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Report: Private clinics in Qatar are overprescribing antibiotics (and it’s dangerous)

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Lamentables/FlickrNearly half of all antibiotic prescriptions in Qatar’s private clinics are for illnesses that cannot be cured with such drugs, a new report has found. According to the study,...

Report: Qatar’s population is in really bad shape

Ministry of Public Health advertisementA new report analyzing the health data of some 5,000 Qataris and longterm residents has painted a grim picture of the nation’s population as overweight, inactive and lacking Vitamin D. The...

Report: Qatar residents spend 109 hours a year in traffic

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Chantelle D’mello/Doha NewsCommuters in Qatar spent an average of 4.5 days on the roads last year, thanks to traffic congestion. Up seven hours from the year before, the wasted...

Report: Qatar led the region in building tall towers last year

Abraj Quartier Commercial Towers. Credit: UDCFour of the nine tallest buildings constructed in the Middle East last year were made in Qatar, according to a new international review. That means Qatar led the region in terms...

Report: Car usage in Qatar growing at the fastest pace in the Gulf

By Victoria Scott Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Raja Raman/FlickrIf you think Qatar’s traffic is bad now, just wait until 2020. A new report is predicting that an estimated 912,000 cars are set to be...

Qatar prepares to welcome its first mega cruise ship

The MSC Fantasia. Credit: QTANote: This article has been corrected to reflect the Fantasia will dock at Doha Port, not Hamad Port. Qatar will welcome its first mega cruise ship tomorrow, when the 333m-long MSC Fantasia...
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