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COVID-19 triggers hyperactivity in platelets leading to the formation of more blood clots in some patients. Photo credit: Getty Images
COVID-19 causes ‘Hyperactivity’ in blood-clotting cells

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 h... More

Antigua Prime Minister calls for push back on US bill targeting countries that hire Cuban health workers

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, is urging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to condemn moves by the United States Senate to introduce l... More

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate the first to start phase 3 clinical trials worldwide

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 Tue... More

Russia registers new drug to contain complications caused by COVID-19

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

Scientists discover differences in the blood samples of severe, mild COVID-19 patients

In the current study, published in the journal Cell Systems, the researchers assessed the blood component called plasma in COVID-19 patients for 'biomarkers' wh... More

China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission says a vaccine could be ready by 2020 end

In trials, more than 2,000 people have received vaccines developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products and the Beijing Institute of Biological Product... More

Cuba: child and elderly care in times of Covid-19

During a televised roundtable discussion, aired over the weekend, Cuban health experts spoke about the country’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, particular... More

WHO suspends trials of Trump-chosen hydroxychloroquine drug over safety risks for COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization has paused the clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients. It says the drug, notably taken a... More

Cuban doctors perform outstanding work in Barbados 

Henderson Pinder, chief of nursing services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, highlighted the professionalism, dedication and work of the Cuban docto... More

U.S. state of Minnesota calls for medical and scientific collaboration with Cuba

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... More

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