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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...

Doctors warn against e-cigarette use after UAE ministry alert

As mentioned in the article that e-cigarettes are banned by the government based on the report from US FDA that e-cigarettes can lead to seizures in young adults is true, but the real mechanism why this happens is unknown, but there are studies in… Continue reading...

Here’s why you need to keep diabetes in check

Uncontrolled diabetes could lead to severe complications that affect different parts of the body, notably blood vessels, vision and kidneys, among others With high calorie fast food joints and ready-to-eat meals surrounding our busy lifestyle, we… Continue reading...

Wake up to the ill effects of inadequate sleep

In an environment beset with the overuse of technology and social media, capping the minimum required hours of sleep is something of an achievement Add to this long working hours, time spent in traffic and the resultant pushing ahead of your… Continue reading...

Complex Cardiology Procedure Performed for the first time in Dubai at Aster Hospitals

Orbital Atherectomy was performed on a 70-year-old male patient by Dr Naveed Ahmed, Interventional Cardiology Specialist, Aster Hospital, Mankhool Aster Hospital, Mankhool is the first in Dubai to successfully execute a new form of rotational… Continue reading...

Get your blood pressure checked today

A healthy you means a healthy society Khaleej Times' latest campaign under the 'KT For Good' umbrella highlights four common lifestyle diseases - diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cardiac issues - and how you can avoid or manage… Continue reading...

H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurates new 150 Bed Multi-Specialty Aster Hospital in Al Qusais

With this new facility, Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in UAE, with 2 Aster Hospitals and 4 Medcare Hospitals To match the changing requirements of Dubai’s population with mandatory insurance cover, the hospitals will provide… Continue reading...

Skincare During Winter

The sun during winter is not so harsh Do I really need to wear sunscreen every day Although the amount of UVB, spectrum of sunlight that burns our skin, is less during the winter, the amount of exposure to UVA, responsible for certain… Continue reading...

Mind Over Cancer Matters

‘The ‘C’ word always comes as a rude shock, which is why breast cancer treatment requires a lot of emotional and social support,’ explains Dr Arun Warrier, Consultant Oncologist at Aster Hospital, Mankhool Comprehensive cancer care,… Continue reading...

Indian embassy intervenes to help injured worker in UAE

Timely intervention by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and free medical care by a private healthcare group have helped an injured Indian worker avail of amnesty Khaleej Times on October 20, wrote about the plight of Khader Mohammed Adnan, 26,… Continue reading...

Identifying a Brain Tumour

Early diagnosis of brain tumor is vital for its effective treatment and management According to experts, many tumours, especially the slow-growing ones, tend to remain silent until they grow so large as to make their presence known Several… Continue reading...

Heart Disease Strikes Indian Expats Younger Than Ever

A recent clinical data from doctors at Aster Hospital, Dubai confirms the rapid escalation of incidents afflicting younger patients and reminds that prevention should start early before problems develop A clinical data study of 142 Patients,… Continue reading...

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  The UAE Government and DHA has a good system in place for screening, detection and treatment of Tuberculosis cases In comparison to other Asian Countries, the UAE has a strong health policy… 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...

Aster Hospital Wins Dubai Quality Appreciation Award

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 24th annual Dubai Business Excellence Awards, to… Continue reading...

Sweet Craving And Ways To Resist These Temptations With Healthier Alternatives

Recent research has found that craving sweet foods may be determined by genetic variations and may not entirely be a person’s fault Nevertheless, if people do suffer from a sweet tooth, what healthy alternatives to sweets and deserts do you… Continue reading...

Asthma Precaution Plan

Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in urban areas It is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by breathlessness and wheezing The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and… Continue reading...

Quitting Smoking and Caffeine, Side Effects and Tips

We all know Ramadan does not only mean fasting without food or water, but also stopping smoking and drinking coffee or tea for as long as 15 hours daily This can become really hard for people who have gotten used to their morning cigarette or for… Continue reading...

Patient’s Feedback on Dr. Manjunatha’s Treatment

This is in regards to the article: Aster Hospital Mankhool hospital helps a man walk painlessly published on January 28 It was a heartening to read about Dr Manjunatha and his successful operation I had a similarly delightful experience Here’s my… Continue reading...

Premature Baby in Dubai Goes Home After Two-Month Fight for Survival

A baby girl, born last year weighing less than a bag of sugar, has gone home for the first time after spending months in the hospital Sydelle Joshua D’souza was just 937 grams when she arrived nearly three months early at Aster Hospital in Bur… Continue reading...

Time to Detox And Get Healthy After All That Revelry

As 2017 gets well into its second month, the majority of people find it difficult to hold on to their New Year resolutions Overeating at holiday parties takes a toll on their health, which leads to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease The scrumptious… Continue reading...

Experts Provide Insights into Causes And Complications of Pre-Term Births And Preemie Care in the NICU.

What are the most common causes and conditions that lead to preterm birth Labor that happens too soon, ie before 37 weeks of pregnancy is known as preterm labor There is no specific cause of pre-term delivery, many factors may increase the risk… Continue reading...

Foggy winters and its effect on health

On cold winter mornings, you may find the view from your window completely restricted by the cloud like formations that are dense, wispy and nearly opaque This phenomenon is what meteorologists have come to refer to as ‘Fog’ Scientifically… Continue reading...

Dr.Manjunatha Talks About The Causes, Treatments And Surgical Procedures For Common OrthoPaedic Conditions

What are the causes that lead to knee and foot movement impairment in some patients Dysfunction of the peroneal nerve causes loss of movement and sensation in the lower leg, foot and toes Peroneal nerve is one in the lower part of the limb,… Continue reading...

Filipino Expat, 63, Lifts Water Jar and Breaks Spine

Can lifting a five-gallon water jar cause you a crippling injury Yes, it can, as 63-year-old Efren Manalo Roque discovered the hard way after displacing two of his spinal discs The injury caused pain and urine retention that required him to… Continue reading...

Special New Year gifts light up several residents’ lives

In Aster Hospital, Dubai, four babies were born since December 31, and the mothers and the babies are reported to be doing well Wrapped in a baby pink blanket was Indian baby Anaya Ranjith, who was the first baby born at the hospital weighing 343… Continue reading...

Should Potatoes be Included in your Diet?

Potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates that should be eaten in moderation, say, dieticians For many people, potato fries, or chips, are a satisfying bowl of comfort food However, what many are unaware off, is that one medium potato, is… Continue reading...

Aster DM Healthcare commemorates 30 years

We started our journey of providing Quality Healthcare at an affordable cost on the 11th December 1987 Embarking on the “Caring Mission with Global Vision” with a single doctor clinic 30 years back, we now have over 18,000 Asterians delivering… Continue reading...

81-Year Old Critical Patient’s Recovery Attributed to Aster Hospital’s International Quality of Care

An 81-year old female patient, suffering from multiple illnesses, was successfully treated at Aster Hospital, Mankhool The patient had blockage of the bile ducts and abnormal retention of bile in the liver caused by gallstones; she also had… Continue reading...

Brain Stroke: Causes, Symptoms, Risks and Symptoms

Tell us more about brain stroke What happens to the brain when someone has a stroke A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot This cuts off the supply of… Continue reading...

Gallstones and Gallbladder Infection

Calculus cholecystitis is a condition in which there is the infection of the gallbladder as a result of having formed stones Most people have gallstones and don’t realise it, the symptoms in the absence of a gallbladder infection can be vague and… Continue reading...

Symptoms of Acid Reflux Should Not be Taken Lightly

It is the increasingly sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits that result in the disruption of our general digestive process A 26-year-old Pakistani male, FJ, had been suffering from irritation in the throat, sensation of  lump in the… Continue reading...

Specialist Bats for More Campaigns on Organ Transplantation

1 Please tell me about yourself and your choice of becoming a Hepatologist and liver diseases expert How long have you been in the field I have done my training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical… Continue reading...

PCOs, Endometriosis Awareness crucial for women’s health, fertility

PCOS affects 1 in 10 women around the world, but only 16 per cent of UAE residents surveyed felt they were extremely aware or moderately familiar with PCOS symptoms At least 50,000 women in the UAE suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome… Continue reading...

Early Screening Must to Detect Speech & Hearing Abnormalities

If the child doesn’t attain adequate speech and language capabilities in time or fails during the initial hearing screening, he or she could be suffering from a rare disorder known as Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) As a child grows… Continue reading...

Welcome to the Cysterhood

Dubai: “I am a Muslim cyster” declares health blogger Chelsea on FitMuslimGirlcom — an American-Muslim woman in her mid-twenties The post published last year has garnered quite a few comments from the ‘cyster’ community online but for many… Continue reading...

Weaning the Baby

My baby is approaching one year now and I want to wean her off the breast and on to formula milk What is the best way to do this For ideal nutrition WHO recommends that a baby must be exclusively fed breast milk for the first 6 months, but you… Continue reading...

Birth defect detected at age 58; British woman undergoes surgery in Dubai and walks within 24 hours

A 58 year old female British patient had struggled with mobility for more than five decades and was experiencing severe pain and restricted movement for the past year Doctors at Aster Hospital, Mankhool diagnosed a dislocated hip, a birth… Continue reading...

Comatose Filipina in Dubai Awaits Repatriation

A victim of heart attack and abandoned by all, she lies on a hospital bed Nobody wants to meet Alicia De Los R, not even her son, as she blinks and shuts her eyes in a city hospital with the staff being her only companions The 53-year-old… Continue reading...

Aster Hospital Welcomed Mothers from Kerala as a Part of Hit FM’s Initiative ‘For You Mom’ Season 8

13 mothers from Kerala received advise on health and well-being from Aster Hospital A healthy take home message to the 13 mothers of Hit FM’s Initiative ‘For You Mom’ Season 8 in association with Aster Hospital It takes someone… Continue reading...

Health fears as sewage is pumped near homes on Abu Dhabi-Dubai border

Foul smells from sewage being pumped from manholes and the noise of tankers carrying away the effluent are bringing misery to a community Residents of Al Ghadeer, on the border between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, have raised concerns about possible health… Continue reading...

Pray in Comfort

Activities such as kneeling and bending can put pressure on the knees and joints which can cause discomfort and potential injuries Therefore, it is important to be careful while performing such activities to avoid any injuries For example, when you… Continue reading...

Filipina Coma Patient Finally Goes Home

Patient had been lying comatose in a Dubai hospital for four months Alicia Del Los R finally flew home to her loved ones on Thursday with the help of the Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai after lying comatose at a Dubai hospital for four… Continue reading...

Usage of Antibiotics

Questioning if they have outgrown their effectiveness given its overuse The case of the six-year-old girl who developed antibiotic resistance is not an isolated one in the world of antibiotics As these super drugs are routinely prescribed,… Continue reading...

Aster DM Healthcare Holds International Cardiovascular Conference in UAE

With cardiovascular diseases on the rise, new and innovative treatment solutions are the need of the hour, say experts at Aster DM Healthcare’s cardiovascular conference in UAE The international conference, accredited by DHA, saw participation… Continue reading...

Why are men more likely to avoid doctor visits?

Dubai: Most men are reluctant to visit their doctors and are more likely to have a serious condition when they make a visit, UAE-based doctors have said Men lead women in all the 15 leading causes of death except Alzheimer’s disease, and… Continue reading...

Experts Caution Women on Fibroids

Obstetrician-gynaecologist for 27 years Dr Sejal Devendra Surti recently operated on a 42-year-old single woman found through various tests and ultrasound to have a fibroid removed from inside her uterus For a week, the patient, who weighed 45… Continue reading...

Early Bloomers event to mark World Prematurity Awareness Day

On account of World Prematurity Day 2017, Aster Hospital, Mankhool organized the ‘Early Bloomers’ event in order to celebrate the little heroes who fought their way to survival The event took place at Aster Hospital, Mankhool on Friday,… Continue reading...

Foods to avoid the winter blues

For a lot of people living in Dubai, winter is the most awaited time of year, given the months of heat experienced in this part of the world While people in cold counties experience the winter blues, most Dubai residents enjoy the light breeze and… Continue reading...

Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the… Continue reading...

World Osteoporosis Day | Love Your Bones

1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 years and above, are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis[1] Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 89 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds[2] Osteoporosis is a… Continue reading...

Why kids should have sports goal?

Growing up with sports as a major part of their lives certainly requires a good balance of priorities and time management skills “It takes commitment and discipline to give time to sports, especially with so much academic… Continue reading...

International CME on Lifestyle Disorders

Aster DM Healthcare organised an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across… Continue reading...

How does fog in the UAE affect your health

The UAE was blanketed in fog on Monday, and this trend is predicted to continue on Tuesday as well The thick fog resulted in delays of around 120 flights in the UAE on Monday But what about the health effects of fog Fog is a low-lying cloud… Continue reading...

Toxic Effect of Caffeine on Children’s Health

UAE doctors tell of caffeine’s ‘toxic’ effect on children’s health High doses of caffeine similar to what is found in several cans of energy drinks have been described by doctors as having a ‘toxic’ effect on children Energy drinks… Continue reading...

Woman Wakes Up After 80 Days in Coma

A 31-year-old Nepalese expatriate who spent 80 days in semi-comatose condition during which she had emergency caesarean section surgery has woken up following a miraculous recovery, doctors said on Monday Devi Lama Shrestha, woke up early… Continue reading...

Dusty Weather Causing Breathing Problems

Dr Sandeep Pargi  Specialist in Respiratory Medicine  Aster Hospital,… Continue reading...