New HIV Treatment Shows Promising Results
A new technique has proven to be effective in the treatment of HIV. As of today, three patients have been cured using this technique. WHO commits to reduce maternal mortality. In addition, IMSS-Bienestar’s Director General visited Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas to understand and address the state’s healthcare needs.
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HIV Patient Cured With Stem Cell Transplant
Replacing bone marrow cells of HIV patients with HIV-resistant stem cells from a donor has proven to be effective in the treatment of this disease. A 53-year-old man has been declared free of the virus after being subjected to this procedure. This technique, initially designed to treat leukemia, has already been successful in the treatment of three patients with HIV.
Every Two Minutes, a Woman Dies Due to Pregnancy or Childbirth
The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) reports that about 800 maternal deaths occur every day, one every two minutes. WHO is committed to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) to less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030.
IMSS-Bienestar Expands to Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas
IMSS performed a diagnostic evaluation in Quintana Roo to settle the state’s incorporation to the IMSS-Bienestar program. Fifty people visited 205 first-level units and five second-level general hospitals to perform the evaluation. “We are working together to guarantee Quintana Roo’s population receives quality care,” tweeted Zoé Robledo, General Director, IMSS.
Apple Watch to Take on Diabetes Management
Apple is developing a blood glucose monitor to track glucose levels without having to prick the skin for blood. The project relies on silicon photonics and optical absorption spectroscopy for blood sugar level detection, working as an alternative to invasive blood sample collection. The initiative is on the proof-of-concept stage but the company is confident in its future success.
IMSS Director Zoé Robledo reported that, so far, there are 156 prospective medical specialists of different nationalities that want to work in Mexico. "We are going to guarantee that the most remote communities have a right to healthcare, with facilities, specialists and free medicines."