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Blues legend B.B. King leaves hospital
Blues legend B.B. King leaves hospital

American blues legend B.B. King, hospitalized reportedly for dehydration stemming from diabetes, said Tuesday he was better and going home.

Blues legend B.B. King leaves hospital
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Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

Coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts
Avril Lavigne feared 'dying' from Lyme disease
Avril Lavigne feared 'dying' from Lyme disease

Rocker Avril Lavigne has revealed that she was bedridden for five months due to Lyme disease and felt she was dying.

Avril Lavigne feared 'dying' from Lyme disease
Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in US
Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in US

Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, one of the symbols of the Woodstock generation, was in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital, according to her website.

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in US
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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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Britain's Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour with stress

One Direction star Zayn Malik quit the world tour of the British-Irish pop phenomenon due to stress, a spokesman for the band said.

Britain's Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour with stress
Condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee worsens: PM
Condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee worsens: PM

The health of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly six weeks in hospital, the government said.

Condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee worsens: PM
Hong Kong leader forced to speak on daughter's health
Hong Kong leader forced to speak on daughter's health

Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying was forced to make an official statement about his daughter's health she posted a number of alarming messages on her Facebook page.

Hong Kong leader forced to speak on daughter's health
Liberia leader hails Obama's 'extraordinary' Ebola efforts
Liberia leader hails Obama's 'extraordinary' Ebola efforts

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf praised President Barack Obama's "extraordinary" leadership in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Liberia leader hails Obama's 'extraordinary' Ebola efforts
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One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO
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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
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Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement denounced a series of violent attacks on its volunteers battling the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea

Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea
Stephen Tull of UN and UNDP. Photo courtesy of KAZNMU of S.Asfendiyarov press office
UN opens GDO in Almaty; More UN agencies want hub offices in Kazakhstan

UN agencies are interested in opening hub offices in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

UN opens GDO in Almaty; More UN agencies want hub offices in Kazakhstan
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Suicidal youth not taken seriously in Kazakhstan: UNICEF

A quarter of Kazakhstani teenagers who committed suicide had talked about it before the actual act with their friends or family.

Suicidal youth not taken seriously in Kazakhstan: UNICEF
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome

A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, giving him a need to exert "extreme control".

Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome
Special Representative for the Ebola Response Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS
WHO names Ebola response chief

The World Health Organization said it had appointed its assistant director-general Bruce Aylward to head its overall response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.

WHO names Ebola response chief
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late singing legend Whitney Houston. © Reuters
Whitney Houston's daughter 'fighting for life'

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late singing legend Whitney Houston, was fighting for her life after she was pulled unconscious from a bathtub.

Whitney Houston's daughter 'fighting for life'
Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine
Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine

President Barack Obama unveiled plans to plow $215 million into "precision medicine" research.

Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine