Crime and punishment: Prisons in post-Soviet Russia and Kazakhstan
(University of Strathclyde) The changing nature of prisons and punishment in Russia and former Soviet states is being explored in an international study led at the University of Strathclyde. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building competencies to prevent youth substance use in Kazakhstan: mixed methods findings from a pilot family-focused multimedia trial - Ismayilova L, Terlikbayeva A.
PURPOSE: The knowledge-based approach to substance use and HIV prevention, commonly used in CentralAsia, does not equip at-risk adolescents with risk reduction skills. This pilot study aims to adapt and test the feasibility and estimate the effect size par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda
A lake in Ukraine, which has a relative scarcity of naturally-occurring water supplies in populated areas. Credit: Vitaliy Motrinets/cc by 4.0By Ed HoltKIEV, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country’s approach to its water resources.After almost five years of promoting a vision of water security and proactive water management among various stakeholders and the government in Kiev, the issue of water security is now a top development priority for the government.“Ageing infr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Global Water Partnership Sustai Source Type: news

Fertile research on the causes of pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can develop in pregnant women. A number of factors are known to increase the risk, but the actual causes of this hypertensive disorder remain unclear. Researchers in Kazakhstan were involved in an EU-funded project that discovered an exciting lead: the baby’s genes also appear to play a role. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

A LIMA1 variant promotes low plasma LDL cholesterol and decreases intestinal cholesterol absorption
A high concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although LDL-C levels vary among humans and are heritable, the genetic factors affecting LDL-C are not fully characterized. We identified a rare frameshift variant in the LIMA1 (also known as EPLIN or SREBP3) gene from a Chinese family of Kazakh ethnicity with inherited low LDL-C and reduced cholesterol absorption. In a mouse model, LIMA1 was mainly expressed in the small intestine and localized on the brush border membrane. LIMA1 bridged NPC1L1, an essential protein for cholesterol absorption, to a transp...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, Y.-Y., Fu, Z.-Y., Wei, J., Qi, W., Baituola, G., Luo, J., Meng, Y.-J., Guo, S.-Y., Yin, H., Jiang, S.-Y., Li, Y.-F., Miao, H.-H., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Li, B.-L., Ma, Y.-T., Song, B.-L. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

3 Russian Astronauts Who Spent 168 Days in Space Safely Land Back on Earth
(DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan) — A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The capsule hit the ground at 6:39 p.m. Sunday without apparent problems, descending under a red-and-white parachute. Aboard were Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai, ending a 168-day mission. All three were extracted from the capsule within 30 minutes. They appeared to be in good condition as they sat in lounge-type chairs near the capsule so they could re-adjust to the pull of gravity. The astronauts wil...
Source: TIME: Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia space Source Type: news

Communist China's re-education camps use "forced medication" to alter the minds of prisoners... sounds a lot like America, doesn't it?
(Natural News) The Chinese Communist Party in Xinjiang is a ruthless thought-control police state that arrests, imprisons, abuses, and forcibly medicates religious and political dissidents. Agents of the Chinese government are “cleansing” Xinjiang of “extremist” beliefs. Police arrest Christians, Muslims, and other minorities that threaten the communist order. The Uyghur and Kazakh ethnic groups are... (Source:
Source: - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orbital ATK Rocket Launches With Fresh Supplies for International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The area of visibility stretched from New England to the Carolinas, and as far inland as Pittsburgh and Charlotte. The 7,400-pound shipment — a third of it research — should reach the orbiting lab Thursday. A flight controller wished the Cygnus capsule “a smooth trip” o...
Source: TIME: Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

New research shows how Indo-European languages spread across Asia
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) A new study has discovered that horses were first domesticated by descendants of hunter-gatherer groups in Kazakhstan who left little direct trace in the ancestry of modern populations. The research sheds new light on the long-standing " steppe theory " on the origin and movement of Indo-European languages made possible by the domestication of the horse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartStitch wins CE Mark for Trans-Apical Access and Closure device
HeartStitch said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its suture-based Trans-Apical Access and Closure device. The Trans-Apical Access and Closure device is designed to provide percutaneous trans-apical access for structural heart procedures and closures. The system emulates surgical closure without need for open heart surgery or limited thoractomy access during left-heart structural heart defect repairs, the company said. “The CE Mark approval is another major step in the continuing process of establishing HeartStitch in the market as an innovator in the field of structural heart repair....
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance HeartStitch Source Type: news

HeartStitch touts tricuspid repair feasibility cases
Structural heart focused medtech company HeartStitch said today that its HeartStitch Remo Pro suture technique was used in a world first procedure to repair the tricuspid valve of two patients as part of a feasibility trial of the technique and the supporting technology. The procedures were performed by Dr. Yuri Pya at Astana, Kazakhstan’s National Research Cardiac Surgery Center, the company said. Both patients in the trial required tricuspid heart valve repair to remodel the annulus of their tricuspid valve to treat tricuspid regurgitation. Patients in the feasibility test tolerated the procedure and have been...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials HeartStitch Source Type: news

Carmat updates on artificial heart pivotal trial, plans U.S. feasibility study
Carmat (EPA:ALCAR) today announced updates on its bioprosthetic artificial heart pivotal trial in Europe and said it has submitted files to the FDA seeking an early feasibility trial in the US. The Paris-based company said it has received the regulatory go-ahead to launch its European pivotal trial, looking to implant its bioprosthetic artificial heart in 20 patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure with stable health. The trial’s primary endpoint is the survival of the patients at six months. Carmat said it received clearance to run the trial in France, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and Denmark,...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Carmat Inc. Source Type: news

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction
Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the grassy plain, as far as the eye could see, were the corpses of thousands upon thousands of saiga antelopes. All appeared to have fallen where they were feeding.Some were mothers that had travelled to this remote wilderness for the annual calving season, while others were their offspring, just a few days old. Each had ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Climate change Animals Science Kazakhstan Biology Zoology Conservation Environment World news Source Type: news

Gender-based violence among HIV-positive women in Kazakhstan: prevalence, types, and associated risk and protective factors - Jiwatram-Negr ón T, El-Bassel N, Primbetova S, Terlikbayeva A.
This article examines the prevalence and associated multilevel risk and protective factors of intimate and nonintimate partner violence among a sample of 249 HIV-positive women in Kazakhstan. We found high prevalence of both lifetime intimate partner viole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope
Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Joint saiga health monitoring team in Kazakhstan (Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Kazakhstan, Biosafety Institute, Gvardeskiy RK, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

3 Astronauts Take Off For International Space Station
(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It entered orbit nine minutes later. It is the first space flight for Tingle and Kanai; Shkaplerov is on his third mission to the ISS. The capsule is to dock on Tuesday with the orbiting space laboratory. The three will join Russia’s Alexander...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas
Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.December 05, 2017IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a newdeclaration by Franceand 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world.Areport by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

A Radioactive Cloud from Russia Swept Over Europe — and No One Knows Why
A mysterious radioactive cloud that swept through much of Europe this fall has officials baffled. The cloud was harmless and has dissipated, France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety wrote in a statement Thursday, but between Sept. 27 and Oct. 13, the radioactive nuclide Ruthenium 106 was detected in “the majority of European countries.” Experts aren’t totally sure where the substance came from, though testing suggests it was first released during the last week of September in Russia or Kazakhstan, likely somewhere between Russia’s Volga River and Ural Mountains. &ldquo...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized europe France Nuclear onetime radiaoctive Science Source Type: news

Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe
French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material in Russia or Kazakhstan in SeptemberA cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN has said. The IRSN on Thursday ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine. There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe, it said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample and Kim Willsher Tags: Russia Europe World news Kazakhstan South and Central Asia Nuclear power Energy Environment Source Type: news

Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
Cochrane Austria,Cochrane Russia, andCochrane Sweden joined forces to  deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice Rector for Innovation, Andrey Artemyev, officially opened the workshop and gave a warm welcome to participants on behalf of the Rector of Kazan Federal University, Ilshat Gafurov.The theme of the workshop was   'Cochrane systematic reviews: from protocol to review - logistics ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The First Case of Firehawk < sup > ® < /sup > in Kazakhstan Completed
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Report: U.S. Imported 705 Metric Tons of Raw Asbestos in 2016
New data from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission show the amount of raw asbestos imported to the U.S. nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016. The federal organizations estimate 705 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported last year — a significant and alarming increase from the reported 343 metric tons imported in 2015. Asbestos, a known carcinogen, is highly regulated but still used in the U.S., mainly by the chloralkali industry, which uses asbestos diaphragms in its chlorine manufacturing process. It is also found in imported clutches and brake linings, gaskets, cement corrugated sh...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute asbestos ban United States asbestos bans worldwide asbestos brake linings asbestos cement asbestos corrugated sheets asbestos diaphragms Asbestos Disease Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nancy Gibbs to Leave TIME After 32 Years
Nancy Gibbs sent the following note to TIME Staff Tuesday night. She first joined TIME in 1982 and became TIME’s Editor-in-Chief in 2013. Team TIME: In the fall of 2013, when I became Editor-in-Chief, more than half of you were working somewhere else. You came to help us tell great stories in brand new ways: When we all set out together, we had never been nominated for a Primetime Emmy, or done a live broadcast from the International Space Station, or convinced three refugee families to let us spend an entire year telling the story of their exodus from a war zone, or shot a dozen covers on an iPhone. Readers noticed....
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Journalism Nancy Gibbs press time magazine Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Nasa record breaker back on Earth after logging 665 days in space
Peggy Whitson set multiple other records while in orbit: world ’s oldest spacewoman, at 57, and most experienced female spacewalker, with 10Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late on Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for US space endurance.Whitson ’s 665 days off the planet – 288 days on this mission alone – exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Nasa Space Science International Space Station Kazakhstan US news Russia Hurricane Harvey Source Type: news

Warren Buffett Backs Nuclear Fuel Bank In Kazakhstan
An unusual bank will open Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The deposits will be nuclear fuel, low-enriched uranium. The customers withdrawing low-enriched uranium will be nations which lack enrichment facilities. The idea is to convince such nations not to build their own. Warren Buffett is among the bank's founders. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Welna Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

President Tong joined students in service-learning in Kyrgyzstan
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), joined a Service-Learning trip with 34 students to serve the local community in Kyrgyzstan on July 16, 2017 and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan on July 19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kazakhstan doctor removes maggots from a boy's ear
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: An eyewitness filmed the gruesome operation - at a doctor's surgery in Kazakhstan - and shared it online where it is proving popular with viewers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor remove dozens of MAGGOTS from a boy's ear
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: An eyewitness filmed the gruesome operation - at a doctor's surgery in Kazakhstan - and shared it online where it is proving popular with viewers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AgeHack@MLBootCamp: The first Eurasian hackathon on AI for longevity to launch
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine, Mail.Ru Group in collaboration with the center for electronic health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan to organize the first Eurasian hackathon on machine learning on aging and longevity. The contest will run on the ML BootCamp platform from 15th of June to 15th of July and feature valuable prizes and internships that will allow machine learning scientists and programmers interested in contributing to the field of aging and longevity research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List
The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the carcinogenic mineral from the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list (Annex III). Chemicals on the list are subject to restrictions that prevent the export of a product without the consent of the importing country. Representatives from 157 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the eighth Conference of the Parties (CO...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Andrew Dettmer Annex III asbestos ban in canada asbestos ban in united states Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos export regulations Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Belarus Chrysotile asbestos fibers Conference of the Source Type: news

Digital Science Expands Internationally with Opening of Subsidiary Company in Moscow, Russia
Digital Science, a business division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and a leading global technology company focused on jumpstarting innovation in the research community, has opened a subsidiary company, Digital Science & Research LLC based in Moscow, Russia. The company will be led by Dr. Igor Osipov as country CEO responsible for driving growth in Russia and in neighbouring CIS countries including Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and others. A Russian language website is available at Digital Science invests in businesses that complement its ecosystem of services in the research and scie...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Regulators in five Eurasian countries report progress in efforts to establish a harmonized medical device market that would incorporate Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of or its employees. The post Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

A national survey of attitudes toward intimate partner violence among married women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan: implications for health prevention and intervention - Joshi M, Childress S.
Attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) can affect the prevalence of IPV, response of victims' to IPV (e.g., whether to seek help), and the response of professionals (e.g., police, social workers, health care professionals) to IPV. Knowledge about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Wikipedia has become a dangerous platform for medical disinformation and propaganda
(Natural News) While Wikipedia may seem like a useful site if you need quick information at hand for trivial topics like the average population of Kazakhstan, its reliability and validity have long been questioned by professors, intellectuals and even the media. One reason for this distrust is the fact that quite a bit of the... (Source:
Source: - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with self-rated health among migrant workers: results from a population-based cross-sectional study in Almaty, Kazakhstan - Kumparatana P, Cournos F, Terlikbayeva A, Rozental Y, Gilbert L.
OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with SRH among migrant workers in Almaty, Kazakhstan. METHODS: In 2007, 805 vendors were screened. Approximately half were eligible (n  =450), defined as at least 18 years old, a worker/owner in a random... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Navigation Error Forces SpaceX to Delay Space Station Shipment
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA’s historic moon pad. SpaceX’s supply ship, the Dragon, was less than a mile from the orbiting outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system. The approach was aborted, and the Dragon backed away. NASA said neither the station nor its six-person crew was in any danger. Just a few hours earlier, Russia successfully launched a cargo ship from Kazakhstan, its first since a failed launch in December. SpaceX launched the Dragon cap...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

India Launches Record 104 Satellites In A Single Mission
NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go. Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry. “This is a great moment for each and everyone of us. Today we have created history,” said project director B. Jayakumar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations on the launch conducted by the state-run Indian Space Research Organisati...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Kazakhstan confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans by the Caspian Sea, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Does the number of injuries among elderly people in Kazakhstan increase during Ramadan? - Tlemissov A, Zhunissov B, Buleshov M, Buleshova A, Seidinov S, Sultanbekov K, Talgatbek A, Bulegenov T, Myssayev A, Grjibovski AM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Russian Supply Rocket Breaks Apart En Route To Space Station
The unmanned rocket stopped transmitting data about six minutes after it took off from Kazakhstan and never made it to space. This is the third botched launch of a Russian spacecraft in two years. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Oldest woman in space blasts off again for third ISS mission
Peggy Whitson, 56, will also have clocked up the most total time in orbit of any US astronaut on return from International Space Station in six monthsA multinational crew including a US astronaut who is the oldest and most experienced woman to fly in space blasted off from Kazakhstan for a two-day journey to the International Space Station.The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying American Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday night local time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: International Space Station Science World news Nasa Source Type: news

Meet The NASA Astronaut About To Become The Oldest Woman In Space
At 56, astronaut Peggy Whitson is quite a bit younger than John Glenn was when ― in 1998 ― he became the oldest human to ever travel in space at age 77. But on Thursday, Whitson will set her own record when she rockets off the planet to become the oldest spacewoman ever. And it gets even better. Whitson will turn 57 in February while she’s orbiting on the International Space Station, reports the Associated Press. Previously Barbara Morgan held the distinction of oldest woman in space with her 2007 trip at 55. “I think it gets easier as you get older,” Whitson told the Des Moines Register. “You k...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Australia ranked among worst developed countries for climate change action
Two reports place the country near the bottom of the league for emissions level, use of renewables and action to combat global warmingAustralia has been singled out again as a climate laggard, being ranked fifth-worst for emissions and policies among developed countries and among the six worst countries in the G20 when it comes to climate action.In the climate change performance index, released overnight at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, Australia comes ahead of only Kazakhstan, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Slezak Tags: COP 22: UN climate change conference Marrakech Australia news Global climate talks Science Greenhouse gas emissions Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Astronauts Touch Down After 115 Days In Space
A Russian Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan on Sunday morning local time, delivering Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi safely back to Earth. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Three astronauts return to Earth after 115 days on board the ISS
Team from US, Russia and Japan land safely in Kazakhstan after two-day journey back from the International Space StationThree astronauts have landed safely in Kazakhstan following a 115-day mission aboard the the International Space Station.The team included US astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: International Space Station Science Russia Europe World news US news Japan Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Toxic Chemicals From A Nuke Site Ate Through These Haunting Photos
An abandoned, four-story building towers above a windswept field, blending in with the landscape like an old tree. But not everything about the image ― a photo taken by artist Julian Charrière ― is quotidian. Splotches of light festoon the serene setting, as if its been doused with spilled bleach. And, in fact, the chemical look of the photo is the result of toxic exposure: Charrière covered the film in radioactive soil, found at the site where the picture was taken. Charrière got the idea for the photo series after reading a science-fiction collection by J.G. Ballard, The Terminal Beach. The stor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news