Havana, September 5 (RHC)-- Although Cuba has a low fertility rate, the percentage of teenage pregnancies is increasing, with worrying numbers between the ages of 12 to 14, warned specialists from the Center for Demographic Studies of the University of Havana.... More

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have launched ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia campaign’ in the Americas to address stigma and to encourage conversations around dementia.... More

New Delhi, August (RHC)-- Scientists in India have developed a technology that can detect the early spread of cancer within hours, greatly reducing the time needed to diagnose the disease.... More

Tokyo, August 18 (RHC)-- A new chemical treatment that can segregate male and female sperm could one day mean parents going through IVF could choose whether they have a boy or girl. ... More


Havana, August 14 (PL) So far this year, more than two million cases of dengue fever have been reported in the Americas, stated Jose Moya, the representative in Cuba of the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO).... More

Havana, July 30 (RHC)-- Dr. Ileydis Iglesias Marichal, director of the National Institute of Endocrinology, affirmed in Havana that the success  on the National Program of Attention for the Diabetic in Cuba, is a result of early diagnosis and, above all, on the education of the patients on how to deal with this chronic disease.... More

Geneva, July 18 (RHC)-- The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo to be a "public health emergency of international concern", saying the recent risk of its spread in the city of Goma and into Uganda had increased the threat.... More

Havana, June 1 (RHC)— Treatment with Heberprot-P has decreased amputations resulting from diabetic foot ulcers by 71 percent among Cubans, says Manuel Raices, from the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.... More

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Geneva, September 17 (RHC)-- More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades. ... More

Havana, July 7 (RHC) -- More than 42 percent of Cubans carry a few extra pounds, with obesity becoming a serious health problem in the nation, a health expert told local radio.... More

Despite obstacles imposed by the current U.S. administration to hamper relations with Cuba, including claims of alleged, so-called “sonic attacks” against its diplomatic personnel on the island, and issuing of an unfounded travel advisory against the Caribbean nation -- recommending that its population “reconsider” visiting Cuba -- U.S. citizens continue wanting to experience the island and help build bridges between the two nations.... More

Havana, December 6 (RHC)-- The representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) in Cuba, Enrique Pérez, praised the Cuban state for its expenditures in public health, saying it has been a decisive element in the country's proven capacity to respond to health emergencies. ... More

New Delhi, December 6 (RHC)-- Cuba and India signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of health care. ... More

Havana, December 4 (RHC)-- The Ninth Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology began Monday in Cuba with delgates from more than 150 nations.... More

Tehran, December 4 (RHC)-- Cuba's Minister of Public Health, Roberto Morales Ojeda, is on an official visit to Tehran to fulfil a busy schedule that includes working meetings with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashem.... More