Anuradha Mascarenhas

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

Ironman for the 15th time: Pune based Kaustubh Radkar shines in Sweden yet again
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

An Ironman triathlon consists of a 3.86-km swim, 180.25-km bicycle ride and a 42.2-km marathon in that order without a break.

Pune: High number of dengue cases in Dhole Patil, Sangamwadi wards
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

PMC health officials have identified 71 mosquito breeding spots in Dhole Patil, which includes areas like Koregaon Park, Bund Garden and Pune Railway Station

Race Walk At Rio Olympics 2016: Havildar from Pune’s Army Sports Institute finishes 33rd
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Sandeep, who is a havildar at Pune’s Army Sports Institute (ASI), is the current national holder in the event.

New proposal to limit antibiotic use, wants countries to set targets
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Antibiotic resistance has been responsible for over seven lakh deaths worldwide including 2,14,000 sepsis related deaths of infants four weeks or younger.

Athletes from Pune’s ASI gear up for marathon at Rio
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Only three athletes from a country can take part in the Olympics in a particular event, Col P S Cheema, Commandant ASI, Pune said.

India’s lesser-known and unsung Olympic medal hopefuls
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

From having their sanity questioned to abject poverty, these Indian Olympians have overcome a lot while treading the path less travelled to qualify for Rio.

Six murders in 13 years: ‘In Satara, only 27 bogus doctors have been identified in 10 years’
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Pol, who claims to have a certificate in Bachelor of Electropathy Medicine and Surgery, was known to treat patients with HIV.

Six murders in 13 years: ‘Dr Death’ calm, composed during medical test
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

No fluctuation in blood pressure and no chest pain, were the findings after a medical examination of Pol conducted late Tuesday night.

Six murders in 13 years: BEMS de-recognised long back; struggle on for practitioners
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

However, though the union health ministry does not recognise electropathy as a system of medicine, there are at least one lakh electropathy practitioners.

As fears of global yellow fever epidemic grow, India has never seen a case: could that change?
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

There is no cure for yellow fever. Treatment is symptomatic, aimed at reducing the symptoms for the comfort of the patient. Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against yellow fever.

IMA comes up with mobile app to help doctors update PMC on dengue cases
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Dengue was made a notifiable disease in June this year.

And yet, waiting for country to shake off discrimination and social biases: We need a second chance
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

70 years since Independence, but for whom? Not for people like us.: Mary D'Souza

And yet, waiting for country to shake off discrimination and social biases: Respect Rainbow Flag too
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Souvik Ghosh is gay and working in Pune IT sector since five years feels that intolerance has also gone up and is taking us backward in time.

With a prayer on her lips & a song in her heart, she pays her father’s bills
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

In the last four years, Maruti Sakhare has visited various hospitals in Solapur and Pune to help his only son walk again but in vain.

Wearing seat belts will reduce road accident deaths, says Pune accident victim
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Say victims, their family members as well as studies.

Medical fraternity welcomes move to decriminalise suicide
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Dr T Murali, President Elect of the World Association for Psycho Social Rehabilitation, said that an important feature of the Bill was insurance coverage for mentally-ill people.

Highest number of long-stay mental health patients in Pune, Thane: NHRC report
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

A combined strength of 978 patients with mental health problems has been staying for more than five years at regional mental health hospitals in Pune, Thane, Nagpur and Ratnagiri.

In states, an illness unseen, without data, rules, or plans for tackling it
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

NHRC report on the status of mental health care in the country in 2014-15 found that many states not only had deficient services, but had also failed to update information on mental health.

Across Pune, ‘fair price’ hoardings promoting cigarette sales in shops
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Section 7/8 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act prohibits sale of loose cigarettes/ bidis

Heavy rains, landslide fears play spoilsport as tourists cancel bookings at MTDC resorts
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Heavy rains have not only led to water logging and traffic chaos but also turned out to be a dampener for tourists planning to visit scenic resorts across the state.

With 11,000 toilets in slums, Pune ranks 2nd in Swachh Bharat race
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

With the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi fast approaching, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is speeding up the process of construction of toilets.

Daily drug regimen for TB patients in 5 states, including Maharashtra, from Sept
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The state health authorities are now waiting to start the daily drug regimen and Maharashtra, along with Bihar, Kerala, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, will roll out the project in the first phase.

Pune: PMC urges doctors to report each dengue case
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Few takers for school education programme launched on August 1 to conduct awareness campaigns

Pune: A prayer from the heart, for the donor who gave him new life
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

One year after transplant, 22-year-old Anwar tries to connect with donor’s family in Pune to thank them, authorities say no

A prayer from the heart, for the donor who gave him new life
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Cardiac surgeons - Pune-based Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, who was involved in the successful heart retrieval at Jehangir hospital, and Dr Anvay Mulay, who performed the transplant at Fortis hospital in Mumbai, created history with the first such heart transplant in Maharashtra on August 3.

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.