20 June 2017
Fasting has a number of potential health benefits for those who abstain from food and drink regularly, says a clinical dietitian at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). “Since the body is unable to get...
13 June 2017
Sleep deprivation is common during the month of Ramadan, and it can make fasting more difficult. It is therefore important to get enough sleep every day, cautioned Dr. Abdulaziz Al Hashemi,...
12 June 2017
Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) has launched ‘Iftar Boxes’ for fasting people on the streets during Ramadan. ‘Iftar Boxes’ launched by QCS in cooperation with Al Meera Consumer Goods Co, aims to...
05 June 2017
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Clinical Dietitian, Ms. Sawsan Riad Rizeq, says preparing meals in Ramadan with fresh ingredients and cooking them in a healthy manner helps ensure foods retain...
03 June 2017
Women who have pregnancy complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or anemia are generally advised to avoid fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Breastfeeding women are also advised to...
30 May 2017
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are urged to observe caution if fasting during Ramadan, as abstaining from food and water for long periods increases the risk of dehydration. The month of...
29 May 2017
As Muslims across Qatar begin their fast in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is urging patients with anemia to take the necessary precautions. Fasting can...
17 May 2017
For most individuals, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan has numerous health benefits, including protecting the heart from cardiovascular disease by lowering bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol levels,...
13 May 2017
In advance of the holy month of Ramadan, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is cautioning individuals with diabetes to seek medical advice before fasting. According to Professor Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra,...
24 June 2016
During Ramadan, diabetic children who are fasting experience blood sugar highs and lows depending on the food they consume, the dose of insulin they take and the amount of physical activity they...
23 June 2016
Many kidney patients are able to fast during Ramadan provided they take the necessary precautions. Dr. Ahmed Hamdi, Consultant at Hamad General Hospital said before making a decision to fast for the...
22 June 2016
Despite this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan falling upon one of the hottest summer months in Qatar, there has been no significant increase in the total number of patients visiting the Emergency...

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