Pune witnesses scarcity of blood platelets, records 465 cases of dengue in October

Pune has witnessed the highest number of dengue cases in October this year. As a result of which, the demand for platelets has also increased. However, post-Diwali, all blood banks in Pune have witnessed less platelets donation. Therefore, the blood banks are calling registered donors for donations as there is a scarcity of platelets in […]

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Did you know that your mithai also has an expiry date? Read on to know more

Traditional/indigenous dairy products such as khoa, chhana, paneer and khoa/chhana based sweets have been produced and marketed in India for centuries. The manufacture and trading of these products is largely confined to Halwais. But many a times, we find that the information regarding the expiry dates are not displayed on the box of sweets. In […]

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#NoMoreShor: Mumbaikars ring in Diwali with less noise this year

With greater awareness of noise and air pollution, many citizens have adopted the idea of a noise-free or eco-friendly Diwali. A few days before Diwali, there were a few campaigns which asked people to celebrate Diwali in an environment-friendly manner. Apart from lesser noise, there was less air pollution too. This was a good indicator […]

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Diwali: Simple precautions for good eye health

Diwali is a festival of lights that brings light into our lives. Eye care is essential during Diwali. Many people can get chronic eye infections; the repercussions of cracker burning at the time of Diwali can be serious sometimes. The smoke that is produced from the crackers can harm one’s eyes and can cause many kinds of […]

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Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Popularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

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This Diwali, dazzle with these useful skin and hair care tips

While you slave over getting your house, your clothes and your sweets ready, don’t forget to spenda little time making yourself look good. The anticipation of a wonderful festival will bring a glow from within, but you also need to work on the outside. Dr Sharmila Patil, Consultant Skin Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund has put […]

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Here’s how you can take care of your lungs this Diwali

The Supreme Court of India has permitted the use of ‘green’ firecrackers for festivals, over the toxic ones, especially during Diwali. This decision comes in light of rising concerns over the depleting air quality; SC has fixed a timeslot from 8-10 p.m. for bursting fireworks. While some people are concerned that the order may hamper […]

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Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

We celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

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Five tips to counter back pain this Diwali

Festivals often bring about a change in our daily routine. In general, our diet, sleeping pattern, and schedule changes. It is also probably one of the busiest times of the year where all the holiday shopping, cooking, get-togethers happen, and we travel to see friends. Whether you are a chronic back pain patient or someone […]

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