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Importance of Exercise

Our lives are stressful and physical fitness is a big part of maintaining healthy lifestyle I have young patients who come with joints and muscle stiffness and lower back pain because of a lack of exercise If people have no time to go to the gym on… Continue reading...

Frozen foods and unhealthy drinks

Ready-to-cook frozen foods such as frozen parathas, burgers, cutlets, chicken nuggets etc What effects can these foods have on kids’ health Children are currently exposed to a wide variety of “kid” foods that tend to be high in fat and… Continue reading...

Aster Volunteers, Aster Hospitals and ERC bring children together

On August 17th and 18th, Aster Hospital, Qusais hosted a two-day event that brought children together through art workshops, interactive games and team-building exercises The “Chapter One – Life Lessons For Future Leaders” saw the involvement… Continue reading...

Gluten-free diet: is it for everyone?

1 What is gluten Gluten is a generic and common name used for protein found in grains It is most commonly found in wheat and barley It has binding and thickening properties The two major proteins present in gluten are gliadin and glutenin It is… Continue reading...

How to Fight UAE summertime allergies?

How does poor air quality affect people here in UAE Even if we are aware of the harmful consequences of breathing in poor quality air, we still do not understand its severity The WHO reported a few months back that 9 out of 10 people breathe in… Continue reading...

Digital Detox at Aster Hospital, Qusais

Although young children today are smart and tech-savvy, their interactive ability is impaired compared to their predecessor generations, according to child health experts and therapists "The three main markers, or early signs, of autism are… Continue reading...

Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease

Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE  Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE (i) … Continue reading...

Keep your Kidneys Healthy

  1 What is diabetic nephrology and other complications Diabetic Nephropathy is a complication that occurs in diabetic patients which leads to permanent damage of blood vessels and cells of the kidney This can occur for both Type 1 and… Continue reading...

Aster hospital turns wedding venue after father falls sick

It wasn't the dream wedding the couple had planned but despite the hitch in their plans, the young bride smiled radiantly and the groom looked dapper in his suit Ribat, a Bangladeshi national and his Pakistani bride Sana, flew thousands of miles,… Continue reading...

Health Benefits of Kale

Kale is a green cruciferous leafy vegetable rich in fibre, vitamin C, iron and potassium Foods rich in fibre and potassium help control blood pressure to an extent Ms Sushma Ghag, Dietitian at Aster Hospital, Mankhool, says: ‘Potassium is… Continue reading...

Gaming Addiction

1 What does this statement mean for the gaming community Termed as disorder due to addictive behavior, gaming disorder is defined as a pattern of behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming to an… Continue reading...

Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Know the signs

Woman Survives one of the Most Feared Complication of Childbirth at Aster Hospital Critical Care Medicine Specialists & the team of Gynecologists at Aster Hospital Mankhool ensured the miraculous recovery of the mother and baby Amniotic… Continue reading...

Doctor Offers Expert Advice To Prevent Heatstroke This Summer

Awareness of prevention measures as summer heat up can avoid an emergency trip As temperatures climb, loose-fitted clothing, drinking water regularly, staying away from fizzy drinks and promptly reporting episodes of headache and nausea can… Continue reading...

‘I see a patient every 30 minutes in a 6-hr day’ – Ms. Mehreen

Mehreen's work as a physiotherapist is different all year round The days in Ramadan are all sorted out, says Mehreen H Memon, a senior physiotherapist at Aster Hospital, Mankhool "Thanks to the prayer times, chores and work schedule" Mehreen's work… Continue reading...

Why is it important for people to consume a protein rich diet?

Protein needs to be a staple in every individual’s diet, irrespective of the age group Protein generally provides approximately 10-15% of the energy from the overall diet as it is the building block of the body and is essential for the body’s… Continue reading...

Managing Gastric Disorders And Peptic Ulcers Through Ramadan

Fasting in the month of Ramadan can improve a person's health, but if the correct diet is not followed, one is prone to acquire some ailments related to the digestive health Dyspeptic symptoms are frequently encountered during Ramadan including… Continue reading...

Importance of Physical Activity in Kids

Importance of physical activity in kids and the benefits of introducing kids to football early in life 1) How does football benefit kids’ physical well-being As adults most people only realize the importance of staying physically active when… Continue reading...

Doctors Remove Thyroid Gland Weighing Half a Kilogram

Huge tumor was obstructing the breathing and swallowing reflexes of patient  In a rare surgery lasting five hours, doctors excised a thyroid gland weighing 550 gms from the neck of a 46-year-old expatriate This butterfly-shaped gland in our… Continue reading...

Dry & Itchy Eyes? It Could be Computer Vision Syndrome

1 Why does reading in the dark cause eye strain and headaches All, if not most reading today is done on PC and hand held devices Reading from the print is fast becoming a lost art Most individuals reading on the devices are not aware of the… Continue reading...

Big Bags Pose Heavy Risks

For students carrying heavy bags to school, it can affect the muscles, bone growth and overall development of a child, and Dr Abdul Majeed, Specialist Paediatrician at Aster Hospital, Mankhool said this can result in short and long-term issues But… Continue reading...

Less TB Stigma Means Less TB

1 Where are we on TB in the UAE for TB day on March 24 (Overview of where we are at, things that have changed or improved etc) The UAE Government and DHA has a good system in place for screening, detection and treatment of Tuberculosis cases In… Continue reading...

Doctors Warn About The New Wave of Infections in UAE

Bacterial and viral infections affecting lungs will continue till the second week of March Doctors in the UAE have warned of a new wave of bacterial and viral infections peaking this month and will continue till the second week of March The… Continue reading...