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Dr. Rosa Abzalova. Photo a KTK screen shot
Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious

The team of Kazakhstani scientists working in Kalachi village on the mysterious sleep syndrome has published their preliminary statement.

Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious
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What is the cause of sleep syndrome in Kalachi?

A team of finest ecologists, virologists and toxicologists arrived to the Kalachi village of Akmola Oblast to determine the cause of the mysterious sleep syndrome that has affected more than 30 villagers.

What is the cause of sleep syndrome in Kalachi?
Minister of Healthcare Salidat Kairbekova. Photo a courtesy of tengrinews.kz
Sleep syndrome: countermeasures and new patients

While the Ministry of Healthcare is taking measures concerning the sleep syndrome, there are more cases reported.

Sleep syndrome: countermeasures and new patients
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TV's 'Dr House' helps solve real-life medical mystery

For a year, the patient suffered from a range of worsening symptoms that left doctors stumped.

TV's 'Dr House' helps solve real-life medical mystery
© Marat Abilov
No Grimm Brother's Tale: Sleep syndrome in Akmola Oblast

It is certainly not a Brothers Grimm’s fairy tail, but a reality of Kalachi village in Akmola Oblast where people have started falling asleep for no obvious reason.

No Grimm Brother's Tale: Sleep syndrome in Akmola Oblast
Dylan Benson and his wife, Robyn. Photo courtesy of o.canada.com
Canadian blogs of battle to save baby as wife dies

A Canadian whose brain-dead pregnant wife is being kept on life support until the birth of their baby is giving the public a glimpse of his very personal tragedy.

Canadian blogs of battle to save baby as wife dies
Dr Conrad Murray. ©Reuters/Robyn Beck/Pool
Michael Jackson doctor's conviction upheld

A California appeals court unanimously upheld Wednesday the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's former doctor, saying there was evidence of his guilt in the star's 2009 death.

Michael Jackson doctor's conviction upheld
Man's cockroach-in-the-ear agony Down Under
Man's cockroach-in-the-ear agony Down Under

A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.

Man's cockroach-in-the-ear agony Down Under
Sculptures of German composer Richard Wagner. ©Reuters/Michaela Rehle
Migraine secret of Wagner's opera

Repetitive migraines lie at the heart of "Siegfried," the second part of Richard Wagner's "Ring" trilogy of operas, German neurologists suggest.

Migraine secret of Wagner's opera
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'Time to die,' German clock told hospital patient

Doctors at a British hospital were startled when an upset patient told them that the clock in his ward had announced his time was up, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported on Thursday.

'Time to die,' German clock told hospital patient
©Reuters/Erik De Castro
'Dead' baby wakes at China funeral parlour before cremation

A Chinese baby boy who had been declared dead was saved from being cremated alive when he started crying at a funeral parlour, media reported Thursday.

'Dead' baby wakes at China funeral parlour before cremation
©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
British medics could face jail for patient neglect

British doctors and nurses who neglect their patients could be jailed under government proposals announced Saturday, in the wake of a scandal at a hospital where hundreds died after receiving appalling care.

British medics could face jail for patient neglect
Michael Jackson 'still loves me," says freed doctor
Michael Jackson 'still loves me," says freed doctor

Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray said Wednesday that the late pop icon still loves him, and would be appalled by fans who attack him over the star's 2009 death.

Michael Jackson 'still loves me," says freed doctor
China doctors protest after murder by patient: media
China doctors protest after murder by patient: media

Chinese hospital staff protested on Monday after a patient killed one doctor and wounded two more, local media said, in the latest violence to hit the country's overburdened medical sector.

China doctors protest after murder by patient: media
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday denounced the "unprecedented" violence in the Central African Republic, urging all sides to respect civilian safety and calling for urgent international aid.

MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites

Teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and a Congolese doctor dedicated to helping rape victims are the two most-hyped figures among pundits ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement.

Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'
MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot.

MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'
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Australian doctors call for ban on smacking kids

Australian doctors Friday called for the smacking of children by parents to be made illegal, saying it was too easy to blur the line between reasonable discipline and abuse.

Australian doctors call for ban on smacking kids
©REUTERS/Bob Strong
Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers

More than 150 doctors from the United States and Britain have written to President Barack Obama urging him to grant independent medical care to hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees.

Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers
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Kosovo officials suspected of trafficking human organs from Kazakhstan

Kosovo officials suspected of trafficking human organs from Kazakhstan

Kosovo officials suspected of trafficking human organs from Kazakhstan

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