Vladimir Shatalov obituary
Space race pioneer as the commander of Soviet-era rocketsIn 1941, the 13-year-old Vladimir Shatalov was working on the defences around Leningrad as the Soviet city faced annihilation at the hands of the Nazis. By 1969, from the Soviet base at Baikonur in Kazakhstan, he was soaring into orbit aboard the Soyuz 4 spacecraft. The world had turned.The aim that day – 14 January 1969 – was to dock with Soyuz 5, and to transfer the flight engineer Aleksei Yeliseyev and research engineer Yevgeny Khrunovkrunov from Soyuz 5 into pilot cosmonaut Shatalov’s ship. A connecting tunnel for the Soviet craft had not yet be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nigel Fountain Tags: Russia Space World news Source Type: news

Shenzhen-based BIT Mining has already sent bitcoin miners to Kazakhstan
Formerly known as 500.com, BIT Mining said its indirect subsidiary was among the 26 entities on the Sichuan government's shutdown list. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not available in Canada: A look at COVID-19 vaccine tech from China, India and Cuba
COVID-19 vaccines developed in China are in use around the world. Those developed in India, Kazakhstan and Cuba are being used domestically. Here’s a closer look at the inactivated and conjugate vaccines developed in middle-income countries and not available in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Science Source Type: news

Spacewatch: 60 years after Gagarin, first ‘all-civilian’ mission is in works
Billionaire Jared Isaacman is chartering a SpaceX rocket to take him and three others into orbitThis week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On12 April 1961,Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of 327km (203 miles).Following the re-entry of his space capsule, Gagarin parachuted the last 7km to Earth, landing in a potato field near Saratov. A woman and her granddaughter were planting the crop, and were startled to see him in his bright orange flight suit coming towards them.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Space Yuri Gagarin SpaceX Science Russia Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

A publication on reproductive health for women with disabilities is published in Braille
ALMATY, Kazakhstan – In a win for inclusion, a reproductive health publication for women with disabilities has been published in Braille for the visually impaired. “A matter of importance: your reproductive health and reproductive rights”, which is also available on audio disc, provides women with disabilities information on sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, their rights to decide if, when and how many children to have and accessin g services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Anti-China Protests Staged Across Kazakhstan; At Least 20 Detained
Kazakh authorities detained at least 20 people as demonstrators staged anti-China protests in towns and cities across the Central Asian... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spacewatch: mission to clean up space debris set for launch
Astroscale hopes its Elsa-d satellite will demonstrate a system to remove unwanted pieces of junkElsa-d, the world ’s first commercial mission to demonstrate a space debris removal system, is scheduled to launch at 06:07 GMT on 20 March from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.Developed by Astroscale, a Japanese-UK company, the mission will be operated from the UK ’s in-orbit servicing control centre (IOCC) at Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell, near Oxford. The End-of-Life Services by Astroscale demonstration mission (Elsa-d) is a small satellite designed to find, rendezvous and clamp on to an unwant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Space Satellites Environment Kazakhstan Science World news Source Type: news

Internationally COVID-19 Extracted a Heavy Toll on Older People
Delegates at a webinar discuss COVID-19 and its impact on older persons. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 2021 (IPS) Internationally COVID-19 extracted a heavy toll on older people – raising concerns in the Asia Pacific region where more than half of the world’s ageing population live. “Rising inequalities have resulted in the increasing poverty, insufficient access to health and social protection services, which have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia Pacific said. He spoke at a webinar to di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Kazakhstan, European nations keen to buy vaccines from India
Kazakhstan, Central Asia ’s biggest state and India’s largest trade partner in the region, is open to the idea of both purchasing vaccines from India as well as entering into joint collaboration, ambassador Yerlan Alimbayev, who was part of the team, told ET. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Farming Associated with Long-Term Decline in Marmot Populations
Images from a Cold War spy satellite help researchers piece together the effects of land-use decisions in Kazakhstan. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's to acquire select brands from Glenmark in Russia, Ukraine
Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Saturday said it has inked a pact with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to acquire its select anti-allergy brands in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The SpaceX Capsule With Four Astronauts On Board Has Reached the International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring. The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. “Oh, what a good voice to hear,” space station astronaut Kate Rubins called out when the Dragon’s commander, Mike Hopkins, first made radio contact. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho. This is the second astronaut mission for SpaceX. But it’s the first time Elon Mus...
Source: TIME: Science - November 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

SpaceX Launches 2nd Crewed Flight, Sending 4 Astronauts to the International Space Station
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably COVID-19 — was due to reach the space station late Monday and remain there until spring. Sidelined by the virus himself, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk was forc...
Source: TIME: Science - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Africa: Measles Killed 207,500 People in 2019 - WHO
[Premium Times] Countries that have recently suffered large measles outbreaks include the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Central African Republic (CAR), Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Samoa, Tonga, and Ukraine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Save Kazakhstan's shrinking Lake Balkhash
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ussenaliyeva, A. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Association of violence against female sex workers who use drugs with nonfatal drug overdose in Kazakhstan - El-Bassel N, Norcini Pala A, Mukherjee TI, McCrimmon T, Mergenova G, Terlikbayeva A, Primbetova S, Witte SS.
Importance: Female sex workers (FSWs) who use drugs face increased risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) and nonpartner violence (NPV). The association between violence and drug overdose is unknown. Objective: To examine the association between IPV, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Russian-U.S. Crew Launches on Fast Track to the Space Station
(MOSCOW) — A trio of space travelers has launched successfully to the International Space Station, for the first time using a fast-track maneuver to reach the orbiting outpost in just three hours. NASA’s Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station. For the first time, they are trying a two-orbit, three-hour approach to the orbiting space outpost. Previously it took twice as long for the crews to reach the stat...
Source: TIME: Science - October 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Sputnik review – smart Soviet-era sci-fi chiller
The alien is the least of the horrors in Egor Abramenko ’s mostly gripping suspense, set in a dour 80s army facility with an unwanted visitor‘We sent two into space. Three came back.” At first, no one notices the extraterrestrial stowaway when a Soviet rocket lands back on Earth; the creature is tucked out of sight, getting comfy in the oesophagus of one of the two astronauts on board. But it makes itself known at a medical facility, slithering out of the man’s mouth, expanding, before chomping on the brains of a nurse. Russian director Egor Abramenko makes his feature debut with this mostly grippin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Film Culture Space Thrillers (film) Science fiction and fantasy films Source Type: news

China Launches an Ambitious Attempt to Land a Rover on Mars
(BEIJING) — China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. Engines blazing orange, a Long March-5 carrier rocket took off under clear skies around 12:40 p.m. from Hainan Island, south of China’s mainland. Hundreds of space enthusiasts cried out excitedly on a beach across the bay from the launch site. Launch commander Zhang Xueyu announced to cheers in the control room that the rocket was flying normally about 45 minutes later. “The Mars rover has accurately entered the scheduled orbit,&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Science - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: SAMUEL McNEIL and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Central Asian countries fear economic hit as virus cases surge
Kazakhstan and neighbours reintroduce lockdown after rising infections highlight danger of exiting early (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ISPE Announces Formation of New Eurasian Economic Union Affiliate
The ISPE Affiliate will provide a local forum through which professionals in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan can contribute to the advancement of the pharmaceutical manufacturing...(PRWeb July 13, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ispe_announces_formation_of_new_eurasian_economic_union_affiliate/prweb17206722.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bogot á to re-enter strict lockdown; Syria reports first case
Idlibschools close; new outbreak promptsHong Kong to close all schools; Bolivia leader and Venezuelan Socialist party bosstest positiveIdlib ’s first Covid-19 case sparks fear of fresh disasterScott Morrison says Australia will halve rate of international arrivalsWHO inquiry aims to ‘stop the world being blindsided again’Disney World set to reopen despite coronavirus surge in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live5.23pmBSTMike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization ’s emergencies programme, said on Friday that an outbreak of pneumonia in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now); Sarah Marsh, Fran Lawther, Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Source Type: news

Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreak
Kazakhstan's health officials on Friday dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreak
Kazakhstan’s health officials have dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Unknown pneumonia' said to be deadlier than coronavirus is sweeping across Kazakhstan
More than 32,000 cases of the 'unknown pneumonia' have been reported in Kazakhstan from June 29 to July 5, along with 451 deaths compared to 53,021 coronavirus cases and 296 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children in Out-of-Home Care: Lessons from the Pandemic
. Credit: Hope And Homes for Children. By Larisa AbrickajaLONDON, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) As the world continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in institutions like prisons or care homes has shown how quickly overcrowded facilities can become a breeding ground for an infectious disease. But what about other congregate facilities like residential institutions for children, such as orphanages? What risks do they face? And how should governments be responding during – and after – this pandemic? How has the pandemic affected orphanages? The Covid-19 pandemic has had one significant impact on so-ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Larisa Abrickaja Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Kazakh lower house speaker tests positive for COVID-19
The speaker of the lower house of Kazakhstan's parliament has self-isolated after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the legislature said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eliminating Age Discrimination from Lockdown Curfews
Sealed playground just outside the Slovak capital, Bratislava. Credit: Ed Holt/IPS By Charlotte CooperLONDON, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) During the Covid-19 pandemic governments around the world have introduced curfews as an exceptional, yet necessary, means of containing the spread of the virus. Yet while most countries have applied their curfews uniformly to all citizens, authorities across several regions have introduced them only for certain groups exclusively because of their age, including for under-18s. Most curfews have now been eased, but the ones specific to children and young people are based on lazy and harmful stereoty...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charlotte Cooper Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Why SpaceX ’s Historic Mission Needs to Wait Until Saturday for a Second Attempt
When you’ve got a 230-ft. tall rocket filled with 76,000 gallons of explosive fuel sitting on the launch pad, the President in the viewing stands and millions worldwide waiting to watch the great machine fly, you’d figure you wouldn’t schedule the event for a spring afternoon in Florida, when bad weather stands to wreck the whole party. Those are exactly the conditions in which the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley tried—and failed—to get off the launch pad on May 27, for the historic first crewed launch from American soil since 2011. The scrubbed flight le...
Source: TIME: Science - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s First Crewed Launch Was Scrubbed. Here’s the Next Possible Launch Window
(Cape Canaveral, Fla.) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday. The spacecraft was set to blast off Wednesday afternoon for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in commercial spaceflight and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. Ever since the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to carry astronauts to and ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Space wire Source Type: news

COVID-19 Technical Guidance: Providing Care for Children with Acute Respiratory Infections
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2020. The World Health Organization has developed some guidelines, materials, and apps on this web page that frontline healthcare providers may find useful when providing care for children with severe acute respiratory infections when COVID-19 is suspected. The WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children is available in several languages, including Armenian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Russian, and Uzbek. Special attention is drawn to these sections, which are particularly relevant within the COVID-19 context: Chapter 4: information on cough and d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ensuring Russia ’s Sex Workers’ Rights Essential for Wider Gender Equality
The Russian capital, Moscow. Sex workers in the country say although public opinion about their work is shifting, they still face marginalisation and criminalisation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Apr 27 2020 (IPS) Despite seeing a shift in attitudes towards them in recent years, Russian sex workers say they continue to struggle with marginalisation and criminalisation which poses a danger to them and the wider public. Sex work is illegal in Russia and, historically, public attitudes to the women, and more recently men, involved in providing it have been predominantly negative, and often virulently hostile. Thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Europe Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Global Network of Sex Work Projects Russia Russian Forum of Sex Workers Sex Workers’ Righ Source Type: news

Life, but not as they knew it: ISS crew return to Earth transformed by Covid-19
American and Russian crew touch down in Kazakhstan after months on International Space StationThe three-person crew of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Friday morning, arriving back to a world that has been radically transformed by coronavirus in the time they were away.Space travel is often a journey into the unknown, but for Americans Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan, and Russian Oleg Skripochka, their return to Earth may bring more surprises than the time they spent in orbit. The trio ’s landing capsule touched down on the Kazakh steppe in the early hours of the morning.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Shaun Walker Tags: International Space Station Astronomy Nasa Science US news World news Coronavirus outbreak Russia Source Type: news

International Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth in the Middle of Coronavirus Pandemic
(MOSCOW) — A U.S.-Russian space crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan, greeted with extra precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Following a stint on the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan and Russian Oleg Skripochka touched down as scheduled at 11:16 a.m. (0516 GMT) Friday. Their Soyuz landing capsule landed under a striped orange-and-white parachute about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. Russian officials said they took stringent measures to protect the crew amid the pandemic. The recovery team and medical personn...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Cultural risk factors of suicidal behavior among adolescents in Kazakhstan - Jumageldinov A, Nuradinov A, Einloft Brunnet A, Derivois D.
Youth suicide is becoming a serious problem in Kazakhstan. According to UNICEF reports, the risk of suicidal behavior among adolescents (15-19 years) in Kazakhstan is three times higher than in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Despite the urge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NASA Astronaut and 2 Russians Blast Off for International Space Station
(MOSCOW) — A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled at 1:05 PM (0805 GMT) from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is set to dock at the station at the station six hours later. Russian space officials have taken extra precautions to protect the crew during training and pre-flight preparations as the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world. Speaking to journali...
Source: TIME: Science - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

West First Policies Expose Myths
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 2020 (IPS) As the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic shifts from China to the developed West, all too many rich countries are acting selfishly, invoking the ‘national interest’, by banning exports of vital medical supplies. US President Donald Trump has reportedly gone further by seeking exclusive rights to a future coronavirus vaccine, although the report has been denied by a German drug company and some investors believed to be involved. Europe first Following France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland now also want to ban the expor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger in China
The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy Tags: Xinjiang (China) Muslims and Islam Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments Communist Party of China Political Prisoners Forced Labor Kazakhs (Ethnic Group) Epidemics Source Type: news

Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger
The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy Tags: Xinjiang (China) Muslims and Islam Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments Communist Party of China Political Prisoners Forced Labor Kazakhs (Ethnic Group) Epidemics Source Type: news

What Astronauts Can Teach Us About Isolation and Quarantine
It’s not hard to practice social distancing at Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome. Once you get away from the hangars and launch pad and the railroad line that connects them, the place is practically bucolic—a large, leafy compound of low-slung buildings, less a space complex than a sort of Camp David in Kazakhstan. That’s a very good thing for a crew preparing to take off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, since they spend their last two weeks before launch in medical quarantine, living together, along with their back-up crew, in bungalow-like quarters. Baikonur staffers...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kazakhstan to send two planes to China to evacuate its citizens
Kazakhstan will send two planes to China on Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 to evacuate its citizens amid a coronavirus outbreak, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-breaking space mission
Koch lands in Kazakhstan after 328 days in space, the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronautShe would miss the friendship of her crewmates, she said, and of course thespectacularviews.But after 328 days on theInternational Space Station– the longest continuous spaceflight ever undertaken by a female astronaut – Christina Kochcould not denylast week that she was looking forward to experiencing some very simple pleasures back on Earth, including “the feeling of wind on my face”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: International Space Station Science Gender World news Nasa US news Source Type: news

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Returns Safely From History-Making 328-Day Mission
(MOSCOW) — NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely in Kazakhstan on Thursday along with two of her International Space Station crewmates. The Soyuz capsule carrying Koch, along with station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Alexander Skvortsov, touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 3:12 p.m. (0912 GMT). Koch wrapped up a 328-day mission on her first flight into space, providing researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflig...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vladimir Isachenkov / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Kazakhstan evacuates 83 citizens from China's Wuhan
Kazakhstan has evacuated 83 of its citizens, mostly students, from the Chinese city of Wuhan which is epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic, Kazakhstan's government said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kazakhstan adolescents demand information to avoid teenage pregnancies
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan– “When they first noticed I was pregnant, I said to my family that I would have an abortion, just like they wanted me to,” said Nadya*, 20. “Instead, I decided to keep the baby [...] Having a baby in a village for a woman without a husband is unthinkable. "When Nadya was 17, she met a man in his early 20s. A few months after they started dating, Nadya's mother died. Her boyfriend was helpful during that difficult time, she said, and she later provided for him when he didn't have a stable income. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Feasibility of alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary health care in Kazakhstan: study protocol of a pilot cluster randomised trial - Schulte B, O'Donnell A, Lahusen H, Lindemann C, Prilutskaya M, Yussopov O, Kaliyeva Z, Martens MS, Verthein U.
BACKGROUND: Identifying and addressing heavy drinking represents a major public health priority worldwide. Whilst the majority of alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) research has been conducted in western, high-income countries, evidence is gro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news