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Cuba's 100-year plan for climate change
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stone, R. Tags: Oceanography, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Canada says no conclusion on cause of unusual health issues in Cuba
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not been able to identify what is behind unusual health symptoms, such as nausea and nosebleeds, reported by some diplomatic personnel and their family members in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Source of health problems affecting 8 Canadians in Cuba still a mystery
Eight Canadian diplomats or members of their families have experienced mysterious symptoms in recent months, but Global Affairs officials say they still have no idea what is causing them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

No conclusions on cause of health symptoms at embassy in Cuba: Canada official
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not reached any conclusions on what has caused unusual health symptoms in some diplomatic personnel and their families at the country's embassy in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No conclusions on cause of health symptoms at embassy in Cuba - Canada official
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not reached any conclusions on what has caused unusual health symptoms in some personnel and their families at the country's embassy in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. State Department to probe Cuba incidents amid skepticism of sonic attack theory
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will convene a new high-level investigation into the harm that Washington says U.S. diplomats in Havana suffered in unexplained health attacks, a senior State Department tells a Senate hearing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.S. stands by claim diplomats attacked in Cuba
The United States stood behind its assertion that U.S. personnel in Cuba were deliberately attacked and raised the possibility Tuesday that it was by a virus, as lawmakers and even the FBI challenged the government's initial theory of "sonic attacks." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

US considers whether virus might explain attacks in Cuba
The State Department says the U.S. is considering whether viral or "other types of attacks" harmed American diplomatic personnel in Cuba (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Transport systems telematics, Cuba case study - Su árez D, Szpytko J.
The result expansive development in urban and suburban areas have put in a difficult situation in terms of sustainable development, where pollution, traffic congestion and accidents, the strong negative external impact on the economy and health of citizens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A boy ’s basketball-size tumor is slowly suffocating him. Doctors will attempt a risky removal.
Noel Zayas paraded his son to a never-ending carousel of Cuban doctors, but none of them would touch the boy. Emanuel Zayas’s basketball-size facial tumor was too complex, they told his family. The surgery to remove it too risky. “I knocked on a lot of hospital doors,” Zayas told the Miami Herald. “To see our son […]Related:Why this may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidaysWhat’s the most embarrassing way you’ve ever injured yourself?Someone stole a child’s parcel off his porch. It contained his kidney transplant medication. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with 10-pound tumor over his face in Miami for surgery
Emanuel Zayas, 14, is in Miami on a medical visa from Cuba to undergo life-saving surgery to remove the 10-pound benign tumor on his face that formed due to a rare genetic disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bruce McCandless, First Astronaut to Fly Freely in Space, Dies at 80
(HOUSTON) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80. McCandless died Thursday in California, NASA’s Johnson Space Center announced Friday. No cause of death was given. He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth. He traveled more than 300 feet away from the space shuttle Challenger during the spacewalk. McCandless said he wasn’t nervous about the historic spacewalk. “I was grossly over-trained. I was just anxious to get out there and fly. I f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime remembrance Source Type: news

Continue U.S.-Cuban science diplomacy
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: McKinney, L. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Mysterious Illness Affecting 24 Americans in Cuba
: What We Know (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mysterious Illness Affecting 24 Americans in Cuba: What We Know Mysterious Illness Affecting 24 Americans in Cuba: What We Know
Patients'symptoms and their possible causes have been closely examined, but their etiology is still unknown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mysterious sonic weapon in Cuba may be microwaves
Professor James Lin, an expert in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, suggests that microwaves produced the sounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Changes Seen in U.S. Embassy Victims in Cuba
The finding is among a number of factors leading to increasing doubt that the 24 Americans in Havana were victims of some type of sonic attack. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Brain Changes Found in U.S. Embassy'Sonic Attack'Victims in Cuba Brain abnormalities have been found in U.S. Embassy officials and their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cuban panel claims stress caused mystery illnesses
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stone, R. Tags: In Depth Source Type: news

Doctors find brain abnormalities in Embassy attack in Cuba
Medical experts are still searching for ways to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage the U.S. Embassy staff has suffered since fallowing ill in Havana, Cuba. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack...
Medical experts are still searching for ways to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage the U.S. Embassy staff has suffered since fallowing ill in Havana, Cuba. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Denies Plan to Import Cuban Doctors
[Monitor] Kampala -The government has backtracked on a plan to import 200 doctors from Cuba, with the State Minister for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi, saying the matter has never been discussed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Reject Plans to Import Cuba Medics
[Monitor] Kampala -Doctors under Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have criticised the government plan to import Cuban medical experts, equating the move to "treason". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt to Import Cuban Doctors
[Monitor] Kampala -The government is considering a plan by the Health ministry to bring in 200 doctors from Cuba and hire retired Ugandan medical professors to plug manpower gaps in Uganda, this newspaper can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Don't Import Doctors, Just Check Brain Drain
[Monitor] Daily Monitor yesterday revealed that the government is drawing plans to bring into the country 200 doctors from the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, and also hire retired personnel to fix the gaps in the health sector. The decision to staff the health sector is healthy, especially that the country, as of 2013, had a 1:24,725 doctor to patient ratio. The intention to also make the experts train and supervise intern doctors is very much welcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cuba battling medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch, health officials said in an article published late on Thursday in ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Political chill reverses thaw in U.S.-Cuban science
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stone, R. Tags: In Depth Source Type: news

Cuban delegation, UIC work toward better women's health in Englewood
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, four physicians from Cuba are working to improve maternal health and birth outcomes in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Miami reports its first Zika infection of the year
A couple in Miami tested positive for the Zika virus that was sexually transmitted after one of the partners traveled to several countries, including Cuba. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize
Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prizeA senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine B-59 near Cuba when the US forces began dropping non-lethal depth charges. While the action was designed to encourage the Soviet submarines to surface, the crew o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science prizes Nuclear weapons Cold war Cuba Americas Russia Source Type: news

University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean special report
(University of Miami) In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it's long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations and communities in the Caribbean. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 2017 MacArthur Fellows Were Just Announced. Here ’s How 6 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners Spent Their Life-Changing Prize Money
Jacob Soll has told this story so many times, he almost sounds removed from it. Not bored, or jaded really. But detached — like it happened to a friend of a friend. Or he read about it in a book, and is a little incredulous. “It was like Oliver Twist or something,” he says. “I was the lowest paid professor at my university. My roof was falling in, pipes were exploding. When I got the call, I was literally walking to the library in the rain, thinking about how ruined I was.” It was fall 2011, and the MacArthur Foundation had just named the historian to its fellowship program, an honor that came...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Bahler Tags: Careers grants Source Type: news

What ’ s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn ’ t Sound?
I knew this article — about the alleged “ sonic attack ” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There was not even an official medical report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: United States International Relations Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Havana (Cuba) Sonic Attack Source Type: news

Matter: A ‘ Sonic Attack ’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It
The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Cuba Acoustics Ears and Hearing Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates United States Politics and Government International Relations Source Type: news

US Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats Following Unexplained Attacks in Havana
(WASHINGTON) — The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen in years. Only days ago, the U.S. and Cuba maintained dozens of diplomats in newly re-opened embassies in Havana and Washington, powerful symbols of a warming relationship between longtime foes. Now both countries are poised to cut their embassies by more than half, as invisible, unexplained attacks threaten delicate ties between the Cold War rivals. The State Department gave Cuba’s ambassado...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba diplomacy onetime Source Type: news

The U.S. Wants Cuba to Withdraw Most of Its Diplomats From Washington, Officials Say
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is preparing to ask Cuba to withdraw 60% of its diplomats from Washington, U.S. officials said Monday, in response to last week’s U.S. move to cut its own embassy staff in Havana by a similar amount. The U.S. request marks yet another major setback for relations between the United States and Cuba, two countries that only recently renewed diplomatic relations after a half-century of hostility. It comes as the U.S. seeks to protect its own diplomats from unexplained attacks that have harmed at least 21 Americans in Havana with ailments that affected their hearing, cognition...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Sonic Attacks in Cuba Have Severely Injured U.S. Spies
(HAVANA) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said. While the attacks started within days of President Donald Trump’s surprise election in November, the precise timeline remains un...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Weissenstein, Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

How President Trump Responded to the Las Vegas Shooting
President Trump addressed the nation Monday as it mourns yet another mass shooting. The massacre in Las Vegas claimed the gruesome distinction of the most deadly mass-shooting in the nation’s history Sunday, as the gunman, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, opened fire on country music festival attendees from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. Trump called the shooting “an act of pure evil” and pledged support for all those affected by the tragedy. The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is ongoing, with more aid and personnel flowing into...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver ’s License
Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV — there is no such process at all. But after decades of protests, The Kingdom announced on September 26th that it will allow women to drive next summer. And while that will be a welcome change, as a Saudi woman, the change I’m really waiting for is something far more fundamental. I want women to be called by their own names by their fellow citizens. As it stands ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Bager Tags: Uncategorized #mymothersnameis #whereismyname Afghanistan Arab women Saudi Arabia women driving women's rights women2drive World Source Type: news

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'
The United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Private Flights Tripped Up President Trump
The Trump Administration finds itself increasingly on the defensive over private travel by Cabinet officials. The revelation that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took more than a dozen flights on privately chartered jets put his job in jeopardy and his boss into damage control mode. But Price is not the only member of president’s team in hot water, and the Cabinet’s high-flying ways point to a culture of extravagance at the highest levels of the Trump Administration—often racked up on the people’s credit card. Trump is upset with Price and may fire him for the offense, officials said. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

US slashes Cuba embassy staff, warns Americans not to visit
The United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Warning Americans Not to Travel to Cuba. Here ’s What to Know
The United States has issued a travel warning against Cuba, advising Americans not to visit and removing some personnel from the island in the wake of what are believed to be sonic attacks on diplomats. Here’s what to know about what’s going on in Cuba. Who was attacked in Cuba? 21 U.S. diplomats and family members have been experiencing mysterious health problems since last November. The incidents have caused a range of symptoms including “ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping,” according to the State Department. Who is behind the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

AP sources: US cuts staff in Cuba, citing health attacks
Senior U.S. officials say the United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Issues Cuba Travel Warning After ‘Specific Attacks’ on Diplomats
(WASHINGTON) — The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of U.S. personnel to leave the island, senior officials said Friday, in a dramatic response to what they described as “specific attacks” on diplomats. The decision deals a blow to already delicate ties between the U.S. and Cuba, longtime enemies who only recently began putting their hostility behind them. The embassy in Havana will lose roughly 60 percent of its U.S. staff, and will stop processing visas in Cuba indefinitely, the American officials said. In a new travel warning to be issued Friday, the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

U.S.-Cuba scientific collaboration advances
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jarvis, M. Tags: a-affairs Source Type: news

Pitbull Sent His Private Plane to Bring Puerto Rican Cancer Patients to the Mainland
Puerto Ricans face a wide range of challenges in the wake of Hurricane Maria, including a mass power outage and shortages of food and water. As mainland Americans with extra resources think of ways they can help, they might look to Pitbull for inspiration: The rapper sent his private plane to the island to bring cancer patients to the mainland U.S. for chemotherapy treatments. The news came by way of a tweet from Jenniffer González, the a representative of the U.S. territory in Congress, who wrote in Spanish, “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news