The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis in the Americas due to heightened stress and use of drugs and alcohol during six months of lockdowns and stay-at-home measures, the World Health Organization's regional director said.... More


Cuba should conclude clinical trials of "Soberana 01" -- a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 -- by early next year.... More


An inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by China is safe and generates an immune response, according to data from clinical trials published this past week in The Journal of the American Medical Association.... More


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a warning against the use of chlorine products as treatments for COVID-19.... More


Cuba’s BioCubaFarma Enterprise Group and the British company SG Innovations Limited has announced the creation of a new company, BioFarma Innovations, focused on accelerating the development of new medications and their distribution in Europe and the British Commonwealth, Granma newspaper reports.... More


COVID-19 triggers hyperactivity in platelets leading to the formation of more blood clots in some patients. Photo credit: Getty Images

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists.... More


Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, is urging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to condemn moves by the United States Senate to introduce legislation targeting Cuban healthcare workers assisting countries to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).... More


Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate is the world's first to enter phase three human clinical trial which began in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday. It is also the first overseas clinical trial for a Chinese-grown vaccine, and is seen as an important step toward putting the vaccine into use and benefiting all humanity.... More


Experts say Levilimab will "buy time" for Russia before a vaccine against the coronavirus is made.... More


In the current study, published in the journal Cell Systems, the researchers assessed the blood component called plasma in COVID-19 patients for 'biomarkers' which could provide a reliable way to predict disease progression and severity.... More


In trials, more than 2,000 people have received vaccines developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products and the Beijing Institute of Biological Products. A vaccine could be ready for the market as early as the end of this year or early 2021, according to the May 29 post on Chinese social media platform WeChat.... More


During a televised roundtable discussion, aired over the weekend, Cuban health experts spoke about the country’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly care for two highly vulnerable population groups –children and older adults—and the role being played by Cuban scientists in the fight against the pandemic.... More


The World Health Organization has paused the clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients. It says the drug, notably taken and endorsed by US President Donald Trump, has raised safety concerns.... More


Henderson Pinder, chief of nursing services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, highlighted the professionalism, dedication and work of the Cuban doctors who are helping that nation to fight COVID-19.... More


Washington, May 18 (RHC)-- A resolution introduced in the legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota calls for medical and scientific collaboration with Cuba to address the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the world.... More


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