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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.

Katara gears up for Meerat Ramadan event

Katara gears up for Meerat Ramadan event

The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara is all set to inaugurate ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ at 4pm on Thursday in Katara’s southern area.

QDA to host diabetes symposium on Saturday

QDA to host diabetes symposium on Saturday

Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) will hold a symposium on Saturday on the topic ‘Fasting safely with Diabetes’ at Westin Hotel Doha at 6pm.

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egyptian Copts observed a solemn Good Friday with prayers and fasting, as the community reeled from two church bombings that killed dozens on Palm Sunday.

Ban children from dangerous religious rituals:  India commission

Ban children from dangerous religious rituals: India commission

India's child protection agency has appealed to parents not to let children take part in religious rituals that could be dangerous, following a teenager's death after a 68-day fast.