Anuradha Mascarenhas


Anuradha Mascarenhas stays in Pune and writes for The Indian Express on health and related topics. 

Pune: Scattered efforts take steam out of measures to check falling air quality
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Dr Gufran Beig, Project Director at SAFAR, said that the percentage of pollutants in the air from vehicular emission has increased manifold as compared to that from other sources.

Pune: Data shows rise in particulate air pollution
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

At NAMP, researchers unable to track most hazardous PM 2.5 pollutant for 3 yrs.

Outside workers more prone to heat-related mortality: Study
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Study on the effects of weather extremes on people, shows working age group (20-59 years) were at a higher risk of dying due to heat

To be staged on April 29 in Pune, World Dance Day: Seldom performed, Tagore’s poem about a journey of faith to take on a new form
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Mitra told The Indian Express that they were excited about the idea of depicting Tagore’s poem as a dance drama.

Of India’s healthcare spend, 2/3 out of patients’ pockets: Study
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Another simultaneous study examines health spending trends globally between 1995 and 2014.

Pune: In rapid fire session, power minister addresses complaints by irate consumers, family disputes, plea for pension
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Use mobile app to record own meter reading: minister on billing complaints

High levels of UV radiation in Delhi, Pune at low risk
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Data from March 18 to April 18 by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research, SAFAR

Now, doctors from Sassoon hospital to treat inmates of Yerawada via telemedicine
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

This will be the first time that the facility will be provided for Yerawada jail inmates.

In 10 days, MSEDCL gets 10,000 complaints about power cuts
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The power utility had initiated the call centre project in 2013 to deal with consumer complaints

Maharashtra: Doctors from Sassoon hospital to treat inmates of Yerawada via telemedicine
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The Yerawada jail has video-conferencing facilities, so inmates will be able to interact with doctors from Sassoon hospital.

Pune: Over 1,000 doctors enrol to dispose bio-medical waste
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

PMC and PCMC receive these applications over the period of a month; mobile app launched for the collection and transportation of such waste via 2-wheelers

Survey of clinical establishments across Maharashtra: ‘15 pc clinics, nursing homes not following rules’
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Taking note of the racket, the Bombay High Court had directed state health authorities to conduct random checks to find whether ‘so-called’ nursing homes had proper licenses.

Pune resident doctors agitation: Security tighter at Sassoon, only 1 person allowed during visiting hours
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Hospital will soon have 150 security personnel; 1,100 guards deployed across government medical colleges in state to prevent attacks against doctors

Pune among top three districts with maximum road accidents, medical emergencies
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

While 1.55 lakh calls were made to 108 from across the state for immediate medical assistance for road accident victims, Pune saw the highest number of such calls.

Maharashtra’s first international transplant; Indian heart gives Ukrainian woman a new lease of life
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The 27-year-old Ukrainian’s blood group and other tests that matched perfectly with that of the donor.

Pune: Rooftop solar projects still rare, but MSEDCL hopeful of sunnier days
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

MSEDCL officials admitted that few consumers had expressed an interest in the net metering system and more consumers ought to avail the facility

It’s about helping beat depression with acceptance, love: Kaasav director Sumitra Bhave
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The director, who turns 75 this year, said she has always been interested in films that depict how the human mind work

Lancet study 1990 to 2015: ‘56 per cent more teen girls smoking’
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

There has been at least a 56-per cent increase in prevalence of smoking among girls in the age group of 15 and 19 years in the last 25 years, according to the study in the renowned medical journal.

Chef-turned-bodybuilder: Coach Raju sees protégés win Pune Shree, Mr India titles
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

At least five of his protégés have won several titles in body-building, including Pune Shree and Mr India (Junior).

Sangli abortion racket: 3 foetuses male, 3 female
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The illegal abortion racket at Sangli has taken a new twist as DNA tests to identify the sex of the foetuses, out of six samples sent, shows that three were girls and three were boys. A month after 19 foetuses were found buried near homoeopath Dr Babsaheb Khidrapure’s hospital at Mhaisal village in Sangli district, […]

How a new Indian-made vaccine could slow rotavirus death march
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Serum Institute of India’s BRV-PV vaccine has shown 66.7% efficacy in trials in Africa. Crucially for poor countries, the new rotavirus vaccine requires no refrigeration

Pune: Three heat stroke deaths reported, state seeks daily updates
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia or heat-related illness, with symptoms such as abnormally elevated temperature and changes in the nervous system function.

Maharashtra, other states to follow Ahmedabad’s heat action plan now
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

IIPH is among the several agencies involved in preparing HAP and Ahmedabad was the first city in South Asia to inform citizens about extreme climates and how to take necessary action.

Pune: As mercury soars, govt gears up to handle heat exhaustion cases
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

In the summer months of 2015 and 2016, the state run 108 toll-free number received calls from as many as 3,943 persons suffered from hyperthermia and heat related exhaustion across the state.

Swine flu cases from January to March ’17: 63 deaths in Maharashtra prompt minister to call review meeting
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NIV has ruled out any major mutation of the virus and said that the antigenic drift is likely to have led to local outbreaks.

Law protecting doctors needs better implementation: Former president of Maharashtra unit of IMA
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The corporate hospitals are capable of providing their own security unlike small private hospitals and the PHCs. We have to start thinking about long-term solutions, says Dr. Jayant Navrange.

Pune: Despite fears, wife gives go-ahead for heart transplant that saves her husband
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Vitthal Jadhav's family had opposed the surgery, but his wife Ashwini decided to take the risk to save her dying husband

In 15 days, 2,650 new TB cases found; 161 in Mumbai, Pune
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

In Delhi, 247 cases were identified, while in Karnal, Haryana, another 102 cases were found.

Molecular Biologist Shows Mettle: Deepika secures 7th place at Arnold Classic tourney, rues people still unaware of sport
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Trained by the Bombshell Fitness company at Florida, Deepika is mentored by Shannon Dey and coached by Olympian Gennifer Strobo.

Two years after idea, scientists crystallise time, open new space
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

"The work addresses some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of matter."

Knowledge about sexual health issues ‘dismal’, finds study
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Less than 30 per cent adolescent girls aware of contraceptives’, said researchers.

FDA faces staff shortage again
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Out of 160 posts of drug inspectors across Maharashtra, only 90 have been filled so far and of the 250 food safety officer posts, only 180 have been filled

Authorities on alert: To conduct inspection of sonography, MTP centres
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Move comes after abortion racket busted in Sangli and doctor held in Daund for carrying out sex determination tests.

Sangli abortion racket: Inter-state roots traced, doctor, homeopath held from Karnataka
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

sangli abortion racket: Police said the arrests confirm suspicion of a cross-border nexus, and that illegal sex determination tests were done in Karnataka.