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Quake-Hit Pakistan Receives 30 Field Hospitals From Cuba

More than 30 field hospitals have been donated by Cuba to help Pakistan recover from the devastating earthquake that claimed nearly 75, 000 valuable human lives, in October last year//. ....'Two more field-medical facilities run by the Cuban paramedics have been donated to the government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir,' Col. Muhammad Usman clarified. ....Cuba's First Deputy Minister of Foreig...

Cuba Registers New Antibody

Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) has registered the first recombinant monoclonal antibody to be used in the production of an anti-hepatitis B vaccine. // ....CIGB Deputy Director General Carlos Borroto described it as a true world scientific breakthrough, and it was obtained after having completed all necessary stages of the technological process required for it. .....

No Link between Scuba Diving and Impaired Lung Function

Researchers at the German Naval Institute have found that scuba divers do not have an increased decline in lung function, which is contrary to some reports.// ....The study was conducted on 468 military scuba divers in addition to a comparison 'control' group of 122 military submariners, all of whom were men. The results of the research have been published in the July 2006 issue of the Journal C...

Cuba Introduces New Device for Detecting Vascular Diseases

Cuba introduced a new medical device to facilitate the diagnosis of vascular peripheral diseases, said official sources.// ....The Cuban-made equipment, Digital ANGIODIN PD-3000 detects ailments like arrhythmia, arterial failure, erectile sexual dysfunction and micro and macro vessel failures at an early stage, Prensa Latina news agency reported Tuesday. ....The equipment is simple in design an...

Cuban Deaf-blind Children Regain Hearing

Nearly 20 Cuban deaf and blind children can hear now, thanks to the implant of an electronic device that has revolutionized the world of profound// neuro-sensorial auditory deficiency. ....The patients received the implant at La Pradera International Health Centre in Havana, the Prensa Latina news service reported. ....The device turns sounds and speaking signs into electric signals, partially r...

Researchers Disprove that Cuban Sugarcane lowers Cholesterol

A research institute in Cuba had earlier proved that Policosanols present in Cuban sugar cane had..dramatic cholesterol-lowering effects. A new study done by// Canadian researchers contradicts this view. ....Two Canadian researchers Dr. Peter J. H. Jones and Dr. Amira N. Kassis studying Nutrition and Functional Foods at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, conducted their study on 21 healthy m...

Spanish Doctor to Examine Cuban Leader Castro

A renowned Spanish physician is to examine ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Barcelona's daily El Periodico de Catalunya reported on Sunday.// ....Jose Luis Garcia Sabrido has already flown to Cuba at the request of the country's government. The doctor from Madrid's Gregorio-Maranon Hospital is considered one of the leading experts in the field of general surgery. ....According to the report, Ga...

Cuba Computerizing Its Health System

Havana: Cuba has undertaken computerizing and creating national networks in Blood Banks, Nephrology// and Medical Images. ....Cuba is the second country in the world with such a product, only preceded by France. ....Cuba is preparing a Computerized Health Register, Hospital Management System, Primary Health Care, Academic Affairs, Medical Genetic Projects, Neurosciences, and Educational Softwar...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

It almost reads like some phantasy. They live longer than almost anyone in the region. Far fewer babies die. Almost everyone has been vaccinated, and such scourges of the poor as parasites, TB, malaria, even HIV/AIDS are rare or non-existent. Anyone can see a doctor, at low cost, right in the neighborhood. ...The success of the Cuban health care system is indeed stupendous. The recent Michael Mo...

The American Dream Comes True for 105-year-old Cuban

Jose "El Nino" Temprana, a 105-year-old exile who was detained for 30 years in his native Cuba, realized his American dream Friday, when he became a US citizen at a ceremony in Miami. ......Now, he says, his next goal is to find himself a wife. ......And the former fisherman is convinced he will outlive the ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro he once plotted to assassinate. ......"He's far le...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

Hospitals in Cuba are often shabby and badly-lit, and lack equipment and medicines. But the health system built by President Fidel Castro's government has produced results on a par with rich nations using the resources of a developing country. ...Experts say that is because Cuba focused on prevention and because its universal free health care allows Cubans to see a doctor quickly and treat illne...

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

China will mass-produce a Cuban pesticide effective against dengue-carrying mosquitos, Cuba's foreign ministry said Sunday . ......Cuban scientists developed and patented Bactivec, a biolarvicide which kills larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector, the ministry statement said. ......According to the agreement, China will defray the cost of building the factory in China, and Cuba...
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