Before Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tuesday, members of Uganda's Namutumba synagogue will sit down to a festive meal to prepare themselves physically and spiritually for the Day of Atonement.

This Jewish custom of the seuda hamafseket is new for this community, whose members have often entered the 25-hour-long fast on empty stomachs owing to drought and food shortages.

Wellness Wednesday: Sunscreen And Skin Protection

May 8, 2019

A new study out of the Food and Drug Administration found that the chemicals in top sunscreen brands seep through the skin and into the bloodstream.

The FDA says the preliminary study will pave the way for future research into the harmful chemicals in sunscreen.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, sunscreen and skin protection, and more.

A scrambled egg, waffle and lots of coffee is how Shabana Shakir Ahmed is starting Day One of Ramadan this May 6.

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A group of about 20 Ohio State students will begin a week-long fast on Monday to show solidarity with farm workers. They say the university went back on its word by extending their lease with Dublin-based Wendy's, which is one of the few major fast food chains that's held out of joining a national program that works to prevent abuse of U.S. farm workers.

Wellness Wednesday: Fitness News, Fasting, Meditation

Jun 17, 2015
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An estimated 1.6 billion Muslims throughout the world will begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. We will look at the health benefits and risks that comes with the fasting. Plus, how exercise can affect your body's circadian rhythm.

Ramadan and the Tradition of Fasting

Jul 22, 2013

10:00 We've reached the halfway point of the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sundown. This hour we'll take a closer look at the tradition of fasting, and examine why almost all faiths have feast days and fast days, and how going without food affects the mind and body. Guests