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

What Do We Know about American Diplomats in Cuba?
(MedPage Today) -- Neurological symptoms appear real, but geopolitics and little hard data complicate search for the cause (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

UK has around 150 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hurricane Michael Strengthens Into Category 2 As it Barrels Towards Florida
MIAMI — Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Gov. Rick Scott warned people acro...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Statement About Edward Gonzalez, RAND Consultant and Expert on Cuba
Edward Gonzalez, a longtime RAND resident consultant and political science professor at UCLA who spent decades studying Fidel Castro's Cuba and its relations with the United States and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 85. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

See Tropical Storm Michael From Space as It Becomes a Hurricane
Hurricane Michael is bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Cuba and the threat of storm surge to Florida as it moves northeast toward the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said Monday. The storm is about 50 miles south of the western tip of Cuba. It’s moving north at about 7 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds at 75 mph. The storm is expected to pass between Mexico and Cuba before heading toward Florida. Satellite imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Michael moving toward Florida and the southeastern United States. NOAA After NOAA released the imag...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

U.S.-Cuban Biotech Venture Created to Bring New Cancer Therapies to USA U.S.-Cuban Biotech Venture Created to Bring New Cancer Therapies to USA
U.S. and Cuban research institutes said on Wednesday they were creating the first joint U.S.-Cuban biotech venture to be headquartered on the Communist-run island to bring new cancer therapies to U.S. patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S.-Cuban biotech venture created to bring new cancer therapies to USA
U.S. and Cuban research institutes said on Wednesday they were creating the first joint U.S.-Cuban biotech venture to be headquartered on the Communist-run island to bring new cancer therapies to U.S. patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No progress as US, Cuba meet on mysterious 'health attacks'
Cuba said Thursday the United States is continuing to withhold important information that could help in the investigation into mysterious incidents that have injured some two dozen Havana-based American diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S., Cuba officials discuss mysterious embassy health incidents
U.S. and Cuban officials met at the State Department on Thursday to discuss the mysterious health problems that have affected more than two dozen American Embassy personnel, a situation that led to a reduction in staffing at the Havana mission and a chill in ties between the nations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US, Cuba meet on mysterious 'health attacks' in Havana
American authorities are searching for answers into mysterious "health attacks" that began two years ago in Havana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US, Cuba to meet on mysterious 'health attacks' in Havana
U.S. and Cuban officials are set to meet in a new effort to determine the method and motive behind mysterious incidents in Havana that have injured American diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. diplomats in Cuba were attacked by "microwave beam weapons"
(Natural News) Towards the end of 2016, U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba started complaining about headaches, nausea, hearing loss and balance issues, with many becoming so sick that they had to return home to the United States. At first, nobody could understand what was going on, but after an investigation it became apparent that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Cuba, Condom Use Stretches Far Beyond Sex In Cuba, Condom Use Stretches Far Beyond Sex
Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Rockville startup that lost out on Mark Cuban ’s ‘Shark Tank’ deal is taking on childhood obesity
Ben Young and Greg Coleman had their 15 minutes of fame when they shook hands with Mark Cuban on ABC ’s “Shark Tank.” Then they had another moment in the spotlight, when that deal fell through. More than two years later, the co-founders of Rockville-based Nexercise Inc. and creators of its Sworkit fitness app are shining their own spotlight on childhood obesity — and they’re leveraging t heir success to fight it. The entrepreneurs have unveiled the “Sworkit Youth Initiative,” making… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

CRISPR Halts Duchenne MD in Dogs; New Neuron Found; Microwave Strikes in Cuba?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Cuban scientist rejects microwaves as source of mysterious acoustic attacks on diplomats
A Cuban government investigator looking into reports of mysterious acoustic attacks on US and Canadian diplomats on the communist-run island on Monday dismissed a US government theory that microwave weapons emitting concentrated beams of radiation may have been used in the incidents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microwave weapons suspected in US embassy ailments – report
Diplomats and family members stricken in Cuba and ChinaNew York Times says scientists agree ‘there’s something there’Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with microwave weapons are the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China,the New York Times reported.Related:Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologistsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Washington Tags: Cuba China US foreign policy US news Americas Asia Pacific World news Science Source Type: news

Microwaves suspected in 'sonic attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba and China, scientists say
They've been described as sonic attacks -- bizarre, unexplained head injuries that spurred the United States to bring home diplomatic staff from China and Cuba. Now scientists are saying the ailments could have been caused by microwave weapons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spooky Theory on Ills of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
Doctors and scientists say microwave strikes may have caused sonic delusions and very real brain damage among embassy staff and family members. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM J. BROAD Tags: United States International Relations Defense and Military Forces Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates United States Politics and Government Ears and Hearing Espionage and Intelligence Services Radar Radio Inventions and Patents Source Type: news

Researcher links diplomats' mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation
(University of California - San Diego) Writing in advance of the Sept. 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a 'mystery illness' afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known effects of pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic (RF/MW) radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Believe in change – for the better | Observer letters
We must exploit the power of positive thinking if we are to curb the effects of dangerous movements in our climateIn 1982, when I was having a bit of an existential crisis while campaigning for nuclear disarmament and heavily pregnant, my father-in-law related the story of a neighbour who ’d shot dead his wife, children and himself during the Cuba crisis because he couldn’t face the prospect of inevitable nuclear war. “He could have been enjoying his grandchildren now.”Climate change (It ’s the end of the Earth as we know it, Comment) appears to momentous, and not withstanding the depressing (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Climate change World news Science UK news Environment Source Type: news

Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists
Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illnessClaims that US diplomats suffered mysteriousbrain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists.Amedical report commissioned by the US government, published in March, found that staff at the US embassy in Havana suffered concussion-like brain damage after hearing strange noises in homes and hotels, but doctors from the US, the UK and Germany have contested the conclusions.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cuba Neuroscience Americas World news US news FBI Source Type: news

MIND: Psychologists ’ Group Maintains Ban on Work at Military Detention Facilities
Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guant á namo Bay, Cuba. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Torture Detainees Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Psychology and Psychologists United States Defense and Military Forces Interrogations American Psychological Assn Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare wins FDA nod for next-gen SRT-100+ radiation therapy system
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its SRT-100+ next-gen superficial radiation therapy system. The newly cleared device includes all the features of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company’s SRT-100 as well as an expanded energy range, remote diagnostics and operation tracking, a new X-ray tube for extended functionality and an advacned console and system mobility. “We have integrated both clinical and patient feedback to bring to life exciting new elements with the SRT-100+—from live lesion and patient cameras for ...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctor Scolded After Twerking in Club on Off Day
[Nairobi News] A female Cuban doctor has been scolded after she was caught on tape twerking at a club during off hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

British Library extends project to digitize endangered colonial documents in Cuba
(University of Texas at Arlington) The British Library Endangered Archives Programme has extended a UTA-led project to digitize colonial documents in Cuba by another six months as part of their global initiative to preserve endangered documents relating to pre-industrial societies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A time to celebrate
This year, our union celebrates an important milestone: our 25th anniversary. Formed by the merger of three great unions – NALGO, NUPE and COHSE – we were told that our efforts were doomed to failure. We were told that UNISON would not work. In the years since, UNISON’s downfall has been predicted on countless occasions by opponents who constantly underestimated our union and our members. Of course, we all know how wrong the doom-mongers were. As the people who heal us, educate us, keep us safe and ensure that we receive care, support and vital services every single day, UNISON people are special people, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: Article Magazine Source Type: news

South Africa:260 Soon-to-Be-Doctors Return to SA From Cuba
[News24Wire] A total of 260 students sent to study medicine in Cuba have returned to South Africa and will soon be helping with the health of the nation, the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department said on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Nehawu Calls On Department of Health Not to Discard the Dream of Nelson Mandela
[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] calls on the Department of Health not to discard the dream of Nelson Mandela of training future doctors in Cuba. In 1996 Former President Mandela and Fidel Castro signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement on health which made provision for mass training of South African doctors in Cuba and the deployment of Cuban doctors to the country to work in rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Determined to Overcome Language Barriers As They Report to Work
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cuban doctors deployed to National and County Referral Hospitals are reporting to their workstations countrywide following their arrival early last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Get Down to Business
[Nation] Governors have exuded confidence that the posting of Cuban doctors to various hospitals across the country will help boost health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Urged to Impart Knowledge to Local Medics
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Cuban doctors in the country have been urged to impart technics of disease prevention to their Kenyan counterparts for the benefit of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inflammation and Dementia; Cuban'Concussions'; Gabapentinoids and Pain
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging
Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering"plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Gambia:Cuban Medical Team Holds Sixteenth Scientific Meeting
[Foroyaa] The Cuban Medical Team, held their sixteenth Scientific Meeting in Banjul on 30th June 2018 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. The Head of Department, Basic Science UTG, Rebecca Lahera Cabrates, welcomed their collaborators and Gambian brothers and colleagues, who their share jobs with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Arrive in Wajir, Lamu
[Nation] Cuban doctors who have been recruited to work in Kenya as part of a bilateral arrangement in the medical sector between the Caribbean nation and Kenya have arrived in two more counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news