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Mexico to present results of fight against obesity at UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:42

Mexico`s Health Secretary Mercedes Juan plans to present the results of Mexico`s efforts to fight obesity and diabetes to the UN in compliance with international agreements, officials said.

Mexico surpasses US as the world`s most obese nation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:20

Rising incomes of modern Mexicans and their consumption vices have helped them surpass the US to become the world`s fattest nation.

Mexico slaughters 55,000 chickens to contain bird flu

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:41

Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico`s agriculture department said.

Mexico decrees health emergency for avian flu

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 12:30

Mexican authorities decreed a health emergency due to an outbreak of avian flu in the central state of Guanajuato, where some 582,000 domestic fowl exposed to the virus could be slaughtered to eradicate it, officials said.

Double-arm transplant performed in Mexico

Last Updated: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 14:03

A 52-year-old Mexican man who lost his arms in a 2011 electrical accident became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double-arm transplant.

Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico

Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 11:59

Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico`s 2 million annual births.

Mexico ready for trials of vaccine against heroin

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 16:22

Mexican scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction

Mexico detects first mutation of swine flu

Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 00:00

Mexican officials said they have confirmed the first mutation of the A(H1N1) flu virus in a girl who survived the infection.

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