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Aster News


Were you sleeping through your anatomy class? Time to wake up!

April 8, 2018

Snoozing through the anatomy class in school could well have been, or is, the pastime of many.

While it is understandable that many of us are unable to tell the difference between adenoids and amygdala (adenoids are a patch of tissue high up in the throat, just behind the nose.


Dubai school to offer counselling to students of professor held in US over paedophilia

February 13, 2018

An international school in Dubai has announced psychological counselling for students of a teacher, who is accused of soliciting sex with a seven-year-old in Florida, United States.

William Ball, a music teacher at the Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai, (SISD) taught at the school for a single semester from August 2017, according to Beat Sommer, head of school.


5 most common yet ignored men’s health conditions

February 10, 2018

If you feel you have two or more symptoms of any of these conditions, go to a specialist

When writing about the most common men's health issues, these are also the most commonly ignored problems. Many of these conditions are asymptomatic (having no symptoms), or have inconsistent symptoms that may prove hard to monitor. The only way, in this case, to be on top of things is to get specific check-ups done regularly to rule out these 5 leading causes of death for men.


The vitamins you need: what they are, where to get them, and how much to take

March 13, 2018

From pills and patches to beauty salves, vitamin supplements come in countless shapes and sizes. Skincare representatives and wellness gurus aside, ask any qualified medical practitioner and they’ll tell you that the best way to get the micrograms of vitamins you need in a day, is through the natural nutrients found in food. No contest. And yet, we are constantly being confronted with vitamin-­infused this, that and the other – from cosmetics and creams to pills, patches and beverages, and even slightly ­intimidating intravenous options. And each alternative invariably comes with its own celebrity fangirl.


Aim for a healthier you!

It's never too late to make some new health-related resolutions, says Dr. Chetankumar Arjunbhai Patil, General Physician, Aster Clinic. While common goals include losing weight, getting fit, or drinking more water, many people tend to lose track and do not stick to these resolutions. The bitter truth is that some habits are very hard to lose. This year, try to develop new habits instead of getting rid of old ones. You do not need to make drastic change in your lifestyle, as even small changes can positively impact one's health.