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

Eb144/conf./6
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