Anuradha Mascarenhas

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

Chikungunya cases twice the number of dengue: Sassoon lab
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Out of 3,378 samples sent for laboratory investigations at Sassoon from January till September this year, a total of 611 tested positive for chikungunya and 316 for dengue.

On new health index, India ranks 143/188
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

First global analysis assesses countries on sustainable development goal health performance

‘Run Machine’ leads in the Pune Running Beyond Myself 100K challenge
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

In 52 days, Pravin has clocked 1,100 kms by running 21 km (half marathon) daily.

Child sex abuse cases double that of rape in Pune district
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

From the time the scheme was launched in October 2013 till July this year, a total of 167 cases of child sex abuse were registered under the scheme with the District’s Women and Child Development office.

World Alzheimer’s Day Today: A day care centre now for patients
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

When 40-year-old Julie Jacob (name changed) realised it was dangerous to let her father suffering from Alzheimer’s disease stay alone in his two-bedroom apartment at Vishrantwadi she and her husband brought him to their home at Nagar Road.

India not likely to introduce vaccine for dengue this year due to limited data, clinical trials
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

ICMR looking at newer vector control strategies, including a bacterium that limits virus growth.

3 dengue deaths, one due to malaria in Pune: Audit committee report
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

From Tuesday, surveillance has been intensified and hospitals have been directed to reserve 10 per cent beds for dengue patients.

NEET: Students admitted to medical colleges at deemed universities on the edge
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

SC had stayed HC order allowing these admissions; hearing in apex court likely Tuesday

Pune’s rising tally on chikungunya cases
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

While Maharashtra has registered 439 cases, Pune heads other cities with its count of 397 cases so far.

A tad less noisy this year, decibel levels still remain high, Ganesh mandals flout permissible limits
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Decibel levels at 10 spots along the immersion route were extremely high, violating permissible limits.

Pune: New test at NIV to detect dengue, chikungunya within five days of fever
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

During the first seven days of these illnesses like dengue and chikungunya, viral RNA can often be identified in serum and real-time polymerase chain reaction is the preferred test.

After silver at Rio Paralympics, Deepa Malik vows to help physically challenged into sports
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

For Deepa, it has been a struggle since the age of seven when she was detected with spinal tumour and started treatment for it at Pune’s Command hospital.

Deepa Malik: Mettle path to a silver medal
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Deepa Malik becomes India’s first woman medalist at Paralympics with silver in shot put F-35 category in Rio.

Maharashtra: Top health official sends an alert letter
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Five suspected dengue deaths in Pune this year, audit committee yet to review cases

Pune: 34-yr-old man dies of ‘dengue shock syndrome’
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

When contacted, the Pune Municipal Corporation authorities said they are yet to get information about the death.

Good rains promise a riot of colours this year at Kaas near Satara
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Kaas plateau, popularly known as valley of flowers at Satara, 125 kms from Pune, is set to come alive by mid-September.

Deemed varsities, private medical colleges go for a hefty fee hike
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The tuition fees have seen a steep hike in most private medical colleges and deemed universities.

Going Swachh: 250 mobile toilets for devotees in Pune for Ganeshotsav
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

As many as 250 mobile toilets will be set up in the city areas and Ganesh mandals will be urged to cooperate in this endeavour, said Suresh Jagtap, Joint Municipal Commissioner (PMC).

What is done to the surrogate is shrouded in silence: Pinki Virani
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

In her latest book, author Pinki Virani takes up the issue of the colonisation of women’s bodies through IVF and surrogacy.

One man’s interest in science opens 5,000 books to public
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

In the last three years, it has been a second home to 30,000 students who have sat there and read from his collection.

Plight of Kashmiri youth suffering from pellet injuries tragic, says doctor Dr S Natarajan
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Dr Natarajan says he rushed to Srinagar after city-based NGO approached him.

Surrogate mothers speak up: ‘Why does government object when a couple is happy and we earn a little money’
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Sarika Gaikwad, had entered into a legal agreement with a Pune-based couple who preferred anonymity and had agreed to rent her womb for Rs 4 lakh.

‘Pune has highest number of chikungunya cases in state’: Health officials
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Out of 333 cases of chikungunya in state, Pune leads with 289

Us versus Aedes aegypti
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Epidemics in India are seldom followed by a long-term response.

Draft Bill Banning Commercial Surrogacy: Messy, complicated and several steps backward, say doctors
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction members will be sending a ‘strongly-worded’ letter to the Prime Minister, opposing the draft bill.

TB cases in India may be double of estimates: new study
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

The scientists warned that under-reporting of cases could be fuelling drug resistance — and have implications for patients across the globe.

Rio Olympics ends on a ‘positive note’ for marathon runners from Army Sports Institute
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Gopi Thanackal finished with a time of 2:15:25, exactly a second ahead of compatriot Kheta Ram, who ended up in the 26th spot.

Ironman for the 15th time: Pune based Kaustubh Radkar shines in Sweden yet again
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

An Ironman triathlon consists of a 3.86-km swim, 180.25-km bicycle ride and a 42.2-km marathon in that order without a break.

Pune: High number of dengue cases in Dhole Patil, Sangamwadi wards
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

PMC health officials have identified 71 mosquito breeding spots in Dhole Patil, which includes areas like Koregaon Park, Bund Garden and Pune Railway Station

Race Walk At Rio Olympics 2016: Havildar from Pune’s Army Sports Institute finishes 33rd
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Sandeep, who is a havildar at Pune’s Army Sports Institute (ASI), is the current national holder in the event.

New proposal to limit antibiotic use, wants countries to set targets
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Antibiotic resistance has been responsible for over seven lakh deaths worldwide including 2,14,000 sepsis related deaths of infants four weeks or younger.

Athletes from Pune’s ASI gear up for marathon at Rio
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Only three athletes from a country can take part in the Olympics in a particular event, Col P S Cheema, Commandant ASI, Pune said.

India’s lesser-known and unsung Olympic medal hopefuls
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

From having their sanity questioned to abject poverty, these Indian Olympians have overcome a lot while treading the path less travelled to qualify for Rio.

Six murders in 13 years: ‘In Satara, only 27 bogus doctors have been identified in 10 years’
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Pol, who claims to have a certificate in Bachelor of Electropathy Medicine and Surgery, was known to treat patients with HIV.

Six murders in 13 years: ‘Dr Death’ calm, composed during medical test
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

No fluctuation in blood pressure and no chest pain, were the findings after a medical examination of Pol conducted late Tuesday night.

Six murders in 13 years: BEMS de-recognised long back; struggle on for practitioners
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

However, though the union health ministry does not recognise electropathy as a system of medicine, there are at least one lakh electropathy practitioners.