All posts tagged "health"
House announces designations to preside three committees
SAN JUAN – House President-elect Carlos “Johnny” Méndez Núñez announced Thursday who will preside the Health and Education committees, as well as a new one that will be created in January, the Special Education and Childhood Development Committee....
- Posted November 17, 2016
Drug Prices Don’t Budge Even After Pressure From Congress
WASHINGTON — Congress’s routine of publicly shaming drug company executives over high prices works no better than a placebo: It may make some people feel better, but it doesn’t treat the problem. In the last two years,...
- Posted November 16, 2016
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise to Help Reverse Heart Disease
NEW ORLEANS — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Health professionals launch initiative to battle sexual violence in Puerto Rico
Despite declining numbers, sexual aggression is still a widely spread type of violence
- Posted November 6, 2016
AP Fact Check: Health Insurance Costs Up, But not Doubling
WASHINGTON — A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: DONALD TRUMP: Insurance premiums under the Obama health care law next year “are going to go up over 100 percent.”...
- Posted October 20, 2016
Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba
HAVANA – The Obama administration sent some of the United States’ top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation. Two dozen U.S....
- Posted October 19, 2016
Biden to speak about ambitious push to find cancer cure
His son Beau died from cancer last year
- Posted October 16, 2016
Jesús Manuel Ortiz Asks to Join Forces Upon Health System Crisis
The Medical Center’s fiscal crisis is so severe that for the last 19 years it has been operating with more expenses than incomes
- Posted October 15, 2016
Puerto Rico Research Trust and CDC join in fight against Zika
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) announced the establishment of the Vector Control Unit of Puerto Rico in collaboration with the Center for Diseases Control & Prevention (CDC) to carry out an integrated vector management...
- Posted September 27, 2016
Research Finds Talc Doesn’t Cause Cancer; Juries Disagree
TRENTON, N.J. – Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn’t reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder causes...
- Posted September 26, 2016