Month: May 2017

Quit Before it Kills

Smoking is currently on the rise in the UAE and the Middle East. The World Conference on Tobacco revealed that the growing popularity of sheesha is a leading factor causing an increase in the number of smokers.

Prevalence of tobacco use including smoking cigarettes, cigars, water pipe (sheesha) and even Medwakh is high in the region. The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) conducted a survey in 2011 to assess the risk of smoking in the country. The results revealed that 19.2% of men and 3.5% of women smoked cigarettes. As per the WHO, 6 million people die every year because of tobacco usage, which accounts to 1 person in every six seconds.2

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Aster Emergency App – Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

Aster Emergency App

• Shall help revolutionise emergency care, saving thousands of lives with immediate availability of emergency responders during the Golden Hour, through leveraging technology and training.

• As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people

• President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan today

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Stroke and Its Prevention

A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because of a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.More than 6 million people die because of stroke each year.Worldwide, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability. Continue reading “Stroke and Its Prevention”

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Know PCOS for No PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS is a hormonal imbalance affecting 5-10% of women. It is an extremely common condition affecting women from menstruation till menopause. As per a recently conducted survey, at least 50,000 women in the UAE suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is expected to grow at a rate of 6.81 per cent till 2030. Continue reading “Know PCOS for No PCOS”

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Just Allergies or More?

The air that we breathe in has oxygen which is absorbed into the body’s bloodstream. Our respiratory system has airways which are tubes that transport the oxygenated blood to the lungs. These tubes when narrowed and inflamed make it difficult to breathe. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes a spasm in the bronchus. The World Health Organization states that asthma is the most commonly found chronic disorder in children.[1]

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Asthma During Pregnancy

As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children.[1] Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in developed countries. It is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by breathlessness and wheezing. The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and cause difficulty in breathing.

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