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Iftar on the job: For this nurse, a fasting day is very busy

Ameenah Khan Ajmal, a nurse in the paediatric ward of Aster Hospital in Al Qusais, is the only one fasting in her ward She has been assigned a shift which makes it easier for her to manage her busy work day during Ramadan "We work in three shifts… Continue reading...

How similar is intermittent fasting to fasting in Ramadan?

What is intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating It is promoted to change body composition… Continue reading...

Who pays compensation if malpractice is proven?

What is this malpractice insurance about in the UAE Malpractice Insurance is intended to take care when your doctor makes a mistake in the diagnosis of your illness, or fails to give appropriate medication or treatment required for your illness… Continue reading...

Ramadan Nutrition for Children

How to make food attractive for children Children have specific food preferences The following tips may make the foods you serve more attractive to the children keeping in mind about • Food texture Vary textures — crunchy, crisp, creamy… Continue reading...

The Truth About Charcoal Based Toothpaste

The use of charcoal is becoming a popular trend in dental care these days Its use is associated with some oral benefits, however it does pose a certain risk of adverse effect on dental health primarily due to its high abrasive properties… Continue reading...

Let Kids be more active, say doctors

OBESITY: Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square… Continue reading...

Antibiotics – A dangerous treatment

What is your take on the law prohibiting antibiotics being dispensed without prescription The law is justified: This overuse of antibiotics due to easy availability of drugs could facilitate the development and spread of antibiotic… Continue reading...

Changing the Nephrology Game with Novel Biomarkers

Nephrology is a budding specialty with several advancements taking place every day Broadly, disease in Nephrology is classified as acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) The term acute renal failure (ARF) describes the… Continue reading...

Tech to the rescue

1 What new technologies have you deployed - or are you deploying in your hospital How will these make patients' lives easier Closed Loop Medication Administration with Mobile Computing IOT Closed Loop medication administration ensures that… Continue reading...

How patient no shows have a ripple effect on clinics, hospitals

Increasing no shows, late arrivals and long waits for a doctor’s appointment at clinics and hospitals across the UAE are raising concerns over their ripple effects and how they are dealt with Clinics and hospitals, which see around… Continue reading...