Last updateFri, 16 Mar 2018 10am

The dangers of expired meds

Elias Iñiguez Mejia, the president of the Health Committee in the Jalisco Congress, is pushing for a statewide campaign to disseminate the risks posed by out-of-date medicines, as well as their correct disposal.

Weighing up the risks of common medications

With some public health experts warning about the overuse of antibiotics and vaccines, many individuals struggle with uncertainty when faced with situations that call for their use.

‘Stem cell’ treatments blacklisted

Mexico’s Federal Commission against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) has issued a black list of illegal “stem cell” products that are being marketed as helping with many degenerative conditions, as well as for anti-ageing.

Local eye doctor checks kids

Ajijic ophthalmic surgeon and retina specialist Dr. Rigoberto Rios is in the midst of examining the eyes of Lakeside children who live in special circumstances.  All but one of the seven Hope House boys checked on Friday, August 29 passed the exam with flying colors. The last, 13-year-old Ricardo, was diagnosed with Polar Posterior Cataract. Dr. Rios has promised to perform the eye surgery free of charge. The San Juan Cosala Pathways students were recently screened.