Red Cross helps find a sister and best friend
Originally published on the Minnesota Red Cross blog.  In one way, it took hardly any time at all to find Felipe’s sister in Cuba. Just months, in fact, once the ... The post Red Cross helps find a... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International Carmela Cuba Felipe Minnesota Nila Reconnecting Families reconnecting with loved ones Restoring Family Links Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital, Cuba Strike Key Agreement
[Daily News] BENJAMIN Mkapa Hospital (BMH)has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba that will see Cuban medical specialists team up with their counterparts at the Dodoma based hospital for enhanced efficiency in service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guant ánamo Testimony Exposes Role of Doctors in C.I.A. Interrogations
The hearings have showed the role of medical professionals, including keeping count during waterboarding sessions, in the agency black sites where prisoners were tortured. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carol Rosenberg Tags: Interrogations Detainees Torture September 11 (2001) Military Tribunals Waterboarding Central Intelligence Agency Senate Committee on Intelligence Mitchell, James E Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) Source Type: news

The End Is Nigh: Doomsday Clock Reaches 100 Seconds to Midnight
Here’s the bad news: we’ve all got just 100 seconds to live. Here’s the good news: they’re metaphorical seconds, but the fact is we’ve got just 100 of them and when they tick down, it really could be the end of human life. That grim assessment comes from this morning’s update of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Doomsday Clock, announced at a press event in Washington, DC, during which the venerable nuclear watchdog group made its annual announcement of how close humanity is to destroying itself by the twin threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. The position of the clo...
Source: TIME: Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change doomsday clock global politics Nuclear Weapons onetime Source Type: news

Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?
While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, Cuba Renew Health Cooperation Agreement
[Foroyaa] The Republic of the Gambia and Cuba have on Wednesday January 8th 2020, at the Health Ministry in Banjul renewed the Health Cooperation Agreement between the two countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia and Cuba Renew Health Cooperation Agreement
[The Point] Banjul -The Gambia and Cuba renewed in this capital the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Health that both countries have maintained for several decades, and through which doctors and medical staff of the Greater Antilles provide medical care to the people of this nation of West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rumination, thought suppression and mindfulness among adolescent suicide attempters in Cuba - Schneider BH, Martinez YS, Koller SH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New details on diplomat's mysterious brain injury linked to 'sonic attacks'
Doctors shared details Thursday about what happened to the brain of one diplomat who may be a victim of the so-called sonic attacks that have impacted dozens of people in Cuba and China. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quebec pools recruit Cubans, train retirees to address acute lifeguard shortage
"It used to be high school students would take courses and become lifeguards, but it's no longer the case," says one Quebec City pool director who was forced to cancel adult swim classes this fall for want of qualified staff. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Venezuela proves that after government takes your guns, they will distribute firearms to their own socialist militia groups
(Natural News) Americans concerned about the future of our republic at the hands of rising socialism among one of the two major political parties — Democrats — continue to point out the failure of the political and economic ideology in our own hemisphere to anyone who is willing to listen. Decades after the Cuban economy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Turns to China and Cuba As Doctors Impasse Continues
[New Zimbabwe] HEALTH Minister Obadiah Moyo on Wednesday admitted government was hiring doctors from China and Cuba but denied this had anything to do with the sacking of 448 doctors over their participation in what the Labour Court has said was an illegal strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Students Leave for Medical Training in Cuba
[AIM] Maputo -Eleven young Mozambicans are travelling on Wednesday to Cuba where they will study medicine under an accord reached between the Mozambican and Cuban governments covering education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK diplomatic cables shed light on Cuba 'sonic attacks' scare
FoI release shows how embassy and FCO staff sought to make sense of mystery illnessesOfficial emails and diplomatic telegrams marked as sensitive reveal for the first time how the British government scrambled to understand a series of alleged “sonic attacks” on US diplomats who became ill in mysterious circumstances while on duty in Cuba.The US government ordered all non-essential staff at its embassy in Havana to return home after dozens of diplomats and family members developed headaches, dizziness and problems with balance, concentration and sleeping in a wave of illness that struck between 2016 and 2018.Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cuba US news Americas World news UK news Science Source Type: news

2 doctors were held by ICE. They say what they saw at one facility shocked them
Held behind bars as they pleaded for asylum, two Cuban doctors said they watched people around them in ICE detention receiving poor medical care, but -- despite their years of training -- felt powerless to help. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI links pesticides to Cuban embassy maladies
MRI scans of Canadian diplomats and their family members indicate that pesticides...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows adverse effects of U.S. embassy mystery Havana embassy case baffles clinicians -- despite MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Caribbean Taliban: Cuban American terrorism in the 1970s - McPherson A.
Most scholars have not taken Cuban-American terrorism in the 1970s seriously, despite the unprecedented campaign of terror it unleashed. Borrowing a framework of self-identity usually applied to other terrorist groups and using case studies of the Cuban Na... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton says when life ’s tough, ‘keep going’. I’m not so sure | Emma Brockes
We can ’t solve all life’s problems with a motivational mantra. Sometimes it seems like a misguided use of energyAt the theatre on Saturday night, I watched Diana Nyad, the long-distance swimmer, ignite an audience for over an hour. She recounted herrecord-breaking 111-mile swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of 64 after several failed attempts, and in the face of killer sharks, deadly jellyfish and huge waves. It was like listening to a one-woman version of the Iliad, an almost too perfect literalisation of inspirational metaphor. The subtitle of the show was “never, ever give up”, a well-worn sen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emma Brockes Tags: Marriage Sport Hillary Clinton US news Swimming Psychology Relationships Source Type: news

Cuba battles plague of giant snails
Silently and without pause, a mollusk known as the giant African snail has been invading Cuba (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain'Sonic Attack' in Cuba
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in the ears, pain, blurred vision, dizziness, and memory and concentration problems. The U.S. feared a Cuban-directed " sonic attack. " Cuba... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba'Sonic Attack' In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cuba 'sonic attack' might be connected to insecticide intended to fight Zika, study says
A mysterious illness that hit dozens of American and Canadian diplomats in 2016 in Havana, Cuba, is likely connected to insecticides sprayed to fight Zika virus, according to a new study from a team of scientists in Canada. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurotoxin May Have Caused Diplomats' Illness in Cuba - Study Neurotoxin May Have Caused Diplomats' Illness in Cuba - Study
Fumigation against mosquitoes in Cuba and not"sonic attacks" may have caused some 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats and family members in Havana to fall ill, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Neurotoxin may have caused diplomats ’ illness in Cuba: study
Fumigation against mosquitoes in Cuba and not "sonic attacks" may have caused some 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats and family members in Havana to fall ill, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Havana syndrome: Exposure to neurotoxin may have been cause, study suggests
The mysterious ailments experienced by some 40 Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families while stationed in Cuba may have had nothing to do with sonic "attacks" identified in earlier studies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Clozapine: promising treatment for suicidality in bipolar disorder - Wilkowska A, Wiglusz MS, Cuba ła WJ.
Bipolar disorder is associated with the highest risk of completed suicide of all mental disorders. The suicide mortality of people with bipolar disorder is approximately 25 times higher than the general population. No approved pharmacological strategies fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Medics Question Cuban Colleagues' Expertise
[Nation] Kenyan doctors are accusing their Cuban counterparts, who were brought into the country last year to boost healthcare services in the counties, of incompetence, giving spark to a row over their hiring that has been simmering for a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya-Cuba Doctors Training Deal in the Mire
[Nation] The absorption of 48 Kenyan doctors on State-sponsored training in Cuba is likely to face hurdles after it emerged that the medical board cannot licence them after they graduate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Zika Virus Epidemics Viruses Mosquitoes Cell (Journal) Pan American Health Organization Cuba your-feed-science Source Type: news

Yale researchers detect unreported Zika outbreak
The approach used to discover a large unreported Zika outbreak that occurred in Cuba during 2017 may help uncover other unreported outbreaks around the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ghana: Zongo Youth for Cuba to Study Medicine - Veep
[Ghanaian Times] THE government has initiated two initiatives to improve access to medical training and pre-tertiary education in the northern part of the county and Inner Cities and Zongo communities, nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Far-Fetched Conspiracy Theories Are Not Always Far-Fetched
While the traumatic acoustic events incurred by U.S. government personnel in Cuba remain a mystery, new evidence of brain changes by MRI scans lead investigators to further query the mechanisms and outcomes of what remains a puzzling phenomenon. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Qu é se debe tener en cuenta para viajar a Cuba
10 datos que debes tomar en cuenta para organizar tu visita. ... Datos a tener en cuenta para viajar a Cuba ... Tras las nuevas regulaciones, que tomaron efecto en junio de 2019, queda prohibido qu... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 3, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Strange sonic waves in Cuba linked to brain damage – is this what we all have to look forward to once 5G is rolled out?
(Natural News) New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has revealed that government personnel who we earlier reported had suffered from strange, sonic wave-induced neurotrauma while visiting Cuba also experienced actual brain damage in the form of decreased white matter. University of Pennsylvania scientists say that those affected by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Captain Morgan sales fall as Americans drink less soda
Health-conscious Americans are trading sugary beverages like cola for carbonated water. So much for that Cuba Libre (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US restricts visas for Cubans involved in overseas medicine
The U.S. is imposing visa restrictions on Cuban officials involved in a program that sends doctors around the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Cuba to Train 40 Medical Students a Year From Zongo and Deprived Communities
[Ghana Presidency] The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brain scans different in U.S. diplomats who worked in Cuba but significance unclear
Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

New Brain Scans Add to Controversy Over Reported Illness at U.S Embassy in Cuba New Brain Scans Add to Controversy Over Reported Illness at U.S Embassy in Cuba
Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported feeling ill while serving in Havana show the workers don't have the same amount of white matter and have different patterns of neural connections than a comparison group of people who did not work in Cuba, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania reported Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery
Brain scans find differences in US diplomats who worked in Cuba and reported health problems but significance unclear (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US diplomats exposed to 'sonic attack' in Cuba DID suffer brain damage, new study finds 
Analyzing the brain scans of 40 diplomats, the team at Penn State identified differences in the grey matter compared to healthy individuals, leading them to believe something sinister was at play. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constructing invisible walls through national and global policy - Ettinger de Cuba S, Bovell-Ammon A, Becker Cutts D.
Worldwide 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict and persecution. The factors that lead people to leave their home countries often originate with economic deprivation and violence, escalated to a level that becomes a struggl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weird Medical Stories: What Is Havana Syndrome? Weird Medical Stories: What Is Havana Syndrome?
As US diplomats in Cuba continue experiencing a strange set of symptoms, we are left wondering: Are these the effects of an attack with a new weapon, a mass psychogenic illness, or something else?Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Brain Scans Find Differences But No Injury In U.S. Diplomats Who Fell Ill In Cuba
Advanced MRI scans of 40 embassy workers who developed health problems in Havana found no evidence to support claims that they were attacked or suffered brain injuries.(Image credit: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery
“Something happened to the brain” of diplomats who reported odd ailments, brain-imaging study suggests. But the cause is still unclear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Brain Cuba Traumatic Brain Injury Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Psychology and Psychologists United States International Relations United States Defense and Military Forces Psychiatry and Psychiatrists JAMA (Journal of Ameri Source Type: news

Brain scans of US embassy staff to Cuba may show abnormalities
Diplomats had reported falling ill after what was thought to be ‘acoustic attack’Brain scans of US embassy staff who became ill in mysterious circumstances while serving in Cuba have found potential abnormalities that may be related to their symptoms.The scans taken from 40 US government workers who suffered strange concussion-like symptoms during their deployment to Havana revealed that particular brain features looked different to those in healthy volunteers.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Neuroscience World news Cuba Americas US news Source Type: news

More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems -- in what the Trump administration attributed to an attack of unknown origin. Now researchers say they have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obstetrics startup raises $3M to connect maternal care teams
Mahmee already services a network of more than 1,000 providers, but will expand its team with Serena Williams, Arlan Hamilton and Mark Cuban's support. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news