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UAE tea industry poised for solid growth

The UAE’s tea industry is expected to draw in more growth, especially during Ramadan where demand and consumption for tea products are expected to rise, said experts. In 2013, the total traded volume of tea through Dubai inc

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RAK Hospital offers free nutrition consultancy

Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Hospital has launched an initiative wherein those fasting during Ramadan can avail free consultation with hospital’s nutritionist and get advice on individual nutritional and diet requirements. Durin

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Ramadan app launched to support diabetics

Merck & Co (MSD), a leading pharmaceutical company, has launched a Ramadan app to aid Muslims with type 2 diabetes who choose to fast during Ramadan. The app will offer patients immediate access to the information kit “F

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Type 2 diabetics ‘may fast during Ramadan’

Patients with type 2 diabetes may fast during Ramadan, provided they adhere to their prescribed medication and ensure they do not overindulge at Iftar, or the breaking of the fast, according to a leading doctor in Abu Dhabi. Urgin

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5:2 - New feasting and fasting diet craze

Forget abandoning carbohydrates or detoxing. The new dieting craze sweeping Britain and taking off in the United States lets people eat whatever they like - but only five days a week.  

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UAE doctor advises nursing mothers on fasting

A UAE-based obstetrician has offered some important advice for breastfeeding mothers who wish to fast during Ramadan. Dr Wafa Sulaiman Al Nasseri, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Dubai’s Medcare Hospital, is using World Brea

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Ramadan begins on Monday

Saudi Arabia and most other Gulf states will start the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on Monday. Reports from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE said the new moon had not been sighted after sunset on Saturday, indicating tha

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MSD drive tackles diabetes and fasting

MSD, a leading pharmaceutical company, launched of its diabetes awareness campaign, aiming to tackle the issue of Muslims with type 2 diabetes fasting during Ramadan despite serious health risks. Research shows that more than 50 million pe

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Bahrain to see ‘hottest Ramadan in 30 years’

Bahrain could have its hottest Ramadan in more than 30 years, experts said, while issuing an alert sensible fasting Those with serious health conditions have been advised not to fast at all. Ramadan is predicted to start on Monday

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Cut prices for Ramadan, UAE traders told

The United Arab Emirates economy ministry called on retailers to slash costs of basic commodities by 20-50 percent during Ramadan, a newspaper report  said on Tuesday. 'The ministry has given all selling outlets a period of two we

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