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Expert Column: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies which bring people to the hospital regardless of the time or hour 1 The most accepted theory of the cause of appendicitis is that it results from an obstruction of the lumen followed by… Continue reading...

Everything you need to know about acidity

Many people might have experienced acidity related problems at least once in their lifetime Usual symptoms of acidity are located in upper abdomen, which includes upper abdominal pain or burning, abdominal fullness after taking food or early satiety… Continue reading...

Beware of these 10 allergen sources lurking in our homes in UAE

Find out ways to stave off summer allergies and stay healthy this season in UAE Explaining why the allergy index is high during the summer months, Dr Sandeep Pargi, specialist pulmonologist at the Aster Mankhool Hospital, said: “Dust in this… Continue reading...

OVER 100 PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER FOR BLOOD DONATION DRIVE AT ASTER HOSPITAL

Aster Hospitals UAE, a chain of hospitals with world-class facilities under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, commemorated the “World Blood Donor Day” Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai hosted a blood… Continue reading...

What is encephalitis, how did 53 children die in India?

What is the cause for the repeated outbreaks of encephalitis in India Outbreaks of encephalitis in India have a strong seasonal pattern and a limited geographical range It is basically an endemic disease that means the disease causing virus… Continue reading...

Make sure you are not popping a fake pill

How to find out if painkillers you buy are fake 1 Know your medicine (size, shape, colour, taste and side-effects) 2 Pay attention to inner and outer packaging 3 Obtain your medicine from licensed pharmacies 4 Avoid buying medicine online 5… Continue reading...

Why you should see a doctor even if you’re feeling healthy

'Feeling fine' is subjective We see a lot of patients who feel just fine in spite of having high blood pressure or high blood sugars , both may lead to heart attacks Many lifestyle diseases can even be reversed if detected and corrected early ,… Continue reading...

Is AI integration posing a challenge to the healthcare industry?

1 How has the hospital adapted to the digital transformation era Aster hospital strives to be the benchmark of digital transformation - with the vision of paperless hospital, maximum automation and digitalisation done in the hospitals’ day to… Continue reading...

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...