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

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alexei Leonov obituary
Russian cosmonaut who was the first person to walk in spaceOn 18 March 1965, 90 minutes after their Voskhod-3KD capsule ’s launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and at the end of the first of their 17 orbits around the Earth, the Soviet cosmonaut Pavel “Pasha” Belyayev slapped his fellow cosmonaut Alexei Leonov on the back and said: “Go!”Leonov entered the airlock and, after final safety procedures, opened the hatch. In doing so he became the first person in history to walk in space. His walk lasted for 12 minutes and nine seconds and it would be nearly three months before the ast...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nigel Fountain Tags: Space Russia Science The moon Yuri Gagarin Source Type: news

TIME ’s Award-Winning ‘Year in Space’ Documentary Is Now Available On Netflix
The women working in the commissary at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 27, 2015 barely paid attention as the moment approached when the Soyuz rocket, just visible less than a kilometer away, would lift off. But when the 20 engines at the base of the rocket lit at 12:42 AM local time, turning the deep night to a brilliant white day, they hurried over to the window to watch. Less than 20 seconds later, the rocket disappeared into a low-lying cloud bank. TIME was there for the launch — and with good reason. One of the three men aboard the rocket that night was veteran astronaut Scott Kelly, who was on his...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

TIME ’s Award-Winning Year in Space Documentary Is Now Available On Netflix
The women working in the commissary at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 27, 2015 barely paid attention as the moment approached when the Soyuz rocket, just visible less than a kilometer away, would lift off. But when the 20 engines at the base of the rocket lit at 12:42 AM local time, turning the deep night to a brilliant white day, they hurried over to the window to watch. Less than 20 seconds later, the rocket disappeared into a low-lying cloud bank. TIME was there for the launch — and with good reason. One of the three men aboard the rocket that night was veteran astronaut Scott Kelly, who was on his...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Crew of Multinational Astronauts, Including First United Arab Emirates National, Takes Off For International Space Station
(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — A multinational crew made up of an American, a Russian and the first space traveler from the United Arab Emirates blasted off successfully on Wednesday for a mission on the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:57 p.m. (1357 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and entered a designated orbit en route to the station. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Oleg Skripochka of Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori from the UAE are set to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours later. The mission is the third spaceflight for Skrip...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Kazakhstan onetime Space Source Type: news

How Slow Moving Asbestos Regulations Compromise Health
By Sarah WolvertonWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 24 2019 (IPS) Last year, the United States introduced a new asbestos rule that was received both positively and negatively and Canada banned the mineral altogether. Countries like the U.K. and Australia continue to struggle with the health implications of historic asbestos use, despite both having bans for several years. In contrast, nations like Russia and Vietnam continue to manufacture and use the mineral frequently.  Asbestos is a substance that was used throughout history as an additive in many products to provide heat and fire resistance. It fell out of favor around the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Wolverton Tags: Development & Aid Environment Headlines Health Source Type: news

Newt Gingrich ’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that only 24 men have ever gone, all of them decades ago, that they were all test pilots and astronauts and that he’s…Newt Gingrich. And you’d be right. But all the same, Gingrich insists that he has a plan to get Americans—if not himself—back to the moon in a hurry, and that he’s not working alone. He has the help of a crack team that incl...
Source: TIME: Science - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Space Source Type: news

Asbestos Found in Lungs of Half the Thailand Population
Almost 50% of the general population in Thailand will die with at least traces of asbestos in their lungs, based on one recent study. Asbestos fibers were discovered in the lungs of 48.5% of those who were part of a one-year, post-mortem analysis done by the Department of Pathology at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok. The toxic mineral was found during 97 of the 200 autopsies that were performed at the hospital without regard to occupation, age, sex or cause of death. A two-year-old infant, who died of congenital heart disease, was the youngest to have asbestos identified in the lungs. “The prevale...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

What happened to the second world? Earthquakes and postsocialism in Kazakhstan - Bankoff G, Oven K.
There is an assumption that with the disintegration of the USSR the Second World ceased to exist. Yet the demise of the Communist bloc as a geopolitical reality did not mean that it ceased to exert a defining influence over how people think and behave. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Partnering for Youth in Central Asia
Teenagers hanging out in Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan the lack of sexuality education has led to 91 percent of young people aged between 15 and 19 not having accurate and full knowledge on HIV and AIDS. Courtesy: Gulbakyt Dyussenova/ World Bank By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) Young people around the world are facing increasingly insurmountable, persistent barriers as they try to achieve their full potential and secure a prosperous future. However, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific have already begun working to ensure that no one is left behind. In collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Computerized intervention to prevent drug use among at-risk adolescents in Central Asia: preliminary family-level findings from a pilot mixed methods trial - Ismayilova L, Terlikbayevab A, Rozentalb Y.
BACKGROUND: The rapidly growing rates of HIV infection in Kazakhstan are largely driven by injection drug use. The study adapts a family-focused evidence-based HIV and substance use prevention intervention for at-risk adolescents from communities in Almaty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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).  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

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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