QU study reveals majority of pharmacists lack breast cancer knowledge

DOHA: A study conducted recently by Qatar University (QU) revealed majority of pharmacists here lack knowledge about breast cancer. QU College of Pharmacy (CPH) faculty Assistant Professor Dr Maguy El Hajj did the study aimed at highlighting the role of Qatar community pharmacists in breast cancer health promotion in the country. One hundred and ninety-five […]
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Rumors of bogus health officials in Saudi Arabia poses threat

JEDDAH: There are concerns bogus Health Ministry officials are visiting homes with the intention of robbing residents. Citizens and expatriatwes have been circulating warnings via SMS messages about the con men, although the Ministry of Health has denied the rumors. The messages claim fake officials would tell residents they are spraying the property with detergents […]
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Qatar to set up National Occupational Health Committee

DOHA: Occupational health in Qatar would get a major boost with establishment of the National Occupational Health Committee, which is expected soon, an official at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has said. The proposed committee, with representatives from various government departments and other organisations concerned, will supervise and co-ordinate the various programmes and activities […]
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The “slimming” fat.

While most people work hard to burn excess of body fat,researchers have come across a peculiar type of fat in adults which they might prefer to hold on to. This fat called ‘Brown Fat’ has a huge supply of mitochondria.Mitochondria are organelles that carry out their function by utilizing oxygen by burning sugar from the […]
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Short-term school closures may worsen flu pandemics

Researchers from university of Pittsburg predict that closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic,in a study published online in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The study was based on an agent-based computer simulation model of Allegheny County, Pa., that represented […]
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3M ranks second highest performing software in KLAS industry survey

Salt Lake City, Utah 30 December, 2009– 3M Health Information Systems is ranked as the second highest-performing healthcare software vendor*, based on 40 separate performance measures by KLAS, an independent healthcare vendor research firm. In this year’s 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS: Software & Professional Services report, KLAS also ranked 3M as the market-leader […]
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New approach to hypertension treatment.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers have found a new way for the treatment of hypertension involving an enzyme known as ACE2(Angiotensin Converting enzyme 2).This enzyme inhibits the formation of angiotensin. Angiotensin II is a protein that affects the cardiovascular system in many ways.It causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing […]
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Laboratory for testing toys in Qatar to open soon

30th December 2009 DOHA: Qatar will soon open a state-of-the-art laboratory for testing toys, a senior official of the Ministry of Environment has said. Mohammed Saif Al Kuwari, Director-General of the Department of Standardisation and Laboratory Affairs at the Ministry of Environment, told the Qatar News Agency that the lab was now being equipped with […]
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Researchers Demonstrate Nanoscale X-Ray Imaging of Bacterial Cells

30th December 2009 : An ultra-high-resolution imaging technique using X-ray diffraction is a step closer to fulfilling its promise as a window on nanometer-scale structures in biological samples. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report progress in applying an approach to “lensless” X-ray microscopy that they introduced one year ago. They […]
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Blood test could hold key to breast cancer

Scottish scientists think they have spotted an early warning sign for breast cancer which could dramatically improve survival rates. Researchers from Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Napier universities have identified a sugar change in the blood which appears to signpost the disease. Breast cancer kills more than 1000 people in Scotland each year and labs around the […]
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Scripps research team develops technique to determine ethnic origin of stem cell lines

An international team of scientists led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute has developed a straightforward technique to determine the ethnic origin of stem cells. The Scripps Research scientists initiated the study—published in the January 2010 edition of the prestigious journal Nature Methods—because the availability of genetically diverse cell lines for cell replacement therapy […]
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Half of Kuwait’s female students overweight

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Healthcare company Gethealthykuwait.com yesterday announced that 45 per cent of the female students analyzed for obesity during school visits over a two month period were overweight or obese, calling on parents and schools to do more in the fight against teenage obesity. Gethealthykuwait.com also determined that out of the 232 teenage girls tested […]
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