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Kenya:Medical Association Wants Uhuru to Drop Cuban Doctors Deal
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Association has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to rescind his decision to contract 100 Cuban specialists, and instead advertise locally for the jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cuban Specialist Doctors Arrive
[The Herald] FORTY specialist medical doctors from Cuba arrived yesterday as part of co-operation in the medical sector between Cuba and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Will Cuban Doctors Cure Uganda's Healthcare?
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has scoffed at government's deal with the Cuban government to bring into the country more than 200 doctors, saying there is no shortage of doctors in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Batch of Cuban Doctors to Arrive July
[Nation] The first batch of Cuban doctors is expected in the country in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare inks multiple distro deals, launches global expansion project
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) today released plans for a global expansion, including new distribution agreements in China, Germany, Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. Sensus makes low-energy photon X-ray systems for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and keloids. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based company refers to the technology as superficial radiation therapy, and claims that the tech has been sued to “effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions.” “Following our new partnersh...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Oncology Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya to Receive First Batch of Cuban Doctors in July
[East African] Kenya is expecting the first batch of Cuban doctors in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canada Pulls Families of Diplomats in Cuba Amid Unusual Illnesses Canada Pulls Families of Diplomats in Cuba Amid Unusual Illnesses
Ottawa will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is still unknown, though information from medical specialists has raised concerns of a new type of brain injury, Canada said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Canada sending home families of diplomats in Cuba after cases of 'new type' of brain injury
Canada is designating its embassy in Cuba as an “unaccompanied post” — meaning diplomats' families will not be allowed to live with them in Cuba — following new information about mysterious injuries suffered by Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

The US has fallen silent over its sonic attack theory in Cuba
Scientists struggle to prove claims Havana mission was targeted by weaponised sound (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

A Physician ’s Dispatch from KwaZulu-Natal
April 02, 2018In honor of World Health Worker Week 2018, health workers from around the world are telling us what it's really like on the front lines.What ’s itreally like providing health services on the front lines?This week, frontline health workers from around the world are answering that question onVITAL, in honor ofWorld Health Worker Week 2018.It ’s grueling, they say. Sometimes exciting. Gratifying. Heartbreaking.Here they ’ll tell us more about the clients who’ve moved them, and the unseen triumphs and tragedies that keep them coming to work each day.Our first story is fromSanele Madela, a ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt to Import 100 Doctors from Cuba
[VOA] Kenya has agreed to accelerate a health agreement it signed with Cuba last year and bring 100 doctors from the country to fill gaps in Kenyan hospitals. Fifty Kenyan doctors will also be sent to Cuba for specialized training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Will Address Shortage, Minister Says
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has defended the importation of Cuban doctors, saying only specialists would be hired. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Employ Kenyan Doctors Before Cuba Import Deal, Urges Union
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union is demanding the recruitment of more than 1,200 local doctors before importation of medics from Cuba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuba to Second Doctors to Kenya
[Kenya Presidency] Kenya has agreed to accelerate a health agreement it signed with Cuba last year, by importing doctors from the Caribbean nation to fill gaps in county hospitals as President Uhuru Kenyatta pulls all the levers to ensure success of the Health pillar of his Big Four agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:President Kenyatta Secures Deal That Will Transform Healthcare
[Capital FM] Havana -Kenya is on the edge of far-reaching agreements with Cuba that will transform healthcare and deliver on one of President Uhuru Kenyatta's key priorities in his second and final term. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Florida Bridge Collapse: Seconds Separated Those Who Lived and Died
MIAMI (AP) — They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge that Thursday afternoon, the road bustling with fellow drivers also out on the most ordinary and unthreatening of life's tasks. A teenager was driving her friend to the doctor's office to pick up some medicine. A father of three was heading home from work. A woman on her way to a nail salon was stopped at a red light. Secon...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adriana Gomez Licon, Jennifer Kay and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Kenya:President Kenyatta Focuses on Health on His First Day of Cuba State Visit
[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta, on his first working day of a State visit to Cuba, focused on health, including an aggressive plan to fight malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:200 Ghanaian Doctors Expected From Cuba Next Year
[Ghanaian Times] Mr Pedro Luis Gonzalez Despaign(middle) with Mr Dave Agbenu(second from right)Mr Martin Adu Owusu(second from left) and Mr Mathew Ayoo.Photo Micael Ayeh (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Doctors Who Prescribe More Opioids Make More Money
This study suggests that conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry may influence oncologists in high-stakes treatment decisions for patients with cancer,” the authors concluded. Some studies have looked at whether the amount of money a doctor receives makes a difference. Studies by researchers at Yale University, the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and Harvard Medical School have all found that the more money physicians are paid by pharmaceutical companies, the more likely they are to prescribe certain drugs. Dr. Patrice Harris, a spokeswoman for the American Medical Associ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

YouTube-Google now mirroring the Communist Chinese govt. by censoring ALL content that goes against "the state"
(Natural News) The budding Marxists on American college campuses who are being propagandized by Alt-Left professors into believing that the First Amendment should not apply to ‘speech they dislike’ have no idea what real state-mandated censorship really is. Few, if any, of them have ever lived in a true authoritarian country like China or Cuba... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US makes Cuba embassy cuts permanent after 'health attacks'
The United States is making permanent its decision last year to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba because of what the State Department calls "health attacks" affecting American diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US makes Cuba staffing cuts permanent after 'health attacks'
The United States is making permanent its decision last year to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba because of what the State Department calls "health attacks" affecting American diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US makes staffing cuts permanent at its embassy in Cuba
The United States is making permanent its decision last year to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba because of what the State Department calls "health attacks" affecting American diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fresh row over mysterious sickness affecting US diplomats in Cuba
Study into ‘health attacks’ on embassy staff sparks controversy, with some experts claiming situation is being spun for political gainWhen amystery illness rippled through the US embassy in Cuba in late 2016, the diplomatic fallout was rapid.The US slashed the number of people at its Havana mission and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats after at least 24 American staff and family reported a mix of headaches, dizziness, eyesight, hearing, sleep and concentration problems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cuba US foreign policy Science Espionage Health Americas US news Psychology Source Type: news

What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast
Ian Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?Subscribe and review onApple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud andAcast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterBetween 2016 and 2017, a number of USdiplomats in Cuba reported distressing symptoms including headaches, dizziness, eyesight, hearing, concentration and balance problems. Many claimed to have heard curious sounds either at home or in hotel rooms in Havana. Were the diplomats attacked with a mysterious new weapon? Was it e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Sandra Ferrari Tags: Cuba Science Psychology US politics Health Americas US foreign policy Source Type: news

UK babies are more likely to die early than in Cuba
Figures from Unicef ranked the UK 30th out of 184 countries for lowest mortality rates within a month of birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurological manifestations among US government personnel reporting directional audible and sensory phenomena in Havana, Cuba - Swanson RL, Hampton S, Green-McKenzie J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Grady MS, Verma R, Biester R, Duda D, Wolf RL, Smith DH.
IMPORTANCE: From late 2016 through August 2017, US government personnel serving on diplomatic assignment in Havana, Cuba, reported neurological symptoms associated with exposure to auditory and sensory phenomena. OBJECTIVE: To describe the neurolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mysterious Symptoms in US Diplomats Deemed Neurologic Injury Mysterious Symptoms in US Diplomats Deemed Neurologic Injury
Cuba diplomats have concussion-like symptoms consistent with brain injury in the absence of blunt head trauma after encountering intense sounds and vibrations. The cause remains elusive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don ’ t Know Why.
After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “ attack ” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Brain Concussions Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Havana (Cuba) JAMA (Journal of American Medical Assn) State Department University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy Personnel
But the exact nature of what harmed more than 20 U.S. government personnel stationed in Havana, Cuba, last year remains mysterious, reports a team led by Dr. Douglas Smith of the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy Personnel
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- They described hearing loud, unusual noises in either their homes or hotel rooms. Afterwards, they experienced concussion-like symptoms such as memory and thinking problems, headaches, dizziness and balance issues. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

University of Pennsylvania researchers conduct comprehensive evaluation of patients with concussion-like symptoms following reports of audible phenomena in Cuba
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A comprehensive evaluation by clinical researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified a neurological syndrome that left US government personnel serving in Havana, Cuba with persistent memory and thinking dysfunction, as well as vision and balance problems after hearing unusual noises in their homes or hotel rooms. The team published their findings in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause
Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US personnel suffered 'symptoms resembling brain injury' in Cuba, study says
After more than six months of medical testing and scientific study, researchers are no closer to understanding what caused concussion-like symptoms to manifest in US government personnel while they were on assignment in Havana, Cuba. CNN first reported on the "acoustic attacks" in August. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. policy on Cuba obstructs crucial medical breakthroughs
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jarvis, M. Tags: a-affairs Source Type: news

Cuban boy with 10-pound tumor on his face dies
Emanuel Zayas, 14, died on Friday from lung and kidney failure after having the surgery to remove the basketball-sized tumor on his face. The Cuban boy came to Miami for the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting Infant Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- A poor neighborhood In Chicago looks to Cuba for lessons (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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

'Perplexing' Cuba noise 'attacks' continue to baffle State Department
More than a year after US diplomats in Havana, Cuba, began reporting to embassy officials that they were hearing bizarre noises and experiencing a range of physical symptoms, the State Department and federal investigators have been unable to attribute the source or cause of the ailments, which they've determined, simply, "were most likely related to trauma from a non-natural source." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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