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US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
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.

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
60 families have kids via surrogacy in Almaty yearly
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.

60 families have kids via surrogacy in Almaty yearly
Vladislav Fertikh with wife. Photo by Marat Abilov©
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.

Kazakhstan's patient with artificial heart gets married
Photo courtesy of healthcave.com
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.

Dementia costlier than cancer, heart disease: study
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry makes rating of fatal diseases

A rating of the most hazardous fatal diseases has been made in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry makes rating of fatal diseases
Akhmetov wants Kazakhstan to have enough cardiac surgeons in 2 years
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.

Akhmetov wants Kazakhstan to have enough cardiac surgeons in 2 years
A new hospital in Almaty. Photo by Assemgul Kassenova©
Almaty opens clinic, five more to go

Besides, around 20 old hospitals will be demolished and new buildings will be erected to replace them.

Almaty opens clinic, five more to go
©REUTERS
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.

Scientists unravel genetic code of oesophageal cancer
©RIA Novosti
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.

Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita
Photo courtesy of jomo.com
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.

Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study
©REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
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.

New study questions vitamin D supplements in pregnancy
©REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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.

Parental concerns rise over HPV vaccine: study
French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
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.

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
©REUTERS
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.

Saudi death from SARS-like virus: WHO
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
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.

Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
©REUTERS/Susana Vera
Downturn threatens Europe's life expectancy gains: WHO

Gains in life expectancy across Europe could be reversed if cash-strapped governments cut health budgets.

Downturn threatens Europe's life expectancy gains: WHO
©REUTERS
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.

First donor kidney transplantation made in South Kazakhstan
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
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.

Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical market to grow 15 percent in 2013
©REUTERS
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.

New drug said to reduce heart damage during surgery
What have we learnt from SARS?
What have we learnt from SARS?

A decade ago, a highly contagious and deadly new illness sent people worldwide scrambling to cancel flights and holidays as schools closed and sales of surgical masks spiked.

What have we learnt from SARS?