Thursday, Mar 05, 2015




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

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.

Perfect 10 under his hat, ironman from Pune trains for 11 in a row
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

For doctor Kaustubh Radkar, the gruelling test of stamina and endurance coming up in South Africa is special, ‘emotional’ .

A story retold: How Laxmi chose to be a ‘hijra’
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Prof R Raj Rao on translating the autobiography of transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi along with P G Joshi.

Legendary cartoonist R K Laxman dies at 94
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Laxman was critical and was on ventilator support after he suffered a multi-organ failure.

Remembering the bravest of the brave
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Families of 2 Param Vir Chakra awardees recall Republic Day parades that are still fresh in their memories.

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.