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Maternal Health

A maternal death is a tragedy. But a preventable maternal death is an outrage. There’s an ongoing public health crisis that’s gone unaddressed for far too long. I’m talking about maternal health. You might be shocked to know that the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the…

Malaria could be treated with venom from the conus nux snail

Washington, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) A study suggests that conotoxins, present in the venom of the conus nux – a species of marine snail – could treat severe malaria, the Journal of Proteomics published. According to the scientific journal, the research opens a new avenue for therapies against the most…

Finlay’s theoretical exposition on yellow fever turns 140; Cuban Medicine, yesterday and today.

Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Thursday recalled Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay on the 140th anniversary of the exposition of his theory on the transmitting agent of yellow fever. For the first time on the American continent, Finlay carried out his presentation at the 5th International Health Conference held…

Bill Gates: ‘Climate change is harder to solve than the pandemic but the negative effects are much greater’

When the Microsoft founder makes a prediction, he is usually right. The philanthropist believes we are running out of time, and must reduce greenhouse emissions to zero in 30 years or suffer the consequences. Although he is stunned by the lies and conspiracy theories that have flourished during the coronavirus…

Some 400,000 children diagnosed with cancer worldwide every year

Washington, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the world, and most of them live in low- and medium-income countries, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) informed. The PAHO report, published on Monday, on the International Children Cancer Day, noted that children with cancer…

Cuba’s environmental efforts could help save sawfish

London, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Conservation efforts and fishing protection measures in Cuba could save the sawfish, which is on the list of endangered species, a scientific source reveals. According to Science Advances journal, other nations in a position to join this effort would be Tanzania, Colombia, Madagascar, Panama, Brazil,…

Cuban and foreign experts make progress in coastal studies

Santiago de Cuba, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Collaboration projects between the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies of Coastal Zones (CEMZOC), of the Eastern University (UO), and institutions from Colombia, Brazil and Spain are making progress with remarkable results. Dr. Ofelia Perez, director of that entity, informed that those joint endeavors involve…

United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Michael R. Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions

NEW YORK, NY – Today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions. The COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, also named Mr. Bloomberg the first Global Ambassador for the Race to…