Men's high jump gold shared, setting off jubilant celebration
Told by a rules official that they could share gold instead of having a jump-off, Qatar high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Receives a Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister, Lidia Cardoso, on Tuesday night received a million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, which arrived at Maputo International Airport on board an aircraft of Qatar Airways. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kheiron, Medtech bring Mia to Qatar
Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kheiron rolls out Mia software in UAE Kheiron brings Mia to Australia, New Zealand Kheiron launches AI software for breast cancer screening Kheiron gets funding to test deep-learning mammo software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Analysis of traffic crashes and violations in a developing country - Shaaban K, Siam A, Badran A.
Traffic safety is a major public health concern in Qatar, a developing country in the Middle East. The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of traffic violations and crashes in Qatar, identify their trends, and describe the patterns... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Public transportation usage in a hot climate developing country - Shaaban K, Siam A.
Qatar is one of the most car-dependent countries in the Middle East, and fewer people use public transportation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the public bus ridership in the country during the period from 2012 to 2016. The relationship betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Newspaper depiction of mental and physical health in Qatar - Elzamzamy K, Alsiddiqi A, Khalil A, Elamin H, Abdul Karim M, Wadoo O.
This study provides an overview of the extent, nature and quality of reporting on mental health compared with physical health in Qatari newspapers. We analysed 1274 news reports from daily newspapers in Qatar. The majority of the articles provided general ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Qatar to drop quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arab participation in global genomic study could lead to new therapies for COVID patients
(Qatar Foundation) Researchers from Qatar, alongside researchers from 24 other countries, contributed to the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative large analysis identifying genetic markers for COVID risks, published today in Nature. The results of the analysis will enable genetic tests to predict the course of the disease, potential targeted therapies and drug repurposing to treat new infections and " long COVID " . It is the latest milestone establishing Qatar as a leading regional center for genomics research and precision medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flaws in Asia ’s Pearl
In March 2021, the UN Human Rights Council was given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Meanwhile, Western nations taking a cue from the Human Rights Council’s highly critical resolution on Sri Lanka appear to be tightening the noose. Credit: UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. By Neville de SilvaLONDON, Jul 5 2021 (IPS) For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is unt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neville de Silva Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

USMNT's Compressed Road to the 2022 World Cup Is Set
The seven opponents the U.S. will play in a 14-game qualifying round are now known—and so is the path to Qatar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatar used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions to jihadists in Syria, court papers allege
Qatar allegedly used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to the Nusra Front group in Syria, The Times newspaper... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East ’s Aster DM Healthcare announces partnership with Roche Diagnostics
The agreement will focus on improving solutions across Aster ’s entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, and Oman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Rattles FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers - CAF Postpones June Fixtures
[Namibia Economist] The race for the Qatar 2022 World Cup for African nations have been dealt with a blow as the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) committee decided to postpone the qualifiers, that was to be played in June 2021, a statement released by CAF Thursday said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find
Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Lancet, The (Journal) New England Journal of Medicine Israel Qatar your-feed-health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offers strong protection against key variants of concern, real-world data from Qatar shows
The findings back up laboratory tests that had suggested the vaccine would protect against variants first identified in South Africa and Britain. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Emergency medical services (EMS) transportation of trauma patients by geographic locations and in-hospital outcomes: experience from Qatar - Al-Thani H, Mekkodathil A, Hertelendy AJ, Howland I, Frazier T, El-Menyar A.
BACKGROUND: Prehospital care provided by emergency medical services (EMS) plays an important role in improving patient outcomes. Globally, prehospital care varies across countries and even within the same country by the geographic location and access to me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Screening for antenatal depression and its determinants among pregnant women in Qatar: revisiting the biopsychosocial model - Naja S, Al Kubaisi N, Singh R, Abdalla H, Bougmiza I.
BACKGROUND: Screening for antenatal depression and its determinants is highly recommended. However, there is no consensus on a standard conceptual framework to approach pregnant women in a primary health care setting. The prevalence of antenatal depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia will join the United States, Canada, Norway, and Qatar in forming a new platform for oil and gas producers to discuss how...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sale of building to Qatar deepens Carnegie rifts
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Launch of Fundraising Initiative By Qatar Red Crescent Society for Vaccine Equity
[WHO] Your Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer Al Thani, President of the Qatar Red Crescent Society, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social impact assessment towards sustainable urban mobility in Qatar: understanding behavioral change triggers - Al-Thawadi FE, Banawi AAA, Al-Ghamdi SG.
This study examines some behavioral change trigger... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Surge capacity crisis and mitigation plan in trauma setting based on real-time national trauma registry data - Al-Thani H, Frazier T, Hertelendy AJ, Asim M, El-Menyar A.
The objective of this study was to assess the current breaking point of crisis surge capacity of trauma services in Qatar and to develop a mitigation plan. METHODS: The study utilized real-time data from the National Trauma Registry. Da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia Added to U.K's 'Red List', Mauritius Removed
[PR Newswire] London -- Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to be added to England's red list. Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Mauritius to be removed from England's red list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norwegian football club Troms ø IL becomes the first football team to promote a boycott of the World Cup in Qatar 2022
Tromsø IL har en uttalelse angående fotball-VM 2022. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norwegian football club Troms ø IL becomes the first team to promote a boycott of Qatar 2022
Tromsø IL has a statement regarding the World Cup in 2022. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beach volleyball stars boycott Qatar tournament over bikini ban
German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude say they will be prevented from wearing their ‘work clothes’ at the tournament (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest comprehensive Middle East GWAS reveals Arab genetic risk factors
(Qatar Foundation) A new study in Nature Communications confirms that the existing global dataset of human genomes, which overrepresent European populations, does not accurately reveal the genetic architecture of diseases affecting Arab populations in the Middle East. The Qatar Foundation-led study of genetic variants across more than 6,000 individuals in Qatar is largest of its kind and a foundation for implementing precision medicine in the Middle East. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup
Guardian analysis indicates shocking figure likely to be an underestimate, as preparations for 2022 tournament continue (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatari official refuses to recognize female referee during award ceremony
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani was filmed bumping fists with male officials following Bayern Munich's 1-0 victory in Qatar yesterday.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with perceived stress in Middle Eastern university students - Cheema S, Maisonneuve P, Abraham A, Chaabna K, Tom A, Ibrahim H, Mushannen T, Yousuf W, Lowenfels AB, Mamtani R.
University students face high levels of stress-related factors, such as an unfamiliar environment, challenging workload, and uncertainty about their ability to succeed. Participants: A total of 370 students in Qatar who consented to participate between Feb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The establishment of a medical toxicology consulting service for advancing care of poisoning and overdose in Qatar - Elmoheen A, AlEssai G, Awad Salem W, Thomas SH.
OBJECTIVES: The State of Qatar, in recent decades, underwent rapid, and substantial population growth. The country's emergency medicine (EM) needs are met by government-operated facilities of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), which see virtually all acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

End of Qatar blockade is 'a win for the region,' Saudi foreign minister says
The Al-Ula declaration resolves all of the outstanding issues that Qatar and other Arab nations had, said Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia lifts blockade of Qatar in breakthrough agreement easing Gulf crisis
The agreement between the American allies in the Arabian Gulf will be hailed a diplomatic win in Trump's final days in office. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection in an intense re-exposure setting
Conclusions SARS-CoV-2 reinfection can occur but is a rare phenomenon suggestive of protective immunity against reinfection that lasts for at least a few months post primary infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven passengers found with Covid-19, but Qatar Airways escapes ban thanks to loophole in Hong Kong testing rules
Passengers not in the same place at the same time when test results arrived, so airline is spared penalty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maturation process and international accreditation of trauma system in a rapidly developing country - El-Menyar A, Mekkodathil A, Asim M, Consunji R, Strandvik G, Peralta R, Rizoli S, Abdelrahman H, Mollazehi M, Parchani A, Al-Thani H.
BACKGROUND: As trauma systems mature, they are expected to improve patient care, reduce in-hospital complications and optimize outcomes. Qatar has a single trauma center, at the Hamad General Hospital, which serves as the hub for the trauma system that was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Discriminatory Laws Still Holding Women Back in the Middle East
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Dec 14 2020 (IPS) Decades of aggressive efforts to create equal opportunities for women, shatter the glass ceiling and build a more inclusive society only ends up in failure, when the key stake holders refuse to acknowledge discriminatory laws, socio-cultural and religious set ups that continue to threaten progress made by the female work force. Yousra ImranBritish Egyptian writer Yousra Imran’s book ‘Hijab and Red Lipstick’ gives a sharp insight into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sara, the protagonist in the book is torn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The (un)social network: The emergence of digital thought clones and what to do about them
(Qatar University, College of Law) A groundbreaking study published in Information& Communications Technology Law by experts at the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University discusses the legal and ethical implications of Big Tech's development of " digital thought clones. " Digital thought clones can allow technology companies to accurately predict and influence people's behavior according to their digital habits. The authors call for legislation to protect people from technology companies' malicious use of their digital footprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kushner to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar seeking deal to end crisis
The Gulf standoff has rumbled on for three years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump senior aide Kushner and team heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Mauritian PM Calls for Fair Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccines
[Qatar Foundation] Port Louis -- Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth calls for Covid-19 vaccines to be 'distributed fairly' amid fears that some parts of the world might be left behind in the dash for coronavirus immunity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Doha, Qatar, was expected to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Government of Qatar Donates Valuable Medical Equipment, Supplies to Boost Liberia's Covid-19 Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of the State of Qatar, through the Qatar Charity, has donated an assortment of valuable medical equipment and supplies to the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations
Qatar has apologized after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given birth to a newborn baby found abandoned at the airport earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Qatar Airways forcibly subjected all female passengers on their flight to genital examinations because a baby was found in the airport
Women were examined without consent at a Qatar airport after an abandoned baby was found, witnesses say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatar 'regrets any distress' after women from 10 flights subjected to compulsory medical examinations at Doha airport
The government of Qatar has said it "regrets any distress or infringement on the personal freedom of any traveler" after it was revealed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian police investigating after women 'strip-searched' at Qatar airport after newborn found abandoned
Australian authorities investigating a disturbing report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women on Qatar flight strip-searched after newborn found in airport toilet
All of the female passengers aboard a Qatar Airways flight to Australia were removed from the plane and forced to undergo vaginal exams... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna announces supply agreement with the Ministry of Public Health to supply Qatar with mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)
Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced a supply agreement with the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar for mRNA-1273, Moderna's vaccine candidate against COVID-19, to support the Ministry's ongoing efforts to secure early access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for the people of Qatar. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Australia protests Qatar airport's exams of women passengers
Australia has condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of female passengers on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news