500 Pap Tests Offered (El Mexicano, 11/27/12 by Marco A. Flores Mancilla)

ENSENADA, BC – At the close of activities for November as the "Month of Cervical-Uterine Cancer”, the Ministry of Health, through its program of health for women, will carry-out a final intensive day of exams and Pap smear tests for the early detection of Cervical-Uterine Cancer.

Dr. Patricia Sainz Valdez, responsible for the program, said that on this day an objective is to strengthen preventive actions in the early detection of cancer in women, inviting all women, especially those under the age of 35 and with an active sex life to come this Saturday.

The doctor reiterated that in conjunction with a Pap smear, an examination is paramount for timely detection of the human papilloma virus (HPV) virus, because a persistent HPV infection is associated with the development of the Cervical-Uterine Cancer.

The date is Saturday, December 1, at the General Hospital of Ensenada from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They can attend without an appointment and each will be provided with 13 care modules, as well as a module of information to clarify doubts that could arise for patients.

She added that the only contraindication for the Pap smear exam is preferably they not be menstruating. It is worth mentioning, that such tests are totally free and will be done without a prior appointment. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2012/11/27/632615/ofrecen-500-pruebas-de-papanicolaou.aspx

Human Rights is New Elementary School Subject (El Mexicano, 11/26/12 by Alberto Valdez)

MEXICALI, BC – In changes to education, a subject on human rights now will be taught at the primary level, which would imply that from a young age there will be knowledge and acquisition of greater awareness about fundamental rights, like the right to life, health, housing and non-discrimination on religious or sexual preferences among others revealed Professor Jorge Carmona Tinoco.

The humanist spoke to electoral councilors, district councilors, professors, students and the public in general, about what are human rights, what are the principles governing them, how they arose and what are their classifications and characteristics. He stressed what human rights are in force in Mexico, constitutional changes and the duties and rights that are derived from them.

The seminar on human rights was carried out facilities of the Museum of the Autonomous University of Baja California. For his part, Enrique Carlos Blancas de la Cruz, adviser to the General Electoral Council President, said the electorate and citizens seek to promote a culture of human rights, as well as electoral civic rights, because they are priorities for a better social life. Hence, he said we will continue encouraging this type of event, in order to achieve a greater awareness among the population especially on the eve of the 2013 election process. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2012/11/26/632187/derechos-humanos-nueva-materia-en-escuela-primaria.aspx

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