MEXICO

IMSS is using targeted molecular therapy, one of the most advanced treatments for treating breast, kidney, colon and lymph cancer.

The Health Ministry confirms first case of microcephalia caused by the zika virus in Mexico.

Researches from UNAM reported an increase in the incidence of mouth cancer in Mexican youth.

WORLD

The World Health Organization (WHO) held its 140º Executive Board meeting in Geneva from January 23rd to February 1st,  the main purpose of which was the nomination of three candidates for WHO directorship.

Roche presented results for FY2016. Their sales increased 4 percent during the last year, up to CHF50.6 billion (US$50.9 billion).

A group of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new vaccine against zika that has proved to be effective with a single low-dose.

February 4 was World Cancer Day, an initiative introduced in 2000 by the WHO to support those affected by this chronic disease and create awareness among the population.

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