Anuradha Mascarenhas



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

Antibiotics still out of reach of many children
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

An estimated 1,69,760 pneumonia deaths in children under the age of five in India could potentially be prevented through prompt access to effective antibiotics, a new Lancet study published on November 18 has said.

Pune: Fund crunch hits HIV testing, few among high-risk groups report to counselling centres
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) officials admitted that there are no rallies or awareness drives that have been organised this year on December 1 – World AIDS Day.

Maharashtra plans free swine flu vaccine for diabetic, hypertensive people
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

From December 1, the vaccine will be given free to such people with co-infections to bring down high mortality figures.

NGT notice seeks Centre’s response on tobacco disposal at public places
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

NGO Doctors for You, which works for cancer care, had moved NGT praying that the Centre be directed to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”.

New hope for homeless and mentally ill
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

A year ago, the INCENSE team at Parivartan, along with Regional Mental Hospital, the set up Devrai at the hospital.

Pune pollution level peaks during Diwali
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Data monitored at different locations shows that air quality ranged from poor to very poor on Diwali days

Tackling Vit D deficiency can help patients with chronic kidney disease
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Nutritional Vitamin D supplementation improves vascular function and reduces inflammation in patients with early stage chronic kidney disease.

Now, post a selfie with your doctor
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors launches campaign to improve doctor-patient relations.

Expect ‘poor quality air’ this Diwali: Experts
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) – which arrives at a unit less number to indicate the level of pollution –estimated that on Monday it was 88 , indicating good air.

Crackers can leave you gasping for breath
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Anar, fulzhadi, chakri high on particulate matter among fire-crackers: study

Regional Mental Hospital: In centenary year, mental hospital unites 10 patients with kin in Pune
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

The hospital, celebrating its centenary this year, has since June made special efforts to reconnect at least 10 mentally ill patients with their families.

Simply put: When pest-control kills more than just pests in the house
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Unregulated and indiscriminate use of pesticides in homes claimed another pair of lives in Pune over the last weekend. Indian Express explains what we are doing wrong with fumigation.

Documentary on Malala to be screened at Mumbai University on November 7
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

7,000 schoolgirls to attend the screening, discuss challenges faced by women.

Diwali Cheer For Tourists Visiting Mahabaleshwar: Collecting entry fee from multiple points to be scrapped
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Instead one central location for fee collection will be decided at a meeting of the municipal council and the forest department officials on November 4.

For millions who undergo TB tests, some good news
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

A new report from Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), McGill International TB Centre and UNITAID has presented a snapshot of the TB diagnostics landscape.

Now, blood banks can exchange blood units
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

The national blood policy has now been modified to allow this much-needed exchange, which has been a longstanding demand of blood banks.

Pune: Eye scan machine now under PC-PNDT scanner
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The ophthalmologists have met the state health authorities and also requested health ministry officials to intervene on the issue.

Surrogacy ban for foreign couples sends ART centres in city in a tizzy
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

While the FOGSI has scheduled a meeting on the issue at Mumbai on Sunday, there is a sense of disillusionment among these centres carrying out assisted reproduction technology.

Combating diarrhoea: Pune among 3 districts in India to hold pilot trials of rotavac
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Apart from Pune, the Centre has also selected two other districts, Vellore in Tamil Nadu and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, to roll out the new rotavac vaccine.

Voter cards for transgenders: ‘Guru’s’ residence is proof enough for ‘chela’
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

Special voter registration drive today for female sex workers, transgenders.

Rape survivors get a new lease of life, helped by govt’s 2-year-old scheme
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Seven-year-old boy who was sodomised back in school, 11-year-old girl who was raped discharged from hospital.

Fund crunch forces NGOs to quit HIV prevention project
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Shortage of condoms, drugs leave project in tatters; officials assure speedy redressal.

TB patients not happy with ‘ready to eat’ food packets
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

However, state TB officials admitted that the pilot project in Mumbai showed that not many MDR-TB patients were happy with the choice of food, its quantity, and wanted a change.

Now, a mobile app to help you prepare for your dream job
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Testbook app has as many as three lakh registered users who have together solved 2.5 crore questions in just 20 months.

51% cervical cancer patients denied right care, finds study
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Cervical cancer comprises 7.92 per cent of cancers in women worldwide, and in India alone, estimates indicate there will be approximately 94,000 new cases per year.

Asian Ebola virus active in almost all states, says NIV study
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

A study by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) here has determined 17 outbreaks so far, affecting 50 people, most of whom succumbed to the virus.

Power cuts: Underground cables only solution, say officials
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

MSEDCL has agreed to spend Rs 967 crore as part of its infrastructure phase-2 upgradation programme.

Same BMI, better health: Still fat but a whole lot fitter
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

An intervention in a Pune school, conducted over a five-year period, had a remarkable impact on students struggling with their expanding waistlines.

Maharashtra accepts ministry protocol on medico-legal care for rape survivors
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Maharashtra is now the ninth state implementing the protocol, which offers a tool for the doctors to communicate with rape survivors.

Pune: PIL filed against revised CARA guidelines
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Under the new system, the entire child adoption process has been made online.

Cancer tops list of surgeries for poor under state’s RGJAY
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Since the scheme began three years ago, 3.5 lakh major operations have been done.

Noise levels dip slightly, but still exceed permissible limits
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Average readings taken at 19 locations by MPCB on the 11th day of the Ganesh festival also found that sound levels ranged between 70dB and 90 dB.

PMC revives PC-PNDT cell to monitor sonography centres in Pune
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The PC-PNDT Cell at PMC had been set up with a team of four doctors and infrastructure with dedicated vehicles to visit sonography centres.

Over 1,800 posts of medical officers filled in record one year in Maharashtra
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Earlier, barely 100-odd doctors could be convinced to take up posts of medical officers or even specialists at district and sub-district hospitals.

At Snehalaya, these kids approach life with much positivity
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

34-year-old gives up IT job to teach HIV positive children clay modelling to make a living; their Ganesh idols sell like hotcakes.

No mutation of virus, but swine flu toll rising
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Four more die in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.