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

Maharashtra Cancer Warriors: Now, private doctors to treat patients at govt hospitals in each district
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

As of now, as many as 1,000 patients across the state seek free treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH)and Cancer Research Institute in Mumbai every day.

Pune doctor, a veteran ‘Ironman’, does it again
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

33-year-old Dr Kaustubh Radkar already holds 13 Ironman titles.

Indians lost 37 million years of healthy life in 2013: Study
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The DALY is a measure of overall disease burden — expressed as number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death. One DALY equals one lost year of healthy life.

Doc firm on Santhara despite HC ban: I too want a beautiful death
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Dr Kalyan Gangwal, consulting physician at the KEM Hospital, is firm on taking up Sallekhana aka Santhara aka Samadhi Maran.

Fewer girls are missing at birth, show latest SRS data
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

4.56 lakh girls were missing on average every year for the period 2001-12. The reason is sex-selective abortions, which though declining in number, continues in the country.

Pune law college hires ex-judge from South Africa for a course on PIL
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Visually challenged retired justice Zak Yacoob will help frame the course.

Interview with the sole Indian scientist on Rosetta Mission
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Philae Lander of European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission became the first space probe to soft land on the surface of the comet in 2014.

Marginal dip in dengue cases in the state, 786 registered so far
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

While 32 confirmed deaths due to dengue were registered in 2014, health officials said that there has been only one death this year.

To tap talent of injured officers, armed forces plan para sports node
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Lt Col Dutta who lost his left leg in a mine blast injury in 2001 at the LOC recalled that it was the role played by doctors at the ALC who motivated people like him and others to get into competitive sports.

Sepoy in British Indian Army, who rose to become a Captain, stands tall at 100 as he recounts his journey
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Captain K K Venkatesh Waran (retired), a Second World War veteran, is still fit

Sex workers, women’s rights groups demand apology from DCW chief
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Women’s commission head Swati Maliwal had equated sex trade with rape.

Organ donation figures improve in Maharashtra
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

On Thursday August 6, observed as Organ Donation day, state health authorities said that so far 353 patients suffering from kidney, liver and other ailments have got a fresh lease of life after organ transplants.

First inter-city heart transplant in Maharashtra: Woman who gifted life to three is real hero, says transplant surgeon
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

“She is the real hero who donated her organs to save three lives,” said Jadhav, a heart and lung transplant surgeon at Fortis hospital, Mumbai.

RTO to set up health cell, ties up with Shekhar Naidu foundation
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

But the family immediately took a decision to donate his eyes and today an eight year old girl and a 40 year old soldier in Kashmir are able to see through Shekhar’s eyes.

Dengue cases rise in Kharadi, PMC says no reason to panic
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Nine cases reported in 3 weeks from same locality.

Brain dead woman’s heart gives 22-yr-old a new lease of life
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Clockwork precision, concentrated and speedy coordination between airport authorities, two hospitals, government officials and traffic department, and two green corridors in Pune and Mumbai ensure the feat.

Caught on camera: Vulture chicks dying without food
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

The Maharashtra government plans ‘vulture restaurants’, providing carcasses of cattle for the birds to feed on at specific places, especially during the breeding season.

Oncoplastic surgery: Women with breast cancer are happy with reconstructed ones, says study by Pune doc
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

As part of the study, 150 women were evaluated for a year post-reconstruction surgery, using objective, clinical and psychological parameters.

Why are men, in their early 30s, losing hair?
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

There has been a rise in the number of young men with hair loss. They are mainly from the IT sector.

Cured of thalassaemia, 7-yr-old boy dies of swine flu in Pune
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Four years ago, stem cells from the cord blood of an unrelated donor were transplanted into Swaraj Jagnade’s bone marrow in a first-of-its-kind case.

Cured of thalassaemia, 7-yr-old dies of swine flu
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

There have been 91 deaths due to swine flu from January-July this year in Pune.

Kharra banned: paan-sellers threaten stir
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

FDA also renewed the ban on manufacture and sale of tobacco and scented supari for another year

Wardha woman 1st to get swine flu bill reimbursed by Maharashtra government
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

State had promised reimbursement of treatment expenses at pvt hospitals for HINI patients in BPL catagory; 24 from Pune in list.

At 50, model-actor Milind Soman wins Ironman title in ‘‘toughest’ triathlon in Zurich
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Milind Soman was part of an Indian team of seven led by Pune’s Dr Radkar, who won the title for the 12th time.

Urban children living in slums vulnerable to variety of risks: report
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Every eighth urban child (0-6 years) also lives in slums, often situated next to high-rises and swanky malls. Keeping this in mind, a smart city cannot be a city meant for investors, tax-paying classes and gadget users only, says a PwC report.

New study blames obesity, diabetes on ancestors’ diet
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

12-year-old study shows middle-class in developing countries more susceptible.

Over 4 mn Indians could be living with chronic joint pain
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

'The burden of rheumatic diseases is yet to be thoroughly investigated, is probably under-reported'

WHO report: Few govts levy appropriate tax on tobacco
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The report specifically mentions that complex tax structures make it harder for smokers to quit and create tax avoidance opportunities that tobacco companies exploit.

‘All they wanted were men. Any man’
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

A 47-year-old with a son, he agreed to go under the knife. “All they wanted were men. Any man. We didn't complain because the Barshi municipal council warned us that we'd lose our jobs if we did.”

My Curious Case: GALT in an infant
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Early this year, a two-month-old boy was brought to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the government-run Sassoon General Hospital with jaundice and abdominal bloating.

New system to monitor cerebral palsy levels
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Developed by a gynaecologist, the new study tool, Nutech Functional Score, tracks over 32 parameters to provide accurate assessment of the progress of the disease as compared to the existing method of screening.

Milind Soman among 12 aspiring Ironmen this time from India
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Regarded as world’s toughest race, the triathlon to be held in Zurich on July 19.

State public health lab overworked, understaffed
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Of the 14 class-I posts, only 2 filled; of 58 Class-II posts, 30 are vacant.

Fight against swine flu: Health minister, secretary volunteer for vaccine
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

As part of their campaign to encourage more people to take vaccination against swine flu, to be rolled out in the first week of July, State’s Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant, principal health secretary Sujata Saunik and other health officials will take the injectable vaccine in Pune, according to Saunik, who was recently in Pune […]

Tackling TB: It leaves a person with depression, no energy, recalls survivor
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Of all the ills that kill the poor, none is as lethal as the bad govt: Experts

Tackling the TB threat: Old disease back, drug-resistant & deadlier
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Has claimed 75 lives in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad since 2012.