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33 min ago | The Jersey Journal

Formerly homeless owner of Hightstown cafe sets out with wife to feed area hungry

HIGHTSTOWN - Basem Hassan was homeless on the streets of New Brunswick and New York City in the early 1990s when he spent his nights "couch surfing," stealing bread and digging through garbage cans to survive, he said.


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4 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Ramadan brings a Muslim holy month of fasting, prayer and focus on God

"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may self-restraint."


Related Topix: Life, Ramadan, Health, Religion, Islam, Mount Pleasant, SC

4 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Health benefits of fasting

Fasting isn't merely a spiritual activity for connecting with God but it has health gains to it too as Carol Nambowa finds out.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

8 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Pioneer Generation Package explained at bazaar booth and River Safari visit

A Ramadan bazaar and a day out at the River Safari provided two unconventional chances to explain the Pioneer Generation Package of medical subsidies on Saturday.


Related Topix: Ramadan, Life, Holidays, Health

12 hrs ago | Egypt Today

Common Grounds

It may be hard to imagine Muslims praying every night of Ramadan in a synagogue, but that's exactly what happens every year when the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation and another synagogue open their doors for members of ADAMS during Ramadan.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, World News, Africa, Egypt, Health, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Sterling, VA

17 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Ramadan: A sacred time to nourish the soul

Worshippers complete their evening prayers inside the mosque at the Muslim American Society of Charlotte Community Center on Sunday, July 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Health, Charlotte, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Harmony Iftar meal brings Ramadan to wider community

Lisa Duchene is friends with the founder of Harmony Iftar and participated in the first event six years ago when a small group of 40 friends broke fast during Ramadan.


Related Topix: Ramadan, Life, Holidays, Religion, Islam, Health

BioMed Central

Different associations between obesity and impaired fasting glucose...

Despite the consistent relationship between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase and type 2 diabetes , one unsolved issue is the role of serum GGT in the well-known association between obesity and T2D.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Diabetes, Life, Food, Nutrition

Twin Cities Daily Planet

You don't have to be Muslim: Sampling Minneapolis' Iftar buffets

Ramadan, the Muslim month of prayer and dawn to dusk fasting, runs through July 28. The faithful break the fast each evening with a festive dinner, and a number of local Middle Eastern restaurants mark the occasion with well-stocked buffets.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Health, Columbia Heights, MN, Minneapolis, MN

Photos July 11: Top images from around the world

Iranian women recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Health, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Hindustan Times

After Nigmanand another saint dies while fasting for Ganga

A saint, who claimed to be'Peethadheeshwar' of Kashi Mahashamsan Peeth and was on fast for over a month seeking clean and uninterrupted flow of water in the Ganga river, passed away early this morning at a hospital in Varanasi.


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Mutaz Sammour a Jordanian "Christian" is distributing dates and water to those fasting in Ramadan.

Last week, with the beginning of The Holy Month of Ramadan, a young Jordanian Christian Mutaz Ziad Sammour, leaves his home in Tla'a Al-Ali daily before the time of Maghrib prayer, bringing along with him pre-packaged dates and water to distribute to drivers on traffic lights for Iftar time.


Related Topix: Jordan, World News, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Health,

The Indian Express

Diabetics must be cautious during Ramadan fasting: experts

Fasting during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year, is a personal choice for diabetes patients and should be done only under medical supervision, according to doctors.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology

Thu Jul 10, 2014


GLP-1 Agonist Therapy

Pharmacologic management of hyperglycemia associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus can be complex and challenging for both healthcare providers and patients.1 A wide array of treatment options are available, starting with lifestyle modifications and metformin monotherapy and progressing to two- and three-drug combinations that may or may not ... (more)


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The Star Online

Fasting far from home: The expatriate experience

Nazeen Koonda and S.G. Masood sharing a traditional Ramadan meal with long-time friends Ahsan Qureshi and wife Mehwesh during buka puasa.


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The Daily Star

Sidon charities share iftar joy with the city's poorest

SIDON, Lebanon: Umm Salim, a widow, refuses to have her iftar meal in a mosque or public hall.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , Ramadan, Health

BBC News

Health warning over Ramadan fasting

One of the UK's leading Islamic groups says it is concerned that Muslims who fast during the month of Ramadan despite being ill are putting their health at risk.


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Egypt Today

Modern Times, Modern Fatwas

When in 2001 Egypt's Grand Mufti issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that the show Man Sayarbah el-Milyon? was un-Islamic, viewers were a little baffled that a TV game show could unleash the wrath of God.


Related Topix: Ramadan, Life, Holidays, Health

AME Info

NCB distributes 'EFTARKALENA' meals for more than 90k fasting person

Consolidated Telecoms is one of the fastest growing Companies in Saudi Arabia and has an exciting opportunity for a Microsoft Solution Developer to be part of the Presales and Technical team in the Western Region to focus on the Commercial organization.


Related Topix: Health, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Microsoft, Startups

The Star Online

Fight diabetes: A recipe for success

Dr Yeoh Boon Hock and Prof Dr Nor Azmi Kamaruddin at the launch of the MSD Ramadan Campaign 2014 - Smart Info Tools .


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Religion, Islam, Food, Recipes