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American Red Cross Sends Relief To Cuba

Nearly 400,000 people still in shelters WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is committing $1 million from its International Response Fund to support the disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross in Cuba in response to the devastation caused by two consecutiv...

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 Pakis...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...ican Republic. According to evidence presented at court, Pacheco stated to officers that he was "going fishing." Pacheco was a licensed physician in cuba before coming to the United States. This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Off...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

...es of cervical cancer, the researchers noted. Among Cubans and Mexicans in Florida, the risk for colorectal cancer was more than double the risk in cuba and Mexico. The same was true for lung cancer among Mexican and Puerto Rican women in Florida compared with women in their homelands, the researchers ...

Be a Part of the 1st World MS Day - May 27, 2009

...cipients can make their voices heard on the Hill. The U.S. National MS Society will launch an educational partnership with MS Societies in cuba and India . Two women with MS -- Lori Schneider and Wendy Booker, have traveled to Mount Everest seeking to be the first individuals wit...

First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.

... Germany also have reported cases of swine flu sickness. Deaths reported so far have been limited to Mexico, and now the United States. On Tuesday, cuba and then Argentina suspended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first countries to impose a travel ban, even though the World Health Organizatio...

ASUR Announces Impact from Swine Flu Outbreak

...transmission of a virus able to cause "community-level outbreaks." In addition, various countries have advised against non-essential travel to Mexico. cuba and Argentina have cancelled flights to Mexico and the Mexican government has declared a state of emergency. Between April 26 and April 28, 2009, the...

U.S. Reports First Swine Flu Death

...he Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada and Germany have also reported cases. On Tuesday, cuba and then Argentina suspended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first countries to impose a travel ban, even though the World Health Organizatio...

U.S. Swine Flu Cases Surpass 60

... the only country to report deaths caused by the new swine flu strain of flu. Cases in all other countries have been described as mild. On Tuesday, cuba suspended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first country to impose a travel ban, even though the World Health Organization said such bans were...

Jury Convicts Two Doctors and Two Medical Assistants in $5.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scam

...Marrero to determine what drugs would be falsely billed to Medicare through M&P Group. Trial testimony established that Pacheco was a physician in cuba prior to coming to the United States. On March 14, 2009, while trial was ongoing, Pacheco attempted to flee the United States, according to evid...

RNC: Tax and Spend Fever

...assed A $410 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill. "The U.S. House voted to boost spending on domestic programs by 8 percent, ease restrictions on travel to cuba and kill a school voucher program in Washington, D.C., as part of a $410 billion spending bill." (Brian Faler, "House Approves $410 Billion 'Omnibus' ...

New test may help to ensure that dengue vaccines do no harm

...2. One important example of this was seen in 1981, when Asian DENV-2 struck cuba with nearly 900 people hospitalized following an uneventful DENV-1 outbreak four years earlier. While the cuba outbreak followed the standard pattern, with a spike in serious cases accom...

Birthing Project USA Unites to Reduce the African-American Infant Mortality Rate: Pilgrimage to Babyland

...y to die at birth than other babies. -- The US Infant Mortality Rate currently ranks 42nd behind every other developed nation, including cuba and Taiwan. -- Shelby County Cemetery is the home of BABYLAND, the final resting place for over 17,000 babies and the national symbol of the ...

Prevalence of dementia in the developing world underestimated

...disability and memory impairment." The research group assessed almost 15,000 people over the age of 65 in eleven countries, including India, China, cuba and Peru. The assessment consisted of interviews with the participant and, typically, a family member, as well as a physical examination and a blood t...

WRAIR investigators pioneering work on an exciting new class of antimalarial compounds

...d in 1893 by then U.S. Army Surgeon General George Sternberg. In 1900 General Sternberg sent the newly appointed U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission to cuba headed by Major Walter Reed. Major Reed and his team became the first to confirm the theory that yellow fever was transmitted by a mosquito vector. ...

From detainee facility to health advocacy center: A new role for Guantanamo?

... A new article suggests that the United States government should convert the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility in cuba into a biomedical research institute dedicated to combating diseases of poverty. In an Editorial in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Di...

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...A got to assassinating Fidel," retired state security general Fabian Escalante said. Castro, who seized power in a 1959 revolution that turned cuba into a communist state 90 miles away from the United States, has survived hundreds of attempts on his life by his enemies, from car ambushes to grenad...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...y important renewable resource that can easily be found in arthropods, insects, arachnids, molluscs, fungus and algae. The fishing industry in cuba generates great amounts of lobster waste, 'a pollutant rich in proteins and chitin', states Professor Carlos Andrs Peniche Covas, head of the Biopolym...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

... Hospitals in cuba are often shabby and badly-lit, and lack equipment...eveloping country. Experts say that is because cuba focused on prevention and because its universal fr.... To make his point, Moore goes to Communist cuba with a group of Americans who suffer from health p...

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

...he had felt "like an American" long before he was naturalized, since he grew up under the 1901 Platt Amendment that for three decades essentially made cuba a US protectorate by giving the United States the right to intervene in the island's affairs. Born on September 26, 1901, he worked with his s...

Where is Our Soul, Asks Michael Moore

...States to that which Islamic militant suspects receive at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. "I think when Americans see this they are not going to focus on cuba or Fidel Castro," Moore said, referring to the controversy surrounding his trip to Cuba, which has prompted a U.S. government investigation. "The...

Fidel Castro Appeals for Investment in Health Rather Than in Arms

...species is precisely the destination of that sophisticated ship," noted the cuba head of State in his article entitled "The English submarine." The...re for 150 million people and build 3,000 clinics with new technologies, as cuba does in other countries. According to Castro, the English submarine...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

... At a time when the Bush regime is seeking to prosecute director Michael Moore for taking volunteers on Ground Zero to cuba for treatment, comes an embarrassing admission from New Yorks civic authorities. City's chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, has co...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...pposed to what is going on in a small country like cuba has once again turned the attention of many commen...der. Many elements of the health care system cuba is exporting around the world are common-sense pra...ckade, or when they don't exist. For decades, cuba has sent doctors abroad and trained international ...

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 w...

Fidel Castro's Condition Deteriorates After Surgery

... Sabrido, chief surgeon at the Gregorio Maranon Hospital here, flew to cuba in December to treat the 80-year-old leader. Castro, who has been in power in cuba for 47 years, transferred responsibility for governmental affairs to his yo...

Spanish Doctor to Examine Cuban Leader Castro

...ya 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 Gregor...n has been made public about the health of Castro, who has been in power in cuba for 47 years. A renowned Spanish physician is to examine ailing Cuban...

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 researcher...

Contraceptive Methods Not Effective Enough

... Abortions are not uncommon these days and around 46 million women have abortions worldwide every year. The maximum numbers are reported in Romania, cuba and Vietnam. Rachel Jones, a research associate who headed the study, said, "This suggests that we need to do a better job helping all women bet...

Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay

...ut 500 individuals suspected in terrorist attacks have been captured and retained by U.S officials. Many of the detainees have been at Guantanamo Bay, cuba for over four years. A handful of them are said to be retained without appropriate charges. The hunger strike is said to be a representation of the de...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

... according to Dr. Jose Villar of WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, and colleagues. The researchers studied nearly 25000 women in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, cuba and Argentina. This report adds weight to the notion that if the pregnant woman has had safe deliveries in the past and if she can take care of her...
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