Saturday, Apr 18, 2015




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

Psychiatrist Vikram Patel in Time 100 list
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Prof Patel was the founding and joint director of the Centre for Global Mental Health.

Bird flu scare in Telangana, active surveillance put in place in city
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

NIHSAD in Bhopal had received bodies of 10 birds from a poultry farm, of which five tested positive for avian influenza.

Goa based Vikram Patel named among Time’s 100 influential people
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

"Naturally I feel happy and privileged,” Patel told The Indian Express when contacted.

Defecation in the open can cause psychosocial stress, says new study
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

A new study has brought out the fact that open defecation can be a source of psychosocial stress.

Corporate houses keep a close watch on their canteens
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

This WHD, several corporate houses have decided to check the quality of food the staff eat at their firms.

World Health Day: 29 cases in court after year-long drive by FDA
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Rampant use of silver foil on sweets, milk adulteration, artificially ripened mangoes found common.

Gulf storm to worsen air quality in city, Mumbai: IITM forecast
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

The SAFAR forecasting system is likely to be dedicated to the nation next month.

Poor pay hurts health scheme for urban poor
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Put off by Short-term contracts and inadequate pay, medics not inclined to serve in slum areas.

Heat & dust: Traffic cops get a reality check
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

There are a total of 1,100 traffic police personnel for Pune.

WHO asks Pune institutes to find out how air pollutants affect health
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Climate change is poised to worsen air quality globally.

Pune’s Ironman wins test of endurance, stamina & skill
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The Ironman Triathlon organised by the World Triathlon Corporation is a test of stamina, skill and most of all endurance.

Pune man proves mettle, wins Ironman Triathlon
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

It is the 11th Ironman title for this doctor from Pune.

Short film shows how she fought TB for six years… and won
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

The eight-minute film chronicles the challenges that Deepti Chavan, now a lawyer, faced while combating Tuberculosis.

80 minor girls raped in Pune district since last June
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Figures assessed based on applications received for Manodhairya scheme to provide financial aid to victims.

Pune’s BJ Medical, other state-run colleges to get Rs 20 crore for upgrade
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

College authorities welcomed the move and said there was a need to keep up with the times and provide modern instruments and equipment.

Bishop’s school principal recovers from swine flu after fortnight’s treatment
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Bishop’s school, perhaps, is the first educational institute in the city to create awareness about swine flu.

H1N1: ‘Slight dip in cases, fewer on ventilator support’
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Across the state, there have been 301 swine flu deaths so far this year.

‘Prevent a billion lives from going up in smoke’: Experts
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

‘Turbo-charged’ effort against sale of tobacco needed, say Indian and international public health experts

‘No quick decision on swine flu prevention’: Doctors
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Vaccine-makers, apart from Serum Institute, reported meagre sales in the last few years.

Mental health helpline does not stop ringing, 100 calls in 10 days
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The state decided to launch toll free number 104 to provide mental health services too.

Serum Institute set to launch fresh batch of H1N1 vaccine
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Vaccine aims to protect user against H1N1 and influenza A & B in one intra nasal shot.

Macho ride to show who ‘real’ men are
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

The Pune ride will be kicked off on March 8 at Amanora.

Doctors up in arms against PCPNDT Act amendment
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

At present, doctors can't apply for registration or its renewal if a case under Act is pending against them.

Prescription chaos at Naidu hospital
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Officials kept insisting that the prescription was not written as per government specification of classifying H1N1 symptoms.

Book by city-based doctors unwraps unethical practices
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

78 doctors from across the country wrote testimonies for the book which will be released on February 26 at AIIMS in New Delhi.

State to make a newborn’s first ride home from hospital a special one
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Mothers and their newborns to get a ceremonial and comfortable ride home in specially-decorated ambulances called ‘Vatsalya’.

MPSC exam rules flouted, fume senior health officials
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Officials alleged that many candidates who did not have required qualifications and experience prescribed for the written test were selected for the interview.

A Big Fat Question
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

A new six-part series on obesity published in The Lancet points to ‘unacceptably slow’ progress in tackling the issue globally.

Nine-year-old boy, who relapsed with blood cancer, receives Rs 20 lakh for transplant
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The bone marrow transplant costs around Rs 50 lakh, and Rs 20 lakh has been raised so far.

Parents queue up for anti-H1N1 shots for children
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Serum Institute of India, 1.8 lakh vials of NasoVac (s) were available in December but there were no takers.

Suicidal thoughts growing among schoolchildren
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Schools should take action to neutralise the havoc stress plays on young minds and the problem should be nipped in the bud. - Experts,

Silver lining: No mutation of H1N1, says study
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Experts say Tamiflu still works, Reliefin sight, disease incidence set to go down in summer months.

‘Mummy, I promise to wear a mask, let me play’
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 9-year-old needs Rs 50 lakh for a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

‘German Bakery is not same any more, just another coffee shop’
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Families yet to come to terms with loss, survivors trying to move on.

Check attacks against Christians: Bishops
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Churches have been torched in the Capital, and reports of ‘Ghar Wapsi’ are causing anxiety to the Christians.

Leprosy maintains stubborn hold through infectious buddy system
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Drug therapy has greatly reduced infection rates, but hot spots remain in parts of Brazil, India, Africa.