Kenya: Cuban Doctors Leave Lamu, Garissa, Wajir and Tana River
[Nation] Cuban doctors posted to counties bordering Somalia are leaving their stations in fear after their colleagues were kidnapped in Mandera and taken to Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri Hospital Gets Another Cuban Nephrologist
[Nation] Nyeri County Referral Hospital has received another Cuban doctor five months after a brain tumour forced the nephrologist to return home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Evacuated From Lamu Following Mandera Abduction
[Nairobi News] Two Cuban doctors attached to Lamu County have been evacuated. The medics were airlifted over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Withdraws Cuban Doctors From Garissa and Wajir Counties
[Shabelle] The Kenyan government has relocated Cuban doctors based in Garissa and Wajir barely four days after armed men kidnapped two doctors from Mandera town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 2 Cuban Doctors Posted to Lamu Leave but Authorities Downplay Concerns
[Capital FM] Lamu -Two Cuban doctors who had been posted to Lamu in July last year, have left citing insecurity threats after the abduction of their colleagues in Mandera last Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Leave Lamu, Garissa and Wajir
[Nation] Cuban doctors posted to counties bordering Somalia are leaving their stations after their colleagues were kidnapped in Mandera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Evacuated From Wajir and Garissa
[Nairobi News] The Government of Kenya has evacuated Cuban doctors attached to Wajir and Garissa Counties after the abduction of their colleagues in Mandera on April 12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Borrow Biological Methods From Cuba to Manage Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya and Cuba have finalised negotiations on a Malaria Vector Control project, which will see Kenya implement the Cuban biological larvicides technology to malaria prone areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemri, Cuba to Have Scientific Cooperation for Developing Crucial Vaccines
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Government of Cuba are working on scientific cooperation s to come up with a vaccine for Hepatitis B, HIV and foot problems associated with diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: MPs Now Support Bid to Halt Doctors' Training in Cuba
[Nation] The Health ministry is preparing to appear before a parliamentary committee, for the second time in a week, as pressure to bring back Kenyan doctors from Cuba mounts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Medics Probe Kenya-Cuba Doctors Exchange Scheme
[Nation] The government has sent a team of experts to Cuba to assess a doctors exchange programme and document the challenges trainees in the Caribbean island are facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Senate Probes State of Kenyan Doctors in Cuba After One Dies
[Nation] The Senate has launched investigations into the welfare of 49 Kenya doctors on an exchange programme in Cuba amid complaints that deplorable conditions led to the death of Dr Ali Juma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: KMPDU Demands Termination of Doctors Training Programme in Cuba
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has called for immediate termination of the doctors training programme in Cuba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors Want Kenya-Cuba Deal Ended After Ali Juma's Death
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) wants the deal Kenya has with Cuba terminated following the death of Dr Hamisi Ali Juma from Mombasa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cuba Says USA, Not Canada, Manipulating Diplomat Health Incidents Cuba Says USA, Not Canada, Manipulating Diplomat Health Incidents
Cuba denounced the Trump administration on Thursday for continuing to refer to health incidents among their diplomats in Havana as"attacks" without presenting any evidence, saying it was part of a broader campaign to damage bilateral relations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change. Three Norwegian lawmakers put forth the 16-year-old’s name. “We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict,” parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG. “The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” he added. The activist, who was named one of TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2018...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime overnight Source Type: news

Candid Camera: ‘Breadline Bernie’ Sanders’ decades-long defense of Socialism, Communism
(Natural News) A few of the videos, which were uncovered or re-shared by The Reagan Battalion, showed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and stating it is a “good thing” when people are forced to line up in the streets for food. (Article by Kyle Morris republished from Breitbart.com) While he spoke at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Cuba's tobacco growers confront climate change
Looking at the plain, one-story wooden shacks that dot the countryside in Cuba's vuelta abajo region, one would never guess that the farmers here grow one of the island's most valuable natural resources: cigar tobacco. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Cuba to Supply Ghana With 20 Medical Specialists
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday renewed a contract with the Cuban government to supply Ghana with 20 medical specialists for the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canada reduces presence in Cuba after another diplomat falls mysteriously ill
A 14th Canadian has fallen ill to an unexplained illness in Havana, Cuba, prompting further reductions in embassy staffing in the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Cuba criticizes Canada's diplomatic downsize after another diplomat falls ill
The Cuban government is criticizing Canada's decision on Wednesday to halve its embassy staff after a 14th Canadian fell ill to an unexplained illness in Havana. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Over 170 Injured as Tornado Hits Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead and hundreds injured, at least 12 in critical condition, after the tornado touched down with estimated winds of 200 mph (320 kph) in three neighborhoods across eastern Havana. Members of the Provincial Defense Council of Havana said 90 homes collapsed completely and 30 suffered partial collapse. A quarter of the city's roughl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Over 170 Injured as Tornado Hits Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead and hundreds injured, at least 12 in critical condition, after the tornado touched down with estimated winds of 200 mph (320 kph) in three neighborhoods across eastern Havana. Members of the Provincial Defense Council of Havana said 90 homes collapsed completely and 30 suffered partial collapse. A quarter of the city's roughl...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bugando Medical Centre to Receive 13 Medics From Cuba - Ambassador
[Daily News] CUBA has promised to maintain bilateral cooperation with Tanzania, besides agreeing to deploy 13 medical experts for specialised services at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spanish imperial vassalage and the social reproduction of slavery in colonial Cuba - Morrison KY.
With the social reproduction of slavery in colonial Cuba as its center point, this essay draws on the recent historiographical acknowledgment of the way vassalage mediated the often starkly drawn social distinctions between whites and enslaved people withi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'Sonic Attacks' on U.S. Embassy Staff in Cuba May Have Been Crickets
Title: 'Sonic Attacks' on U.S. Embassy Staff in Cuba May Have Been CricketsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 8, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Recording of "Sonic Attack" in Cuba Was Crickets: Scientists
Biologists say a sound suspected to have caused headaches, nausea, and possible brain damage among diplomats is actually of insects chirping. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Crickets could be behind the Cuba 'sonic attack' mystery, scientists say
When a number of US diplomats and their families in Cuba reported hearing bizarre noises in 2016 and 2017-- and experienced a range of symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and pain and ringing in the ears -- US Department of State officials feared they might have fallen victim to an "acoustic attack" by sonic devices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is socialism: Ocasio-Cortez proposes new 70 percent federal tax rate to fund “Green New Deal” fiasco
(Natural News) Wherever it has been tried, true socialism as an economic model has been a resounding failure in literally every case, as evidenced in places like Venezuela and Cuba, the latter of which has elements of communism thrown in for good measure. And yet, it is a model that leaders around the world continue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists
Noise which saw diplomats complaining of headaches and nausea could be song of Indies short-tailed cricketThe US embassy in Havana more than halved its staff in 2017 when diplomats complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments after hearing penetrating noises in their homes and nearby hotels.The mysterious wave of illness fuelled speculation that the staff had been targeted by anacoustic weapon. It was an explanation that appeared to gain weight when an audio recording of a persistent, high-pitched drone made by US personnel in Cuba wasreleased to the Associated Press.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cuba World news Americas Science Source Type: news

Matter: The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say
Diplomatic officials may have been targeted with an unknown weapon in Havana. But a recording of one “ sonic attack ” actually is the singing of a very loud cricket, a new analysis concludes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Crickets Biology and Biochemistry Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Brain Associated Press University of California, Berkeley Acoustics Source Type: news

Blog: Let ’s make 2019 our union’s best year yet
New year is a special time. It’s a time to look forwards with hope to the possibilities of the year ahead, and it’s an opportunity to look back at what’s gone before to see how far we’ve come. In UNISON, we like to look forward. 2019 will be another challenging year for public services and everyone who works in them. Yet it’s also a year that holds genuine promise. It’s a year when we can continue the fightback against austerity, it’s a year when our union can continue to strengthen and grow and it’s a year when we might get to chuck the Tories out of Downing Street and elect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2019 New Year Source Type: news

Cuba says nearly all its doctors have returned from Brazil
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel said more than 90 percent of the Cuban doctors who had been providing medical care in Brazil have returned home after his government ended a cooperation deal following a diplomatic row. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazilian doctors fail to report for duty to replace Cubans
Brazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of Cuban doctors who exited the country after a diplomatic spat, as many new recruits failed to turn up for work, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy
Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES ROBLES Tags: Laryngoscope (Journal) State Department Zaid, Mark S Cuba Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Diplomats in Cuba health mystery showed inner-ear damage early on, research shows
U.S. diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms
It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on
Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

It was NOT just hysteria: Cuba sonic attack victims WERE exposed to something
A team at the University of Miami who examined 35 of the diplomats who were affected by the sonic attack published a new paper today, saying there was nothing inconsistent about their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers report acute findings from Havana embassy phenomenon
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Miami describe the acute symptoms and associated clinical findings following their assessment of 25 US diplomats living in Cuba. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canada Reviews Cuba Presence After Another Diplomat Falls Ill Canada Reviews Cuba Presence After Another Diplomat Falls Ill
Canada's government is reviewing its diplomatic presence in Cuba, officials said on Thursday, after another staff member developed the same mysterious health problems that first began affecting diplomats last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gambia: Cuban Mission Observes Fidel Castro's Disappearance
[Foroyaa] The Cuban Medical Team in The Gambia, yesterday observed the Second Anniversary of the Physical disappearance of their former President and Commander In Chief, Fidel Castro Ruiz. The ceremony held at the country's main referral hospital in Banjul, was attended by the Cuban Ambassador to the Gambia, Ruben Garcia Abelenda, the Cuban Brigade in the Gambia, the Cuba-Gambia Friendship Association, and some graduate students from Cuba and the Media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil fills over 90 percent of doctor vacancies as Cubans head home
As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the South American country's far-right president-elect, Brazil's health ministry said on Friday that it had filled nearly all of the resulting vacancies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil fills nearly 84 percent of doctor vacancies, as Cubans head home
As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the South American country's far-right president-elect, Brazil's health ministry said nearly 84 percent of the resulting vacancies had already been filled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco
Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2018 (IPS)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding. I...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell C Balderas Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cuba to Withdraw Doctors From Brazil After Bolsonaro Snub Cuba to Withdraw Doctors From Brazil After Bolsonaro Snub
Cuba said on Wednesday it would pull thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation ’ s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Brazil ex-minister: Loss of Cuban doctors will hurt millions
A former Brazilian health minister who helped create a program that brought Cuban doctors to underserved areas is warning that millions could be left without access to physicians due to the end of the program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Halt speculation on U.S. embassy in Cuba
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Valdes-Sosa, M. J., Foster, K. R. Tags: letters Source Type: news