US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications.
60 families have kids via surrogacy in Almaty yearly Kazakhstan's Family Law is the most democratic one in the world: Director of the Reproductive Medicine Institute.
Kazakhstan's patient with artificial heart gets married People who had surgeries on artificial heart implantation gathered in Astana to discuss problems of chronic cardiac insufficiency.
Dementia costlier than cancer, heart disease: study Dementia costs more each year in the United States than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ranging from $157 billion to $215 billion.
Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry makes rating of fatal diseases A rating of the most hazardous fatal diseases has been made in Kazakhstan.
Akhmetov wants Kazakhstan to have enough cardiac surgeons in 2 years Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov instructed to tackle the deficit of cardiac surgeons within two years.
Almaty opens clinic, five more to go Besides, around 20 old hospitals will be demolished and new buildings will be erected to replace them.
Scientists unravel genetic code of oesophageal cancer Scientists said Sunday they had found mutations in 26 genes that may cause oesophageal cancer, a breakthrough they hope will lead to new drugs for the deadly and increasingly frequent disease.
Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita Kazakhstan anti-smoking coalition supports draft law banning tobacco sales within 500m from educational, healthcare and sport facilities.
Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis.
New study questions vitamin D supplements in pregnancy Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child's bone health, in contrast to guidelines in some countries.
Parental concerns rise over HPV vaccine: study A growing number of US parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer.
French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS.
Saudi death from SARS-like virus: WHO A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine.
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking Quitting smoking sharply reduces the risk of heart disease -- even if kicking the habit comes along with a few extra pounds.
Downturn threatens Europe's life expectancy gains: WHO Gains in life expectancy across Europe could be reversed if cash-strapped governments cut health budgets.
First donor kidney transplantation made in South Kazakhstan A donor kidney has been transplanted to a patient with renal failure for the first time in South Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical market to grow 15 percent in 2013 The volume of Kazakhstan pharmaceutical market makes $1.2 billion; it has been maintaining an upward trend for several years already.
New drug said to reduce heart damage during surgery A single dose of an experimental anti-inflammatory treatment reduces heart muscle damage during an angioplasty operation to open blocked arteries.
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