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Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Turkmenistan has passed a law making HIV tests mandatory prior to marriage.

Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
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
Photo courtesy of espanarusa.com
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
Photo courtesy of babyzzz.ru
'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
HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan
HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Center for Prevention and Combating AIDS observes changes in the age and gender statistics for new HIV cases.

HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan
Tengrinews file photo
Kalachi - Kazakhstani village where sleep is nightmare

Kazakhstani village of Kalachi was hit by a mysterious disease, which puts unsuspecting victims to sleep anywhere and anytime. The causes are yet unknown. One thing is clear though: many wish to run away before the disease takes hold of them too.

Kalachi - Kazakhstani village where sleep is nightmare
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Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study

Women who use a specific type of injectable birth control have a slightly higher risk of HIV infection than those who take the pill.

Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola

West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS said on Sunday it will train 150 health workers this week to help tackle the deadly Ebola disease in the worst hit countries.

ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
Kazakhstan provides financial aid to African countries to combat Ebola
Kazakhstan provides financial aid to African countries to combat Ebola

Kazakhstan has rendered financial aid to African countries through the UN Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

Kazakhstan provides financial aid to African countries to combat Ebola
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Regional Hospital of Infectious Diseases ©mgorod.kz
Anthrax case in western Kazakhstan

A 65-year-old woman from Zhanybek region of West Kazakhstan Oblast has been hospitalised with anthrax.

Anthrax case in western Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of vblage.ru.
Kazakhstan not sending peacemakers to Liberia amid Ebola outbreak

Kazakhstan will not send any peacemakers to Liberia amid the outbreak of Ebola in that region.

Kazakhstan not sending peacemakers to Liberia amid Ebola outbreak
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Boost in quest for TB breath test

A simple breath test may one day show whether someone has a strain of tuberculosis that will respond to a frontline antibiotic, or a drug-resistant type.

Boost in quest for TB breath test
'No progression' of cancer for British boy Ashya: Czech centre
'No progression' of cancer for British boy Ashya: Czech centre

Scans show "no progression" of cancer for five-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King, a Prague medical centre said.

'No progression' of cancer for British boy Ashya: Czech centre
Gates Foundation gives 50 million to Ebola fight
Gates Foundation gives 50 million to Ebola fight

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it was pledging $50 million to help boost the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

Gates Foundation gives 50 million to Ebola fight
British cancer boy Ashya King heads for treatment in Prague.
British cancer boy Ashya King heads for treatment in Prague.

Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents triggered an international hunt when they took him from Britain to seek alternative care.

British cancer boy Ashya King heads for treatment in Prague.
©Reuters/Michael Dalder
Google bio firm in $1.5 bn alliance against aging ills

Google backed life sciences firm Calico and bio-pharmaceutical titan AbbVie announced an alliance to find ways to battle age-related diseases.

Google bio firm in $1.5 bn alliance against aging ills
Joan Rivers 'serious' in New York hospital
Joan Rivers 'serious' in New York hospital

Joan Rivers, the acerbic US stand-up comic and octogenarian television presenter, remained seriously ill in a New York hospital for a second day.

Joan Rivers 'serious' in New York hospital