This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mind

Diwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

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Ahead of Diwali, union govt launches ‘green crackers’ in its bid to curb air pollution

In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, the government launched green firecrackers. Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today announced in a Press Conference in New Delhi on Friday, October 05, that Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) labs have been […]

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Pune: Youth becomes paralysed after consuming too many sweets due to rare genetic disorder

He was suffering from hypokalaemia periodic paralysis (hypoPP). It is a rare genetic disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes a lower than normal level of potassium in the blood. On November 7, Nilesh went to drop his sister around 6 pm. He suddenly started feeling weak. After driving about 20 km […]

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Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this year

Pune witnesses drop in the number of people with burn injuries this Diwali   

Statistics related to number of cases related to burn or other kind of injuries which come post Diwali have shown a drastic decease this year. This year cases related to injuries because of firecrackers have decreased by around 50 per cent, according to statistics give by Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of B […]

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Alcohol consumption during festivals may affect your heart health

With the festival season in full swing, kitchens, across the county, are filled with aromatic, irresistible sweets and savouries. Add a few drinks to the menu, and your festivities light up. At the same time, your blood pressure spikes and cholesterol levels peak, risking the well-being of your heart. Almost everyone considers consumption of alcohol […]

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Bursting crackers affects animals more than it affects humans

Diwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

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Parents, beware! Keep a watch on your children when they burst crackers

Vinay Kaney, a 14-year-old Thane resident suffered from a major eye injury while he was bursting firecrackers. He was admitted to JJ Hospital, where doctors immediately started treatment upon him. Dr Tatyarao Lahane, a Padmashri awardee and ophthalmologist, said, “When the child was bursting firecrackers, due to the impact of the burst a small stone […]

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Tips for diabetic patients to remember for celebrating a healthy Diwali

The festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. In Hindu Culture, the Diabetes mellitus is well known; it also has found its place in the Ayurvedic texts several centuries BC. It is divided into a fatal condition of childhood (type-1 diabetes), […]

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