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Aster Medcity
Aster Medcity,
Kochi , India

Aster Medcity is a 670-bed quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital owned and managed by Aster DM Healthcare, a Dubai based healthcare conglomerate founded by Azad Moopen.


 My Articles

1. Advances in Cancer management: Immunotherapy ( Health )

Over the last 100 years, contributions from scientists all over the world were instrumental to understand the fascinating interplay between immune regulation and cancer.

2. Conception and Pregnancy During COVID Times ( Health )

Pregnancy is a very special period in a women’s and her family’s lives and going through it during a pandemic can be really stressful. Dr. Zareena from Aster Medcity gives advice on how to deal with it.

3. Let's talk about dementia ( Health )

About 8% of all patients with dementia have a reversible cause. So early screening is of paramount importance.

4. On National Doctors’ Day, a big salute to the doctors of the nation ( Health )

National Doctor’s day is observed on July 1 in India.

5. Endometriosis: An Enigma. FAQ ( Health )

Endometriosis is a condition which affects 10 to 15 percent of women in the reproductive age group.

6. World stroke day- 29 October, 2021 ( Health )

The theme for the 'World stroke day , 29 October, 2020' is 'Join the movement; One in 4 people will ultimately have a stroke. #Don't be the One'

7. Save a heart, Save a life, Save a family ( Health )

The World Heart Day's motto is 'Use Heart to Beat Heart Disease.'

8. Damaging effects of Covid -19 Syndrome on Pediatric Heart ( Health )

Initially it was thought that children are resilient to COVID -19 infection, but that is not true anymore.

9. Let us work together to prevent suicide ( Health )

Organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and co-sponsored by WHO,September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) sinve 2003.

10. Colon Cancer- Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention (Aster Medcity) ( Health )

Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer and the 2nd when it comes to death due to cancers worldwide. In India, it is only the 13th in the list of common cancers and death due to cancers.

11. Discitis – An uncommon cause of severe back pain in the elderly ( Health )

On October 16th World Spine Day, Dr Sabari Girish explains about Discitis, a painful infection of the discs between the vertebrae.

12. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease by Dr Mathew Abraham, Neurologist ( Health )

As one grows older, some brain nerve cells degenerate, resulting in the loss of efficiency in day to day activities.


April 2 is celebrated all world over as World Autism Awareness Day and April, the month for autism awareness- article by Dr Susan Mary Zachariah, Senior Specialist Developmental Paediatrics, Aster Medcity, Kochi.

14. Breast Cancer – Take Care, Be Aware ( Health )

Breast cancer has today become the leading cause of cancer related deaths in Indian women and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women.

15. The role of family in managing the diabetes in children…! ( Health )

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day has been announced as ‘The Family and Diabetes’. Every successful patient has a motivating family behind..

16. Busting myths on Arthritis! ( Health )

Arthritis is said to be a disease of old age, a condition affecting only joints, that milk and curd aggravate the pain, etc.. etc. So this is an attempt to bust some myths around arthritis.

17. Obesity – A rising epidemic ( Health )

Cultural factors are responsible for India's obesity problem including a fat and carbohydrate heavy diet and aversion to physical work in the population at large with obesity being linked to prosperity!

18. From the womb – when the heart is found wanting! ( Health )

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) refers to a disease or a physical abnormality of the heart that is present from birth.

19. Alzheimer's Disease - The Loss of Remembrance ( Health )

On Sept 21st World Alzheimer's Day, Neurologist Dr. Mathew Abraham writes about the most common form of dementia in which there is progressive loss of cognitive function including memory, thought and reasoning.

20. Exclusive Breast feeding: Invaluable gift to your newborn ( Health )

Even though we all know, breast milk is the elixir of health, globally only 38% of infants aged 0-6 months are exclusively breast fed.

21. All you need to know about Viral Hepatitis B and C ( Health )

Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infections can all cause hepatitis.

22. Tobacco – Still the leading cause of Oral Cancer! ( Health )

Dr. Mayuri Rajapurkar, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, talks about the prevalence, prevention and early diagnosis of Oral Cancer On World Head & Neck Cancer Day.

23. Scoliosis In Children: How Corrective Surgery Can Transform Lives ( Health )

Dr Jacob Eapen Mathew, Spine Surgeon, explains how Corrective Surgery Can transform lives of patients with Scoliosis, where a person's spine has a sideways curve.

24. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a Growing epidemic ( Health )

Be aware. Fatty Liver Disease is a reversible condition wherein  fat accumulate in liver cells leading to enlargement of liver, inflammation and liver cell destruction.

25. World No Tobacco Day - Facts & Figures ( Health )

According to WHO, the global tobacco epidemic kills more than 7 million people each year, of which close to 900 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.

26. World Hypertension Day 2018 – Know Your Numbers ( Health )

The International Society of Hypertension has started a global awareness initiative called 'May Measurement Month' (MMM) to increase public awareness about the detection and appropriate treatment of this silent killer.

27. Thalassemia is curable! ( Health )

Thalassemia is one of the world’s most common single-gene disorders, and is more common in individuals of Asian, African, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern descent.

28. Let's consider Asthma Serious ( Health )

People being diagnosed with asthma for the first time with no family history is definitely going up. Dr.Jacob Baby, Pulmonologist ponders on the fact.

29. 13 ways to achieve Liver wellness ( Health )

The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it!. As we observe Liver day, here are 13 ways to achieve liver wellness.

30. Harmful effects of Binge Drinking and some tips for liver health ( Health )

Binge drinking happens when one drinks alcohol to the point of getting drunk- 5 or more drinks in a row

31. World Health Day 2018 - Health for all ( Health )

World Health Organization (WHO), celebrates its anniversary every year on 7th April and the day is commemorated as World Health Day.

32. A Glimpse into the Enigmatic World of Autism ( Health )

The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing the world over. The Center for Disease Control, USA has estimated that currently one in every 68 children have autism spectrum disorder.

33. World Head injury awareness day - March 20 ( Health )

World Head Injury Awareness Day falling on March 20th every year, is meant to raise awareness of the number of people that suffer from head injuries and educate the public on how head injuries can be prevented.

34. Women and Kidney diseases ( Health )

Chronic kidney disease affects 195 million women worldwide and is the 8th leading cause of death with 600,000 women dying each year.

35. 10 Ways to cope with Exam Stress ( Health )

Have you ever felt that you experience sweaty palms and a hollow feeling in your stomach before an exam? These are the classic signs of experiencing exam anxiety.

36. Clearing the air around Epilepsy ( Health )

Dr. Boby Varkey, Neurologist talks about Epilesy, the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.

37. Cancer - Alarming Facts ( Health )

On World Cancer Day, Dr. Jem Kalathil, Surgical Oncologist talks about some alarming factors about cancer.

38. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A New Hope For Breathless Patients ( Health )

In this article, Dr. Jacob Baby talks about Pulmonary Rehabilitation, a new hope for breathless patients, which reduces shortness of breath and increases an individual’s ability to exercise. Learn all about Pulmonary Rehabilitation!

39. Paediatric Palliative Care: Myths And Facts ( Health )

In this article Dr. Ramkumar P, Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine shares the myths about Paediatirc Palliative Care which prevents, identifies and treats suffering in children and improve quality of life in all phases of life and is not only about death.

40. Keeping To Your New Year (Health) Resolutions! ( Health )

The New Year is round the corner and it’s the time when a majority of people are thinking of how or what they can improve upon in the next year. But come February and March, people being to falter and the resolutions soon fall to the wayside. And this is repeated every year. So here are a few health resolutions you can make and stick to easily through the entire year.

41. Air Pollution And Health - A Growing Emergency ( Health )

In this article Dr. Jacob Baby, Chief Pulmonologist, talks about Air Pollution, a major problem of the recent decades, which has a serious toxicological impact on human health and the environment.

42. Back Pain In Children : Never Ignore The Problem ( Health )

Back pain is a very, very uncommon problem in children as their spines are relatively flexible compared to that of adults.So if your child complains of back pain or any related symptoms make sure you seek immediate medical help.

43. Tackling Obesity With Diet And Exercise Is Not Enough! ( Health )

On the occassion of Anti-obesity day observed on 26 November every year, Dr. Prakash K, GI & HPB Surgeon, highlights on the risk factors of obesity and the types of surgical weight loss procedures to treat the disease.

44. All You Should Know About Pneumonia ( Health )

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs.It is a preventable and treatable disease, but sadly it is the single largest infectious cause of death both among adults and children, worldwide.

45. Diabetes - What We Should Know? ( Health )

On the occasion of World Diabetes day, observed on 14 November, Senior Endocrinologist Dr. Vipin V P, stresses we should acquire the motivation to take steps to prevent diabetes. Act Today to Stay Healthy!

46. What is Psoriasis? ( Health )

Psoriasis appears as scaly lesions mostly involving sites like scalp, elbows and knees. Psoriasis is not contagious. It cannot be caught from touching someone who has the condition, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, or eating food prepared by a person with psoriasis. Treatment is concerned with control rather than cure.

47. OSTEOPOROSIS – Action should be now! ( Health )

Globally one in every three women and one in twelve men over the age of 50 years suffer from Osteoporosis fractures. On World Osteoporosis Day 2017 Know all about the silent killer!

48. World Food Day ( Health )

On the occasion of World Food Day celebrated on 16 October every year Susan Itty, Clinical Nutrionist, gives a general awareness on the importance food security and agriculture. 'Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development' is the theme of World Food Day 2017.

49. An Arthritis Primer for World Arthritis Day ( Health )

On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, observed on 12 October every year, Dr. Joe Thomas, Rheumatologist, stresses the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases that fall under the generic term 'arthritis'.

50. Mental Health In The Workplace ( Health )

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October every year, Dr. Sandhya Cherkil, Neuropsychologist, raises awareness about the importance of promoting mental health in work place. Mental Health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017.

51. Power Your Heart In The Right Way ( Health )

On the occasion of World Heart Day observed on September 29, Dr. Anilkumar R, Senior Cardiologist, explains why it is essential that we take care of our heart. Let us 'share the power' of how to keep the heart healthy!

52. Alzheimer's Disease - Need A Multi-pronged Approach ( Health )

On World Alzheimer's Day, observed on Sep 21. every year, Dr. Mathew Abraham, Neurologist gives an overview of Alzheimer's, which is the most debilitating form of dementia.

53. Living on through Organ Donation ( Health )

In India, currently, less than 5,000 kidney transplants are carried out annually against an estimated requirement of over 175,000. As part of Organ Donation Day observed on August 13, Dr. Mathew Jacob, Lead Multi Organ Transplant Surgeon, stresses on the importance of organ donation and transplant.

54. Breastfeeding Guide & Tips ( Health )

Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for the new born baby. As part of World Breastfeeding Week observed on August 1, Dr. Jose Paul, Chief Neonatologist, stresses on the importance of Breastfeeding for babies health.

55. Understanding Hepatitis | Types, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment ( Health )

On World Hepatitis day July 28th, Hepatology and Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr. Charles Panackel provides an overview of the disease and its affects.

56. All You Need to Know About Vitiligo! ( Health )

Vitiligo is a disease in which melanocytes of the skin are destroyed causing loss of skin in the form of depigmented, or white, patches of skin in certain areas on the body. This article takes a look at the various treatment options available and the things you can do to cope up with Vitiligo.

57. World Brain Tumor Day | 8 June ( Health )

Brain tumors are not common like many other tumors in the body; but its impact is more critical. It can arise in any age group and gender. Outcome of treatment is better if detected early and treated. World Brain Tumor day is observed to promote early detection and treatment.

58. World No Tobacco Day! ( Health )

Tobacco is clearly the most evident form of "slow suicide" practiced by humans. It's time for the world to say NO TOBACCO not just for a day but on all days for a better tomorrow. World No Tobacco Day 2017 comes with the theme, Tobacco - A Threat to Development.

59. World Hypertension Day - Top 10 Risks of Ignoring High Blood Pressure! ( Health )

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a common condition and studies in India have shown that around 30% of adults suffer from it. May 17th is World Hypertension

60. World Asthma Day! ( Health )

Asthma is an extremely common chronic respiratory disease involving the airways in the lungs. A recent study states that India has 10% of the global asthma burden worldwide and its number is rising every year. Current theme of world asthma day - Better Air, Better Breathing.

61. Alcoholic Liver Disease ( Health )

Alcohol, the word itself does not in any way hint at the destruction it can cause in taking away health, wealth and family. Derived from the Arabic word al-kuhul (kohl) to describe the fine powder used to darken the eyelids, it was only in the 1750s that it was first used in the modern sense of an intoxicating ingredient in fermented strong liquors.

62. Parkinson's Disease - An Increasingly Common Brain Disease ( Health )

Parkinson's disease, also known in India as kampavata, affects middle-aged and elderly persons mostly above the age of 50 years. It is characterised by twitching or tremors in the extremities especially hands and fingers while holding something or when carrying out any movement.

63. 'DEPRESSION : LET'S TALK' - Treatment for Depression ( Health )

WHO estimates that by 2030 Depression will contribute maximum to the disease burden of the world & has chosen "Depression:Let's Talk" as theme for this year's World Health Day celebrations on 7th Apr 2017.

64. When Sleeping Beauty is not just a fairy tale! - Kleine-Levin Sleeping disorder ( Health )

'Sleeping Beauty' syndrome or Kleine-Levin syndrome is an extraordinarily rare neurological disorder with only around 1-2 cases per million people.

65. Kidney Diseases and Diet | Dr. Vinod Kumar K ( Health )

The kidneys play a very vital role in the body. It acts as the body's filtering system. When the kidney fails, all the toxic substances and excess water builds up in the body and makes the person very sick.