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Health trials underway in central Cuba

The Camilo Cienfuegos hospital in central Sancti Spiritus is conducting tests to evaluate the efficiency and safety of four treatments used nationwide, reported Escambray newspaper online. Read More

Cuban psychiatric innovator honored

Doctors and patients paid emotional tribute Tuesday to the late Dr. Eduardo Bernabe Ordaz Ducunge, who radically altered psychiatric care in Cuba, a labor recognized in Latin America and the rest of the world. Read More

Cuba develops pregnancy test

Researchers from the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus have developed a new pregnancy test. The kit, which is produced at the center, has been used since July and has been widely accepted by both doctors and patients, due to its high effectiveness. Read More

Cuban "Operation Miracle" programs restores sight to 10,000 ecuadorians

More than 10,000 eye surgery operations have been carried out in Ecuador under the Operation Miracle program that Cuba is carrying out in several Latin American countries, according to information provided today by government sources. Read More

Zero infant mortality, much of Cuba

Twenty-five Cuban municipalities reported zero infant mortality rates in 2006, making for a current national rate of 5.3 percent.The National Statistics Department of the Ministry of Health, which previously reported on the national infant mortality rate, said in a new report that those 25 municipalities have a population of over 800,000 inhabitants each. Read More

Cuba lowest Latin American infant mortality

Cuba registered the lowest infant mortality rate in Latin America with 5.3 deaths for every 1000 live births in 2006, only surpassed on the continent by Canada, local dailies revealed on Wednesday. Read More

Haiti's leader: cancer has not returned

Haitian President Rene Preval said Friday after undergoing tests in Cuba that his prostate cancer has not returned. Preval, 63, said he would go back to see his Cuban doctors on March 18, but that the health of his prostate was "under control." Read More

Cuban medical brigade saluted in Guatemala

Siglo Veintiuno newspaper elects its Personality of the Year. The solidarity and voluntary assistance provided by Cuban health workers in Guatemala has earned the brigade the 2006 Personality of the Year recognition from the editors, journalists and photographers of Siglo Veintinuno newspaper. Read More

Chinese health minister visits China-Cuba

Chinese Health Minister Gao Qiang visited the China-Cuba Friendship Ophthalmologic Hospital in Xining, Qinhai and praised the dedicated work of Cubas medical personnel and the state-of-the-art technology used at the center. Read More

Haiti's president returns from medical treatment in Cuba, says health is fine

Haitian President Rene Preval returned to the country Friday from Cuba, where he said doctors told him he did not have prostate cancer. Haitian National Television broadcast images of Preval's arrival at the airport greeting the prime minister, Cabinet members and the police chief as he stepped out of a Cuban jet. Read More

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