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Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment

Recent experiments in mouse models have shown that injecting an inactivated flu virus into cancer tumors makes them shrink and boosts the effectiveness of immunotherapy. Is the flu shot the next step in fighting cancer? When it comes to cancer tumors, many factors influence whether or not they will respond to treatment. [...]

January 11th, 2020|

HMC’s Al Maha Child Center to revolutionise paediatric care services

Minister of Public Health, H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, visited the site of Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Al Maha Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Al Wakra Hospital campus. Due to be completed in 2020, the purpose-built Al Maha Center will revolutionise paediatric care services for children with [...]

January 3rd, 2020|

HMC clarifies diabetes medicine free of NDMA

Officials from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) are advising patients who are currently taking metformin medicines (known under the commercial name Glucophage) prescribed and dispensed by HMC pharmacies to continue taking these medicines and not to cease use of the medication. The healthcare provider is assuring all patients that metformin medications [...]

December 16th, 2019|

Mental Health Services Guide launched in Qatar

Qatar’s first Guide to Mental Health Services has been launched during the 8th Qatar International Psychiatry and Mental Health Conference, by H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health. The Guide has been developed by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation [...]

December 8th, 2019|

Qatar best in the Mideast for tourists with special needs

Qatar has accomplished yet another feat in making it the most accessible tourist destination for people with disabilities in the region. It has become the first country in the Middle-East region to feature in list of ‘Wheel The World’ - a travel company that promotes tourism for those with disabilities [...]

December 4th, 2019|

HMC’s Falls Prevention Clinic first of its kind in Qatar

In response to Qatar’s growing elderly population, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has continued to expand its geriatric medicine services with the Geriatric and Long-Term Care Department now operating across multiple sites and hospitals. Dr. Kawa Amin, Consultant Geriatrician, says HMC’s Falls Prevention Clinic, which is located at Rumailah Hospital and [...]

December 3rd, 2019|