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Methadone linked to 30 percent of painkiller overdoses

The prescription drug methadone is linked to over 30 percent of painkiller overdose deaths, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Tuesday.

Methadone linked to 30 percent of painkiller overdoses
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Study shows spanking boosts odds of mental illness

People who were hit or spanked as children face higher odds of mental ailments as adults, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse.

Study shows spanking boosts odds of mental illness
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More than 80 people develop cancer in Kazakhstan daily

More than 30 thousand people develop different types of cancer in Kazakhstan annually. This makes more than 80 people a day.

More than 80 people develop cancer in Kazakhstan daily
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Every third woman over 50 years old has breast cancer condition in Astana

1209 patients out of 4000 women who underwent medical examination suffer precancerous lesion or breast cancer in Astana.

Every third woman over 50 years old has breast cancer condition in Astana
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New heart surgery method introduced in Kazakhstan

Italian experts performed a master-class on transcatheter implantation of heart valves.

New heart surgery method introduced in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan deputy failed to save any money with energy-saving light bulbs
Kazakhstan deputy failed to save any money with energy-saving light bulbs

I used them in my apartment for a whole year. I put them in all rooms, but I haven't registered any saving: Majilis deputy Maira Aissina.

Kazakhstan deputy failed to save any money with energy-saving light bulbs
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Sex reassignment surgery costs around $3000 in Kazakhstan

According to Dzharbussynov Scientific Center of Urinology, 12 people (8 men and 4 women) have applied to the Center for such surgery in 20 years.

Sex reassignment surgery costs around $3000 in Kazakhstan
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860 people applied for aid after tick bites in South Kazakhstan oblast

860 people applied for aid after having been bitten by ticks in South Kazakhstan oblast, Otyrar channel reports.

860 people applied for aid after tick bites in South Kazakhstan oblast
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PHOTO: Kazakhstan gets its first ambulance bus

The first ambulance bus was presented in the National Center of Medical Aviation and Emergency Ambulance.

PHOTO: Kazakhstan gets its first ambulance bus
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Construction of 100 hospitals to complete in 2017

The program of construction of 100 hospitals will be completed in 2017: Healthcare Minister.

Construction of 100 hospitals to complete in 2017
Roza Kuanyshbekova. Photo courtesy of respublica-kaz.info
Almaty Road Police learns to render medical aid to injured in road traffic accidents

Almaty Road policemen will learn to render basic medical aid to persons injured in road traffic accidents.

Almaty Road Police learns to render medical aid to injured in road traffic accidents
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Kazakhstan lacks sperm donors

It will be impossible to find a healthy sperm donor in Kazakhstan in 20 years, if the current ecological situation doesn't improve.

Kazakhstan lacks sperm donors
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Every 5th Kazakh drinks alcohol regularly

Almost 20 percent of Kazakhstani people regularly drink much alcohol.

Every 5th Kazakh drinks alcohol regularly
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
German journalists asked Nazarbayev about his health

German journalists asked Nursultan Nazarbayev about his health.

German journalists asked Nazarbayev about his health
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3 pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1 in Kazakhstan

Three cases of H1N1 swine flu have been confirmed in South Kazakhstan.

3 pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1 in Kazakhstan
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Chronic fatigue scourges Kazakhstan

Medicin Britain talk about new epidemic – the epidemic of chronic fatigue. How many exactly in Kazakhstan suffer from this illness – no one researched, but such problem does exist.

Chronic fatigue scourges Kazakhstan
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Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan

49,984 people are registered as drug addicts including 4,595 women and 3,071 children.

Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan
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Birth rate increased and mortality went down in Kazakhstan

The 15th meeting of the National Health Protection Coordination Council covered prevention of chronic non-contagious diseases.

Birth rate increased and mortality went down in Kazakhstan
Protopriest Maksim Obukhov. Photo courtesy of 1tv.ru
Kazakhstan to have Orthodox women clinics

The key difference of the Orthodox women clinics from regular once is impossibility to schedule an abortion unless the pregnancy poses a threat to the mother’s life.

Kazakhstan to have Orthodox women clinics
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Bolat Otarbayev©
Nazarbayev visited cardiosurgery center in Astana

The new center is the sixth and final facility of the medical claster. It should become the brand of the country’s cardiosurgery.

Nazarbayev visited cardiosurgery center in Astana