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

Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Salma in Doha for World Innovative Summit for Health
[MAP]HRH Princess Lalla Salma, president of the Lalla Salma Foundation for the prevention and treatment of cancers, arrived in Doha on Monday evening to take part in the 2nd World Innovative Summit for Health (WISH, Feb.17-18) at the invitation of HH Cheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, chairwoman of the administrative board of Qatar's Foundation for education, sciences and community development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 2 February 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 55-year-old, non-national male from Al-Shahaniya City developed symptoms on 28 January and visited a primary health care center as symptoms worsened on 31 January. Following laboratory confirmation of MERS-CoV infection, the patient was admitted to hospital on 1 February. He has no comorbidities but has frequent contact with camels and goats. The patient has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Curren...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, disease outbreaks [subject], outbreak, outbreaks, epidemics, pandemic, disease control, Disease outbreak news [doc Source Type: news

WHO statement on the Eighth Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV
The eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee by teleconference on 4 February 2015, from 12:00 to 15:00 Central European Time. The WHO Secretariat provided an update on and assessment of epidemiological and scientific developments, including a description of recent cases and transmission patterns. The following countries provided an update on and assessment of MERS-CoV in their countries: Austria,...
Source: WHO news - February 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, international health regulations [subject], ihr, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Saudi Arabia [country], Source Type: news

13 Numbers That Explain The Resurgence Of Measles In The U.S.
Along with vaccines for polio and mumps, the measles vaccine was a triumph of investigative research and public health when it debuted in 1968. It quickly became part of the lineup of childhood injections that would inoculate the child and protect society from the scourge of the sometimes fatal and always painful disease and led to the elimination of measles in the U.S. in 2000 and the Americas (North, Central and South) in 2002. But a series of stumbling blocks -- notably, a fraudulent and discredited 1998 study linking vaccinations to the onset of autism -- set vaccination rates back in certain communities in the U.S. T...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 12 and 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar of 2 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These are the first cases reported to WHO by Qatar in 2014. A 71-year-old male from Doha, Qatar developed symptoms on 1 October while traveling with three family members by car from Qatar to the Al-Hasa Region of Saudi Arabia. On 7 October, as his symptoms worsened, the case visited a private health facility in Al-Hasa, whereupon he was transferred to the Hamad General Hospital in Doha. On 11 October, laboratory tests conducted on the patient confirmed MERS-CoV infecti...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Source Type: news

2015 London IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships
Although the IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar, in October 2015, IPC Athletics decided on switching the marathon events to London as it better suited the race schedules of the leading marathon racers. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 23, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Sports News Source Type: news

Unintentional injuries among preschool children in Qatar: cross sectional study - Al-Mannai L, Selim NAA, Al-kuwari MG, Ismail MFS.
INTRODUCTION: Unintentional injuries have replaced infectious diseases as the most serious public health problem of children worldwide. Most unintentional injuries among children under 5 years of age occur in and around the home. There are a number of fact... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology
Western radiologists who want to raise their visibility to patients and referring (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 15, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cycle of Death, Destruction and Rebuilding Continues in Gaza
Displaced Palestinians gather at a United Nations school in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 26, 2014. Families found refuge after fleeing their homes in an area under heavy aerial bombardment in the besieged Palestinian territory. Credit: UN Photo/Shareef SarhanBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 2014 (IPS)When the international pledging conference to rebuild a devastated Gaza ended in Cairo over the weekend – the third such conference in less than six years – the lingering question among donors was: is this the last of it or are there more assaults to come?U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon impli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Aid Arabs Rise for Rights Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Mi Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Austria
On 30 September 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection diagnosed in Vienna, Austria. This is the first MERS-CoV case in Austria. The case is a 29 year old female citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAU), who travelled on 22 September 2014 to Vienna, Austria on a flight from Doha, Qatar. She had originally travelled from Affif, SAU, via Riyadh, by car. The case was symptomatic with an upper respiratory infection and fever pr...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, respiratory disease [subject], lung diseases, lung disease, acute respiratory infections, respiratory, Austria [co Source Type: news

Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans
German researchers have some advice to the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar: Hold the soccer tournament during the winter. Or, if the matches really must be played during the summer, hold them at night. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Engendering a clinic: lessons learned from a domestic violence clinical course in Qatar - Treuthart MP, Rosenbaum SA.
Domestic violence, a serious problem around the world, remains a hidden concern among the Islamic Gulf States. Yet signs indicate the situation is changing. A team of American lawyers and professors, responding to student initiative and the Qatari developm... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heat wave hazard modelling: Qatar case study - Zine El Abidine EM, Mohieldeen YE, Mohamed AA, Modawi O, AL-Sulaiti MH.
Heat waves are considered to be the major cause of environmental and weather-related fatalities. Heat waves also have a severe impact on people with chronic cardiac and respiratory diseases, such as asthma. With climate change and global warming processes ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Sport events and climate for visitors-the case of FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 - Matzarakis A, Fröhlich D.
The effect of weather on sport events is not well studied. It requires special attention if the event is taking place at a time and place with extreme weather situations. For the world soccer championship in Qatar (Doha 2022), human biometeorological analy... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Investigating cell phone use while driving in Qatar - Shaaban K.
Traffic accidents are one of the most significant challenges of modern societies, placing a enormous humanitarian burden on individuals, families, communities and countries. In Qatar, road traffic accidents kill approximately 200 people every year and inju... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A survey on awareness of traffic signs among youth in Qatar - Shaaban K.
In Qatar, road accidents kill approximately 200 people every year and injure or disable many others. In addition to 205 fatalities in 2010, road accidents resulted in 586 major injuries and 4,723 minor injuries in Qatar. Road accidents are responsible for ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rollover car crashes with ejection: a deadly combination-an analysis of 719 patients - Latifi R, El-Menyar A, El-Hennawy H, Al-Thani H.
Rollover car crashes (ROCs) are serious public safety concerns worldwide. OBJECTIVE. To determine the incidence and outcomes of ROCs with or without ejection of occupants in the State of Qatar. METHODS. A retrospective study of all patients... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNESCO Protects the Tasmanian Forest From Australian Logging
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has voted to protect all Tasmanian forest from logging — striking down the Australian government’s attempt to withdraw 183,000 acres (74,000 hectares) from the U.N. list of cultural and natural wonders. Canberra claimed that parts of the forest had already been degraded by the timber industry and should therefore be fair game for further logging. However, U.N. delegates in Doha, Qatar, sided with conservationists who claimed that most of the forest was unscathed and that only 8.6% of the 3.5 million acres (1.4 million hectares) had been damaged. Prime Minister Tony Abbott...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: melissahellmann Tags: Uncategorized Australia Conservation Environment Great Barrier Reef logging Tasmanian Timber Industry UNESCO World Heritage Site Source Type: news

What Are Precautions for Someone Traveling to the Middle East About the Risk of MERS?
Discussion Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness cause by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. People with confirmed cases of MERS have developed severe respiratory illness that includes acute onset of cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Other symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. Pneumonia is common, and patients may progress to respiratory failure. Other end organ failure has occurred, particularly kidney failure and septic shock. The death rate is up to ~30% currently. People with compromised immune systems are more at risk. T...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 16, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MERS Virus Found in Camel Milk
Large study in Qatar also shows that infection with the virus is more widespread than previously known (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nearly One-Third of World’s Population Is Overweight
Schools around the world, like this one in Melilla, Uruguay, are trying to introduce healthy eating habits to bring down rates of obesity and overweight. Credit: Victoria Rodríguez/IPSBy Farangis AbdurazokzodaWASHINGTON , May 31 2014 (IPS) Over two billion people – or 30 percent of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet. The number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, according to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Farangis Abdurazokzoda Tags: Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations World Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Body Mass Index Michelle Obama obesity Overweight The Source Type: news

Qatar Construction Review cooperates with BIMobject®
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Qatar Construction Review samarbetar med BIMobject®
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Workplace-related traumatic injuries: insights from a rapidly developing middle eastern country - Al-Thani H, El-Menyar A, Abdelrahman H, Zarour A, Consunji R, Peralta R, Asim M, El-Hennawy H, Parchani A, Latifi R.
Traumatic workplace-related injuries (WRIs) carry a substantial negative impact on the public health worldwide. We aimed to study the incidence and outcomes of WRIs in Qatar. We conducted occupational injury surveillance for all WRI patients between 2010 a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

EiD Meeting to Address Global Pandemic of 'Diabesity'EiD Meeting to Address Global Pandemic of 'Diabesity'
The Excellence in Diabetes meeting, to be held in Qatar next week, will have the underlying theme of "diabesity," with experts discussing how best to address this pandemic in different regions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Novel sensor system would flag structural weaknesses before bridges and stadiums collapse
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the US, Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?
In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea starOliver Wainwright (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Wainwright Tags: Architecture Design Art and design Science Biology Environment Sustainable development Cities Exhibitions Culture Qatar Deserts Desertification Energy Technology Marine life theguardian.com Editorial Source Type: news

The implications of the relative risk for road mortality on road safety programmes in Qatar - Consunji RJ, Peralta RR, Al-Thani H, Latifi R.
This study will analyse and compare the proportionate mortality and age-specific death rates from road traffic injuries (RTIs... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Concussion surveillance: Do low concussion rates in the Qatar professional football league reflect a true difference or emphasize challenges in knowledge translation? - Eirale C, Tol JL, Targett S, Hölmich P, Chalabi H.
OBJECTIVE:: To investigate concussion epidemiology in the first football (soccer) division of Qatar. DESIGN:: Prospective cohort study. SETTING:: Professional First Division Football League of Qatar. PARTICIPANTS:: All first team players were included at t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gulf countries ‘need early-warning on cyber attacks’
Qatar has named cyber security amongst its top three research priorities, a meeting has heard. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists find first definitive proof of MERS coronavirus in dromedary camels
Scientists from the Netherlands and Qatar have produced the first definitive evidence that Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infects camels. The researchers used gene-sequencing techniques to show that three camels from a site where two humans contracted MERS-CoV were infected with the virus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Camels Harbor MERS Virus
(MedPage Today) -- A farm in Qatar might hold the clues that link the emerging Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) to camels. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 17, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Listen: Next NHS England chief on future healthcare
Listen to the incoming NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens, who will replace Sir David Nicholson in April, talk about innovation and the future of healthcare in a speech in Qatar yesterday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Salma Arrives in Doha to Take Part in World Innovation Summit for Health
[MAP]Doha -HRH Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Treatment and Prevention, arrived on Monday in Doha to take part in the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), which will be held on December 10-11 in Doha, at the invitation of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news