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Puerto Rico to Promote Itself as Medical Tourism Destination

Puerto Rico to Promote Itself as Medical Tourism Destination

Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, to whom it will offer medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction or weight-loss surgery at prices that can be as much as 60 percent lower than in the continental United States. continue reading »

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

The American Gregory Quirk leads a team of scientists in Puerto Rico that is studying the neural mechanisms of fear and preparing what could be the first article from the island in more than a decade to appear in the prestigious scientific publication "Nature." continue reading »

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Representatives of several Ibero-American governments agreed during a forum in Mexico to implement policies favoring exercise in order to halt the growing problem of obesity and overweight among their populations. continue reading »

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum in Mexico City said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island. continue reading »

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Human clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa will begin next week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuba is facing difficulties getting medications and technology to treat children with cancer due to the U.S. economic embargo, state-run media said Thursday, citing an official with the pediatric service of the National Oncology and Radiobiology Institute. continue reading »

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

The Ebola virus death toll in West Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. continue reading »

Nearly 1 in 4 Cubans Above the Age of 15 is An Habitual Smoker

Nearly 1 in 4 Cubans Above the Age of 15 is An Habitual Smoker

Some 24 percent of people over 15 years old are habitual smokers in Cuba and half the population is exposed to tobacco smoke at home, at work or in public places, official Cuban media reported. continue reading »

Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

A team of Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, doctors removed a 60.2-kilo (132-pound) tumor from a 51-year-old woman's ovaries, health officials said. continue reading »