Jackson, Panama’s business lobbies: the lost mind of a discredited old order

Fábrega’s folly — but other than his party’s retainers, look at who else likes the idea. Of course, the sand miners who would periodically replace the washed-away beach, and associated public works construction contractors. And business organizations, at the behest of those with empty condos across from the Cinta Costera that they want to sell. […]

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Biosimilar medication extends breast cancer treatment to millions

Trastuzumab will save women’s lives in communities where nobody can afford the market price for the patented drug. Photo by the World Health Organization, a UN agency. WHO prequalifies first biosimilar medicine to increase worldwide access to life-saving breast cancer treatment by the World Health Organization Today – December 198 – the World Health Organization […]

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World AIDS Day 2019

The current state of the HIV / AIDS epidemic a fact sheet by the World Health Organization * HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 32 million lives so far. However, with increasing access to effective HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, including for opportunistic infections, HIV infection […]

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The neuroscience of fake news

Fake news works at a cognitive level to shape our perceptions and drive our decisions. Shutterstock Fake news grabs our attention, produces false memories and appeals to our emotions by Rachel Anne Barr, Université Laval “Fake news” is a relatively new term, yet it’s now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy and […]

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World Health Organization, Northeast Syria

Civilians flee the Turkish offensive into Ras Al Ain, the Kurdish town on the Syrian side of the border. With their shelling the Turks damaged the water plant for the whole region. The area’s able-bodied Kurdish men and women have for the most part taken up arms against the Turks. Photo from Twitter, by Mohammed […]

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WHO, FB vs. online vaccine misinformation

People were killed by measles viruses like this one — it could have been prevented. Vaccine misinformation: WHO Director-General on Facebook and Instagram by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus   The World Health Organization welcomes the commitment by Facebook to ensure that users find facts about vaccines across Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups, Pages and forums where […]

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Guillermo Sánchez Borbón Hospital por Manuel Niss Quintana

A new protagonist in the writing of Bocas del Toro´s history  Wednesday, June 26, 2019, symbolized a combining of a rich cultural past with the dawn of an exciting new hospital to add to the rich history of Bocas del Toro. President Juan Carlos Varela cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new hospital Guillermo Sánchez […]
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