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

‘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.

After showing how ORS can treat diarrhoea, he now embarks on surveillance of pneumonia
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

In Pune for a two-day visit, Dr Santosham said that 1.5 million deaths could be prevented if children are vaccinated. This means that 4,000 children are dying, of which 20 per cent are from India.

Why, for most of India, April-May is the best time to get that influenza shot
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Multi-city research led by NIV shows patterns of virus seasonality that should inform vaccination times.

International Yoga Day: Yoga to keep city on its toes today
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

A one-line circular had been sent to 1.4 lakh-odd government schools and 3,350 colleges across the state.

A Father’s Day card: 76-year-old gets spine surgery to save his three sons
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

As the world marks Father’s Day on June 21, Bapu and his wife can look back with pride at what they, and their children, have achieved.

Performing with Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur, training with Chouhan in Bhopal
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Across Maharashtra, colleges have been asked to stay open although it is not mandatory.

Review of mental hospitals: Officials say major revamp required
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

A meeting chaired by state Health Minister Deepak Sawant was held on Thursday to review the hospitals.

PCPNDT Act: Beed doctor couple get four years’ RI
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The court sentenced the couple to six months of rigorous imprisonment under each section totalling four years.

27 inmates at Yerawada mental hospital taken ill, one dies
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

All suffered from bouts of loose motions and vomiting over the weekend.

Pune man set to return home after ‘miraculous’ heart transplant in Chennai
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Battling for life in a Chennai hospital, 44-yr-old gets a heart donated by an accident victim from Madurai.

45-year-old woman dies of swine flu
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Sassoon hospital authorities said the woman’s swab report had tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Diabetic kids at high risk of fractures
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

In children, the bone mineral content, height, weight and IGF1 were measured and comparisons were made with healthier children.

40 MSEDCL staffers among 759 electrocuted in state in 2014-15
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

MSEDCL authorities have said that people should avoid contact with live cables to prevent electrical accidents.

International Yoga Day: City yoga institutes flooded with queries, demands for teachers, sessions
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

2,000 have already signed up at Pune’s Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute.

World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Aim to set up real-time air quality monitoring stations defeated: Draft audit inspection report.

Missing for a month, 4-yr-old Kolkata boy reunited with family in Pune
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The tale of lost and found began when the young couple had a fight one day in April.

MERS virus threat: NIV to enhance lab capabilities
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

As Ramadan approaches, 1 million pilgrims are expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia in June-July 2015. And MERS remains a threat to global health security.

300 new machines to boost war against drug resistant TB
Sat, May 30, 2015

A total of 114,778 patients were enrolled in the largest demonstration study across 18 sub-district level TB programme units in India, covering 8.8 million people.

Keeping a hawk’s eye on vultures, through video cameras
Wed, May 27, 2015

Researchers set up 24x7 live video-recording facility near nests on a cliff in Western Ghats.

Dabholkar son’s documentary tells a tale of ‘lost’ mentally ill women
Thu, May 21, 2015

Lapata Zindagi captures lives of four such women who were reunited with kin or rehabilitated.

When passion meets profession…making devices to cure neonatal jaundice
Wed, May 20, 2015

Each device costs $100 to make but will be sold for Rs 399 in India, says this upcoming entrepreneur who leads a young team who visited India recently.

Innate immune cells show promise against HIV: NARI
Tue, May 19, 2015

The findings of three separate studies could be a gamechanger in treatment of HIV-positive people.

‘Cancer treatment ain’t just for the rich’
Sat, May 16, 2015

WHO added 16 new anti-cancer medicines to the model list of essential medicines (WHO EML) on May 8.

Pune lends a hand to Nepal: ‘People back on their feet, handling it with dignity’
Fri, May 15, 2015

A team of city doctors provided aid to the worst-hit Dholka district; they distributed medicines worth Rs 4 lakh

H1N1 vaccination not must but should be considered: Experts
Thu, May 14, 2015

‘There has been no mutation of the virus and hence the vaccine is effective’

Shipping containers turn hi-tech clinics for rural health delivery
Tue, May 12, 2015

About 100 cloud connected micro health centres to be set up in country, one in Pune village on May 14 .

State gets CAG rap on women, kids
Sat, May 09, 2015

Manodhairya scheme suffered due to fund shortage.

City docs on standby, ready to go to quake hit Nepal
Tue, May 05, 2015

Presently, a total of 13 doctors from the core team is in Nepal.

Retirement at 75: Mixed reaction to MCI proposal for medical teachers
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

As Medical Council of India seeks feedback, opponents of the move say it will block growth of junior doctors.