FROM THE FIELD: Weathering a tourist downturn in Kyrgyzstan
The residents of a small traditional village high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, which once attracted a steady stream of visitors, are learning how to adapt to the reality of a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has all but frozen out the opportunities provided by tourism. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Can Agroecology Feed the World?
Credit: KMP in the Philippines, supported by the Agroecology FundBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That’s the promise of agroecology. It is a dream? Or an economically feasible model that can feed a growing world population, expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, reaching 9.7 billion in 2050? “Some people have been saying: Maybe it is more sustainable or it’s more resilient, but it’s not as productive and not as econom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Kyrgyzstan's President Resigns Amid Turmoil Following Disputed Election
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kyrgyzstan ’s political crisis and power vacuum, explained
The Central Asian country faces its greatest political turmoil in a decade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Protesters over ‘rigged’ election break into government headquarters in Kyrgyzstan capital
Demonstrators in Kyrgyzstan have broken into the White House – the seat of presidential and parliamentary power – in the capital... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news
Volunteers came to the rescue as virus raged in Kyrgyzstan
Coronavirus cases surged in Kyrgyzstan after authorities lifted a tight lockdown in May, overwhelming the teetering health care system in the impoverished Central Asian nation of 6.5 million people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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
For Kyrgyzstan ’s LGBTQI community, risks escalate under COVID-19 pandemic
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan –Alina* has faced a lifetime of challenges all too familiar to other transgender people. And she says those difficulties have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.Alina was young when she began to feel like she was “living in somebody else’s body,” she said.“I loved trying on my older sisters’ clothes and bows, playing with girls and doing all the things that girls did,” recalled Alina, now 24. “But I was scolded for this. School was the worst place. I was constantly bullied.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund 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
How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus
A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew E. Kramer Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Plague Kyrgyzstan USSR (Former Soviet Union) Source Type: news
U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus
A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine a nurse at Jinja referral hospital,in Uganda. Credit: Lyndal Rowlands/IPS.By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2020 (IPS) As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics — specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world. This week, the United Nations launched a report “S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 International Organ Source Type: news
Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit
Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Strengthening Social Science Capacities in the European Region: Integrating Social Science-Based Interventions for Effective Emergency Risk Communication and Community Engagement in Outbreaks and Health Emergencies
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2019. In order to integrate social science capacities on a global scale for pandemic and other health emergencies response, the World Health Organization developed the SocialNET training in 2017, and designed it to prepare social scientists, communicators, and related emergency response experts to work effectively as part of public health emergency response teams.This 54-page report provides information about the SocialNET training held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in December 2018 to provide an interactive adult learning experience with an emphasis on...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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
The role of gender-based violence, health worries, and ambivalent sexism in the development of women's gynecological symptoms - Kosterina E, Horne SG, Lamb S.
This article explored the role of a lifetime history of gender-based violence, ambivalent sexism, and gynecological health worries in the development of reproductive and sexual symptoms among women in Kyrgyzstan. Non-pregnant women who were patients of gyn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
15 Dead, One Survivor in Plane Crash in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran's capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said. The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. But instead, President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the accord in May scuttled billions of dollars in planned sales by Airbus and Boeing Co. to the Islamic Republic, only increasing the danger for p...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News 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
Watch the moment that a man is fitted with a BIONIC hand
A man has been given a prosthetic hand that is controlled by his mind. The patient received the bionic extremity at the National Hospital, in Kyrgyzstan's capital city of Bishkek. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Watch the mind-blowing moment that a man is fitted with a BIONIC hand
A man has been given a prosthetic hand that is controlled by his mind. The patient received the bionic extremity at the National Hospital, in Kyrgyzstan's capital city of Bishkek. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Parts unknown: risk factors of intimate partner violence in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova - Hayes BE, Randa R.
Extant research has argued that there are variations in predictors of intimate partner violence (IPV) across nations and it is necessary to examine country-specific correlates of IPV. Much remains unknown about factors that affect risk of IPV in transition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
The causal effect of wrong-hand drive vehicles on road safety - Roesel F.
Left-hand drive (LHD) vehicles share higher road accident risks under left-hand traffic because of blind spot areas. Due to low import prices, the number of wrong-hand drive vehicles skyrockets in emerging countries like Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. I i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
"Plates and dishes smash; married couples clash": cultural and social barriers to help-seeking among women domestic violence survivors in kyrgyzstan - Childress S.
This article develops a grounded theory of help-seeking to investigate the social and cultural determinants of help-seeking among Kyrgyz women who have experienced domestic violence. RESULTS indicate that cultural traditions and social norms-most n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news
Leaving and beyond: voices of survivors of domestic violence from Kyrgyzstan - Childress S, Panchanadeswaran S, Joshi M.
Despite the global nature of domestic violence against women, few studies have examined the phenomenon in Kyrgyzstan. This grounded theory study gives voice to survivors of domestic violence by examining women's experiences of various forms of violence and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Women's strategies for coping with the impacts of domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan: a grounded theory study - Childress S, Gioia D, Campbell JC.
This paper provides an account of the adverse impacts of domestic violence on women in Kyrgyzstan and develops a grounded theory of coping among survivors of abuse. The results indicate that women adopt a range of strategies to prevent, avert, and minimize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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
Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Babies of kidnapped brides suffer, too
(Duke University) Bride kidnapping remains a common practice in a handful of countries. And when young women are kidnapped into marriage, their babies pay a price, suggests new research from Duke University. The researchers looked at the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, where bride kidnapping remains widespread. Infants born to kidnapped brides had birthweights 80 to 190 grams lower than other babies, says the new paper, which appears online in Demography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
How a photo of the president's daughter led to a breastfeeding debate in Kyrgyzstan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
President Tong joined students in service-learning in Kyrgyzstan
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), joined a Service-Learning trip with 34 students to serve the local community in Kyrgyzstan on July 16, 2017 and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan on July 19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List
The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the carcinogenic mineral from the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list (Annex III). Chemicals on the list are subject to restrictions that prevent the export of a product without the consent of the importing country. Representatives from 157 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the eighth Conference of the Parties (CO...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Andrew Dettmer Annex III asbestos ban in canada asbestos ban in united states Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos export regulations Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Belarus Chrysotile asbestos fibers Conference of the Source Type: news
Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Regulators in five Eurasian countries report progress in efforts to establish a harmonized medical device market that would incorporate Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news
The resource curse reconsidered: cash crops and local violence in Kyrgyzstan - Markowitz LP.
It is often noted in resource curse literature that agricultural economies are less conflict-prone than countries managing mobile, high-value resources. In the vast literature linking resource endowment and conflict, cash crop economies are often considere... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news
Nigeria: Furore Over Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Guardian] As Nigeria joins the rest of the globe to celebrate the World Malaria Day (WMD), today, April 25, seven countries have been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having eliminated malaria: United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), Armenia (2011), Maldives (2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Kyrgyzstan (2016). This certification is granted by WHO when countries achieve at least three consecutive years of zero locally-acquired cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
A national survey of attitudes toward intimate partner violence among married women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan: implications for health prevention and intervention - Joshi M, Childress S.
Attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) can affect the prevalence of IPV, response of victims' to IPV (e.g., whether to seek help), and the response of professionals (e.g., police, social workers, health care professionals) to IPV. Knowledge about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
To Russia, with love
Hi! My name’s Nathan and I spent 28 days driving a 15-year old Nissan Micra from London to Ulan-Ude in eastern Russia with my friend Richard this summer as part of The Mongol Rally. The first thing people ask us (after they’ve said we’re bonkers) is why on earth we decided to do this. Richard has wanted to compete in the Mongol rally since around 2005, and being a caring friend I managed to convince my manager to let me have the time off in order to escort him one-third of the way across the globe. As a condition of entry, each team must raise a minimum of £1,000 for charity – £5...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Blogs charity Members Source Type: news
17 Killed in Warehouse Fire in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes. The fire was caused by a faulty lamp on the first floor of the warehouse, where many flammable liquids and paper products were stored, and it spread quickly through an elevator shaft to the room where those who died, said Ilya Denisov, who heads the Moscow branch of the emergency services. He said firefighters ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news
Study highlights crucial ethnic majority-minority divide in Kyrgyzstan
(University of Kansas) Members of minority ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan, who are often marginalized politically and economically, differ from members of the ethnic majority in their assessment of interethnic relations and their prospects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Featured Review: Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sector
Scarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in health careCorruption can occur in any area of the health sector, and happens when people abuse their own position to bene ﬁt themselves, their organization, or other people close to them. It can take many forms, including bribes, theft, or giving incorrect or inaccurate information deliberately. Healthcare ofﬁcials, for instance, may steal healthcare funds; hospital administrators may change patient records to incr ease hospital fees; doctors may accept gifts or hospitality from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for using their prod...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 18, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news
The ride of my life
My muscles are weightless, and my mind is empty. Outside the window, a pair of older Japanese women chat quietly. I close my eyes and breathe in the steam that floats up from the geothermal water beneath me.… knowing I won’t ever again waste a single heartbeat fills me with hope that while the sun is setting on this chapter, it will rise again brighter than ever in my future. I’m sitting in a natural hot spring in Japan, a centuries-old tradition that is believed to have healing powers. I slide deeper into the onsen in quiet meditation and hope the mineral-rich water is doing what it’s supposed to....
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Beth Puliti Tags: Our Patients’ Stories BACH Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program congenital heart disease Dr. Sitaram Emani Heart Center Source Type: news
Well: Dean Karnazes Runs the Silk Road
The ultramarathoner will be following the Silk Road for a 12-day, 326-mile journey through the desert and peaks of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Marathon Running Silk Road (Ancient Trade Route) State Department Ultramarathon Running Featured Move Source Type: news
Eurasian governments issue new harmonized medical device regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Governments of five Eurasian countries have issued final regulations to establish a harmonized regulatory system for medical devices and IVDs across their respective jurisdictions. As Emergo reported earlier in 2016, the governments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan signed on to a Eurasian Economic Union Agreement, but few additional details of the agreement as it pertained to medical device regulations were available until now. Emergo consultants in Russia as well as other sources now report that Eurasian Economic Union member states have issued more in-depth requir...
Source: Mass Device - June 10, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news
Zero K by Don DeLillo – profound and beautiful
Mortality is at the heart of this powerful new novel set in a cryonics lab – Don DeLillo’s best work since UnderworldDon DeLillo’s late period work, which we can date from 2001’s The Body Artist, has been marked by novels that are slim, stark, conceptual, and that seem designed to provide as few of the traditional satisfactions of the form as possible. Endings are left untied, characters nameless and one-dimensional, plots thin and haphazard. After maximalist, wholehearted novels such as Libra, White Noise and Underworld, DeLillo’s austere, mindful, laconic late novellas feel, like those of Ph...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Don DeLillo Books Culture Cryonics Medical research Science Source Type: news
The Bottom Line: ‘Zero K’ By Don DeLillo
A new Don DeLillo novel is an event. Whether his acrobatic semiotics lessons help you see the world with new lightness, or strike you as cold and conceptual, it’s hard to look away when the veteran imaginary publishes a new book. Before his latest effort -- Zero K, a futuristic look at technological advancements, extended life and the ethics that accompany it -- was even released, FX snagged the rights to adapt it for television. Which makes sense, given the story’s sexy-sounding plot: Jeffery Lockhart learns that his distant, billionaire father, Ross, plans to preserve his younger wife’s body until ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Public and communal spaces and their relation to the spatial dynamics of ethnic riots: violence and non-violence in the city of Osh - Kutmanaliev J.
PURPOSE - This paper is one of the first attempts to explain the local dynamics of the 2010 ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan. No scholarly work has attempted to systematically analyze the 2010 ethnic violence and its local dynamics on the neighborhood scale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news
This Is The First Face Astronauts Will See After a Year in Space
In the event you ever find yourself returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, there are surely a lot of faces you’ll want to see when you land. The first one you will see, however, will belong to Sergei Georgievich Malikhov. And you should be very, very glad about that. Malikhov, 60, is head of search and rescue operations for Energia RSC—the Russian company that builds both the Soyuz spacecraft and the Soyuz rocket—and is the incongruously jolly, incongruously grandfatherly man to whom a SWAT team-like force of helicopter pilots, all-terrain vehicle drivers and rescue workers are answerable on reentr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - February 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/ Karaganda, Kazakhstan Tags: Uncategorized A Year In Space Energia Misha Kornienko NASA Roscosmos scott kelly Sergei Malikhov Soyuz Source Type: news
Eurasian countries agree to harmonized medical device framework
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group An agreement to establish a harmonized regulatory system for medical devices across Russia and several former Soviet bloc countries has been signed, but few details have thus far been released. Signatories to the Eurasian Economic Union Agreement include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Although no governments involved in the proposal have yet released guidance, implementation efforts are expected to last until 2021. Additional details on local-level implementation plans are anticipated for March 2016. According to Emergo consultants and third-party sources in Russia,...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news
Top 10 Mesothelioma News Stories of 2015
We're making progress in the fight against malignant pleural mesothelioma. Doctors are treating it more aggressively. New drugs are emerging. Survivors are living longer. Therapies are becoming more precise and individualized. And specialty centers are becoming more prominent and comprehensive. Even the highly criticized U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking it more seriously now. There is growing hope on the horizon. Here are the most prominent stories of 2015, providing a glimpse of what will come in 2016. FDA Approves Keytruda and Opdivo for Lung Cancer The U.S. Food and Drug Administrati...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 31, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news
Introducing the Iron Sisters Campaign: Women Empowering Women Through STEM and Business
History teaches us that beneath every glass ceiling is an iron woman, and iron is stronger than glass, especially when one iron woman joins forces with many. I am proud to announce the Iron Sisters Campaign, a movement that will bring together women from around the world who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and business to support each other --- learn from each other, encourage each other, and celebrate each other's success to pave the way for future generations of women to succeed in these fields. Working together -- Iron Sisters -- we can eliminate the stereotypes and remove ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Substantial glacier ice loss in Central Asia's largest mountain range
Along the Tien Shan, Central Asia's largest mountain range, glaciers have lost 27 percent of their mass and 18 percent of their area during the last 50 years. Glaciers play an important role in the water cycle of Central Asia. Snow and glacier melt from the Tien Shan is essential for the water supply of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and parts of China. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news