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The Carlos J. Finlay School of Medicine has graduated 579 professionals among them doctors, dentists, nurses and health technicians in an activity dedicated to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro and the 37th anniversary of the institution celebrated last June 4th.

The University of Medical Sciences of Havana (UCMH by its Spanish acronym) will graduate tomorrow about 900 health professionals, including more than 80 foreigners incorporated into the project of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM by its Spanish acronym) and other government programs.

The use of green medicine for the treatment against asthma is today a valuable tool that the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital develops with important results.

Experts and students from the School of Medicine warned on Monday in Havana on the harmful use in consuming marihuana on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The western province of Pinar del Rio, site of the main activity on the occasion of National Rebelliousness Day next July 26th, registered an infant mortality rate of 2 per one thousand live births in the first semester of this year.

A specialized policlinic in the city of Ciego de Avila reopened on Tuesday with a service that includes modern technology thanks to an investment of over 7 million 800 thousand pesos in its first stage.

In Cuba almost 80 percent of children with leukemia have been cured of this type of cancer, the most common in childhood worldwide, said Dr. Sergio Machín, 2nd Degree specialist in Hematology.

Cuban and Iranian specialists and authorities held talks on Wednesday in Teheran aimed at determining the possibility and conditions in expanding bilateral cooperation in the medical-scientific field, reported Prensa Latina News Agency.

Specialists from all over the country will attend from today the 9th National Cataract Workshop, where they will show the experience and achievements of this surgery in Cuba, which results are comparable with those achieved by developed nations.

Cuba has increased its prevention campaign in the prevention of blindness started in 2010 due to cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, corneal clouding, refractive defect, macular degeneration due to age.

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