A scientific high-point, is the discovery in 1881 by Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Barres (1833-1915) of the metaxenic contagion theory of disease, a finding that was decades ahead of the scientific thinking of the time.... More

Havana, May 20 (RHC)-- Cuban health experts said in Havana that the new therapies used to fight advanced cancer could turn the disease into a chronic illness.... More

The General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan praised Cuba's health cooperation with other development countries, particularly Cuba's contribution to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.... More

Geneva, April 8 (RHC)-- WHO's new registration system will enable it to build a global roster of foreign medical response teams ready to deploy for emergencies, says the World Health Organization.... More

Geneva, April 07 (RHC) New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to WHO in World Health Day on food safety.... More

A Cuban physician, doctor Reynol Juara, regards as a true “miracle” the survival of his newborn son who almost died during childbirth. Juara described as excellent the attention given to the young patient and his mother at a Matanzas province hospital.... More

Inaugurated by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro 20 years ago, the Center for Molecular Immunology exhibits a new productive scientific organization. It works as an industrial plant, as well as a production and health center. It is currently part of the company Bio-Cuba-Farma, a qualitative leap in the new Cuban economic model, according to its Director General, Agustín Lage.... More

Havana, November 28 (RHC) The Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine in Havana confirms that it will train more than a dozen doctors and specialists from across the country in a course on techniques, behaviors and procedures to address and treat the Ebola virus.... More

Doctor Ronald second from right to left

Doctor Ronald Hernandez is one of the Cuban health professionals who joined the international fight against Ebola in Africa, following the call of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.... More

(a) Blood samples and DNAzyme sensors are mixed and then encapsulated in 100 s of millions of micrometre-sized droplets. DNAzyme sensors produce an instantaneou

Irving, CA, November 13 (RHC), -- Scientists are creating new technology to selectively and rapidly detect bacteria directly from a blood sample within 1.5 to 4 hours and are able to control infections and other major blood illnesses, according to a report published in Nature Communications Journal on November 13.... More

Ebola: Danger on Humanity

Speech of Dr Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa at the Emergency Ministerial Meeting on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa... More

OMS espera que haya una vacuna contra ébola en 2015

Paris, 9 Ago (AFP) - Una vacuna contra el virus del Ébola podría ser sometida a pruebas clínicas a partir del mes próximo y, si da resultados positivos, estará disponible en 2015, indicó un alto funcionario de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).... More

Some research studies say that men who are now about 70 years old and who have played football (soccer) during their lives, are able to keep a balanced body position and muscle strength and fastness only compared to 30-year-old men with no physical training. ... More

Cuba will noticeably increase its production of Trofin, an effective anti-anemia medication, following improvement at the Immunology and Biological Products Center, in eastern Holguin province.... More

According to Dr. Roberto Morales, the Cuban Minister of Public Health. Cubans who are 80 or more years old today comprise 18.3% of the population, but their number in 2030 is expected to rise to 30%, The increase of the aged, while representing a victory for Cuban medicine, also poses a huge challenge to the Health Care system.... More