Aster News

Aster News


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.


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.


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.


High blood pressure a leading cause of stroke – Emirates Neurology Society holds a three-day free screening of blood pressure screening

May 22, 2017

It’s the hypertension or high blood pressure awareness month and in the UAE nearly 1/3rd of the people who turn 18 are likely to suffer from hypertension, a senior stroke specialist for the Dubai Health Authority, told Gulf News. Nearly 50 per cent of adults in the age group of 45 to 50 years have hypertension, he said.


How to manage hypertension during Ramadan

May 6, 2017

Hypertension, commonly known as high Blood Pressure, affects at least 1 in 3 people globally and is the cause of 9.4 million deaths annually worldwide.