Qatari Camel MERS Sequences Re-Confirmed
The commentary discusses more confirmation of MERS sequences in Qatari camels. (12/02/13 16:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 3, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MERS virus infects family in UAE, kills two in Qatar: WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - Another three people in the United Arab Emirates are sick with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and two people infected with it in Qatar have died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MERS Virus Infects Family in UAE, Kills Two in Qatar: WHO
Another three people in the United Arab Emirates are sick with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and two people infected with it in Qatar have died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coronavirus Infections, International Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ProMED Confusion on Qatar MERS Camel Testing
The commentary discusses ProMED confusion on Qatar MERS camel testing (11/29/13 19:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Detail on MERS Asymptomatic Camel Cluster In Qatar
The commentary discusses detail on the MERS camel cluster in Qatar. (11/29/13 17:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MERS Asymptomatic Camels In Qatar Sequence Confirmed
The commentary discusses sequences confirmation of a MERS cluster in asymptomatic camels in Qatar. (11/28/13 15:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MERS Asymptomatic Camel Cluster In Qatar
The commentary discusses a MERS cluster in asymptomatic camels in Qatar. (11/28/13 9:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
On 27 November, 2013, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO that the Supreme Council for Health and the Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM) of the Ministry of Health and the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, have detected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a herd of camels in a barn linked to two confirmed human infections infections (see DONs dated 18/10/13 and 29/10/13). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MERS virus found in camels in Qatar, linked to human spread
DOHA/LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in camels in Qatar, health officials said on Thursday, fuelling speculation that camels might be the animal reservoir that allowed the virus to infect and kill humans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Qatar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 10, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparative study of road traffic rules in Qatar compared to western countries - Shaaban K.
This paper presents the overall results of the comparative study of road traffic rules and corresponding enforcement actions in Qatar compared to western countries specifically the State of Florida in the United States and the United Kingdom. The primary p... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Qatar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 29, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Qatar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Qatar MERS Cases Raises Hajj Concerns
The commentary discusses the latest MERS case in Qatar. (10/17/13 19:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - October 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Open Letter to All States and Non-State Actors Involved in the Syrian Conflict
Following the agreement brokered between the governments of Russia and the United States of America, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on these two States to place at the top of their diplomatic agendas the substantial scale up of humanitarian aid to millions of war-affected Syrians. Given the multiplicity of States and non-State actors involved in the Syrian conflict, it is imperative that the Russian and U.S. governments work with their respective political allies to develop a strategy for facilitating a massive infusion of humanitarian assistance wher...
Source: MSF News - September 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Syria NEWS Frontpage Open Letter Violence Source Type: news

SARS virus treatments could hold the key for treatment of MERS-CoV outbreak
A new type of coronavirus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, MERS-CoV, was first found a year ago in a patient who died. It took several months before it was discovered that a new virus had emerged. New cases have been reported from Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and the United Kingdom have reported imported cases coming from the Middle East. The virus has since been identified in just over 90 patients infected in the Middle East of which approximately 50% have died... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Qatari MERS-CoV Ramadan Cluster Raises Concerns
The commentary discusses Qatari MERS-CoV cluster linked KSA Umrah during Ramadan. (8/27/13 23:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - August 30, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
WHO has been informed of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Qatar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 29, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Qatari MERS-CoV Ramadan Links Raise Concerns
The commentary discusses Ramadan links to confirmed MERS-CoV cases in Qatar. (8/27/13 12:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - August 27, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Qatari MERS-CoV Cases Raises Ramadan Concerns
The commentary discusses latest confirmed MERS-CoV case in Qatar. (8/26/13 23:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - August 27, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Qatari MERS-CoV Case Raises Ramadan Concerns
The commentary discusses Ramadan concerns linked to the first MERS-CoV case identified in Qatar. (8/21/13 07:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - August 22, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ancient Egyptian beads are oldest iron objects found
The beads, beaten out from pieces of meteorite more than 5,000 years ago, now among objects at Petrie Museum in LondonBlackened and corroded beads have turned out to be the oldest objects made in iron ever discovered, beaten out from pieces of meteorite in ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.The nine beads were excavated in 1911 in a pre-dynastic cemetery near el-Gerzeh in Egypt, and are now among objects at the Petrie Museum, part of University College London, which has a world-renowned Egyptian collection, including quantities of exquisite jewellery. The find is revealed in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: theguardian.com World news Egypt Archaeology Egyptology UK news Science Source Type: news

Recreational-related head injuries in Qatar - Parchani A, El-Menyar A, Al-Thani H, Tuma M, Zarour A, Abdulrahman H, Peralta R, Asim M, Latifi R.
This study aimed to analyse frequency and characteristics of RRI in Qatar. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Protective Headgear Source Type: news

Camels may be source of MERS virus transmission
Conclusion This study is valuable in being reportedly the first to examine animals for the presence of antibodies against the newly discovered MERS coronavirus. The study found that blood samples from all 50 dromedary camels from Oman contained antibodies able to neutralise MERS. Coronaviruses have various animal hosts, and some people who have caught MERS in the current outbreak in the Middle East are reported to have been in contact with dromedary camels or goats. Therefore, the findings suggest that camels could be a “biological reservoir” for MERS virus. However, as the researchers say, they have not been ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Claims blood test predicts lifespan are exaggerated
Conclusion This is an interesting study which identifies a profile of 22 metabolic chemicals associated with chronological age in humans. These 22 chemicals are also associated with several other age related traits, such as lung function and bone mineral density. One metabolite in particular, C-glyTrp, was found to have particularly strong association. The researchers also observed that differences in the blood levels of this metabolite may account for a small portion of the difference in birthweight between identical twins. However, as the researchers say, their study does not prove that C-glyTrp or any of the other metab...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Diabetes Source Type: news

Doha Journal: Too Hot to Exercise (and Who Really Wants To?)
Qataris, who have a high obesity rate, are being urged to try to keep fit by walking in malls, where they can escape temperatures that are often over 100 degrees.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ROD NORDLAND Tags: Walking Obesity Hyatt Hotels Corp H NYSE Exercise Doha (Qatar) Shopping Centers and Malls Source Type: news

Sars-like illness kills man in London
Qatari man who was transferred to UK by air ambulance last September had Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirusA man infected with a Sars-like respiratory illness has died in London, officials say.The Qatari man, who was being treated in an intensive care unit at St Thomas's hospital in central London, had contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – or Mers-CoV.Hospital officials said the man, who was 49 when he was admitted, died after his condition deteriorated.The patient, who was suffering from acute respiratory syndrome and renal failure, was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha, Qa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: World news Infectious diseases guardian.co.uk Medical research Microbiology UK news Sars Science Source Type: news

Senegal: Messi Off to Senegal
[Vanguard]Barcelona star Lionel Messi will visit Senegal on Thursday to help Qatar's Aspire Academy's anti-malaria campaign. The Argentina captain will help distribute mosquito nets to locals in a bid to reduce malaria outbreaks in the area. He will be attending the official launch of the Soccer for Health world programme that will kick-off in Dakar, Senegal's capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 27, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A cross "ethnical" comparison of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) in an economically fast developing country - Bener A, Verjee M, Dafeeah EE, Yousafzai MT, Mari S, Hassib A, Al-Khatib H, Choi MK, Nema N, Ozkan T, Lajunen T.
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the driving behaviours of four ethnic groups and to investigate the relationship between violations, errors and lapses of DBQ and accident involvement in Qatar. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Driver Behaviour Questionna... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

University of Copenhagen excavations in Qatar named World Heritage Site
(University of Copenhagen) In 2009, University of Copenhagen archaeologists signed a contract with the Qatar Museums Authority to excavate the seaport Al Zubarah, which has been hidden under desert sand in northwestern Qatar for hundreds of years. As the only well-preserved 18th century city in this part of the world, it is of exceptional cultural importance, and on June 22nd UNESCO inscribed Al Zubarah on its World Heritage List. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
The World Health Organization has received reports of laboratory confirmed cases of MERS that have originated in countries in the Middle East to include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 22, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Respiratory Disorders Source Type: news

MERS death toll grows as Saudi Arabia reports more cases
MERS cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and U.K (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum
To weapons companies, Turkish protests sit alongside terrorism as another sales opportunity. It's time to stop the mass poisoningIn the wake of the protests in Turkey, much has been written and said about the iconic "woman in the red dress" pictured in Istanbul's Gezi Park. But there's another story in the photograph that has been circulating around the globe. What do we know about the spray can in the policeman's hand?First developed for domestic markets in the 1920s, teargas dispensers expanded from first world war grenades to a series of other hand-held contraptions. Everything from fountain pens to police bat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Anna Feigenbaum Tags: Comment World news guardian.co.uk Protest Technology UK news Weapons technology UK security and counter-terrorism Turkey Science Comment is free Source Type: news

A study of postpartum depression and maternal risk factors in Qatar - Burgut FT, Bener A, Ghuloum S, Sheikh J.
The objective of this study was to investigate the association between maternal complications and postpartum depression (PPD) among postpartum women in Qatar by using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) as well as a structured questi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Qatar hospital begins construction of surgery facility
Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar, has started construction of its surgery facility, which is expected to be completed in 2015. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - May 28, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Fatal MERS-CoV Confirmed In Tunisia ex-KSA/Qatar
The commentary discusses the confirmed fatal MERS-CoV case in Tunisia ex-KSA/Qatar. (05/20/13 18:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - May 24, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

As Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Continues, WHO, CDC Urge Heightened Vigilance
As of May 22, 43 laboratory-confirmed cases -- 21 of which have proved fatal -- of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection had been reported to the World Health Organization. According to a recent update from the CDC, which is closely monitoring the outbreak, 31 of the nCoV cases were reported in Saudi Arabia, along with a handful of others from Qatar, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Other cases -- three in the United Kingdom, two in France and one in Germany -- were reported in Europe. (Source: AAFP Health of the Public)
Source: AAFP Health of the Public - May 24, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Negative parenting linked with kids being bullied
Conclusion This research suggests that certain parenting styles may protect children against bullying risk. These include: being authoritative being involved and supportive being warm and affectionate having good communication with your child providing appropriate supervision On the other hand, negative parenting styles were linked with an increased likelihood of being bullied. The researchers defined negative parenting styles as both “caring too much” or being overprotective and “not caring enough” or being neglectful. Most of the headlines state that ‘mollycoddling’ y...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Recombination In Qatar Beta2c Coronavirus Sequence
The commentary discusses the relationship between two Qatari sequences and potential recombination. (03/03/13 00:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Human Qatar Beta2c Coronavirus Sequence
The commentary discusses the new Wellcome Trust sequence for the Qatar (40M) patient which exactly matches England1. (03/02/13 16:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hong Kong Warns of New Coronavirus
A new coronavirus is on the loose, and Hong Kong and world health authorities are taking notice. The virus has killed 11 of the 17 people known to have contracted it, a death rate much higher than that of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Unlike SARS, which affected the respiratory system, this new virus, dubbed “novel coronavirus,” attacks multiple organs. The most likely source of this new disease is bats, though monkeys, pigs, civet cats and even rabbits can also harbor it. To be prepared, Hong Kong officials have started conducting simulations in the event of an outbreak, including quarantines and t...
Source: SCCM RSS News - April 8, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: news

Adherence to clinical guidelines in management of diabetes and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Qatar
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy Area: Evidence> Medicines Management> References Introduction: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the UK increased in 2009 to 4%, of which type-2 diabetes accounts for 85-95% of all cases.  In Qatar the prevalence of DM among the adult Qatari population in 2008 was 16.7%; around four times higher than the prevalence in the UK.  The aim of the study was to design and to apply a medication assessment tool (MAT) to determine the level of adherence to internationally recognised guideline recommendations in type-2 diabetes management and in primary pre...
Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine - March 26, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Kills 9 So Far, WHO Confirms
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that a new case of infection with nCoV (the novel coronavirus) has been reported in Saudi Arabia - the patient has died. So far, reports of human infection have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, Qatar, Germany and Saudi Arabia. The novel coronavirus comes from the same family as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), it is less contagious but much more deadly. About 60% of people who get ill with the novel coronavirus die from the infection... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha
Located in Doha, Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center will be an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre, designed and planned to the highest international standards in technology, science and patient care. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 25, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: what is it and how easily can it spread? Q&A
Birmingham patient becomes first UK fatality from new Sars-like respiratory illness, doctors have confirmedWhat is the new virus?The infection is caused by a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, a large family of viruses named after their crown-like protruding spines. The common cold, and more serious infections, such as pneumonia and Sars, are caused by coronaviruses.What does the virus do?The new virus causes severe respiratory illness. The main symptoms are fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The incubation period, or time from onset of infection to first symptoms appearing, is thought ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Infectious diseases News guardian.co.uk Medical research Microbiology Q & amp;As Science Source Type: news

Heathrow chief defends steep rise in landing charges despite revenue leap
Heathrow boss Colin Matthews says investors, who have spent £11bn on the airport since 2003, need to see 'a fair and market return'The boss of Heathrow has defended steep rises in landing charges that will push up air fares by saying returns to investors now have to come first, despite a leap in revenues at the airport on the back of record passenger numbers in 2012.Spending on the airport facilities is to slow over the next five years while charges rise, but chief executive Colin Matthews said: "What we need to do now is to make a fair and market return to shareholders."The largest shareholder remains the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Gwyn Topham Tags: Travel & leisure Heathrow News guardian.co.uk BAA Air transport Airline industry Heathrow third runway Business Source Type: news

Man with rare Sars-like coronavirus in intensive care in Manchester
First UK resident to contract acute respiratory illness, from which five have died, travelled recently to Middle East and PakistanA man who returned recently from the Middle East and Pakistan is under intensive care in a Manchester hospital where he has been confirmed as the first UK resident to be infected by a new form of virus.He is only the 10th confirmed case with this type of acute respiratory illness, from which five people have died.The latest case is the second to be identified with the coronavirus in Britain. Authorities notified the World Health Organisation on Friday. A 49-year-old Qatari man who was flown from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Infectious diseases News Health guardian.co.uk UK news Science Source Type: news

Qatar hospital deploys Health Robotics i.v.STATION robot for paediatric use
Hamad's Al-Wakra Hospital in Qatar has selected Health Robotics' i.v.STATION robot for paediatric patients. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - February 11, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Beckham bound for PSG deal
• Former England captain arrives in Paris for medical• 37-year-old chose PSG ahead of 11 other offers • Live: follow transfer deadline day as it happens • Paul Wilson: let's see how Zlatan reacts to BeckhamDavid Beckham is to return to elite European football after flying to France to sign a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. The former England captain will be unveiled at a news conference at the Parc des Princes later on Thursday afternoon.The 37-year-old midfielder's private jet touched down in the French capital at around 11am this morning and he travelled to a Parisian hospital to undertake a medical, w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Hytner, Dominic Fifield Tags: LA Galaxy Transfer window Football Sport News guardian.co.uk US sports David Beckham European club football Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 Source Type: news

David Beckham's ability to locate the limelight will test Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Paul Wilson
David Beckham's PSG arrival is a threat to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ego, but he is unlikely to match the Swede's skills on the pitchDisappointingly there is no truth in the rumour that when David Beckham turns up at Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday afternoon he will do so standing up in a speedboat being powered along the Seine. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has it written into his PSG contract that he is not allowed to be upstaged, especially not by a 37-year-old who is about to become the oldest outfield player registered to any French club.No one is particularly surprised at Beckham choosing Paris as a destination – at this stage...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Paul Wilson Tags: Transfer window Blogposts Football Sport guardian.co.uk David Beckham European club football Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 Source Type: news