Distinguished academic and health leaders from Mexico and California met on March 29 in Mexico City to discuss health issues relevant to Mexico and the United States, with special attention to California, at the first Binational Health Forum.
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.
The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico could prevent hundreds of thousands of adults from developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease while saving approximately $1 billion in health care costs.
The Royal Society of Medicine will present the Richard T. Hewitt Award for distinguished achievement in the improvement of human health to Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at the UCSF Global Health Sciences