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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Diabetes Epidemic Arrives by Highway to Mexico’s Rural Southern Communities

Global Press Journal

Before the paved road was built, high-sugar products like soda were only available if great effort was made. But, in an unintended consequence of the infrastructure development that brought jobs and mobility, the rate of non-communicable diseases in the area has skyrocketed.

US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Last Few Jaguars

TRT World

A proposed border wall threatens the survival of the ten endangered jaguars that remain in the Mexico-US border region by restricting their movements to find food and mates in their already-shrinking habitats.

If Your New Tattoo Hasn’t Yet Healed, Swimming in the Ocean Could Be Deadly


Doctors should tell all patients with chronic liver disease and hemochromatosis, a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body, to avoid eating raw oysters and swimming in seawater if they have skin wounds that haven’t yet healed.

Latin America Continues Climate Action Despite U.S.

Natural Resources Defense Council

Although President Trump has announced his plan to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, Latin American countries are taking no heed.

Detecting Signs of Breast Cancer Might Get as Simple as Wearing a Bra

The Ladies Finger

18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu invented the bra after seeing his mom battling breast cancer for the second time. The bra, called ’Eva,’ won the top prize at this year’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

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