Anuradha Mascarenhas

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

Pune doctors win Ironman title in Austria
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

An Ironman triathlon is one of a series of long distance races organised by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 3.86-km swim, 180.25-km bicycle ride and a 42.2-km marathon—in this order and without a break.

A clinical look: Dissenting Diagnosis takes a look at what’s ailing the medical profession
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The book records interviews of 78 doctors, who have courageously spoken against malpractices in the medical sector, and offers solutions to boost patient-doctor dialogue

Month-long drug awareness campaign launched in Pune
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

This year, the theme is ‘Listen first’, which encourages parents and peers to increase communication with youths and teenagers to reduce their chances of falling prey to drugs.

A first in Pune: Liver transplant on 50-year-old man without use of a single unit of blood
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Minimising bleeding and reducing unnecessary transfusions helped our team to perform this landmark surgery, Dr Verma said.

Stir crippled services across the Pune; hospitals, patients bore the brunt
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The radiologists' strike had crippled services to such an extent that doctors had no option but to defer the patient’s appointment indefinitely.

Pune: This biotech firm promotes a good work culture through yoga
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

June 21 marks the second year of international yoga day celebrations.

Scientists detect gravitational waves from colliding black holes again
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger detected by LIGO once again in December 2015.

Orlando shooting case: LGBT activist says his friends often ask him, ‘Why do they hate us?’
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

A prayer meet will be held on June 21at SM Joshi Hall to pay homage to victims.

PC-PNDT Act: Few takers for state’s informer incentive scheme, fewer complaints
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

There has been a dip in the number of cases filed against doctors under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.

Uproar over stringent PC-PNDT norms: Radiologists to go on strike from June 13, state unit extends support
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Doctors want charges quashed against Dr Jape, seek ouster of PMC doctor implementing PC-PNDT Act .

New bio-medical waste management rules get stringent, Pune doctors unaware
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

This data will have to be sent to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, which in turn will forward it to the central pollution control authorities for a stricter check.

Premature deliveries, low birth weight major causes of infant deaths: Maharashtra govt audit
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The audit for the Pune circle from April 2015 to March 2016 reported 89 maternal deaths from Pune rural, followed by 59 from Solapur and 25 from Satara.

International Yoga Day: Now, desk yoga for staff, students at SIU
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as International Yoga Day and the event is celebrated worldwide.

Delhi residents lose 6.3 life years from exposure to PM 2.5: Study
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The figures in Delhi — the highest among all states — are also double the national average of reduction in life expectancy which is 3.3 years.

Maharashtra: MSEDCL makes a maintenance checklist ahead of monsoon
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

“Work is underway on distribution panel (DP) boxes, feeders, transformers, tree branch cutting and replacement of cables and oil change,” said Neelkanth Raut.

World Environment Day: Focus is on fight against illegal wildlife trade this year
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau to expand intel network by roping in students, villagers

After winning Ironman title 13 times, Dr Kaustubh Radkar is the fastest at Comrades Marathon
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The Comrades Marathon is the world's largest and oldest race, and run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

World no tobacco day: Pune doctors launch quit tobacco campaign
Tue, May 31, 2016

Dr Geeta and her team have been distributing these questionnaires at bus stands, railway station and other public places.

Women with a vision hold screening for 42,000 slum-dwellers to prevent blindness
Sat, May 28, 2016

Thirty-six-year-old Archana Bhavsar, a mother of two, decided to take up this mission when she got an offer from the local community eye care foundation that had launched an eye care campaign.

FDA seizes Rs 124-crore worth cigarette packs for flouting pictorial warning norms
Sat, May 28, 2016

Manufacturers to be issued warnings to cover 85% of packet surface with visuals on adverse health effects.

Women using biomass fuels at higher risk of having cataract: Study
Fri, May 27, 2016

They found that cataracts were more likely with increasing length of time the women had used biomass fuels — from 50 per cent more likely for 20 years of use to 90 per cent after 30 years.

Maharashtra HSC results: Autistic students shine with pass percentage of 100
Thu, May 26, 2016

89.61% of students with disabilities clear exams

Mercury rises, power bills give parts of Pune a shocker
Fri, May 20, 2016

MSEDCL chief assures that immediate action will be taken

Mental illness India’s ticking bomb, only 1 in 10 treated: Lancet study
Thu, May 19, 2016

In 2013, 36 million years of healthy life were lost to mental illness in China, and 31 million in India.

Maharashtra govt appeals for deferring NEET
Tue, May 17, 2016

Tawde told The Indian Express that the Union health minister agreed to take a favourable decision within four days and the Maharashtra government has urged that the state be allowed to admit candidates for medical and dental courses through the Common Entrance Test (CET) held on May 5 this year.

Donor’s heart transported from Pune to Mumbai via road in 94 mins
Sat, May 14, 2016

In fact, in this organ donation, the relatives agreed to donate immediately, she added. The 28-year-old was on a two-wheeler with his wife when they met with an accident.

Pune: Courts shut for summer break, deferring NEET unlikely
Fri, May 13, 2016

The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), on their part, has registered an official grievance with the Prime Minister asking for a common basic syllabus based on Std XII portion.

Suicides leading cause of death among young: Why are they at such high risk?
Wed, May 11, 2016

In India, suicide was the leading cause of death among youngsters (10-24) years with 62,960 deaths in 2013. What is alarming is that 28.65 lakh youngsters (10-24 years) have suffered depressive disorders in 2013.

Suicide leading cause of death among India’s young, says Lancet report
Tue, May 10, 2016

According to Census 2011, there are 364.66 million youngsters in the 10-24 age group, making up 30.11 per cent of the country’s total population.

NEET row: Parents, students disappointed; setback for DMER
Tue, May 10, 2016

The state common entrance test that was held on May 5 will be applicable for admission to the rest of the professional courses.

Regional Mental Hospital: With fewer fans, they discuss life and weather under tree covers
Mon, May 09, 2016

“Only last week, a private firm donated 100 fans for 10 wards here. They will be installed soon,” Dr Madhumita Bahale, officer in-charge of the hospital told The Indian Express.

NEET: ‘SC may uphold validity of state CET for admission to medical courses’
Sat, May 07, 2016

A total of 3.9 lakh students had appeared for the Maharashtra (MHT-CET) 2016 on May 5 and there was anxiety about the validity of this test for admission to medical and dental courses.

Pune tops districts in availing 108 service; 32,973 benefit
Fri, May 06, 2016

The MEMS ambulances fitted with GPS and vehicle tracking system has 937 ambulances stationed at strategic points across the state with 84 in Pune district itself.

2,783 suffer heat stroke in Maharashtra, action plan set in motion
Thu, May 05, 2016

MEMS is a state-run project under the National Health Mission and operated by Bharat Vikas Group (BVG Limited) and UKSAS (United Kingdom).

14.6% people suffer from depression in Amravati villages: VISHRAM survey
Wed, May 04, 2016

Patel pointed out that Vidarbha has been in the news in the last two decades due to the large number of suicides in agricultural communities.

Pune: SC to hear state plea on separate medical entrance exam on May 5
Wed, May 04, 2016

The Apex court has also asked the Health Ministry and Medical Council of India to respond to state governments’ appeal to hold separate exams for admission in medical courses by Thursday, Shingare said.