‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health experts

The CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the CDC, this is because “Chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops,” and many people are unnecessarily increasing their risk of illness by not following simple preventative hygiene steps. They warn that […]

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Maharashtra records seven deaths due to heat-related illnesses

Till today, Maharashtra has recorded a total of 256 heat-related illness cases. Nagpur division has recorded highest 107 cases, followed by Akola, Latur, Nashik and Aurangabad. The state has seen seven deaths due to heat related illness this season. “We have issued an advisory to all health care providers in the state as the number […]

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Hottest summer in Pune leads to a rise in gastro cases

This year, Pune is witnessing its hottest summer. With a continuous rise in temperature, the hospitals are full as gastroenteritis-related cases are on the rise. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and intestines, caused by bacterial toxins or viral infection. Doctors are seeing many patients with vomiting and diarrhoea-related ailments. Dr Abhijit Lodha, a Physician […]

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Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in Mumbai

As the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end. There […]

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Incident at Kurla station forces BMC to start inspection of roadside juice vendors

After the video of a lime juice vendor surfaced using unclean water to prepare lime juice, no step has been left unturned by the authorities to maintaining the safety of public health. While the Central Railways brought forth a ban, disallowing juice sellers from selling nimbu pani and khala khatta juice at railway stations. Now […]

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Mumbai: Central railway bans sale of lemon juice and kala khatta at its stations   

The Central Railway on Wednesday, March 27, issued an order to ban the sale of lemon juice (nimbu pani) and kala khatta on the railway platforms. The railway authorities have given direction to all the food stall owners in the station premises to stop the sale of the juice and drinks. From Thursday, March 28, […]

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Protect your skin from Mumbai’s scorching heat

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!

Summer heralds the arrival of sweat, lack of energy, dehydration, seasonal diseases, harsh sunburns, deep tanning and myriad skin and hair problems. With blazing heat, the body’s first defense organ, the skin and hair takes the onslaught of the scorching sun-rays. Know how to keep our skin healthy and hair lustrous. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and […]

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