Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

ANURADHA MASCARENHAS

Profile

Poor air quality predicted for Obama’s Republic Day visit
Sat, Jan 24, 2015

There is a possibility that pollution level may shoot up to 100 μg/m3. falling under Poor category.

Collectors in districts with low count of girls told to push them 10 rungs up
Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Issued strict guidelines to improve SRB in 10 districts at least by 10 points every year

‘Fifteen years after being married to a Catholic, I have still not converted’
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

In my growing years, I went to the temple twice a year for Holi and Diwali and continue to do so.

At Waste Fest, Fergusson College students perform ‘garbage musical’
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

The festival demonstrated how effectively waste can be put to use.

Study reveals crippling financial burden faced by leprosy-affected
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

More than 2,00,000 new cases of leprosy are registered worldwide annually, with 60% in India.

Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October.

The original forester
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

The life of Alexander Gibson, who implemented the first forest conservation programme in India, will soon be seen in a documentary.

Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which house 10,824 people.

New study reveals crippling financial burden of Leprosy
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

More than 200,000 new cases of leprosy are registered worldwide annually, with 60% in India.

Low temperatures lead to ‘consistently poor’ air quality
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

In December-January, the concentration of PM2.5 varied from 43 µg/m3 to 114 µg/m3.

Goa minister’s ‘treatment’ plan for LGBTs irks community
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Activists say minister should have done homework before making comment.

Development plank helps BJP unseat Cong in PCB elections
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Lesser-known BJP leaders managed to perform better against the Congress heavyweights.

DU professor’s research findings selected by National Geograpic
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The unusual mating strategy of the Indian purple frog and fourteen new species of tiny dancing frogs made it to the top 10.

Dengue continued its sting, kept health officials on their toes
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The viral disease saw health officials on alert conducting exercises to contain the disease.

‘Feel blessed to be her mom… excited about future jourmey’
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

At SOFOSH, the child-care centre, it was the first “international adoption” of an HIV+ child.

‘Mortality rate due to pneumonia, diarrhoea down’
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

A study says deaths due to hypertensive heart disease and suicide have increased in the country

Rs 7-crore cath lab at Sassoon to start by month-end
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The lab will include procedure rooms and a six-bed cardiac ICU apart from rooms for professors and lecturers of cardiology

Blood stem cells come to the rescue of a 28-year-old diagnosed with Leukemia
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The recipient was suffering from a form of blood cancer for which blood stem cell transplant was the only option.

Tuberculosis, heart disease top causes of death in India: report
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Worldwide, ischemic heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) claimed the most lives.

Ebola hiatus over, medical traffic with Nigeria resumes
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

With Nigeria Ebola-free which killed 6583 people, inflow of patients from Nigeria to Pune city resumed.

It would be a sad event, says Archbishop
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Cardinal Oswald Gracias has expressed serious concerns over planned mass conversion of Christians by RSS-backed group.

Get ready to meet a ‘green’ Santa this eco-friendly Christmas
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

As part of its green campaign, Sacred heart parish will offer saplings instead of flowers, promote kitchen gardens

City breathes hard, air pollution swings upward as mercury dips
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

As temperature goes down in winter, higher levels of particulate matter are recorded at ground level.

Even CCH doesn’t favour homoeopaths prescribing allopathic drugs, says IMA
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

IMA said the CCH had issued a notice to its registered practitioners asking them to practice homoeopathy.

Passengers from Ebola-hit nations can deplane at only 7 airports
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Union Health Secretary Luv Verma said a communication in this regard had already been sent to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Women with disabilities locked away, abused: HRW report
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

The report analyses the situation of women and girls with disabilities in six cities across India.

HIV risk: NARI finds rural folk artistes vulnerable
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Among vulnerable groups are Tamasha and Lavani artistes and migrant families

NARI steps up surveillance on HIV drug resistance
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

A national database is being prepared on drug resistance in association with a network of ten laboratories in the country

CME: Medical council makes 30-min ethics sessions mandatory
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) on Wednesday also gave a strong push to introduce ethics as a subject in MBBS curriculum.

Rosetta mission: He is 26, and only India link to historic landing
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Philae lander is the first spacecraft to land safely on a comet.

World Pneumonia Day: India still struggles with pneumonia and diarrhea deaths, says report
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

The 2014 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report, released today, highlights India’s persisting burden of pneumonia and diarrhea.

Testbook to conduct online exam for clerical jobs in Hindi
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Apart from language barrier, many students find it difficult to take test on computers.

Health dept declares war on dengue
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

Plans drive to wipe out mosquito breeding sites

Vocational training gives reformed addicts a fresh start
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

De-addiction programme adds another dimension to post-recovery life , gives avenues to earn livelihood

World getting older, address health needs of elders: Study
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

80 per cent of the elders will be living in low-income and middle-income countries, the study says.

In the works at Serum: Vaccine, antibodies to control dengue
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

In its most ambitious projects ever, institute plans to come out with an effective vaccine and develop monoclonal antibodies to treat the disease