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Study finds genetic cause for common heart ailment

A genetic variation doubles the risk of developing calcium deposits in the heart, a common condition that, in severe cases, can narrow or block the aorta.

Study finds genetic cause for common heart ailment
Almaty leads by number of complex surgeries in Kazakhstan
Almaty leads by number of complex surgeries in Kazakhstan

High-tech surgeries are held in all major hospitals of Almaty: medical expert.

Almaty leads by number of complex surgeries in Kazakhstan
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Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study

Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB.

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study
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Kazakhstan consdering 'golden hour' rule to save victims of accidents

The 'golden hour' rule applies to the time when victims of an accident are balancing between life and death and medical aid is most effective.

Kazakhstan consdering 'golden hour' rule to save victims of accidents
Gates urges polio eradication by 2018
Gates urges polio eradication by 2018

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.

Gates urges polio eradication by 2018
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Parkinson's disease surgeries will be made in Kazakhstan

A new approach to treatment of tremor and Parkinson's disease will be introduced in Kazakhstan.

Parkinson's disease surgeries will be made in Kazakhstan
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Nazarbayev instructs building normal kindergartens and schools instead of 'palaces'

Kazakhstan President has criticized construction of social facilities in Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev instructs building normal kindergartens and schools instead of 'palaces'
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Costs of Kazakhstan medical services will be made equal to those of foreign hospitals

The cost for treatment will be raised in Kazakhstan hospitals to the level of foreign medical facilities.

Costs of Kazakhstan medical services will be made equal to those of foreign hospitals
Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts
Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts

Brazil's economic capital Sao Paulo on Monday began mandatory detention of drug addicts for rehab, authorities said, amid rising worries over an epidemic of crack cocaine use.

Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts
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First coronary artery bypass surgery made in Pavlodar

The surgery was made in Pavlodar's new cardio-surgery center.

First coronary artery bypass surgery made in Pavlodar
US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead
US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead

A flu epidemic gripping the United States is more severe than usual, striking the elderly especially hard, health authorities said Friday as they also announced 29 child victims.

US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead
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Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry blacklists U.S., UK and China

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry warns of a spreading virus infections in several countries.

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry blacklists U.S., UK and China
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Sushi is dangerous, Kazakhstan's chief doctor says

Many seafood products, especially those used to make sushi, are used without thermal treatment, which makes them very dangerous for people's health: Zhandarbek Bekshin.

Sushi is dangerous, Kazakhstan's chief doctor says
French startup takes fork on road to health

If you come to a fork on the Internet, take it. It may end up being beneficial to your health.

French startup takes fork on road to health
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Neurosurgery Center of Kazakhstan National Medical Holding received European Grand-Prix for quality

Kazakhstan's scientific neurosurgery center of the National Medical Holding won an honorary award - the European Grand-Prix for Quality in medicine.

Neurosurgery Center of Kazakhstan National Medical Holding received European Grand-Prix for quality
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Maternal mortality dropped 3-fold in 5 years in Kazakhstan

According to the official statistics, maternal mortality went down almost 3-fold in the last 5 years in Kazakhstan, while infant mortality dropped 1.4-fold: press-service.

Maternal mortality dropped 3-fold in 5 years in Kazakhstan
Cardiac surgeon Yuriy Pya and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
All kinds of heart surgeries are available in Kazakhstan: Yuriy Pya

Chairman of the National Scientific Cardiac-Surgery Center Yuriy Pya assured President Nazarbayev that Kazakhstan people no longer had to go abroad for heart surgeries.

All kinds of heart surgeries are available in Kazakhstan: Yuriy Pya
Journal cautions on cannabis-based MS drug
Journal cautions on cannabis-based MS drug

There is no strong evidence for the efficacy of a cannabis-based drug used in Britain to treat muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

Journal cautions on cannabis-based MS drug
3 thousand people need kidney transplantation in Kazakhstan

We have no waitlists of those who require transplantation, as there are more and more patients every year; some of them die: expert.

3 thousand people need kidney transplantation in Kazakhstan
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Diabetes threshold exceeded in Kazakhstan

190,682 new diabetics were registered in Kazakhstan in the beginning of 2011.

Diabetes threshold exceeded in Kazakhstan

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