on beaches to load boats and escape quickly.

A Boom in Medical Tourism to Mexico Predicted if Obamacare Ends

Yahoo News

As the US Congress considers a new federal health care law predicted to leave approximately 24 million Americans uninsured by 2026, Mexico’s burgeoning health care industry stands to be among the Republican bill’s biggest beneficiaries.

A Mexico Border Wall Raises Environmental Concerns

Al Jazeera

The first formal step towards building a border wall between the United States and Mexico will soon be taken. But environmentalists are concerned that such a structure would harm the landscape.

Public Health Officials Urge Spring Break Travelers to Protect Against Zika

The San Francisco Examiner

Health officials are advising those heading to warmer climates to take precautions, like protecting themselves from mosquito bites and avoiding unprotected sex, in areas where there is transmission of the Zika virus.

Surfers Team Up to Clean the Beaches of Guerrero

Outside Television

The Azulita Project promotes plastic recycling along the beaches of Guerrero, Mexico by creating a replicable, sustainable business model that incentivizes environmental stewardship.

Tattooists Help Breast Cancer Survivors Transform Disfiguring Scars Into Powerful Art


Many people get tattoos to mark a milestone: the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, an anniversary and, of course, the end of a serious and life-threatening illness. But for breast cancer survivors, mastectomy tattoos can be far more powerful.

Ancient Maya Built a Hurricane Early-Warning System


Mexico’s historical Maya civilization created not only a written language and a binary mathematical system, but also a hurricane warning system that still works today.

Doctor Makes a Breakthrough Discovery in Mexico for Severe Seizures in Children

Culture Magazine

Renowned Mexican physician, Dr. Saul Garza Morales held a conference in Mexico City this week to report the findings from his study of children suffering from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and were treated with Real Scientific Hemp Oil.

Communities in Mexico Step Up to Protect a Forest


Southern Mexico’s Lacandon ecosystem lost more than 11 percent of its tree cover over 14 years. Now, communities that live within and around it are trying to stop its destruction.

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