First ever GCC Aster Clinic – the Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, celebrates 27 years of care-giving with a number of significant milestones

  • Flagship medical unit joins exclusive list of JCI accredited health organisations
  • Centre has seen more than five million patients since its opening in 1987

DUBAI, September, 2015: Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, situated in Bur Dubai, has been awarded an accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI) that recognizes excellence in medical institutions and is considered the Gold Seal of Approval® in global health care. (more…)

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Aster DM Healthcare buys Saudi’s Sanad hospital for INR 1.6k crore

MUMBAI: In one of the largest healthcare deals in West Asia, Dubai-based Indian billionaire Dr Azad Moopen has acquired majority stake in Sanad hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for INR 1,600 crore. Aster DM Healthcare, Moopen’s company, bought the additional 57% from a Saudi partner to up total stake to 97%. In December 2011, the company had acquired 40% in the hospital.

The deal closed after the necessary clearances from Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), the body that takes foreign investment related decisions in the kingdom, came through in September.

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Back Pain: The other side of Back of School

The gradual increase of weight of the school bags can have a long-term effect on the children’s health and well-being. 

Every bone in our body has a growth point and it grows as per age. Skeleton is under-development during the growth years in children; therefore, carrying huge weight on their backs, even for a short time can expose them to greater risk of stunned or abnormal growth.

Some potential problems which result due to regular carrying of heavy bags are physiological and compensatory Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and hunchback deformity or even Trapezitis. Trapezius is a muscle at the back of the neck which helps in shrugging movement of the shoulders along with upward movement of the head. Regular weight handling and bad posture can cause inflammation and muscle spasm in this muscle, which is known as Trapezitis.

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Botox – an anti-aging tool

Botox is one of the most “in things” these days. Loads of people swear by it and there are many who swear against it. Botox along with fillers are  considered the “holy grail” against ageing. But did you know that Botox is actually a toxin?? Sounds Strange, but yes it is. The whole  beauty of using botox in medical science is that we have been able to use its lethal effect for our benefit. (more…)

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