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These Are the 10 Best International Airports
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Tkaczyk / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Hamas Takes a Step Away from Isolation, With a Long Way Left to Go
In the decade since the militant group Hamas waged civil war with its rival Fatah political party, the stateless Palestinians have been left without a unified voice on the world stage. Now, that might be about to change. Over the weekend Hamas took a step toward unity by agreeing to elections in Gaza and the West Bank, raising the prospect of reunification after ten years of squabbling and violence. Few think the political split is over for good, but Hamas’ move reflects a desire by the group to come in from the cold — and creates a chance to ease the plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians living under an Israe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized Middle East Source Type: news

Sudan: Tens of Thousands Affected By Cholera, Heavy Rains
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Over 30,700 cases of acute watery diarrhoea were reported throughout the country, reports Federal Ministry of Health. Almost 64,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods throughout the country. According to UNHCR there are over 424,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. And the Qatar Fund for Development donates $70million towards development projects in Darfur, reports the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest biweekly bulletin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A five-year time trend analysis of road traffic injuries [RTIS] and deaths among infants and toddlers in Qatar (Safety-2016 abstract #916) - Consunji R, Mehmood A, Irfan F, Abdelhamid R, Peralta R, El-Menyar A, Allen KA, Malik S, Al-Thani H, Hyder AA.
This study aimed to document and analyse the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A one year study of road traffic deaths and injuries in Qatar to guide policies to reduce mortality and morbidity (Safety-2016 abstract #527) - Tallon L, Consunji R.
This study will collect and analyse key sources of RTI data from Hamad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Implications of marking regional and global road safety events 2014-2015 on multisectoral collaboration in Qatar (Safety-2016 abstract #766) - Al-Thani H, Abdelhamid R, Mollazehi M.
Background Marking of the global and sub-regional road safety events at the national level is one of the recommendations of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to increase the awareness of risk factors and the need for enhanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

The disproportionate risk of young drivers for road traffic injury and fatality in Qatar: evidence for policy (Safety-2016 abstract #868) - Awadalla M, Tallon L, Peralta R, El-Menyar A, Al-Thani H, Consunji R.
Background Road traffic injury (RTI) rates have been decreasing1 but are still the leading cause of death in Qatar.2,3 Young drivers (age less than 30) were identified as high-risk for RTI4,5 in Qatar but a systematic review of evidence is needed. Method... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child restraint use in the state of Qatar: findings from an observational study (Safety-2016 abstract #922) - Consunji R, Allen KA, Peralta R, Abdelhamid R, Malik S, Mehmood A, Hyder AA.
Background Properly used child restraints have been shown to reduce serious death and road traffic injuries to children under 5 years by 80 to 90%. Yet such use remains low around the world. In Qatar, a high-income developing country, child restraint use i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Educating Qatar's communities about child passenger safety (CPS) (Safety-2016 abstract #648) - Gibson J.
Background Qatar is a rapidly developing country with the majority of its multi-cultural population living in the State's capital, Doha. Car use is high and accidents common. Families are large, on average, and the use of child passenger restraint systems ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The patriarchal bargain in a context of rapid changes to normative gender roles: young Arab women's role conflict in Qatar - James-Hawkins L, Qutteina Y, Yount KM.
Social norms in patriarchal countries in the Middle East are changing at differing rates. In Qatar, expectations about education have shifted, and women's participation in higher education is normative. However, women's participation in the workforce remai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Qatar Blockade Evinces Vulnerability of Helium Supply
Scientific users had braced for another helium shortage, but many have turned to new technologies to reduce their needs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of time loss groin injuries in a men's professional football league: a 2-year prospective study of 17 clubs and 606 players - Mosler AB, Weir A, Eirale C, Farooq A, Thorborg K, Whiteley RJ, H ӧlmich P, Crossley KM.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Groin injury epidemiology has not previously been examined in an entire professional football (soccer) league. We recorded and characterised time loss groin injuries sustained in the Qatar Stars League. METHODS: Male players were ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Report: Intuitive Surgical won ’ t sell in Pakistan until da Vinci devices back on line
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) is reportedly refusing to sell any more of its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery platforms in Pakistan until the two it’s already got on the market there are brought back on line. The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation in Karachi asked to acquire a da Vinci system, according to The News of Pakistan, but Intuitive Surgical refused until a pair of disused da Vincis at other hospitals in Karachi are made operable again. Intuitive said the already-installed systems at the Civil Hospital and the Government Qatar Hospital must stay on line for at least a year before it will s...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical Source Type: news

Qatar blockade highlights fragility of helium supply
Exclusive news-analysis piece looks at the future of helium cryogenics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 30, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Richard Clarke Source Type: news

Flash Physics: X-rays reveal virus structure, Qatar blockade could affect helium supplies, LISA gets go-ahead
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 22, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Sarah Tesh Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar
Between 21 April and 29 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 25 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six fatal cases. On 16 May 2017, the IHR NFP of the United Arab Emirates reported two (2) additional case of MERS-CoV. On 23 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS-CoV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Why This Girl Opened A New Toy -- And Found A Pregnancy Test Instead
A new video from Save The Children is bringing attention to the alarming reality of underage pregnancy worldwide. Released on Wednesday, the video features a young girl unboxing what she thinks is a new doll ― and finding a pregnancy test instead. “I don’t know what this is,” the girl says, pulling out the test. “It says pregnant, not pregnant.”  “Every two seconds, a girl around the world gives birth,” she reads off a card in the box. “Girls can have babies?” she asks. The girl’s reaction in the video was not staged, according to the group. Ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Road traffic fatalities in Qatar, Jordan and the UAE: estimates using regression analysis and the relationship with economic growth - Bener A, Hussain SJ, Al-Malki M, Shotar MM, Al-Said MF, Jadaan KS.
Smeed's equation is a widely used model for prediction of traffic fatalities but has been inadequate for use in developing countries. We applied regression analysis to time-series data on vehicles, exponential models for fatality prediction, producing an a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Metabolon CEO talks move into Middle East
Research Triangle Park-based Metabolon, Inc. is expanding into the Middle East. The company announced Wednesday that it has inked a collaboration agreement with the Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar (ADLQ) and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) that will see Metabolon’s metabolomics platform used in ADLQ’s laboratory in Doha. The platform will be used to serve both academic and nonprofit organizations, according to Metabolon, with those organizations based in 13 countries around the region. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Metabolon CEO talks move into Middle East
Research Triangle Park-based Metabolon, Inc. is expanding into the Middle East. The company announced Wednesday that it has inked a collaboration agreement with the Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar (ADLQ) and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) that will see Metabolon’s metabolomics platform used in ADLQ’s laboratory in Doha. The platform will be used to serve both academic and nonprofit organizations, according to Metabolon, with those organizations based in 13 countries around the region. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Between 18 March and 20 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 13 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two fatal cases. On 18 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Building process safety culture at Texas A & M University at Qatar: a case study on experimental research - Olewski T, Ahammad M, Quraishy S, Gan N, Vechot L.
Over the last few years, the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive safety culture in the process industry and its impact on the safety performances of a company have strongly been emphasized by regulatory institutions, academia and very imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 21 March 2017 the national IHR focal point of Qatar reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Underage driving and seat-belt use of high school teenagers in Qatar - Shaaban K, Hassan HM.
This study aims to investigate the rate of und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What People in the Healthiest Countries in the World Eat for Breakfast
If you’re ready to break out of your breakfast routine, you might want to take a trip — at least, a virtual one — around the globe. Every year, using a variety of factors, researchers release a list ranking the healthiest countries in the world; the most recent list includes Qatar, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Iceland and Singapore. In partnership with Tropicana, we talked to some of the most popular bloggers in those countries and asked them about typical breakfast foods where they live. So if you’ve made it a resolution to eat better and have more variety in your diet in the new year, take a look a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sample List of SPM/S4PM Members Outside the USA
Below is a sample listing of members from outside the USA who represent over 10% of our total membership: Name Country Mayank Agarwal India Ture Ålander Sweden Luciana Alves Brazil Han Joo Baek South Korea Christine Bienvenu Switzerland Hayman Buwan Canada Saby Camacho Mexico Vanessa Carter South Africa Javier Contreras Spain Marc de San Pedro Catalonia / Spain Mark Duman UK Brenda Dunn New Zealand Uri Goren Israel Sabrina Hasham Canada Laurie Hendren Canada Liam Herlihy Ireland David-Zacharie Issom Switzerland Kathy Kastner Canada Luis Luque Qatar Lyubov Lytvyn Norway Amy...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Book Review Source Type: news

S4PM as an International Society
Antarctica appears to be the only continent not represented by the Society for Participatory Medicine’s (S4PM) membership.  We’re fortunate having like-minded members from: Brazil Canada Germany India Ireland Israel Japan Mexico New Zealand Norway Philippines Qatar Romania South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland UK as part of our growing member base to provide diverse perspectives on successful participatory medicine. This month’s newsletter celebrates this international asset with an eye toward growing our membership base outside the USA.  Based on input I received asking for stories and testim...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter International Members participatory medicine Source Type: news

Exenatide-Pioglitazone Combo Tops Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Exenatide-Pioglitazone Combo Tops Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes
The combination lowers HbA1c more effectively with less weight gain and hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients poorly controlled on metformin plus a sulfonylurea in the Qatar study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reliability, validity and factorial structure of the Arabic version of the international suicide prevention trial (InterSePT) scale for suicidal thinking in schizophrenia patients in Doha, Qatar - Hammoudeh S, Ghuloum S, Mahfoud Z, Opler M, Khan A, Yehya A, Abdulhakam A, Al-Mujalli A, Hani Y, Elsherbiny R, Al-Amin H.
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are known to have higher rates of mortality and morbidity when compared to the general population. Suicidality is a major contributor to increased mortality. The International Suicide Prevention Trial (InterSePT) Sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

What's driving the worldwide obesity epidemic?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Feature] Qatar's genome effort slowly gears up
Like neighboring Saudi Arabia, the small, oil- and gas-rich country of Qatar has ambitious plans to sequence the DNA of many thousands of its citizens, hoping ultimately to provide them with better health care. The Qatar Genome Programme (QGP) announced in late 2013 set a controversial goal of sequencing the complete genomes of all 300,000 native Qataris. QGP collaborators have now sequenced the full genomes of 3000 generally healthy citizens for a pilot project. Local and expat researchers from Qatari institutions are planning more than a dozen studies based on these initial DNA sequences, which were completed in June. Bu...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jocelyn Kaiser Source Type: news

Could wearable devices change practice of radiology?
CHICAGO - Wearable visual overlay devices such as Google Glass and Microsoft's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology Sonivate points finger toward future of ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Results from Qatar's 2016 Active Healthy Kids Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth - Al-Kuwari MG, Ibrahim IA, Hammadi EM, Reilly JJ.
BACKGROUND: The first Qatar Active Healthy Kids (QAHK) Report Card was developed in 2015-2016. It is a synthesis of the available evidence on physical activity in children and youth in the state of Qatar-an assessment of the state of the nation. The report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study Measures Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a global health concern. EMS systems around the world face challenges in terms of increasing workload and limited resources. Cardiac arrest registries can play an important role in helping to drive policy and improve outcomes for OHCA. In 2010, the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network (CRN) was established in collaboration with countries across Asia, including Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE-Dubai. The CRN has since expanded to include China, India, Pakistan, UAE-Abu Dhabi, Vietnam, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Qata...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marcus Eng Hock Ong Tags: International Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Vygon Group Joins Forces with EFCNI to Mark 8th World Prematurity Day
Ecouen, France, November 16, 2016 – Vygon, the specialist single-use medical devices group, is holding a number of awareness-raising events to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. For the second year running, Vygon is a bronze partner of EFCNI. This year sees an enhanced program and increased involvement for the group. Fifteen million infants are born prematurely each year. World Prematurity Day provides an opportunity to raise worldwide awareness of the challenges of preterm birth through a range of events taking place in hospitals.   “Vygon shares the values advocated by EFCNI. It strives to de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news

Vygon Group Joins Forces with EFCNI to Mark 8th World Prematurity Day
Ecouen, France, November 16, 2016 – Vygon, the specialist single-use medical devices group, is holding a number of awareness-raising events to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. For the second year running, Vygon is a bronze partner of EFCNI. This year sees an enhanced program and increased involvement for the group. Fifteen million infants are born prematurely each year. World Prematurity Day provides an opportunity to raise worldwide awareness of the challenges of preterm birth through a range of events taking place in hospitals.   “Vygon shares the values advocated by EFCNI. It strives to de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news

A review of cyberbullying legislation in Qatar: considerations for policy makers and educators - Foody M, Samara M, El Asam A, Morsi H, Khattab A.
Cyberbullying is a worldwide problem affecting mental health, education, safety and general well-being for individuals across the globe. Despite the widespread availability of the Internet, research into prevalence rates of cyberbullying in Qatar is lackin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PACS can shorten hospital stays, but challenges remain
PACS not only improves efficiency and clinical decision-making but also shortens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East Support grows for more rigorous training on dose Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally – Part 1
Dark pollution clouds over Cairo. Credit: Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani/IPS.By Martin KhorPENANG, Nov 11 2016 (IPS)New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change.   Air pollution has emerged as a leading cause of deaths and serious ailments in the world.  Emissions that cause air pollution and are Greenhouse Gases are also the main factor causing climate change.Therefore, drastically reducing air pollution should now be treated as a top priority.The seriousness of this problem was highlighted by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Environment Headlines Health air pollution Indoor air quality World Health Organization Source Type: news

Qatar's school safety program: applying Safe System principles - Marsh F, de Roos M, Webster R.
Children's safety is a priority outside schools where there is often a mix of vulnerable road users and high numbers of vehicles. This paper outlines some of the issues presented by schools in Qatar and provides an overview of how the Safe System approach ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Child discipline in Qatar and Palestine: a comparative study of ICAST-R - Eldeeb N, Halileh S, Alyafei KA, Ghandour R, Dargham S, Giacaman R, Kamal M, Imseeh S, Korayem M, Nasr S, Mahfoud Z, Abu-Rmeileh N, Mahmoud MH, Tawfik H, Lynch MA, Mian M.
To compare the nature and determinants of child discipline in Qatar and Palestine among young adults through retrospective survey to develop legislation, policies and interventions for effective prevention of child maltreatment, and educational materials t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Qatar – fighting for rights and decent working conditions
It was a pleasure to meet representatives of Building and Woodworkers International – including their general secretary Ambet Yuson – yesterday to discuss their impressive work campaigning for workers in Qatar. At present working in construction in Qatar is one of the world’s most dangerous professions, and the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, taking place in the emirate, has highlighted that fact. The country is undergoing a building frenzy, with eight new football stadiums and 54 team camps being built alongside vast infrastructure work – they’re even building a new city to host the final....
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Children in the Syrian Civil War
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health) Since 2011 the Syrian Civil War has led to one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in history. In a study conducted by pediatricians from Belgium, Egypt, Qatar and Turkey, the impact of the conflict on the familial, educational, and public health state of 1001 Syrian children was assessed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Maverick Publishing Specialists to launch two new service packages (and announce new Associates) at this year ’s Frankfurt Book Fair
Maverick Publishing Specialists, the specialist strategic consultancy and outsource services company for the publishing industry, today announced that in conjunction with Lettie Y. Conrad Consultancy, they will be launching two new specialist publisher support packages at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. And in related news, Maverick will also be unveiling 3 new Associates who are joining the ranks of their worldwide consultancy team. Maverick have established 5 bespoke “turn key” support services in the areas of Marketing, Market Research, Content Management and Supplier / Vendor selection that are alrea...
Source: News from STM - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Public services campaign making its mark, NEC hears
UNISON’s current campaign to build support for public services among members, the general public and politicians is resonating with people the union has never reached before, the national executive council heard this morning. The Public Services Champions campaign follows a decision at the union’s national delegate conference in June, and has “touched a nerve” with members who see the union speaking up for them “in the worst of political circumstances”, the meeting heard. Launched at the Labour Party conference in September, the campaign is currently raising awareness of how vital public...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News Derby Durham executive Industrial action national executive council NEC public service champions public services Source Type: news

Qatar University Library Strengthens Functionality of its Institutional Repository Through Elsevier ’s ScienceDirect APIs
Qatar University Library and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced their collaboration to maximize visibility, impact and dissemination of articles published by QU faculty and researchers. Through Elsevier’s ScienceDirect APIs, QUL’s institutional repository (QSpace) now receives an automated feed of metadata, abstracts and embargo end date information for all articles published in Elsevier journals by QatarUniversity authors. In addition, QSpace is the first institutional repository to use DSpace plug-ins which have been devel...
Source: News from STM - October 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Making Policy out of Scientific Bricks, not Straw
Zakri Abdul Hamid is science advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, serves on the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board, and on the Governing Council of a new UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. He co-chairs Malaysia's Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council, and was the founding Chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesBy Zakri Abdul HamidKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 3 2016 (IPS)Given the enormity of the challenges confronting humanity, the world’s investment in science, technology and innovation is woefully inadequate. That was a key...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zakri Abdul Hamid Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Energy Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Health system response and adaptation to the largest sandstorm in the Middle East - Irfan FB, Pathan SA, Bhutta ZA, Abbasy ME, Elmoheen A, Elsaeidy AM, Tariq T, Hugelmeyer CD, Dardouri H, Bad Shah NB, Daniel CY, Silva AD, Farook KS, Sharma Y, Thomas SH.
The State of Qatar experienced a sandstorm on the night of April 1, 2015, lasting approximately 12 hours, with winds of more than 100 km/h and average particulate matter of approximately 10 μm in diameter. The emergency department (ED) of the main tertiar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news