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QRCS lit in green on Qatar Family Day

QRCS lit in green on Qatar Family Day

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) headquarters was lit in green on April 15 to mark Qatar Family Day, which has been observed since 2011.

 Fasting can help manage depression: psychologist

Fasting can help manage depression: psychologist

Ameera Al Ishaq, Clinical Psychologist, and Deputy Head of the Psychological Service Unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) says fasting during the holy month of Ramadan can be an effective way to manage depression and anger, and to strengthen self-restraint and patience.

HMC cautions about risk of dehydration and heat-related illnesses

HMC cautions about risk of dehydration and heat-related illnesses

Dr Muayad Kassim Khalid, senior consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has asked members of the public who will fast during Ramadan to be aware of the warning signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and other forms of heat-related illness.

Sidra Medicine team publishes study on impact of fasting on different organs

Sidra Medicine team publishes study on impact of fasting on different organs

A team of researchers from Sidra Medicine has published a study about the molecular changes to the body as a result of short-term fasting.

HMC advises pregnant women to consult doctor before fasting

HMC advises pregnant women to consult doctor before fasting

Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for all healthy adult Muslims. However, pregnant and breastfeeding women are exempted and are able to postpone fasting to a more suitable time.

Ramadan best time to quit smoking, says PHCC

Ramadan best time to quit smoking, says PHCC

The ability to fast without smoking for at least 15 hours is a clear sign of the smoker’s willpower.

HMC cautions fasting patients about changes to medication

HMC cautions fasting patients about changes to medication

According to Dr Moza al-Hail, HMC’s executive director of pharmacy, some patients need only a simple adjustment to their medication schedule while others require a more complex solution.

HMC advises pregnant and breastfeeding women to take necessary precautions if fasting

HMC advises pregnant and breastfeeding women to take necessary precautions if fasting

Experts at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have advised pregnant and breastfeeding women to take necessary precautions if fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms on Thursday to four men for eating in public during the fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said.

Anaemia patients urged to be cautious during Ramadan

Anaemia patients urged to be cautious during Ramadan

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is urging patients with anaemia to take the necessary precautions during the month of Ramadan.

Diabetics asked to seek medical advice before fasting

Diabetics asked to seek medical advice before fasting

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in advance of the holy month of Ramadan, is cautioning individuals with diabetes to seek medical advice before fasting.

Groceries offered at low cost as Katara's Ramadan event opens

Groceries offered at low cost as Katara's Ramadan event opens

Meerat Ramadan, an initiative by the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara to sell groceries at a low cost throughout the holy month of Ramadan, was launched on Thursday.