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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...

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Cuba in Biological News

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...se who live in their countries of origin. Colorectal cancer risk among Cubans and Mexicans who moved to the United States was more than double that in cuba and Mexico. The same was said for lung cancer among Mexican and Puerto Rican Floridian women compared to those in Mexico or Puerto Rico. "This sugg...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

... of young biologists from Honduras Center for the Study and Control of Pollutants (CESSCO) in sediment sampling. He had flown into San Pedro Sula from cuba over the weekend; then spent the past couple of days teaching the team proper procedures in the use of sampling tools and sample treatment in the labo...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 1, 2009

...ical buzz on career changes in bees Journal of Proteome Research Adults facing unexpected career changes, take note. Scientists from Brazil and cuba are reporting that honey bees a mainstay for behavioral research that cannot be done in other animals change their brains before transitioning to th...

Biotech scientists team with curators to stem decay of world's art, cultural heritage

...ironments with minimal or no mechanical equipment and non-toxic, non-destructive treatments of cultural heritage items. The Institute of History of cuba will describe its innovative method to assess objectively the state of heritage photo and document collections, while experts from the Philippines wil...

Hurricane Ike tracked by ESA's Envisat

... Residents along the Gulf Coast are bracing for Hurricane Ike as it travels over the Gulf of Mexico after ripping through cuba and Haiti. ESA's Envisat satellite is tracking the storm, which is forecast to make landfall on the Texas coast by 13 September. Knowing the streng...

Hurricane Gustav

...(as visible in the 28 August acquisition) and picked up strength. By 29 August, it was again upgraded to a hurricane. As it neared the west end of cuba on 30 August (visible), Gustav was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with sustained winds near 195 km per hour....

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...d, by rafting across the Caribbean Sea after the giant asteroid impact near cuba 65-million years ago, which is widely believed to have exterminated the din...eviously had led the advocates of both theories to conclude that species in cuba and other western-Caribbean islands were related to different mainland spec...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

...time, about 11,000 years ago. But by using radiocarbon to date fossils from cuba and Hispaniola, where humans appeared later than on the North American cont...king living tree sloths and introducing them to protected forested areas on cuba or Hispaniola." While the largest of the prehistoric ground sloths grew ...
Cuba in Biological Dictionary

Outbreak

...lm starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey. The film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen. In addition, Outbreak features cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland, and... Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise...
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