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Sole survivor in Kazakhstan's plane crash undergoes five surgeries

The only survivor in the AN-2 plane crash in Zhambyl Oblast, Kazakhstan, Asem Shayakhmetova has had five surgeries from on January 27-29, 2015.

Sole survivor in Kazakhstan's plane crash undergoes five surgeries
Super Bowl alert after measles outbreak warning in Arizona
Super Bowl alert after measles outbreak warning in Arizona

Health authorities in Arizona are on alert after warning that 1,000 people may have been exposed to a measles outbreak as the US state prepares to host this weekend's Super Bowl.

Super Bowl alert after measles outbreak warning in Arizona
WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes
WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes

The World Health Organization's chief admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future.

WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes
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
Disneyland measles outbreak puts California on alert
Disneyland measles outbreak puts California on alert

California is battling a surge of measles cases clustered around the famous Disneyland theme park, despite the virus being all but eliminated in the United States.

Disneyland measles outbreak puts California on alert
World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost
World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost

The World Bank trimmed its estimates of the economic damage of the Ebola epidemic.

World Bank trims estimate of Ebola economic cost
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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.

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Kalachi - Kazakhstani village where sleep is nightmare
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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014

China diagnosed 104,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2014, highlighting growth in infections in the country despite a comparatively low overall rate.

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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014
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Diabetes leads to 5,000 amputations annually in Kazakhstan

Diabetes often causes complications that lead to nearly 5,000 amputations every year in Kazakhstan.

Diabetes leads to 5,000 amputations annually in Kazakhstan
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs.

New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
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New Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development appointed in Kazakhstan

Alexey Tsoy has been appointed the new Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development in Kazakhstan.

New Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development appointed in Kazakhstan
Malaysian PM suffers bacterial infection after flood tour
Malaysian PM suffers bacterial infection after flood tour

Malaysian Prime Minister has contracted a bacterial infection and is resting at home after touring districts hit by the country's worst flooding in decades.

Malaysian PM suffers bacterial infection after flood tour
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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' stars team up in Ebola video

Jennifer Lawrence says she'd be fine if she got Ebola, in a video that encourages Americans to focus more on West Africans far more likely to die from the dreaded virus.

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' stars team up in Ebola video
China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises
China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises

A man has died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in eastern China, at the end of a year in which cases of the virus have accelerated.

China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises
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Majilis ratifies OIE office on FMD in Astana

The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament - the Majilis - has approved the draft law establishing an OIE office on FMD in Astana.

Majilis ratifies OIE office on FMD in Astana
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. ©REUTERS
Ex-president Bush expected to leave hospital soon

Former US president George H.W. Bush will stay at a Texas hospital through the weekend after experiencing breathing problems.

Ex-president Bush expected to leave hospital soon
Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message
Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute in her annual Christmas Day broadcast to the "selflessness" of medical staff and aid workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.

Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message
Ex-president Bush spends another night in Texas hospital: spokesman
Ex-president Bush spends another night in Texas hospital: spokesman

Former president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems.

Ex-president Bush spends another night in Texas hospital: spokesman
Jaw reconstruction surgery. Photo ©  Alisher Akhmetov
More Kazakhstanis to seek medical help in South Korea with visa free regime

The visa free regime between South Korea and Kazakhstan will increase the flow of health tourists in 2015.

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More Kazakhstanis to seek medical help in South Korea with visa free regime
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside.

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia