Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in children

The experts warn the cities and concerned authorities/ agencies to pay adequate attention. And urge the healthcare providers to take responsibilities to sensitise people about pollution and its harmful effects on children. They also informed that preventive measures need to be taken now; otherwise India would face a catastrophic rise in healthy emergency for kids

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in childrenDiwali is celebrated as a festival of Joy but can also bring trouble and sorrow to people who are suffering from Asthma. Fire crackers worsen the existing pollution which acts as a trigger to precipitate respiratory problems both in children and adults. With changing weather at this time of the year there is an increase […]

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospital

In comparison with the last year, this year, owing to the firecrackers, fewer number of birds and animals have suffered injuries, according to the Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospitalAfter Diwali celebrations, according to Awaaz Foundation, fewer firecrackers were burnt this year. Along with this, another positive result has also been seen. There have been fewer injuries amongst the birds and animals due to firecrackers, according to Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel. According to Suresh Kadam, assistant secretary, Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, […]

Woman suffers burns while lighting diya

Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, involves colours and fireworks. But it could also turn dark if you do not take proper care. This year too, the plastic surgeons and burn specialists witnessed people suffering from burn injuries due to fireworks. Experts say that it’s not so much about lighting crackers but more so about the way to light it

Woman suffers burns while lighting diyaThe festival, which signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, people decorate their houses with oil lamps, burst firecrackers and prepare delicious sweets. Like most of us, on Thursday evening Nita Pandey (name changed) was lighting diya at her house in Thane, when her saree caught fire. Immediately, she rushed to the local […]

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of life

Three organ donations took place in the past three days amidst the crazy lights of Diwali. While, in this year, total number of cadaver donation has reached 50, while the last year it was 58

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of lifeAs the city beamed with lights, gifts and greetings, three families gifted life to more than six people in the city. This week was a right one for most of us. However,  it ended in a tragic way for three families. A hospital staff in the Wockhardt, Mira Road donated her son’s liver, kidneys and […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Mumbai is witnessing a sudden change in weather. In Diwali, the thrill of bursting firecrackers such as sparklers, bombs and rockets barely lasts for a few seconds, but the air and noise pollution which are created by them have a lasting impact on our health

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disordersThe sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

Trending: This Diwali, Mumbaikars opt for diet faral

Diwali and sweets are synonymous with each other and there are several varieties of sweets and snacks that are prepared during this festive season. Visiting friends, inviting them over and exchanging sweets is a tradition. With so many tempting delicacies during this festive occasion, most of us tend to forget everything about health and weight. Let's celebrate a healthy Diwali by opting for diet faral instead

Trending: This Diwali, Mumbaikars opt for diet faralDiwali is at our doorstep and we certainly can’t hide our excitement. However, with an envious spread of Diwali sweets, Diwali snacks, and other indulgent Diwali recipes; it is perfectly normal for an average person to pack in an extra few kilos. On the contrary, some health conscious people avoid eating faral. But don’t fret! […]

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this year

According to the Awaaz Foundation, there was less noise pollution in the days preceding Diwali and fewer firecrackers were burnt. The trend of reducing noise pollution over the last several years continued in Mumbai this year. Although peak decibel levels recorded beyond 10:00 pm had increased from last year

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this yearDiwali is known as the festival of lights and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. Like every year, there has been a report about noise pollution, this Diwali too. According to Awaaz Foundation, the trend in the  reduction of noise pollution over the last several years has continued in Mumbai this year. […]

Diwali: Simple precautions for good eye health

Diwali is the festival of light. Perhaps its most iconic celebration is the colourful and dazzling display of fireworks. As beautiful as it looks, fireworks account for thousands of emergency room visits each year during the festival. City doctors lists our some vital eye care tips

Diwali: Simple precautions for good eye healthDiwali 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 […]

Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss

Generally, crackers with more than 85 decibels (dB) can lead to hearing loss. If our ear is exposed to loudness level exceeding 80 dB over more than 8 hours continuously, it can lead to a temporary threshold shift. However, even one time exposure to sound exceeding 100 dB can lead to a permanent damage to the auditory system

Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing lossIt’s time for celebrating Diwali with beautiful lights and crackers around. It will be helpful to know more about the adverse effects of crackers on the ears during this Diwali. It is important to know this, because our ears are too sensitive to loud sound exposure. The hair cells in the inner ear tend to […]
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