Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news
US Geological Survey: 750 Metric Tons of Asbestos Imported in 2018
The United States imported an estimated 750 metric tons of raw asbestos in 2018, more than double the total in 2017 and the most entering the country since 2013, according to the recently released U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summaries report. For the first time, all of the imported asbestos went to the chloralkali industry, which uses it to manufacture semipermeable diaphragms to make chlorine. The report was prepared by Daniel Flanagan, a mineral commodity specialist for the National Minerals Information Center at the U.S. Geological Survey. It is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Asbestos consume...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news
UPMC to help build academic medical center in former Soviet republic
UPMC is working with a partner in Kazakhstan to help them build an academic medical center in the former Soviet republic. The Pittsburgh-based health system will announce Wednesday a multimillion-dollar extension of its previous agreement with Nazarbayev University, a nine-year-old English-language university in the capital of Astana. The new agreement calls for UPMC to help create an integrated academic medical cent er at the university that is not unlike UPMC’s model. “They’d like to replicate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news
UPMC to help build academic medical center in former Soviet republic
UPMC is working with a partner in Kazakhstan to help them build an academic medical center in the former Soviet republic. The Pittsburgh-based health system will announce Wednesday a multimillion-dollar extension of its previous agreement with Nazarbayev University, a nine-year-old English-language university in the capital of Astana. The new agreement calls for UPMC to help create an integrated academic medical cent er at the university that is not unlike UPMC’s model. “They’d like to replicate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news
Can This Wirelessly Charging Heart Pump Reshape the LVAD Market?
Jarvik Heart and Leviticus Cardio have created a heart pump with wireless charging. The firms said the first patient had been implanted in Astana, Kazakhstan, with a wirelessly-powered ventricular assist device (VAD).Â The Fully Implanted Ventricular Assist Device (FIVAD) includes a Jarvik 2000 pump wirelessly using both internal and external components designed by Leviticus Cardio, which allows patients to walk around without any physical impediments for up to eight hours a day. The device is also equipped with a back-up system, which would allow moving to traditional wired power in case the wireless system fa...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Leviticus Cardio, Jarvik Heart unveil wireless LVAD
Jarvik Heart and Leviticus Cardio yesterday unveiled a new collaborative wirelessly-powered left ventricular assist device and touted its recent first-in-human use. An article on the new heart and its first implantation was recently published in the Journal for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the companies said. The device, dubbed the Fully Implanted Ventricular Assist Device (FIVAD), is based on Coplanar Energy Transfer technology from Leviticus Cardio as well as a heart pump produced by Jarvik Heart, the companies said. The system includes a fully implanted Jarvik 2000 VAD system which is powered wirelessly using both in...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Jarvik Heart Leviticus Cardio Source Type: news
Primary health care towards universal health coverage Draft resolution proposed by Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa and Turkey (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report: Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in Astana, Kazakhstan, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news
Celebrating three-years of Cochrane Russia at the Cochrane Russia Symposium
Cochrane Russia Symposium 2018, with the theme'Cochrane Systematic Reviews as a key resource for health challenges in Knowledge Translation', was organized by the Research& Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Cochrane Russia of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Wiley ,and Nikolay Lobachevsky Scientific Library of KFU. It was held at the Kazan Federal University on December, 7, 2018.The Symposium summed up Cochrane Russia activities for the three years of its existence, from the official start on December 7, 2015 at the International Conference " Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers " ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
3 Astronauts Arrive Safely on International Space Station Following Previous Failed Launch
(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission. The hatch of the capsule carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos was opened while the station was flying over the southern coast of Yemen. The three were greeted upon arrival Monday by the station’s current crew members, who had waited outside the ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: DMITRY LOVETSKY / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
3 Astronauts Launch for International Space Station After Aborted Soyuz Mission
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October’s aborted mission. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled at 5:31 p.m. (1131 GMT; 6:31 a.m. EST) Monday from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on Oct. 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule in...
Source: TIME: Science - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
The International Space Station turns 20 – in pictures
Two decades ago, the Zarya module lifted off from Kazakhstan, ushering in a new era of high-tech cooperation in spaceContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Space International Space Station Science Source Type: news
What We Can Learn From 20 Years of the International Space Station
At a time when most gadgets, on average, last only a handful of years, it’s heartening to note that one of the most complex technological instruments ever built is still going strong. On Nov. 20, the International Space Station (ISS) reached a two-decade milestone since the launch of its first module. Beyond just a feat of engineering, the ISS serves as an all too rare example in this hyper-partisan era of what can be achieved when our desire to cooperate triumphs over our divisions. It was on this day in 1998 that aerospace engineers from former rivals Russia and the United States celebrated the lift off of the Mosc...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kamakshi Ayyar Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news
Can the Astana Declaration Be a Turning Point to Finally Ensuring Primary Health Care for All?
November 02, 2018These three factors will be critical.Fellow delegates to last week ’s Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, have flown home to an awesome yet daunting challenge: 40 years after the landmark Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 declaring health as a human right, how can we finally make the declaration’s vision of primary health care (PHC) for all a reality?The monumental 1978 conference in Alma-Ata, USSR (now Almaty, Kazakhstan), pronounced for the first time global agreement that health is a “fundamental human right” and called for “ur...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
Assembly Mistake Caused Failure of Rocket Carrying 2 Astronauts, Russia Says
(MOSCOW) — An investigation has found that a failed Russian rocket launch three weeks ago that aborted after just two minutes was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly, a top Russian official said on Thursday. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the Oct. 11 flight, sending their emergency capsule into a sharp fall back to Earth. The two men landed on a steppe in Kazakhstan safely in the accident, the first of its kind for Russia’s manned program in over three decades.The head of the Russian space agency earlier blamed t...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
The syndemic effect of injection drug use, intimate partner violence, and HIV on mental health among drug-involved women in Kazakhstan - Jiwatram-Negr ón T, Michalopoulos LM, El-Bassel N.
We examined the synergistic effect of substance use (injection drug use), intimate partner violence, and HIV (dubbed the "SAVA syndemic") on depression and suicidal thoughts among a sample of high-risk women in Kazakhstan, a country with a notably high pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The development of a risk management system in the field of industrial safety in the Republic of Kazakhstan - Kudryavtsev SS, Yemelin PV, Yemelina NK.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the work is to develop a system that allows processing of information for analysis and industrial risk management, to monitor the level of industrial safety and to perform necessary measures aimed at the prevention of accidents, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
She Fights TB and HIV Door-to-Door on this Tanzanian Island
October 25, 2018Community health workers like Nanzula link their neighbors to the essential primary health services they need.In 2003, Nanzula Jagaja ’s husband died and left her as the sole provider for their four children.“A few years after his death, a Lutheran church mission came here educating widows on HIV and tuberculosis,” she says. “Only then did I realize my husband had died from TB.”Today Nanzula is certified as a community home-based care provider on HIV and TB and goes house-to-house, making sure those in her village know about the risks and symptoms and linking them to formal hea...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
U.S. Asbestos Imports Surge in August, Report Finds
The amount of raw chrysotile asbestos imported into the United States increased significantly between July and August, according to a recent analysis from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Environmental Working Group. The U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce provided the two advocacy organizations the data for their report. According to the investigation, the U.S. imported 272 metric tons (approximately 600,000 pounds) of asbestos in August — an increase of nearly 2,000 percent from the 13 metric tons in July. EWG and ADAO on Tuesday attributed the alarming spike to the g...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news
A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
'We will fly again': Nasa to keep using Russia's Soyuz despite failure
After Russian-American crew made emergency landing, chief of US space agency predicts return to flight by DecemberNasa ’s chief has praised the Russian space programme and said that he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December, despite a rocket failure.Jim Bridenstine spoke to reporters at the US embassy in Moscow a day after a Soyuz rocket failure forced Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan. The pair escaped unharmed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Space The space shuttle Nasa Science Source Type: news
Rocket launches to be grounded while mid-air failure is investigated
Problem with Soyuz ’s thrusters must be identified before space flights can resume, say expertsThe Russian Soyuz rocket that launches astronauts to the International Space Station will be grounded for months after two crew members wereforced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.American Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin from Russia were aboard the Soyuz rocket when it developed a thruster problem nearly two minutes after takeoff and were forced to make an emergency landing in their capsule. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced an immediate investigation into the incident.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Space International Space Station Kazakhstan Russia World news Science Europe Nasa South and Central Asia Source Type: news
The Good News Buried in Thursday ’s Soyuz Rocket Failure
One of the most technologically beautiful things you’ll ever see is a Soyuz rocket screwing up. Soyuz rockets don’t screw up often — another beautiful thing — but one did Thursday at 2:40 PM local time, over the steppes of Kazakhstan. What unfolded was a master class in how things go right when things go wrong. The rocket was intended to carry veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and rookie NASA astronaut Tyler “Nick” Hague up to low-Earth orbit for a six month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS), joining a crew of two astronauts and one cosmonaut already aboard. Two a...
Source: TIME: Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
Footage from inside Soyuz spacecraft shows crew at moment of failure – video
A Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia ’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent yearsSpace crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failureContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Space Kazakhstan South and Central Asia Nasa Russia US news Source Type: news
Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing
US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after being forced back down to EarthA Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia ’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years.The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds into Thursday ’s flight, mission controllers on the Nasa broadcast began to speak of a failure.Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Bodner in Moscow Tags: Space Nasa Kazakhstan International Space Station Science South and Central Asia World news US news Russia Source Type: news
Space crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failure
US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after emergency landingA Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia ’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years.The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds into Thursday ’s flight, mission controllers on the Nasa broadcast began to speak of a failure.Continue reading... (So...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Bodner in Moscow Tags: Space International Space Station Nasa Russia Kazakhstan Science South and Central Asia World news US news Europe Source Type: news
American and Russian headed to International Space Station are safe after emergency landing
Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.Atop a Soyuz rocket, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news
U.S. and Russian Astronauts Safe After Making Emergency Landing When Booster Rocket Failed on Launch
(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster rocket. Roscosmos and NASA said the three-stage Soyuz booster suffered an emergency shutdown of its second stage. The capsule jettisoned from the booster and went into ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dmitry Lovetsky / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news
Capsule Carrying 3 Space Station Crew Members Lands Safely on Earth
(MOSCOW) — A Russian space capsule with three men onboard has safely landed in a barren steppe in Kazakhstan after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-08 carrying Russia’s Oleg Artemyev and NASA’s Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold touched down at 5.44 p.m. Kazakh time (1144 GMT). The two Americans performed three space walks to carry out maintenance during their 197-day stay at the orbiting lab. Artemyev conducted one spacewalk together with a fellow Russian. A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are due to launch next week to join three astronauts who remain in the orb...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
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 babys 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: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - 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: TIME.com: 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: TIME.com: 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