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Sidra Medicine using research fund for genome sequencing

Sidra Medicine using research fund for genome sequencing

Sidra Medicine is investing two-third of its annual research fund on its genome sequencing programme, Gulf Times has learnt.

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country's new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven't received a series of jabs.

MoPH aims to raise awareness on handwashing

MoPH aims to raise awareness on handwashing

The campaign, being launched on Saturday, is part of the ministry's participation in the celebration of the World Handwashing Day, which falls on May 5 each year.

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

Nearly two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, said researchers on Monday, warning such "illegal" compounds were fuelling the spread of drug-resistant diseases.

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says

A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers ...

Qatar to set up tissue bank in boost for healthcare

Qatar to set up tissue bank in boost for healthcare

Qatar will soon set up a tissue bank to help contribute to research, especially on cancer and improve the healthcare scenario in the country, a senior official of Hamad Medical Corporation disclosed on Wednesday.

Anti-vaccination nurses in Australia face punishment

Anti-vaccination nurses in Australia face punishment

Nurses and midwives promoting anti-vaccination messages in Australia could face punishment, the industry regulator warned Thursday, as the country tackles recent outbreaks of preventable diseases.

UNICEF clinches vaccine deal to protect children

UNICEF clinches vaccine deal to protect children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with six vaccine suppliers to provide a combined vaccine against five deadly childhood diseases ...

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

Upcoming HMC facility to step up fight against hepatitis

Upcoming HMC facility to step up fight against hepatitis

Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC) will open the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) later this year which will help in stepping up the fight against viral hepatitis.

Hypertension affects one-third of adults

Hypertension affects one-third of adults

Qatar University College of Medicine (QU-CMED) has organised a road show titled “Know Your Numbers” to mark World Hypertension Day, as part of its strategic objective...