Here's How 8 Different Countries Officially Define What 'Healthy Eating' Is
To help Americans make healthier food choices, we have MyPlate: a simple graphic that explains how much of each food group to eat at every meal. The illustration, which replaced the MyPyramid graphic in 2011, is simple, easy to understand and endlessly customizable.  But other countries have different ways to explain what makes a healthy meal. Have you ever heard of the food guideline seashell from Qatar, or the healthy eating pagoda from China?  What's fascinating about these illustrations is that despite the fact that they reflect unique historical and culinary traditions, they're actually more alike than not, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. Ranks 13th In Happiness. Here's How We Get To No. 1.
If you're happy and you know it, the United Nations knows why. Ahead of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the U.N. just published its 2016 World Happiness Report, complete with insights into how the most cheerful countries got that way. Of the 157 countries listed in the report, the U.S. ranks 13th -- with a score of 7.104 on a 10-point scale. By comparison, the happiest country, Denmark, scored a 7.526, and the least happy country, Burundi, scored a 2.905.  That means Americans are not exactly unhappy, but there's room for improvement. Here's what the 12 happier countries are doing that w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 21 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 66-year-old, male, Qatari national developed symptoms on 18 February while in Saudi Arabia, where he had stayed for approximately 2 months. On 19 February, the patient sought health care in a hospital in El-Hassa Region, Saudi Arabia, where he was treated symptomatically and discharged. The patient developed additional symptoms on 20 February. On the same day, as his condition deteriorated, the patient was transferred by ambulance to a hospital in Doha, Qatar....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, risk assessment [subject], Disease outbreak news [doctype], Eastern Me Source Type: news

Video Games And Social Media Hurt Teens' Sleep, Study Says
(Reuters Health) - Teens who play video games before bedtime go to bed later and those who use online social media take longer to fall asleep, according to a recent study. These technology-related behaviors were tied to shorter and poorer sleep for teens on school days and even on vacation, while kids who stuck to non-tech behaviors like spending time with family before bed tended to get more sleep. "The effects of technology and video gaming on sleep have previously been reported, so we were not surprised to see that video gaming before bed was associated with later bedtime and shorter sleep duration," said seni...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuray, GE Finance to collaborate
Radiation oncology firm Accuray and GE Capital Healthcare Equipment Finance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray posts Q2 revenue increase Accuray lands sales in Bulgaria, Latvia, and Qatar Accuray installs CyberKnife in NJ Accuray highlights CyberKnife data at AAPM 2015 Accuray, RaySearch collaborate on oncology info system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatness, Affluence, Adaptation and Hope
Colleagues and I recently submitted a grant application to a large foundation, seeking funds to support the True Health Initiative. The funds, should we be fortunate enough to secure them, will accelerate the development of a global communication campaign to convey the evidence and consensus-based fundamentals of healthy living, and notably, healthy eating. In particular, the grant would support a rigorous evaluation so that we could demonstrate the replacement of widespread confusion and doubts about consensus related to healthful, sustainable eating at baseline, with clarity and understanding by virtue of our efforts. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma research in Qatar: a literature review and discussion of progress after establishment of a trauma research centre - El-Menyar A, Asim M, Zarour A, Abdelrahman H, Peralta R, Parchani A, Al-Thani H.
A structured research programme is one of the main pillars of a trauma care system. Despite the high rate of injury-related mortalities, especially road traffic accidents, in Qatar, little consideration has been given to research in trauma. This review aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Soilless farming suggested as a solution to food shortage in Qatar
(Pensoft Publishers) For developing countries that have little arable land, such as Qatar, soilless farming could contribute to their agricultural self-sufficiency. In his Methods paper, published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), Nik-Othman Abdullah proposes and describes the steps of the approach meant to tackle the food-shortage in the country in line with the Ministry of Environment of Qatar's recently created National Food Security Programme. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Safety performance of school buses in the State of Qatar - Kharbeche M, Ata Abou Nada S, Al-Khalifa KNMN, Hamouda AS.
School buses and minibuses are one of the major modes of traveling for students in the state of Qatar. Many studies pointed to the fact that school buses travelling are safer for students than walking or car riding (Bolte, et al., 2000; Hinch, et al., 2002... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Employing refined licensing conditions to reduce the serious crashes of young drivers - Sakashita C, Soames Job RF.
Young driver overrepresentation in road crash deaths and injuries is observed worldwide including Qatar. Multiple independent factors contribute to this high risk including age, brain development and inexperience. These factors also explain young drivers' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are there car seats in Qatar? Results and recommendations from a rapid market survey - Malik S, Peralta R, Allen K, Hyder A, Al Thani H, Consunji R.
Mortality for young children in motor vehicle crashes in Qatar was highest in those who were unrestrained1. Anecdotal reports have attributed low car seat use to their expense and unavailability prompting car seat giveaway programs, but an assessment of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Roadside observational surveys of restraint use by young children in Qatar: initial results and recommendations - Malik S, Saad R, Peralta R, Allen K, Hyder A, Al Thani H, Consunji R.
In a report by the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region(1), the non-use of child restraints for children was identified as a key risk factor that can be addressed by the adoption and enforcement of legislation that will increase their use. Currently, there are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

One year of alcohol-related road traffic Injuries in Qatar: results from the Hamad Trauma Center Alcohol Screening Program - Mollazehi M, Peralta R, El-Menyar A, Hepp H, Al-Thani H, Consunji R.
The contribution of alcohol to the health burden of road traffic injuries [RTI's] has been well documented in various settings. However, in a recent global report released by the WHO, almost half of all countries lack data on alcohol-related road deaths an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Accuray posts Q2 revenue increase
Radiation oncology firm Accuray posted an 11% increase in its 2016 second-quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray lands sales in Bulgaria, Latvia, and Qatar Accuray installs CyberKnife in NJ Accuray highlights CyberKnife data at AAPM 2015 Accuray, RaySearch collaborate on oncology info system Accuray brings multileaf collimator to global market (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: A Pattern of Crises Connects Cologne and Istanbul
Even before the "Night of Shame" on New Year's Eve in Cologne further fueled an already fervent anti-foreigner backlash, German leaders were desperately looking to Turkey to stem the flow of refugees headed to Europe from the war-torn Mideast. Now 10 German tourists have lost their lives at the foot of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. They are the victims of yet another suicide bombing by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the wake of Turkey's decision last July to allow U.S. warplanes to fly from its soil to attack militant positions in Syria. Along the old route of the Orient Express, violenc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UNISON takes the ‘route of shame’ in defence of workers’ rights
To mark today’s Human Rights Day, UNISON is taking part in a ‘route of shame’ in London, visiting six embassies and high commissions whose countries have appalling records on workers’ rights. A letter will be delivered by hand to the residing ambassador or high commissioner of Colombia, Turkey, Bahrain, South Korea, Qatar and Swaziland – countries that systematically deny rights to workers and actively seek to undermine or ban trade unions. The letters will be presented by UNISON assistant general secretary and TUC president Liz Snape. Head of the union’s international departme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 10, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News colombia international qatar social media trade union bill 2015 trade union rights working internationally Source Type: news

Profile: Mental health nurse
Glen Sturdee has worked with mental health patients around the globe, in Australia, UK, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Falklands but he is now embarking on a new adventure setting up the national addictions treatment service in Qatar Hide related content:  Show related content Featured In Issue:  Nursing in Practice | 87 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Ahmed Mohamed And Family Demand $15 Million In Damages And Apology From School District
Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim-American teenager from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school, is demanding damages from the city and school district. Attorneys representing Ahmed are demanding $15 million from the Irving Independent School District and the City of Irving, as well as an apology from the city. They say his civil rights were violated and he and his family have suffered physical and mental anguish as a result of his arrest over a homemade clock, which teachers at MacArthur High School believed was an explosive device. Ahmed, a young engineer and fan of robotics, modified a penc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Migrant mortality in Qatar - Mamtani R, Alrouh H, Cheema S, Lowenfels AB.
We read with interest the report by Al-Thani and co-workers on the epidemiology of occupational injuries in Qatar [1]. Their report is based on data from Hamad Hospital, the only designated hospital for the treatment of major injuries in the country. Fo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Liberia: Qatar Donates Seven Ambulances to Liberian Government
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government and People of the State of Qatar have donated seven (7) ambulances to the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia. At the program marking the turning over of the ambulances, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar accredited to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ismail Al Emadi, said the 2014 visit of Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia to the State of Qatar, solidified the bilateral relationship that has now reaped this dividend, which are (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

San Antonio enlists WuXi NextCODE to speed unparalleled open-access Cancer Genome Project
(WuXi NextCODE) The San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project is collecting tumor and normal patient samples in the 10 most common cancers from across a single metropolitan area.The same WuXi NextCODE informatics driving big precision medicine efforts in the US, UK, Qatar and China will then catalog the key differences between tumor and normal sequence. START is anonymously linking that data with treatment and outcomes data, creating a unique resource for directly applying genomics research to benefit patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 3, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Paramedic Hybrid Education Programs Brings Learning Opportunities to Everyone
In the lobby of the National Medical Education & Training Center in West Bridgewater, Mass., hangs a large map of the world peppered with red dot stickers. (See photo above.) The stickers represent the places our paramedic students come from— Qatar, Australia, Switzerland, the Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Ireland, St. Croix, the Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and points throughout North America. Each dot tells a story about why the student couldn’t attend a local paramedic program and what drove them to enroll in nontraditional education. Their personal journeys are long with many ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brad Newbury, MPA, NRP, I/C Tags: Administration and Leadership Education & Training Source Type: news

Seat belt and mobile phone use among vehicle drivers in the city of Doha, Qatar: an observational study - Mahfoud ZR, Cheema S, Alrouh H, Al-Thani MH, Al-Thani AA, Mamtani R.
BACKGROUND: In Qatar traffic injuries and fatalities are of serious concern. Mobile phone use whilst driving has been associated with increased risk of vehicular collisions and injuries. Seat belt use has been demonstrated to save lives and reduce the seve... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Doha 2015 Launches My Incredible Story - IPC Athletics World Championships
With just over 40 days to go until the start of the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, tickets have gone on sale for the biggest para-sport event ever to be hosted in the Middle East, which will take place at Qatar Sports Club from October 21st - October 31st. To mark this milestone, the Organising Committee has launched a series of five inspirational films telling the incredible stories behind some of the athletes who will be competing. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 10, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Sports News Source Type: news

Hamad Medical introduces new paediatric services at Qatar's Al Wakra Hospital
Hamad Medical (HMC) has launched a dedicated service for paediatric day case surgery at Qatar's Al Wakra Hospital (AWH). (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - September 8, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Poisoning emergency visits among children: a 3-year retrospective study in Qatar - Ahmed A, AlJamal AN, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Salameh K, AlYafei K, Zaineh SA, Adheir FS.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning in toddlers and infants is almost always unintentional due to their exploratory behavior, which is different from adults. The prevalence and background of childhood poisoning in Qatar is still unknown. The aim of this study is to expl... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Injury and illness surveillance during the 24th Men's Handball World Championship 2015 in Qatar - Bere T, Alonso JM, Wangensteen A, Bakken A, Eirale C, Dijkstra HP, Ahmed H, Bahr R, Popovic N.
BACKGROUND: The IOC encourages international federations to establish systematic athlete injury and illness surveillance programmes. OBJECTIVE: To describe pattern of injuries and illnesses during the 24th Men's Handball World Championship 2015 by ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCTA Recommends Polio Vaccination for Intending Travellers to Qatar
[This Day] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Sunday urged all intending travellers to Qatar to obtain duly signed and stamped yellow book on polio and other communicable disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Underutilization of occupant restraint systems in motor vehicle injury crashes: a quantitative analysis from Qatar - El-Menyar A, Consunji RJ, Asim M, Abdelrahman H, Zarour A, Parchani A, Peralta R, Al-Thani H.
INTRODUCTION: Restraint systems (seatbelts and airbags) are important tools that improve vehicle occupant's safety during motor vehicle crashes (MVC). We aimed to identify the pattern and impact of the utilization of passenger restraint systems on the outc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Qatar’s Heart Hospital opens new Heart Failure Unit
Hamad Medical (HMC) member Heart Hospital has opened an advanced Heart Failure Unit (AHF), in a bid to offer specialised multi-disciplinary care for people with advanced heart failure. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 6, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Best Western Opens First Hotel In Qatar
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Harvard Medical School Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Training Program launches in Doha
(Harvard Medical School) Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) have signed an agreement to establish the HMS Cancer Biology and Therapeutics training program (HMS-CBT), to be launched in Doha. The agreement supports specialized training that promotes a deeper understanding of cancer biology, cancer screening, diagnosis and personalized treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Likely Nosedived Into The Ocean, Researchers Say
Besides the location of the plane itself, one of the biggest mysteries behind the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is the lack of debris. Now, researchers believe they've figured out how a plane could crash in the ocean and quite literally vanish. According to research published in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, the plane could disappear without a trace if it nosedived at or near a 90-degree angle. The wings would have snapped off and sank, followed by the largely intact fuselage itself. "The true final moments of MH370 are likely to remain a mystery until someday when its b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fears of MERS Virus Prompt Broadening of Cautions in South Korea
Officials nearly doubled the number of quarantined people, temporarily closed over 700 kindergartens and schools, and refused to identify the hospitals where infections had been confirmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHOE SANG-HUN Tags: Viruses South Korea Saudi Arabia SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Qatar China Bahrain Hospitals Hong Kong MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 22 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 73-year-old male from Doha city developed symptoms on 10 May and sought medical care at a hospital, whereupon he was treated symptomatically and sent home on the same day. On May 12, as symptoms worsened, the patient was admitted to the same hospital. On 21 May, he tested positive for MERS-CoV. The patient has comorbidities. He has no history of direct contact with camels; however, his family owns a camel barn and family members have a history of contact with camel...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea
On 20 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of the first laboratory confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. On 21 May, two additional confirmed cases were reported. The first case is a 68 year-old male with the following travel history: 18-29 April, Bahrain; 29-30 April, United Arab Emirates; 30 April to 1 May, Bahrain; 1-2 May, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2 May, Bahrain; and 2-3 May, Qatar. The patient arrived at Korea’s Incheon International airport via Qatar on 4 May. He was asymptomatic on arrival. The patient developed symptoms ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 21 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection A 29-year-old, non-national male from Doha developed symptoms on 15 May and sought medical advice at a primary health care center on 19 May, whereupon he was treated symptomatically and sent home with home isolation instructions. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs tested positive for MERS-CoV on 20 May, whereupon the patient was admitted to hospital. He has no comorbidities. The patient has a history of frequent contact with camels but no consumption of raw camel m...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

The flight of the oryx: Qatar's success may be stymied
Qatar's capital city, Doha, is set to emerge as a major knowledge hub, with its educated, high-tech workforce and its international connectivity. However, the lack of a cohesive plan for development and the mobility of that workforce in and out of Qatar could stymie its success on the global stage, experts say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The flight of the oryx
(Inderscience Publishers) Qatar's capital city, Doha, is set to emerge as a major knowledge hub, with its educated, high-tech workforce and its international connectivity. However, the lack of a cohesive plan for development and the mobility of that workforce in and out of Qatar could stymie its success on the global stage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Epidemiology of occupational injuries by nationality in Qatar: evidence for focused occupational safety programmes - Al-Thani H, El-Menyar A, Consunji R, Mekkodathil A, Peralta R, Allen KA, Hyder AA.
INTRODUCTION: Occupational injuries are the second leading cause of trauma admission in Qatar. Given the wide diversity of the country's migrant worker populations at risk, this study aimed to analyse and describe the epidemiology of these injuries based o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

DOHA: At UN conference, UN agencies urge Member States to act on new standards for eliminating violence against children
United Nations officials gathered at the UN Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, have called on Member States to take action and implement the new international standards on the elimination of violence against children adopted late last year, stressing that such violence continues to have a devastating effect on children, families, and society as a whole. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Qatar Ready to Host 13th UN Crime Congress
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - April 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
Billions of dollars of humanitarian aid pledged last year have been used to provide food, medical relief and other life-saving support to millions of Syrian families. Credit: Beshr Abdulhadi/CC-BY-2.0By Thalif DeenKUWAIT CITY, Apr 2 2015 (IPS)As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take place in Istanbul next year.“Let us make the response to the Syria crisis a launching pad for a new, truly global partnership for h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humani Source Type: news

Medanta Medicity to set up super speciality hospital in Qatar
The signing took place in New Delhi on March 25 during the visit of the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his official delegation to India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions
More than 12 million people inside Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Credit: European Commission DG ECHO/CC-BY-ND-2.0By Thalif DeenKUWAIT CITY, Mar 31 2015 (IPS)When United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stood before 78 potential donors at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait Tuesday, his appeal for funds had an ominous ring to it: the Syrian people, he remarked, “are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”Four out of five Syrians live in poverty, misery and deprivation, he said.And the devastated country, now in its fifth turbulent year of a seemingly never-ending civil war, has ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Active Citizens Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Conferences Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Analysis of pediatric trauma data from a hospital based trauma registry in Qatar - Alyafei KA, Toaimah F, El Menyar A, Al Thani H, Youssef B, Mollazehi M, Consunji R.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading killer in the young age children, but data about the injury burden on pediatric population are lacking. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and outcome of the traumatic injuries among children in Qatar. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Research casts doubt on aspartame sensitivity
ConclusionThis study shows that an aspartame-laced cereal bar caused no more adverse symptoms than a bar without aspartame in a group or people who said they were sensitive to aspartame. It also had no more adverse symptoms in a control group of people who did not think they were sensitive to aspartame. The effects were monitored up to four hours after eating. This provides compelling evidence that aspartame doesn’t cause any short-term symptoms, even in people who think they are particularly susceptible to it, and report avoiding it as a result.Limitations with the study include some missing symptom data, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes
Losing 30 minutes of sleep a day is a risk factor for developing obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to joint Bristol-Qatar study presented at ENDO 2015. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 9 March 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 69-year-old male from Al Shahaniya city developed symptoms on 27 February. He sought medical advice at a primary health care center on 3 March and was referred to the emergency department of a hospital on the same day. The patient received symptomatic treatment and was discharged on the same day. As his symptoms worsened, he was admitted to the emergency department of the same hospital on 6 March. The patient has comorbidities. He has history of frequent contact w...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Global report on dementia calls for 'brain health' to be adopted by health services world-wide
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has published a report aiming to tackle the global rise in dementia and identify triggers for treatment, care and funding. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Care of older people Mental health Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news