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Survey: 71% of Yucatecos want new COVID restrictions

The surge in new infections reached nearly reached 300 on Thursday alone, prompting authorities to wonder if more strict measures are needed once again.

New study confirms the health benefits of eating avocados

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association claims that eating at least two servings of avocado per week reduced the risk of heart attack by 21%.

Omicron strain now dominant in Yucatán

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.

Mexico prepares to begin human trials of its Patria COVID-19 vaccine

Federal health authorities are calling on adult volunteers to take part in human trials for Mexico's Patria COVID-19 vaccine. 

Progreso spearheads new effort to clean up illegal dumpsites

Residents in Progreso and other communities on Yucatán's northern coast are complaining of illegal garbage dumps.

COVID-19 booster shots to kick off this week for Mérida residents...

COVID-19 booster shots will be available for Mérida residents 60 and over starting Thursday.

New collective creates space for Mérida’s artists with autism, dyslexia, ADD

A new collective in Mérida is aiming to create for the city’s neurodivergent art community. 

Progreso’s international community comes together to fund new animal hospital

International residents in Progreso are coming to the aid of the port city's stray animals.

Mérida to get a new hospital to replace the 115-year-old O’Horán

Mérida is set to get a new hospital to replace its over 100-year-old Augusto O’Horán medical center. The much-needed hospital will be built with both...

A new campaign demands junk food ban in Mexican schools

Junk food consumption has increased along with the obesity epidemic, which one of the critical risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

New sterilization campaign in Progreso cracks down on stray animals

The number of stray dogs and cats on the streets and beaches of Progreso has become a public health hazard, admits Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi.

Yucatán hopes to administer 270,000 doses of rabies vaccine in new...

This week marks the beginning of Yucatán's rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs

The best and worst ways to stay hydrated this summer

Summertime means a new wave of popup ads — often for beverages. Many are for alcoholic seltzer, which remains one of the buzziest drinks...

New COVID-19 antiviral to be tested in Mérida

The experimental drug seeks to stop the COVID-19 virus from replicating inside the human body, thus leading to quicker recovery.

When it comes to mosquitos it’s better to be safe than...

Trucks fitted with special spray equipment, as well as workers armed with tanks and nozzles are a common sight in Yucatán during the rainy season.

Shortage of cancer medications for children sparks protests

According to some estimates, up to 600 children may have died over the last two years due to a lack of treatment.

Mexico’s Patria vaccine to begin human trials this week

Volunteer recruitment has begun for trials of Mexico's first COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The Patria vaccine was developed by the Mexican drug manufacturer Avimex in conjunction...

What is behind Yucatán’s high suicide rate?

A steep increase in suicides worries mental health professionals in Yucatán. There has been widespread concern that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a worsening...

New cases of dengue in Yucatán down to zero

Reported cases of dengue in the Yucatán have gone down to zero. Transmitted through mosquito bites, dengue is a tropical disease that causes symptoms such...

People in Mérida celebrate on social media after getting COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccinations for people 60 and over began Wednesday in Mérida, social media feeds quickly began to fill up with celebratory posts.  "Both my...

COVID-19 vaccination to begin Monday in Mérida

Federal health authorities say that COVID-19 vaccinations for Meridanos over 60 are scheduled to begin. (An updated article with dates and locations appears here.)  Between 10...

Shriners Hospital reaches children in remote parts of Yucatán, for free

Shriners Hospital in Mexico City is offering free care to children in Yucatán using telemedicine technologies. Mexico City-based doctors are treating up to 20 minors...

Governor promotes home offices to protect life and economy

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal is urging business leaders to continue promoting remote work within their companies.  The Mexican senate recently passed a new law that...