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Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll

More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.

Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk

Microscopic particles, possibly from air pollution, have been found in human brain tissue, according to a new study into Alzheimer's risk.

Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff

40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions in Training Cafe in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage

Vegan diets are considered as healthy and environmentally responsible, with benefits like weight loss, clear skin and increased energy.

Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
A patient is tested for diabetes. ©Reuters
Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO

The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization

Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO
Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Zika link to new, paralysing disease

Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.

Zika link to new, paralysing disease
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients

A Dutchman dubbed the 'dentist of horror' went on trial after causing horrific injuries to the mouths of more than 100 patients in France.

'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
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Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan

Obesity in Kazakhstan is becoming a serious issue. Nutritionists and scientists urge Kazakhstanis to reconsider their nutrition philosophies

Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan
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Almaty among Top 100 liveable cities: Economist Intelligence Unit

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) rated 140 cities by livability. Kazakhstan's Almaty got the 100th place.

Almaty among Top 100 liveable cities: Economist Intelligence Unit
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Kyrgyzstan fears outflow of doctors to Kazakhstan, Russia

Accession to the Eurasian Union is having a negative effect on Kyrgyzstan's healthcare system.

Kyrgyzstan fears outflow of doctors to Kazakhstan, Russia
Birzhan Nurymbetov. Photo courtesy of caucasia.at.ua
Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development appointed

Birzhan Nurymbetov has been appointed Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development of Kazakhstan staring from June 1, 2015

Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development appointed
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Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination

Chief Kazakh Sanitary Doctor and Vice-Minister of Health and Social Development declare preliminary causes of the negative reactions to the measles vaccination conducted in February.

Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination
The Sarbalin family. Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Success of IVF in Kazakhstan: 10 thousandth baby born

The Ten thousandth child has been born via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Kazakhstan.

Success of IVF in Kazakhstan: 10 thousandth baby born
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'I eat fast food every day,' say 13% of Kazakhstani children

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development has decided to take one of the biggest social problems - obesity among children - in Kazakhstan under a strict control.

'I eat fast food every day,' say 13% of Kazakhstani children
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Drastic improvements in Kazakhstan oncology: increased financing and higher detection rates

Chief Oncologist of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development Kuanysh Nurgaviyev has reported on positive trends in the oncological situation in Kazakhstan and explained the increase of new cancer cases.

Drastic improvements in Kazakhstan oncology: increased financing and higher detection rates
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Doctors in Kazakhstan may be forbidden to write on paper

Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Tamara Duisenova said that doctors in Kazakhstan would not be allowed to fill out papers while treating patients.

Doctors in Kazakhstan may be forbidden to write on paper
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Measles vaccination in Kazakhstan: safe or not?

Authorities in Kazakhstan and the WHO disagree on the safety of measles vaccination.

Measles vaccination in Kazakhstan: safe or not?
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Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan puts teenagers into hospital beds

Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan went terribly wrong when dozens of teenagers were hospitalized in fever and unconscious to local hospitals.

Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan puts teenagers into hospital beds