Papaya a natural ally against cancer

Papaya a natural ally against cancer

Oct 28, 2017

Expert lauds the tropical fruit’s many curative attributes…. MERIDA — Because of its high content of nutrients, vitamins and medicinal properties, papaya helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, skin and eyes maladies, but it has a very low consumption among the population, said Patricia Esquivel Rodríguez, Ph.d. in Food Science and research professor at the University of Costa Rica, at the 5th International Seminar of Papaya, held at the Hotel El Conquistador in Paseo de Montejo. The scientist has carried out studies on the daily consumption of this fruit, of the red variety. She recommends that the perfect age to start consumption is at 4 years-old to take an advantage of its healthy properties. She noted that at least 300 grams of raw fruit should be eaten daily, and especially red papaya that has high lipotene and caratenoid content, anti-cancer elements, and is a rich source of antioxidants. To fight against the lack inclusion of papaya in the daily diet, Dr. Esquivel Rodriguez created a puree treated with heat so that it conserves its properties, and now that fruit “smoothies” for weight reduction are in fashion, the puree has greater consumption in the population. Source:...

Mexico #2 world destination for medical tourism

Mexico #2 world destination for medical tourism

Oct 25, 2017

In recent years medical tourism in Mexico has consolidated and gained worldwide prestige. To date, it is second in importance after the United States. Only last year the country received more than one million foreign patients who underwent medical treatment, including migrants returning for treatment. At the same time, this segment of travelers complements their trip with the great sun and beach assets of the country. In the last decade, foreign exchange earnings from medical tourism increased by 96% from USD $544 million in 2006 to US $4.798 billion in 2016. EuroMonitor forecasts that for the coming year, medical tourism in Mexico will grow by 6% and will reach $6 billion dollars. On the other hand, data from the Medical Tourism Association reveal that the size of the medical tourism market in the world is as much as $70 billion dollars, and every year, about 14 million people in the world arrive in other countries in search of medical care. Another determining factor for this boom is the costs, since in Mexico they are lower than in other nations. A rhinoplasty is 56% cheaper than in the United States, or a heart valve replacement is up to 89% cheaper. In order to take advantage of Mexico’s potential for medical tourism, Federal Tourism Secretary, Enrique de la Madrid, announced the creation the “Medical Tourism Advisory Council”, with the aim to build public policies to take advantage of the potential that this segment of tourism represents for the country. In Mexico there are 15 medical clusters in 12 states of the country that group hospitals and export health services. Those clusters have developed particularly in the northern border of the country in recent years, with specialty medical services. It should be noted that the most relevant entities as receivers of medical tourists are: Yucatan, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sonora and Tamaulipas. Source:...

Quadruplets born at IMSS hospital in Mexicali

Quadruplets born at IMSS hospital in Mexicali

Oct 12, 2017

MEXICALI .- A woman from Ensenada gave birth to quadruplets at the Pediatric Gynecology Hospital of the Mexicali IMSS. This was confirmed on Tuesday October 10, by Oscar Alonso Pérez Rico, head of IMSS Medical Benefits in Baja California. The doctor reported that so far the health status of the 4 infants is serious but stable, because the delivery was premature, the mother and babies are under strict medical observation in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Due to the particular high-risk characteristics of this pregnancy case, the IMSS doctors programmed the delivery to be carried out in the Hospital of Mexicali, which totally equipped to take care of the birth of quadruplets. This is the third birth of quadruplets recorded in Hospitals of the IMSS Baja California in the last 5 years, and according to the doctor the most recent has been the most successful, since the necessary measures and preparations were taken to make this birth successfull. Source:...

Mexican doctors ranked among the 50 best countries in the world: survey

Mexican doctors ranked among the 50 best countries in the world: survey

Oct 8, 2017

According to a survey by The Lancet, specialists have placed Mexican medical providers in position #48 of their global ranking…. According to the latest health ranking prepared by specialists of the British medical journal The Lancet, Mexico ranks 48th out of 188 countries for the best health professionals worldwide. This list includes nations from virtually the entire planet. The methodological line developed by The Lancet includes, among other things, the progress and development of each of the nations subject to the present study according to 37 indicators related to: The human development index; Number of health professionals per 100 thousand inhabitants; Quality of health services; Main causes of death; Most common risk factors among the population, etc. Likewise, this ranking was adjusted to comply with the goals set by the United Nations (UN) in the so-called Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) projected for the year 2030. The Top Ten of the ranking includes: Singapore Iceland Sweden Norway Netherlands Finland Israel Malta Switzerland Great Britain According to the publication, Mexico is in the 48th place behind nations like Panama (47th) and Cuba (38th) as shown in the following tabulator. The last place in the ranking is occupied by Afghanistan, with the worst doctors in the world. Top 50 World Bests Doctors (Image: Saludiario, with information from The Lancet) To consult in detail each one of the indicators that gave rise to the composition of the medical ranking of The Lancet, click here. Sources: saludiario.com...

Mexico makes list of top five countries with high-quality low-cost health care

Mexico makes list of top five countries with high-quality low-cost health care

Sep 24, 2017

Mexico made a recent list of the top five countries for low-cost high-quality health care, according to medicaldaily.com. Until the U.S. is ready to part with our massive military and widening waistlines, the country has little hope of making the list of top countries for health care. Our privatized system has yet to live up to the affordability of socialized, single-payer systems, no matter how user-friendly our website is. For a nation that so routinely dominates, the truth is we may have to take a page out of other countries’ books for once. International Living released a list of countries ranked according to the efficiency of their health care system and how well they make for retirement destinations. Here are the top 5: 5. Mexico Medical tourism has ballooned south-of-the-border because of the United States’ increasingly high prescription drug costs. Health insurance costs roughly $300 per year in Mexico, with private plans costing more but still far less than what its neighbor to the north charges. Despite its recent status as the most obese country in the world, Mexico only ranks a handful of places below the U.S. in life expectancy, with female life expectancy still exceeding ours. And if for whatever reason you find yourself in the hospital in Mexico, be grateful you’re only paying $35 for the night, not $1,700 like you would in America. 4. Costa Rica Costa Rica barely edges out the U.S. in its life expectancy, at 76.8 years, but manages to do so with one-seventh the per capita expenditures and a dual public/private system that ensures all citizens can get coverage. Known as caja, the public system of health care in Costa Rica is constantly being upgraded with new equipment, technology, and educated personnel. Retirees, or pensionados, are entitled to full coverage on medical services provided the beneficiary has a monthly income greater than $1,000, whether it’s from Social Security, disability benefits, a pension, or a similar source. There are no caveats or restrictions set on people because of their age or pre-existing conditions. 3. Malaysia The public health care system in Malaysia isn’t available to foreigners, but their private system may be just as good. Under the system, doctors’ visits cost $16 and dental appointments cost $9. Their per...

BAJA CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATES IN THE CONSULTATION COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

BAJA CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATES IN THE CONSULTATION COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

Sep 8, 2017

Baja California is one of two states invited to participate in this event, due to of its leadership in the field of health tourism. CITY OF MEXICO.- Wednesday, September 6, 2017.- Consolidating Baja California as a leader in the field of health tourism, the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and the State Tourism Secretariat (SECTURE), participated in the “Medical Tourism Advisory Council” of the Federal Tourism Secretariat (SECTUR), whose purpose is to build public policies to take advantage of the potential that this sector represents for Mexico. This was announced by the head of the SECTURE, Óscar Escobedo Carignan, who explained that this council was created with the objective of detect the demands of this sector in order to improve the country’s competitiveness in the field of Health Tourism, through studies , consultations, research and diagnostics that promote the growth of health tourism products. This installation was chaired by the Secretaries of Tourism and Health, Enrique de la Madrid and José Narro, who emphasized that Mexico has become a reference for health tourism worldwide and that about 14 million people in the world travel to other countries in search of medical care, which allows us to glimpse the size of the market. The Advisory Council for Health Tourism brings together the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, academic and research institutions, which share the objective of boosting market competitiveness by offering quality services, a fundamental characteristic of this segment. The state official indicated that Baja California has consolidated in recent years as a leader in health and wellness tourism in the country, mobilizing 2.4 million people a year, who in turn generate a tourist consumption of more than 14.5 billion pesos. “Our State is characterized by offering high quality services, specialized, with the latest technology, in addition we are geographically benefited for its development, we have connectivity, infrastructure and 13 of the 66 hospitals certified by the Ministry of Health of Mexico, as well as programs that include medical recovery services, transportation, leisure activities and everything with costs far below what they would find in their home country,” Escobedo Carignan concluded. Press release issued by the State Government of Baja...