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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde. ©REUTERS
IMF policies criticised over Ebola outbreak

IMF policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak.

IMF policies criticised over Ebola outbreak
India's Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for infection
India's Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for infection

The head of India's opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has been hospitalised for a respiratory infection, her party said on Friday.

India's Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for infection
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Artificial blood from petroleum products to be produced in Kazakhstan

Scientists from Kazakhstan have developed a new method of production of artificial blood from petroleum products.

Artificial blood from petroleum products to be produced in Kazakhstan
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Medical tourism - growing sector in Kazakhstan

Medical tourism is a growing sector in Kazakhstan with more than 800 foreign nationals coming to the country to be treated, including from the US, Japan and Italy.

Medical tourism - growing sector in Kazakhstan
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens

Sierra Leone said it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Young chess player Babisara Asaubayev ©astana.gov.kz
Most promising young Kazakh athletes

Kazakhstan's sport is on the rise with many promising young athletes already winning serious international competitions.

Most promising young Kazakh athletes
During the transplantation © ktk.kz
Kazakh scientists transplant cow skin on human

Kazakh scientists have demonstrated their new method of healing wounds, burns and other skin defects using cow skin transplants.

Kazakh scientists transplant cow skin on human
Pele thanks well-wishers in video, says recovering
Pele thanks well-wishers in video, says recovering

Brazilian soccer legend Pele said he was recovering from the kidney ailment which has forced him to spend the past 11 days in hospital, thanking well-wishers for their support.

Pele thanks well-wishers in video, says recovering
Karachaganak. Tengrinews file photo
Mass poisoning in western Kazakhstan: KPO denies breaching environmental standards

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. denies breaching environemtal standards in recent hospitalization of children in Berezovka village, several kilometers away from Karachaganak oil and gas field in Kazakhstan.

Mass poisoning in western Kazakhstan: KPO denies breaching environmental standards
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Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study

Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health.

Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study
©Roza Yessenkulova
Kazakh businessmen send generator to Kyrgyz hospital after doctors perform open heart surgery with no electricity

Kazakh businessmen have raised money for a generator and sent the equipment to the Kyrgyz hospital, where doctors had to scandalously make a open heart surgery during an blackout.

Kazakh businessmen send generator to Kyrgyz hospital after doctors perform open heart surgery with no electricity
World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS
WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

The WHO introduced new cervical cancer guidelines, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.

WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous -- and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages.

Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
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Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer

International researchers said they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide may also prevent some kinds of cancers.

Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer
Children at the hospital. © mgorod.kz
29 school students and teachers faint one after another in Western Kazakhstan

25 school children and 4 teachers fainted in a Western Kazakhstan village school one after another.

29 school students and teachers faint one after another in Western Kazakhstan
New bird flu case in Netherlands
New bird flu case in Netherlands

Dutch authorities reported a new outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm, but could not say if it was the worrying new strain detected elsewhere in the country.

New bird flu case in Netherlands
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Sale of antibiotics may be restricted in Kazakhstan

Many people in Kazakhstan are relying on self-treatment and purchase antibiotics in next door pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. The Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan is proposing to restrict the sale of antibiotics in Kazakhstan.

Sale of antibiotics may be restricted in Kazakhstan
Football: Pele in 'special care' as condition worsens - hospital
Football: Pele in 'special care' as condition worsens - hospital

Brazil great Pele, 74, was taken into a "special care" unit in a Sao Paulo hospital after his health worsened, three days after being admitted with a urinary infection.

Football: Pele in 'special care' as condition worsens - hospital
Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up
Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up

British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers