Health

MIAMI (Nov. 6, 2018) – Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology FIU engineers have developed. That person - the first person with a hand amputation who has been fitted with a neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system that has a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator – has been using it at home for almost four months. The results are promising to researchers who hope to restore “feeling” to people with upper limb amputation.

Washington, DC, (PAHO) - Paraguay was certified as having eliminated malaria from its territory in June of this year. Argentina is on track to obtain its certification in 2019, and Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Surinameare potentially on their way to achieving elimination by 2020. Other countries, however, have recorded an increase in the number of cases of malaria, which puts at risk achievement of the goals to reduce the number of cases, and eliminate the disease in the region by 2030.

Students repeat the theme, “Say Aah, Think Mouth, Think Health” for the Oral Health Month competition held at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Manchester on Monday, October 29. For more than 20 years, the Southern Regional Health Authority has been staging the oral health competition, instilling a culture of good oral health practices, which has been making great strides.

New mother, Simone McLeod cuts the ribbon to the breastfeeding training room opened at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester on Friday, October 26. All mothers who deliver at the MRH will receive support and training in the proper breastfeeding techniques.

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