Wednesday, May 27, 2015




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

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.

IMA to send 13 doctors to Nepal
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

State health authorities have sent two teams of doctors to Nepal. The other experts who will be sent to the neighbouring country include plastic and orthopaedic surgeons.

Nepal Earthquake: Back home shaken, climber to return to Nepal
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Need to locate missing people, support rescue efforts, says mountaineer who is getting ready to head back to Nepal.

City preference changing? PMC data shows consistent rise in sex ratio at birth
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The Act has stringent punishments against people who indulge in sex determination of foetuses.

IITians create simulation for SBI aspirants to bank on
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 test series is designed to help candidates prepare thoroughly for the online exam.

Dance prances its way into school curriculum
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Experts want more action to preserve and propagate Indian classical dance forms.

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.