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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 after a...

Volunteers in Yucatán participate in groundbreaking HIV vaccine trial

Among those taking part in a phase-three trial for a new HIV vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals are dozens of volunteers in Yucatán. This is...

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 Andrés Manuel López Obrador will present his National Health Plan in Mérida today at the International Convention Center. Official personnel has been here since...

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.

Web portal aimed at medical tourists

The Mexican government is expecting the number of visitors seeking medical treatment there to reach 650,000 annually by 2020, and Yucatán want a piece of the action.

For growing tumor, family seeks help

The impoverished family of a 28-year-old man in Kanasín, left incapacitated from a massive tumor on his leg, has taken their plight to the media.

Mexico on fast track for dengue vaccine

Mexico could be the first country to market a new dengue vaccine which in clinical trials reduced cases of the mosquito-borne disease by 60.8 percent.