Anuradha Mascarenhas

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

Maharashtra: Health helpline still gets 20 calls a day from its workers
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

In the financial year 2015-16, the call centre received as many as 11,281 grievance calls and another 65,623 calls seeking blood.

World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding rates dismal, says country’s human milk bank pioneer
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Over the years, safety protocols were set up and 22 human milk banks have come up at various other hospitals.

Hum Khavateen to voice the trials and tribulations of Muslim women
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Based on the book Kalam-e- Niswan, the play is a dramatic recitation bringing forth the voices of Muslim women 100 years ago.

NACO to tie up with Johns Hopkins varsity, YRG Care to improve HIV care
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

MSM, people who inject drugs lag behind other HIV-infected persons in getting care, says study

Mexico transgender trial being replicated in India
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

First field trial supports removing transgender diagnosis from mental disorders chapter within WHO classification.

1417 farmer suicides in Maharashtra from October to June
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

In 14 districts, 1.27 lakh farmers suffering from diseases mostly diabetes, hypertension.

HIV-infected mother can breastfeed baby without transmitting virus: Study
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Pune’s B J Medical College was the sole trial site that was part of the ambitious PROMISE study

Maharashtra: Drop in H1N1 cases stalls procurement of vaccine
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Maharashtra govt to step up drive this year, immunising pregnant women, high risk persons against H1N1 virus

Tobacco, unhealthy diet, no exercise top risk factors for Indian youth, says report
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

This report comes close on the heels of a World Health Organisation report released two days ago, emphasising how big a problem NCDs are in the region.

1.96 lakh new HIV infections in India last year, says study
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

The study added that a total of 28.81 lakh people in India were living with HIV.

Malin landslide: ‘My mind is numb, I try not to think’
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Two years later, doctors who initially treated the survivors told The Indian Express that the villagers no longer wanted to be counselled.

Grading artistes restrictive: Litterateurs, painters fume
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The aim is to create a comprehensive profile of cultural personalities and rank them according to popularity, age and experience.

Malin survivors: Rudra and now Rishi — life comes full circle for Lembhes and ‘miracle baby’
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

A disastrous landslide that struck Malin on July 30 two years ago, killed 151 people

Quality improvement strategies help achieve diabetes care goals: study
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Approximately 1,150 patients with diabetes and poor cardio-metabolic profiles were randomly assigned to either the multicomponent QI strategy or the usual care for two and a half years.

Getting mean
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The bully is bad news for the victim — and for himself.

MPCB to revise guidelines on religious festivals, weddings to control noise pollution
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Last year too, the Bombay High Court had observed that religious festivals should be celebrated in a meaningful manner so that no inconvenience is caused to others.

Slow but promising start to PMC’s Laadki Lek scheme
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The ambitious scheme has attracted up to 350 families to invest in girl children in last two years

Male participation in family planning still dismal in Pune: Health dept
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

As against 4.8 lakh sterilisations done on women as a family planning procedure, there were just 21,000 vasectomies performed last year.

The life positive: The incredible journey of India’s oldest HIV survivors
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Thirty years since the first HIV case was detected in India, a look back at the journey of the disease’s oldest survivors.

Donor pool: Rise in organ donations in Pune, yet concerted efforts required
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

At ZTCC Pune zone, 272 patients are on waitlist for kidneys, 100 for livers.

Maharashtra govt doles out Rs 1.34 cr to reimburse bills of swine flu patients
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

As per the health authorities, there have been fewer recorded cases of swine flu and related deaths in Pune this year

‘Dengue cases set to rise, don’t go by dipping figures’, says Dr Subhash Salunkhe
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Dr Subhash Salunkhe, head of the state communicable diseases prevention committee, says health authorities and civic body should not be complacent

After 22 years in Pune mental asylum, mother reunites with 30-year-old son
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

My father had remarried and my mother was sent to hospital when I was barely six or seven, said son.

Pune’s Baner, Balewadi societies go without power for 70-80 hours
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Power fluctuations damage appliances; residents approach MSEDCL for compensation.

July 1: Doctor’s Day – Reviving ‘family doctors’ and their first line of treatment — compassion
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The IMA is making an attempt to revive the ‘trusted’ family physicians

Pune ready to take a leaf out of tribal model of conserving grasslands
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Raakhan Raan, grassy patches of land treated as sacred groves in Ahmednagar district, impresses Pune’s forest officials.

Pune doctors win Ironman title in Austria
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

An Ironman triathlon is one of a series of long distance races organised by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 3.86-km swim, 180.25-km bicycle ride and a 42.2-km marathon—in this order and without a break.

A clinical look: Dissenting Diagnosis takes a look at what’s ailing the medical profession
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The book records interviews of 78 doctors, who have courageously spoken against malpractices in the medical sector, and offers solutions to boost patient-doctor dialogue

Month-long drug awareness campaign launched in Pune
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

This year, the theme is ‘Listen first’, which encourages parents and peers to increase communication with youths and teenagers to reduce their chances of falling prey to drugs.

A first in Pune: Liver transplant on 50-year-old man without use of a single unit of blood
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Minimising bleeding and reducing unnecessary transfusions helped our team to perform this landmark surgery, Dr Verma said.

Stir crippled services across the Pune; hospitals, patients bore the brunt
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The radiologists' strike had crippled services to such an extent that doctors had no option but to defer the patient’s appointment indefinitely.

Pune: This biotech firm promotes a good work culture through yoga
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

June 21 marks the second year of international yoga day celebrations.

Scientists detect gravitational waves from colliding black holes again
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger detected by LIGO once again in December 2015.

Orlando shooting case: LGBT activist says his friends often ask him, ‘Why do they hate us?’
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

A prayer meet will be held on June 21at SM Joshi Hall to pay homage to victims.

PC-PNDT Act: Few takers for state’s informer incentive scheme, fewer complaints
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

There has been a dip in the number of cases filed against doctors under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.

Uproar over stringent PC-PNDT norms: Radiologists to go on strike from June 13, state unit extends support
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Doctors want charges quashed against Dr Jape, seek ouster of PMC doctor implementing PC-PNDT Act .