Mexico

In Mexico more than 7.5 million people suffer from renal disease, including complications caused by hepatitis C. Treatment is now available in Mexico to eliminate 100 percent of the infection.

The Mexican insurance sector is stable with solid profitability, solid premium income and good insurance liquidity.

New liquid metformin can help control insulin resistance in children.

The Ministry of Health and IMSS launched ASSISTE Infarto, a mobile app for cardiac emergencies. The code is already active in nine public hospitals.

International

Novartis develops first genetically modified cell therapy to treat blood cancer.

US-based pharmaceutical Gilead is set to acquire biotech company Kite Pharma for US$11.9 billion.

Floods are covering the US, South Asia and Northern Europe. Get to know the health risks of these environmental disasters.

Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 Victoza (liraglutude) received FDA approval to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in diabetic patients.

The NHS reveals one third of sick notes in England are written for mental health problems.

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