In alignment with the 2023 theme "Reducing food loss and waste: Taking Action to Transform Food Systems", Doha Festival City emphasized its commitment to promoting responsible waste management through digital channels.
Doha, Qatar – 30 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, intensified its digital engagement to champion sustainability in commemoration of International Day for Food Loss and Waste on September 29. By leveraging digital platforms, the mall aimed to foster a deeper connection with its tenants and the broader community, underscoring the importance of eco-conscious practices.
The digital initiative not only highlighted the global efforts in addressing food waste issues but also showcased Doha Festival City's active role in ......read more
Doha – September 24, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a two-day webinar titled ‘The Future of Radiation Physics in Medicine.’ The event attracted a record number of 378 attendees from various disciplines in healthcare.
Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Mohammad Yousef, professor of physics at WCM-Q, the webinar was designed to enable health professionals to analyze the latest developments and trends in medical physics.
It also highlighted the most promising avenues of research and innovation, shedding light on their prospective influence on healthcare and patient outcomes. Participants were encouraged to engage with field experts for a fruitful exchange of ideas and to harness their creative and strategic insights ......read more
Doha – September 16, 2023: In an initiative designed to promote the application of lifestyle medicine in healthcare delivery amongst healthcare practitioners, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) offered a certificate program developed by the college’s Institute for Population Health (IPH).
The 60-hour Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine (CLM) provides healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to use evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle medicine approaches to prevent and manage lifestyle-related chronic health conditions to reduce morbidity, and complications and suffering associated with the disease.
The evidence-based practice adopts behavioral interventions through positive lifestyle habits such as regular physical activity, eating a balanced whole-food diet, adequate sleep, tobacco cessation, stress ......read more
Doha – August 21, 2023: The new class of trainee physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) donned the white coats of their future profession for the first time in a symbolic ceremony marking the start of the college’s medical curriculum.
There are 44 medical students in this year’s intake, of whom 22 are Qatari nationals. In total, 41 members of the class were promoted after completing the two-year WCM-Q pre-medical curriculum, while three have joined from other universities. The White Coat Ceremony marked the culmination of a three-day orientation program, during which the students were fitted for their scrubs, met with faculty and peers, and learned about the four-year medical curriculum. The event featured a keynote speech by WCM-Q Class of 2011 alumnus Dr. Essa Abuhelaiqa, now a nephrology ......read more
Doha – August 15, 2023: The ethical and legal challenges of using generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare were discussed during the latest installment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Intersection of Law & Medicine series.
A panel of expert speakers hosted a webinar to explore the generative AI tools available to healthcare professionals, the legal and ethical risks involved, and the limitations of laws regulating their usage. The event, titled “Automated Healthcare: ChatGPT, Bing, Bard & the Law of Generative AI,” was coordinated and delivered by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development in collaboration with the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
Course directors included Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, professor of clinical ......read more
Doha – August 14, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is hosting a one-day symposium titled ‘Tackling Obesity: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Comprehensive Care.’ The forum will comprise a series of lectures and interactive sessions and will be held on September 2, 2023, at WCM-Q premises.
Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Tariq Chukir, assistant professor of medicine at WCM-Q, the symposium is designed to enable healthcare professionals to recognize misconceptions about the management of obesity; describe up to date evidence-based strategies to manage obesity, from lifestyle interventions to advanced therapies; and formulate an individualized patient-centered plan to manage patients before, during, and after weight loss.
The ......read more
Visitors will be empowered with the knowledge of the importance of organ donation and will receive a donor card that will allow them to contribute to a life-saving cause.
Doha, Qatar – 30 July 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for an organ donation campaign as part of its #FestivalCares CSR program. This collaboration aims to raise awareness about the life-saving impact of organ donation and its crucial role in transforming lives.
From 20th July until 31st August, visitors can explore the Organ Donation Booth at the Atrium Node at Doha Festival City to gain valuable insights into the organ donation process and its significance. The campaign emphasizes how a single act can save a life, and ......read more
Doha – July 17, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) held a course offering clinicians and educators a chance to learn different perspectives on health equity.
Health equity is a practice that prioritizes treatment and care based on need regardless of one’s social status. When health equity is achieved, everyone gets a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. The course helps the learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to support health equity.
Titled “Without Borders in Healthcare: Perspectives on Health Equity,” the one-day course gave the participants a platform to demonstrate awareness of social determinants of health and their impact on clinical care, medical education, ......read more
Doha – July 12, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new webinar series titled ‘Exploring Professionalism in Diverse Learning Environments.’ The yearlong series consists of live interactive webinars delivered by leading medical educators.
Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by WCM-Q’s Dr. Moune Jabre, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Amal Khidir, associate professor of pediatrics, Dr. Fatimah Isa, assistant professor of psychology teaching in medicine, and Dr. Mange Manyama, assistant professor of anatomy in radiology, the series aims to enable healthcare professionals to reflect on and discuss how to foster professionalism in diverse learning environments. The program further encourages participants to ......read more
With the main aim of raising awareness about health and safety of hearts, visitors will receive comprehensive tests and assessments as well as consultations free of charge throughout the campaign.
Doha, Qatar – 5 July 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is collaborating with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and ConocoPhillips for health and safety campaign, Kulluna Healthy Heart. As part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, this initiative aims to raise awareness about heart health and safety.
From 3rd to 15th July, visitors can benefit from free comprehensive tests and consultations at the Atrium Node, in a booth managed by Hamad International Training Center, part of HMC. These tests include blood cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, ......read more
Doha – June 25, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held two research-focused workshops, highlighting the growing importance of adopting evidence-based approaches to medicine.
Evidence-based medicine is considered an essential element of standard healthcare practice. It ensures cost effectiveness, quality assurance, patient safety, and effective optimal healthcare, ultimately leading to enhanced health outcomes.
The first of the workshops was titled ‘Understanding Basics of Health Research’ and aimed to familiarize participants with basic epidemiological, biostatistical, and research concepts; enable attendees to discuss evidence-based approaches to healthcare and medical practice; and interpret published research findings.
WCM-Q speakers ......read more
Neuropathy is a complex condition with various causes, including genetics and diabetes. With over a hundred distinct inherited neuropathies, it can be challenging to identify the underlying cause, making education and awareness crucial. Thankfully, medical advances and treatment options continue to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.
Neurotropic B vitamins, such as B1, B6, and B12, are crucial for nerve health and regeneration. B1 (thiamine) helps create energy for nerves, B6 aids in transmitting signals in the nervous system, and B12 supports nerve regeneration and other essential processes.
Neuropathy sensory tests are essential diagnostic tools that help doctors evaluate how well a patient's nerves are functioning. These tests measure the patient's ability to feel touch, vibration, ......read more
Doha – June 6, 2023: Dr. Isra Marei of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has won the prestigious Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award, which recognizes the world’s best cardiovascular science and medicine research.
Dr. Marei, postdoctoral associate in pharmacology, received the award from the American Heart Association (AHA), during the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions 2023 in Boston, MA, USA. The award is named after one of the AHA’s founders, a champion for heart health who pioneered preventive cardiology. Since 2017, the award has promoted Dr. White’s vision for excellence in cardiovascular and brain health science. It is presented to the primary author of the highest-ranked scientific abstract from every participating country for each AHA scientific ......read more
Doha – June 3, 2023: Dr. Rayaz Malik of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has been ranked the number one researcher in medicine in Qatar by Research.com, an independent research portal that compiles a global list of high-achieving scientists each year.
In addition to being ranked number one in Qatar, the Research.com list also ranked Dr. Malik among the top 10,000 researchers in medicine in the world. The ranking is determined by analyzing the number of influential pieces of research authored by the scientist, combined with awards, fellowships and academic recognition they have received from leading research institutions and government agencies.
Dr. Malik, Professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q has published more than 450 papers. He has been in WCM-Q for nine years, ......read more
Organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, the campaign aims to encourage quiting smoking and raise awareness on the negative impacts of tobacco cultivation.
Doha, Qatar – 1 June, 2023 – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has joined forces with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to launch a 4 days awareness campaign on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
Observed annually on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day serves as a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco use.
Held from May 31st to June 3rd, The campaign aims to educate the community about the ......read more
Doha – May 30, 2023: Three Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) experts have addressed major health concerns facing communities around the world today in the latest instalments of the Health and YOU: Community Wellness Series.
In three separate webinars, the experts discussed the latest advances in diabetes prevention and management, plastics and human health, and finding quality health information online. The webinars were organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at WCM-Q.
WCM-Q Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology Consultant at Qatar Metabolic Institute, Dr. Tariq Chukir, presented a webinar titled "Diabetes - Recent Advances in Prevention and Management." During the webinar, he urged people above the age of 45 or those with risk factors to get screened for diabetes. He stated that ......read more
Doha – May 24, 2023: Third- and fourth-year medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the opportunity to participate in the second iteration of an in-demand elective on telehealth, further demonstrating the growing importance of remote technology-driven patient care.
Titled “Telehealth and Tele Simulation Clinical Elective,” the two-week online elective was held in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Virtual Care (CVC) in New York. The course was designed to encourage medical students to learn about and practice conducting remote interprofessional simulated patient evaluations with the aid of diverse technologies, emphasizing the impact of telehealth, telemedicine, and technologies on provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient communication and interpersonal skills.
The ......read more
The awareness campaign, organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, aims to promote education and awareness about this critical issue that affects the community.
Doha, Qatar – 10 May 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to raise awareness about mental health in the local community.
The mall is once again taking steps to promote the health and wellbeing of its visitors and the wider community, this time focusing on mental health. In time for Mental Health Awareness Month typically observed in May, Doha Festival City is taking a proactive approach by raising ......read more
Doha – May 6, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of workshops on biostatistical methods and interpretation to help healthcare professionals improve their research skills.
Titled “Certificate in the Analysis of Medical Data: Applied Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals,” the Certificate offers three workshops (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) aimed at enabling healthcare professionals to better organize, manage, and analyze their data and correctly interpret and summarize its results. The workshops are applied in nature, allowing participants to learn about biostatistical concepts through case studies that use statistical software.
The overall learning objectives are to enable participants to enter and manage data using statistical software; perform bivariate and multivariate ......read more
Doha – May 3, 2023: Two physicians with expertise in polycystic ovary syndrome and the growth of nodules on the thyroid gland gave lectures in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Grand Rounds series.
WCM-Q alumnus Dr. Tania Jaber, now a consultant endocrinologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, spoke about thyroid nodules, which are abnormal growths in the thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck. Thyroid nodules are relatively common and in the majority of cases are benign (noncancerous), explained Dr. Jaber. Nonetheless, anyone who notices a new growth or unusual lump in the neck (or any other part of the body) should always see a doctor to have the issue investigated professionally, she said. Dr. Jaber, who also holds the position of assistant professor of clinical medicine at ......read more
Doha – April 16, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a two-day workshop to provide physicians, allied health professionals, researchers, and educators training in the use of evidence-based music interventions to treat a variety of health conditions.
Titled ‘Management of Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Neurological Disorders Using Evidence-Based Music Therapy Techniques,’ the workshop offered attendees presentations and symptomatology of common social, cognitive, and neurological disorders, and guidelines on how to refer, plan, conduct, and report a music therapy session.
Participants had the opportunity to understand how music and music tools, such as drumming circles, can help individuals foster self-esteem and express emotions, and how evidence-based sensorimotor and ......read more
Doha – April 3, 2023: Final-year medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) celebrated a successful Match Day as they secured residency places to continue their training at elite institutions in Qatar and the US.
The fourth-year medical students, who will graduate in May, gathered at WCM-Q to hear that members of the class had matched with leading residency training programs at prestigious institutions, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Massachusetts General Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Columbia University, among many others.
The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing once they ......read more
Doha – March 14, 2023: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have, together with colleagues from Canada and the U.S., reviewed whether metformin is a drug that can protect against diseases other than type 2 diabetes. The review was published in Metabolism, a leading journal dedicated to human metabolism research.
In the late 1950s, metformin was used to treat type 2 diabetes. Today, the drug continues to be the preferred choice for millions of people living with the condition. A collection of encouraging pre-clinical and clinical findings has sparked interest in re-purposing the drug to treat several other diseases, such as COVID-19.
Titled ‘Metformin: Is it a drug for all reasons and diseases?’ The objectives of the review were to evaluate the putative mechanism(s) of action of ......read more
Doha – March 13, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a one-day symposium to discuss population health challenges and outcomes, and ways to promote health.
The symposium was designed to enable healthcare practitioners to look to the future of healthcare and sustainability, understand what equitable culturally competent patient care means, and become ‘change agents’ who can promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Topics under discussion included population health challenges and the emerging paradigm of health and disease, sustainability of the global lifestyle medicine movement, perspectives at the confluence of pandemics, and public health priorities in the region. In addition, an interactive panel discussion focused on public health ......read more
Doha – March 12, 2023: Fifty Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) pre-medical students recently visited Aspetar hospital to learn about the application of biomechanics in sports medicine. The trip provided a unique opportunity for students to see firsthand how physics principles are used in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
During the one-day visit, the students toured different departments within the hospital, including the movement and assessment analysis laboratory and hydropathy pools, the altitude dormitory and climate chamber, the podiatry and virtual reality departments, the motion capture lab, and the medical imaging department. At each department the students learnt about the specific tools and technologies used to diagnose and treat athletes.
Before the tour of the ......read more
Doha – March 7, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar that examined anxiety and related disorders, and how to manage them.
The webinar titled, ‘Anxiety: When your worrying becomes worrying’, was delivered by Dr. Zahra Naqvi, assistant professor of psychiatry at WCM-Q, and discussed diseases such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Naqvi explained that anxiety is a common disorder in our society and can cause a significant impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of living. Even when therapy services are provided not everyone takes advantage because of the stigma associated with the ......read more
The awareness campaign, held under the mall’s #FestivaCares CSR
programme, aimed to encourage the community to learn more about kidney health and contribute to saving lives
Doha, Qatar – 7 March 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to mark World Kidney Day 2023.
The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2023 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All-Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!” This year’s event has focused on the importance of preparation for unexpected events for kidney patients, urging people to learn more about the vital role that their ......read more
Doha – March 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) alumna Dr. Afaf Osman has been presented with a highly coveted award by the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Dr. Osman, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2014, is one of only six awardees in the US in the clinical junior faculty section of the 2023 Scholar Awards handed out this year by ASH, which is regarded as the world’s leading professional hematology society. The ASH scholarship awards recognize the achievements of emerging research scientists in the field of hematology and also provide financial support to help them transition from training programs to careers as independent investigators.
After graduating with her MD degree from WCM-Q, Dr. Osman completed three years of residency training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, ......read more
Doha – February 28, 2023: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have analyzed vast amounts of genetic and protein-related data to determine the effectiveness of genetics-based personalized medicine for Arabs.
While personalized medicine holds huge potential for assessing disease risk for individuals, a weakness of the science is its reliance on genetic data that have been drawn largely from populations with European/Caucasian ancestry.
This is because physicians use large, population-wide genetic datasets to identify genes associated with diseases, which they then compare with the genetic information of individuals. This information is then combined with other factors, such as environment and lifestyle, to generate a ‘polygenic risk score’ for chronic conditions such as heart disease, ......read more
Doha – February 12, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar to discuss ways to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases associated with being overweight and obese.
The webinar titled, ‘Plain talk about weight loss’ was delivered by Dr. Ravinder Mamtani, professor of population health sciences and vice dean for population health and lifestyle medicine at WCM-Q, and professor of medicine at the Center for Global Health, New York.
According to the World Obesity Atlas, there are currently 770 million people worldwide living with obesity, and by 2030 the number is expected to rise to 1 billion. In Qatar, the obesity prevalence in women and men is likely to be 51 % and 43 % respectively by 2030.
Research shows that people who ......read more
Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.
Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.
This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, using a series of objective metrics to judge the number and quality of research papers and the impact factor of the journals in which they have been ......read more
Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.
The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines.
The one-day event featured professional development workshops on several topics, including steps towards a complete application, reading and writing ......read more
Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the event.
While mantle cell lymphoma can be treated with a number of drugs and put into remission, it cannot be cured fully because drug resistance ......read more
Doha – December 28, 2022: Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.
The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms.
The series is delivered by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH) and is designed to share expert knowledge on major global health challenges such as the epidemic of ......read more
Doha – December 26, 2022: A study entitled ‘Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 in Europe: Systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions’ has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Regional Health-Europe by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
The study found that about 10 percent of the population of Europe is infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-2 prevalence is declining in Europe, but at a relatively slow rate of 1 percent per year, lower than that in other world regions. The prevalence was more common in women than men.
The study was conducted by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCM-Q to address one of the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Sexually Transmitted ......read more
Doha – December 19, 2022: A new study has identified biomarkers that predict survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients with lung dysfunction. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ali Ait Hussain from the intensive care unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and led by Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
DNA methylation is considered one of the hallmarks of epigenetics. It regulates the activity of a sequence of DNA by adding methyl groups to the DNA molecule, without altering the sequence itself. It has been recently shown that DNA methylation regulates the activity of the immune system in COVID-19 infections. However, data regarding the death or recovery of COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), an acute and severe lung dysfunction often ......read more
Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations.
Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain, and hypothyroidism, respectively. The presentations were part of the Health and YOU Community Wellness Series of talks organized by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH). Dr. Sohaila Cheema, assistant dean for the IPH, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to draw upon the expertise of such highly qualified speakers. We feel that the public is benefitting a great deal from these talks.”
Dr. Mahmoud, assistant dean for faculty affairs and associate ......read more
Doha – December 11, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have made new discoveries about the processes by which fat cells damaged by obesity produce harmful inflammatory molecules that can trigger insulin resistance and ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes.
The research, led by WCM-Q’s Dr. Nayef Mazloum, focused on preadipocytes, which are precursors to fat cells. In obese individuals, some preadipocytes do not become normal, healthy fat cells, but instead become prematurely aged, or senescent. In this dysfunctional senescent state, they begin to secrete increased levels of inflammatory cytokines, including a key cytokine called interleukin-6 (IL-6), as well as other inflammatory molecules. Elevated levels of these inflammatory molecules are known to be associated with insulin resistance and type 2 ......read more
• This was a registry study that examined data from 2005 through 2019 on 17,951 patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia at age 20 to 39 in a large health care system composed of multiple academic and community-based practice sites
• Only 30% of the 5,438 patients with severe hypercholesterolemia achieved guideline-directed ≥50% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and 23% had an LDL-C level persistently 190 mg/dL or greater
• 48.5% of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia were prescribed lipid-lowering therapy
• Of the 12,513 patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia, only 20% received lipid-lowering therapy and only 36% showed at least a 30% reduction in LDL-C
• Women with severe hypercholesterolemia were less likely than men to have ≥50% LDL-C ......read more
Doha – November 2, 2022: The Health Sciences Library and Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a two-day course to investigate how the art of communicating science impacts public engagement with health messages at both the individual and population levels.
Titled ‘Leveraging Science Communication Tools to Craft Effective Health Messages,’ the course was directed by Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of health sciences library at WCM-Q, and was attended by allied health professionals, dentists, educators, nurses, pharmacists, health communicators and physicians.
The course faculty included Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, Dr. Maya Adam, director of health media innovation and clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at ......read more
Doha, December 06, 2018: Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organizing an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease. The session also ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2018: Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group, today signed a cooperation agreement for manufacture of medical devices to be used in Qatar and to meet the needs of the local market. This initiative is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims at achieving self-sufficiency in this sector. The agreement was ......read more
Doha, Qatar - November 5, 2018: In observance of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Galler Chocolatier, Qatar’s unique boutique and dining space, joined hands with the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to organize a health drive against one of the most curable types of cancer, which due to lack of awareness and timely treatment continues to take thousands of lives every ......read more
In cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar – October 28, 2018: Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, hosted a blood donation day in association with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on 26th of September at the resort between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.
The campaign was part of the Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort’s ......read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child ......read more
Qatar, August 28, 2018: QIC Anaya Healthcare, the revolutionizing healthcare discount program launched by QIC Insured has now introduced the Anaya Healthcare app. Anaya Healthcare members can now get an overview of all the services and benefits offered under the program. Available for both Andriod and iPhone users, the app can be downloaded from Google Play Store or from the Apple ......read more
Doha, 12 June, 2018: In celebration of Global Wellness Day, QIC Group, the leading insurance group in the MENA region hosted a global wellness program for its employees. The program comprised a short presentation on wellness, which provoked thought amongst the attendees about the various wellness practices.
The initiatives discussed during the workshop addressed the various elements of ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on ......read more
Doha – Qatar, 18 January 2018 – As part of its efforts to bring its world-class capacity building programs to more disciplines and industries in the country, Qatar Development Bank is running an intensive Healthcare Management training program for the first time in Qatar, from the 20th to the 24th of January 2018. The 5-days event, held in collaboration with Qatar financial ......read more
UAE, June 6, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the appointment of two additional general managers to strengthen its client engagement model in the Middle East. Adrian Dey has been appointed as the new general manager for Qatar, and Michael Schelper, chief operating officer in the Middle East & Africa, will take on the additional role of general manager for the United Arab ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 27 April 2017: A global vision to tackle inequalities in safeguarding the world’s workforce is being unveiled by the leading chartered professional health and safety body.
While health and safety is at the heart of some of the world’s most successful organisations, over 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents or illness – more than the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 8 April 2017: The Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) recently celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mental Health Friends Association “Weyak”, in the framework of implementing QFSW’s plans and programs that strengthen partnerships with relevant stakeholders and key players in the State of Qatar, in addition to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017
Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living.
With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At ......read more
Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist
People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice.
30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017: In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with ......read more
In conjunction with the State’s National Sport Day
Doha, Qatar – 16 February 2017: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched its “Start Now” campaign to encourage public awareness of the importance of regular physical activity and ......read more
Doha, November 28, 2016: On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, in association with the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), recently organized a Diabetes Awareness Session entitled “Risk Assessment program”.
The event highlighted the importance of screening as an early detection ......read more
In collaboration with Qatar Diabetes Association
Executive Director of Qatar Diabetes Association –Qatar Foundation: number of people living with diabetes around the world is expected to rise to 642 million by 2040
Doha, Qatar, 19 November 2016: Dr. Abdulla Al Hamaq, Executive Director of Qatar Diabetes Association–Qatar Foundation opens today in Doha the Second ......read more
UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.
The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and ......read more
Joyalukkas staff voluntarily donates blood at the initiative held at Al Watan Center
Doha, Qatar, July 31, 2016: Joyalukkas is continuing its push to build awareness on the importance of blood donation under its inspiring slogan ‘Donate Blood, be a hero’ with the Blood Donation camp held in association with the Hamad Hospital blood donar unit at Joyalukkas showroom, Al ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from ......read more
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.
Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process
Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 ......read more
Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances.
Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a ......read more
HEC Paris and INTEL collaborate on cutting-edge project on the potential of wearable technologies
Doha, Qatar – February 27, 2016: Leading the development of a new generation of intelligent, connected devices, HEC Paris has embarked on a research study directed by Michael Segalla, Professor of Management at the business school.
With the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles ......read more
Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center…
Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get ......read more
Children are inclined to fall sick more often than adults. This is mainly because they spend most of their time in close contact with other children at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, increasing their risk of illness and the likelihood of passing this on to others.
Hygiene is ......read more
Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing ......read more
Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial
Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes ......read more
To keep the mind and body in good health is our responsibility, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. The Holy month of Ramadan gives us a great opportunity to balance our lifestyle and quit habits which can deteriorate our health. During fasting we would be able to focus on discipline, eating habits and self-control. It also gives the body a chance to remove ......read more
Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, Taking Correct Medication and Watching Diet All Essential for Safe Fasting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Diabetes sufferers can fast during Ramadan – but they do need to take precautions to safeguard their health, according to Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor to Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa.
The UAE has a diabetes rate of 19 percent, among ......read more
As the month of Ramadan approaches, many people are eagerly anticipating the fasting season and the month of giving. It is a month where one learns tolerance, patience and empathy. From a health perspective, a lot of benefits can be had from fasting in the right way during Ramadan. The long summer days may pose a challenge as one may have to fast for as long as 14 to 16 hours.
To ......read more
‘Ramadan’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘ramida or ‘ar-ramad’, which means scorching heat or dryness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded to be very holy ......read more
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult with a medical professional for more information.
1) People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan
Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type ......read more
Qatari hospitals raise the bar in world-class patient care after success at Building Healthcare Awards 2015
Dubai, UAE: The winners of the Building Healthcare Awards 2015 were announced this öafternoon at the Building Healthcare Middle East Exhibition & Congress in Dubai, UAE. The annual Awards recognise leaders in the healthcare industry who have devoted their efforts to building ......read more
Diabetes and Fasting
Is it Ok for me to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, if I am living with diabetes?
During fasting, about eight hours after the last meal our bodies start to make use of energy stores to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels normal. For most people, this is not harmful.
However, a problem can occur if you are living with diabetes, such ......read more
DOHA, 7 June, 2015: For the first time in Qatar, a Navigated Total Knee Replacement surgery (TKR) has been conducted successfully at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) in Qatar, using a technology developed by Brainlab, a leading German provider of software-driven medical technology that supports targeted and less-invasive treatment.
The operation, performed by a team of doctors from the Orthopedic ......read more
Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, is a special occasion for worshipping and praying. It is also a special occasion when families prepare their favorite traditional foods and sit down together with relatives and friends to enjoy it.
However, many of us follow bad eating habits and routines during Ramadan. Below are some tips provided by Dr. Anita Gupta, Clinical Dietician and Dr. ......read more
UAE, May 21, 2015 - Many people use mouthwash as part of their oral hygiene routine to effectively strengthen their teeth and gums. Oral rinses work by helping fight plaque and gum disease, prevent tooth decay and toothaches, and eliminate bad breath. While they have many oral benefits, some people are still worried that alcohol-containing variants, in particular, will result in a number of ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 05 May, 2015: Suffering from a joint pain, stiffness with a swelling? Most people would consult a General Practitioner or take over the counter pain relief medication in the hope that the aches and pains would go away. However, this could be an indication of a more serious problem, namely rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Emirates Arthritis Foundation, 20% ......read more
Restylane® fillers and Restylane Skinboosters™ will be put to the test in a unique campaign by Sharon Stone
Details of the challenge and the results will be unveiled at a live event in May
The initiative aims to build trust in aesthetic treatments by demonstrating natural-looking results of Restylane in real life
MONACO(May 4,2015) -Today, Sharon Stone has embarked on a ......read more
In Middle East and North Africa (MENA), stroke is increasingly becoming a major health problem, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 20301. Specialists have highlighted the lack of data in the epidemiology of stroke in MENA region as a major challenge, while emphasizing on the urgent need to develop strategies to prevent and better care for stroke patients in the ......read more
• Arabian Healthcare Group on a mission to prevent, treat and help patients manage Diabetes with a special focus on complications of the disease.
• Group’s Wellness Division to work with corporate and schools to prevent the ......read more
As a part of celebrating 15 years of their establishment in the UAE, the dermatology centre held an evening soiree attended by members of the royal family, prominent business and media personalities, celebrities and socialites alike
Dermacare crowns Dr. Fazeela Abbassi as the first Miss Dermacare
Headed by Dr. Ikramullah Al Nasir, Founder President and CEO, Dermacare Group has ......read more
With spring already fading and the sounds of summer slowly but surely beckoning, it is time to start thinking on ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones as we enjoy our time in the sun. OLIMPIA CARMEN, Cosmetologist and Laser expert at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic takes time to answer questions on Melasma, which she terms as a common skin ailment that she sees and treats on a daily ......read more
The number of Qataris seeking medical treatment in private clinics appears to have grown substantially since the launch of the country’s nationwide health insurance scheme, with at least one prominent hospital reporting that up to half of its patients are now nationals.
Since Seha (“health”) started in August 2013, the program has expanded to cover the cost of medical ......read more
Experts from PA Consulting Group believe the Gulf’s love of high-tech gadgets can change lifestyles to improve health and wellbeing
Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2015: The Gulf region’s insatiable appetite for the latest gadgets, high-tech smartphones and constant social media connectivity is presenting a wealth of opportunities for ‘telehealth’ – wearable technology ......read more
Wound is defined as a disruption in the continuous structure of the skin, which may at times extend to internal layers lying deep below the skin. Traditionally wound was defined as any bleeding of extremities or vital organs visible from outside, modern science has currently included the occurrence of internal wounds within the definition of wound. The nature of a wound may vary from simple ......read more
like the United Arab Emirates, is a rapidly evolving nation with extraordinary opportunities to establish a world-class healthcare system. Appropriate health services (facilities, clinicians and technologies) supporting the health and wellness of the nation are an important national value. Ms Bernadette Farrell, Director of Health Facility Planning & Architectural Design, at Hamad Medical ......read more