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What are you eating ? A closer look at Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

March 13, 2018

Carbohydrates are an important source of nutrition for us. They are one of the basic nutrients required to keep the body healthy and functioning, the others being proteins and fats. Carbohydrates are found in a variety of healthy and unhealthy food, causing it to become a topic of argumentative discussion.

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Why dental hygiene is key to good oral health

March 7, 2018

Oral health has got an important role on your overall health. Neglecting one’s oral health can lead to more than just sore teeth and bad breath- it can open the door to all sorts of health problems, including deadly diseases like oral cancer. Over the years studies have found a possible connection between gum problems and heart diseases, stroke and even pregnancies. Therefore it is imperative that we equal or more attention to our oral health, as we do to our physical health.

Role of Diet & Lifestyle in Oral hygiene

Lifestyle factors play the most important role in determining a person’s oral hygiene. The manner in which you approach your dental hygiene on a day to day basis will determine the long term health and functionality of your teeth and gums. Some of the ways in which lifestyle choices can be a detriment to oral health are as follows:

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Aster Volunteers

May 24, 2017

Aster Volunteers is a healthcare and wellness initiative that focuses on spreading hope and inspiring people to look out for each other. All you need is some time on hand and the urge to do something good in your heart, so that you can be there to those in need.

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Newborns at risk from simple kiss UAE doctors warn

March 7, 2018

The story of Mariana Sifrit, who died of a deadly virus transmitted from a kiss, made headlines across the globe, and her parents have since been calling out to people to not allow anyone to kiss their babies.

Sifrit suffered from viral meningitis caused by the orofacial herpes, which she contracted when she was less than a week old during a wedding occasion, and her body was not strong enough to fight back.

Herpes Simplex Virus is categorised in two types: the orofacial herpes (HSV-1), which causes inflamed blisters (cold sores) around the mouth, and the genital herpes (HSV-2), which is the sexually transmitted infection.

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UAE residents not drinking enough water, say experts

July 23, 2017

People living in the soaring summer heat of the UAE are not drinking enough water to keep their bodies hydrated, Dubai-based experts have said.

With summer being the longest season in the UAE, not maintaining proper body water level throughout can lead to an array of physical impairments.

Dr Roshan Oommen, general physician at Aster Clinic, Karama, said UAE residents are easily falling below the recommended two to three litres per day, failing to perform one of the simplest yet crucial tasks of drinking water.

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