Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this November

No Shave November focuses its efforts on benefiting cancer research, but they open it up to all cancers as opposed to just prostate and testicular. No-Shave November is a month-long journey in which men give up shaving with a goal to spread cancer awareness. The No-Shave November in Kolhapur has garnered a positive response. Around 300 young men and teenagers coming forward to donate the money that they would have spent on shaving and grooming to help cancer patients

Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this NovemberWhat is the concept of No-Shave November? While October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, November is focused on men’s health awareness, including testicular, prostate and colon cancers. Two organizations share the credit in starting this endeavor: the No Shave November foundation, which encourages no facial hair shaving at all, and the Movember Foundation, which advocates […]

#WorldDiabetesDay: With a timely diagnosis, diabetes can be controlled: Say doctors

Startling figures reveal that over the course of four years, five lakh people are suffering from diabetes, and among this figure 25 per cent of people fall under the high risk zone

#WorldDiabetesDay: With a timely diagnosis, diabetes can be controlled: Say doctorsOn the eve of #WorldDiabetesDay, the government of Maharashtra releases the data of their recent survey. The survey shows, with 6.5 crore diabetic patients, India is on the verge of being Diabetes capital of the world. Four years back, to find out undetected diabetes cases in the rural areas, the Maharashtra government had started a […]

Sickle cell: ‘Match blood reports not horoscope, while searching for a life partner’

Dr Anuradha Shrikhande has been working to spread awareness on sickle cell disease since the past 20 years. Sickle cell disease is a burning health issue in Nagpur, as well as, across Maharashtra

Sickle cell: ‘Match blood reports not horoscope, while searching for a life partner’In rural areas, most affected individuals come from lower socio-economic strata and are less literate. Sickle cell is the disease of red blood cells, in this disease; iron deposition takes place in the joints which causes pain. A patient may also experience breathlessness. Even today, many people living in tribal areas are unaware of the […]

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-free

Earlier in the year, the state government had initiated a campaign to take action against those who sell tobacco products within 100 yards of a school or college. Action was taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number was also started to lodge a complaint against them

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-freeNow upon these lines, the Maharashtra government is set to make residential schools tobacco-free. Social Welfare Minister, Rajkumar Badole,  stated that a notification was sent to residential schools across the state, instructing them to check whether there is sale of tobacco in their vicinity. And also to create posters which make children aware about the […]

‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’

In our series on strong, independent women; we bring you the story of a 67-year-old woman, who has been actively working since the last 36 years to ensure that each disabled person is treated equally and the same opportunities that any able-bodied person is provided with

‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’Meenakshi Deshpande is a 67-year-old woman who lives in Pandharpur in Solapur, Maharashtra. She was affected with polio when she was a child, at the time she was around 6 to 7 years old. As she was a handicap child she was given to any schools. But, due to her father’s resistance, she was eventually […]

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

Continuing with our series of strong independent woman, we bring you the story of a woman’s sheer resilience. She never let her disease define her life. She took the worst that life had to offer and worked towards doing the best for others

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for othersPeople affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

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

In an incident which occurred on Thursday morning (Nov 06), a 14-year-old child was rushed to JJ Hospital, Mumbai as he gravely injured his right eye. This happened while he was bursting firecrackers

Parents, beware! Keep a watch on your children when they burst crackersVinay 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 […]

Posts of dean lying vacant in seven govt medical colleges in Maharashtra

The state government of Maharashtra has restarted the process of recruiting deans in government medical colleges in the state. Since awhile now, the post of deans have been lying vacant in several government medical colleges

Posts of dean lying vacant in seven govt medical colleges in MaharashtraThe posts of the dean have been handed over to other doctors as acting-dean of the institution. Along with JJ Hospital in Mumbai, there are six other hospitals without a dean. The government medical colleges at Jalgaon, Gondia, Akola, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Ambejogai are currently functioning without a dean. These positions haven’t been filled in since […]

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministry

The union health ministry has issued a guideline that no child will be vaccinated unless taking their parents approval into consideration. The health ministry has asked all the states to organise meetings with the parents to explain them about MMR vaccination

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministryAmidst the chaos and confusion in the minds of parents regarding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the union health ministry has now directed the states to first and foremost to quell the doubts of parents which the parents are having. The state Health department will start the MMR vaccination drive from November 25 […]

Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to grow

Dr Surekha Patil is an inspiration to many. Dr Patil who hails from Pen, in Raigad district of Maharashtra, has been working for the differently-abled children since the past 14 years. She emphasises that as a society rather than showing sympathy, we should work towards making them independent

Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to growDifferently-abled children in India, still face discrimination in most of the rural areas. A child with special needs has to face deprivation and has limited resources in their life The family and the caregivers also have to face a lot of hardships and challenges while managing the child. Lack of awareness and education in the […]