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The best and worst ways to stay hydrated this summer

Yucatan's famous pink lagoon are where natural salt production has been ongoing since the 1930s. Photo: Getty Summertime...

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

If all goes well, the Patria vaccine should be available by the end of the year. Photo: Courtesy

What is behind Yucatán’s high suicide rate?

Suicide rates in Yucatán continue to climb in 2021. Photo: Courtesy A steep increase in suicides worries mental...

New cases of dengue in Yucatán down to zero

Mosquitos that transmit dengue to humans belong to the Aedes species. Photo: Courtesy Reported cases of dengue in...

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

A man receives his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine yesterday in Mérida. Photo: Courtesy As COVID-19...

COVID-19 vaccination to begin Monday in Mérida

A man in Kaua receives AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as Mauricio Sauri, head of the Yucatán ministry, oversees operations. Photo: Courtesy

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

Shriners Hospital in Mexico City. Photo: File Shriners Hospital in Mexico City is offering free care to children...

Governor promotes home offices to protect life and economy

Under new rules, companies in Mexico must cover many of the remote work expenses of their employees. Photo: File

Canada fines 2 for fake COVID tests on flight from Mexico

Two travelers were fined thousands of dollars after Transport Canada said they falsified their COVID-19 test results so they could fly home...

Volunteers in Yucatán participate in groundbreaking HIV vaccine trial

HIV vaccine trials have begun in Yucatán, Mexico. Photo: File Among those taking part in a phase-three trial...

Another sushi bar shut down, this time over documentation

A second sushi bar has been shut down by health authorities, this time at La Isla mall.

President presents national health plan in Merida

President elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador meets with relatives of missing students from Ayotzinapa at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum on...

For retirees, Mexico in top 5 for quality health care

A magazine that studies the world for U.S. retiree and expat adventures found that Mexico is one of the five best countries for health care.

House-call hotline and app help fight health-care inequality

Since its creation in 2016, the municipal program “Médico a Domicilio” ("Doctor at Home") has helped close the inequality gap.

Alternative lodging subject to health inspections starting Jan. 1

Reforms to state sanitation law compel the state health department to inspect hostels, timeshares, campgrounds, spare rooms and even shared rooms, starting Jan. 1.

Flu season begins; public urged to get vaccinated

With the beginning of flu season this week, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) will apply 305,387 vaccination shots in Yucatán.

Progreso drops plan to kill stray dogs in rabies crackdown

Two weeks into a rabies scare, the City Council has backed down from a controversial method to contain the viral disease.

Thousands travel far for Mérida hospitals

Every year, 35,000 nationals from Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo come here for highly specialized services, such as treatment for diabetes or cancer.

Wills and other important planning for expats

Guest speaker Alexis Cepeda will discuss wills and other important planning for expats and snowbirds. Call 999 740-5819 for details.

‘Healthy Living in the Yucatán’ info session

Free "Healthy Living In The Yucatan" Information Sessions by Healthitinerary, with new-style monthly meetings in 2016. Guest speakers (in English):- Doctors, Nutritionists, Attorneys, Alternative Practitioners/Therapists,...

Info session on expat health insurance

Free health information session for expats and snowbirds: Do you have the tools to manage your health in the Yucatán? Do you know what to...