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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

Breastfeeding row
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

Seattle Flunks Vaccine Science
Nothing says First World city like Seattle does. Come for the cachet, stay for the Seahawks, and give a nod to the Starbucks and the Amazon and the mothership that is Microsoft just to the east. There’s nothing this so-hip-it-hurts town lacks, it seems—except perhaps for common sense. If you’re looking for that, the developing world is a far better bet. That’s the inescapable conclusion on what should be a very good week for public health—and childhood health in particular—with the World Health Organization and other groups announcing on July 24 that Nigeria has gone a full year without ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Nigeria polio Seattle vaccines Source Type: news

World 'well being' league suggests Brits would be happier in Belize, Gallup and Healthways find
The UK has ranked below Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan in a global index of well being.Britain came in 44th out of 145 countries which also places it lower than Nicaragua and Bolivia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia, India Block Proposal to Restrict Asbestos Exports
For the fifth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked a United Nations proposal that effectively would have restricted the exportation of dangerous chrysotile asbestos. Russia, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Cuba and Kyrgyzstan stopped the proposal to put the toxic mineral on the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list, which would have tightened shipping regulations and likely reduced the spread of asbestos. Although an overwhelming majority of countries represented last week in Geneva, Switzerland, backed the U.N. proposal, there was no unanimous consensus, which the Rotterdam Convention require...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Measles – WHO European Region
Between 1 January 2014 and 1 March 2015, WHO received notification of over 23 000 cases of measles in the WHO European Region. The most affected country is Kyrgyzstan with over 7 000 cases reported in just the first seven weeks of 2015. Significant numbers of measles cases have also been reported in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Serbia. Measles virus D8 has been the most commonly identified circulating genotype. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: measles [subject], measles [subject], rubella [subject], german measles, congenital rubella syndrome, rubella virus, Disease outbreak news [doctype], European Region [region], Kazakhstan [country] Source Type: news

Implementing Istanbul Protocol standards for forensic evidence of torture in Kyrgyzstan - Moreno A, Crosby S, Xenakis S, Iacopino V.
This study presents the results of 10 forensic evaluations of individuals alleging torture; t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kyrgyzstan: Health system review.
Authors: Ibraimova A, Akkazieva B, Ibraimov A, Manzhieva E, Rechel B Abstract Kyrgyzstan has undertaken wide-ranging reforms of its health system in a challenging socioeconomic and political context. The country has developed two major health reform programmes after becoming independent: Manas (1996 to 2006) and Manas Taalimi (2006 to 2010). These reforms introduced comprehensive structural changes to the health care delivery system with the aim of strengthening primary health care, developing family medicine and restructuring the hospital sector.Major service delivery improvements have included the introduction of...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Surgeons forced to carry out open heart surgery by MOBILE PHONE light after blackout
The team of surgeons in Kyrgyzstan were working to save the life of a patient suffering heart disease. But halfway through the delicate operation the lights went out following a government crackdown on electricity consumption. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge 9lb hairball removed from teenage girl's stomach
Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, came close to death because she couldn't eat or drink - but doctors were shocked when they found the cause (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair-chewing chewing hair embarassing bodies hairball weird bodies kyrgyzstan human hairball trichophagia Source Type: news

The girl with the 9lb HAIRBALL: Massive blockage meant teenager couldn't even drink a glass of water
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Ayperi Alekseeva, from Kyrgyzstan, had spent years picking up hair from the carpet and eating it. She also chewed the tips of her hair. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chris Sainsbury to take on Peak Lenin for Alzheimer's Society
An adventure travel expert from Exeter is to embark on a gruelling expedition this July to climb Kyrgyzstan's Peak Lenin (7134m), in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 18, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Kyrgyzstan: Former Prisoners Struggle to Continue TB Treatment
In the landlocked and mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan in central Asia, prisons have long been a breeding ground for tuberculosis (TB). Many prisoners are released before concluding their treatment and if they are unable to continue treatment they are more likely to delevop resistant strains of the disease. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Web Intern Source Type: news

Fortifying foods: four lessons for micronutrient distribution
Getting essential vitamins and minerals on the menu for all children is key to reducing undernutrition. Four lessons can help roll out the distribution of micronutrients all over the worldChildren in developed countries benefit from vitamins and minerals added to foods like cereals that boost healthy brain development and physical growth, helping to support the social and economic potential of the next generation. Unfortunately, not all children around the world share this advantage. Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients) are part of the larger problem of undernutrition which is an underlying ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Nutrition Global health Improving nutrition Blog Blogposts Guardian Professional Food poverty Food safety Global development professionals network Policy and advocacy Maternal health Science Nutrition and development Source Type: news

Fortifying foods: four lessons for micronutrient distribution
Getting essential vitamins and minerals on the menu for all children is key to reducing undernutrition. Four lessons can help roll out the distribution of micronutrients all over the worldChildren in developed countries benefit from vitamins and minerals added to foods like cereals that boost healthy brain development and physical growth, helping to support the social and economic potential of the next generation. Unfortunately, not all children around the world share this advantage. Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients) are part of the larger problem of undernutrition which is an underlying ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Improving nutrition Global development professionals network Science Nutrition and development Policy and advocacy Global health Maternal health Food poverty Food safety Blog Guardian Professional Blogposts Source Type: news

Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan's politics and underworld
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the "mule" that carts heroin and other opiates between Afghanistan and Russia. Are its intertwined drug trade and politics making it a 'narco-state?' A Princeton University researcher reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Inflation World news Ukraine Food Protest Geology Peak oil Climate change Venezuela Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: Environment Science Geology Food Inflation Protest World news Agriculture Climate change Peak oil Venezuela Ukraine theguardian.com Blogposts Source Type: news

Effective use of naloxone among people who inject drugs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan using pharmacy- and community-based distribution approaches - Kan M, Gall JA, Latypov A, Gray R, Alisheva D, Rakhmatova K, Sadieva AS.
BACKGROUND: Opioid overdose (OD) is a major cause of mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Central Asia, and distribution of naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can effectively prevent these deaths. However, little is known about the use and wastag... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NASA data find some hope for water in Aral Sea basin
A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bubonic plague outbreak feared in Madagascar
Health experts and authorities on Indian Ocean island launch campaign to clean up rat-infested jails to halt spread of 'black death'Madagascar is at risk of a major outbreak of bubonic plague unless it can clean up its rat-infested jails, health experts have warned.The Indian Ocean island became the most severely affected country in the world last year, with 256 cases and 60 fatalities from the disease known as the "black death" when it swept through Europe in the 14th century.The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Malagasy prison authorities have launched a campaign against rodents in Antani...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Smith Tags: theguardian.com World news Infectious diseases Madagascar Africa Source Type: news

Seven world-firsts for intrepid climbing team
A team of climbers from the University of Bristol have successfully achieved seven world-firsts, summiting seven previously unclimbed peaks in the remote and unknown mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The steep challenge lasted for 18 days in the Djangart mountain range – on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China – with a range of challenging weather conditions and unknown terrain. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news

Kyrgyz teen dies from bubonic plague after eating marmot
160 quarantined after 15-year-old from Kyrgyzstan falls ill after eating marmot meat (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy dies of plague in Kyrgyzstan
A young herder dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan - the first such case in the country for 30 years, the authorities say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intrepid climbers face steep challenge for world first
Reaching 5,318 metres tall, the remote and unknown mountains in Kyrgystan would be a daunting prospect to many climbers. But six intrepid mountaineers are confident that they can conquer the steep challenge and, in doing so, achieve a world first. The team, which is made up of past and present University of Bristol students, is leaving for the Djangart mountain range – on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China - on Wednesday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news

Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Region Reduces Maternal Mortality to Zero - 04 April 2013
For the first time since independence in 1991, one of Kyrgyzstan’s regions succeeded in reducing maternal mortality to zero: in the north-western Talas region, not a single woman died during 2012 while being pregnant or as a result of giving birth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news