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36% of Qatar population use tobacco

Some 36% of Qatar’s population use tobacco in one form or other and 10% of the smokers in the country are children, a Public Health and Disease Control consultant said yesterday. Speaking at a one-day symposium organised by the Supreme Council of Health to highlight the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, Hamad Medical Corporation’s Smoking […]

Under the title of “Advances in Medical Genetics”, the second Qatar Genetics Symposium participants have discussed prevalence of genetic diseases in the Middle East and strategies for their treatment and prevention. The event, which is sponsored by Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, brought together yesterday a number of experts and […]

VICE-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, yesterday visited Qatar pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress being held in Dubai. Headed by the Ministry of Health, a consortium of educational institutions and healthcare organisations from Qatar is taking part in the exhibition under […]