Anuradha Mascarenhas stays in Pune and writes for The Indian Express on health and related topics.
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.
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.
From December 1, the vaccine will be given free to such people with co-infections to bring down high mortality figures.
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”.
A year ago, the INCENSE team at Parivartan, along with Regional Mental Hospital, the set up Devrai at the hospital.
Data monitored at different locations shows that air quality ranged from poor to very poor on Diwali days
Nutritional Vitamin D supplementation improves vascular function and reduces inflammation in patients with early stage chronic kidney disease.
Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors launches campaign to improve doctor-patient relations.
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.
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The hospital, celebrating its centenary this year, has since June made special efforts to reconnect at least 10 mentally ill patients with their families.
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.
7,000 schoolgirls to attend the screening, discuss challenges faced by women.
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.
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.
The national blood policy has now been modified to allow this much-needed exchange, which has been a longstanding demand of blood banks.
The ophthalmologists have met the state health authorities and also requested health ministry officials to intervene on the issue.
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.
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.
Special voter registration drive today for female sex workers, transgenders.
Seven-year-old boy who was sodomised back in school, 11-year-old girl who was raped discharged from hospital.
Shortage of condoms, drugs leave project in tatters; officials assure speedy redressal.
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.
Testbook app has as many as three lakh registered users who have together solved 2.5 crore questions in just 20 months.
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.
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.
MSEDCL has agreed to spend Rs 967 crore as part of its infrastructure phase-2 upgradation programme.
An intervention in a Pune school, conducted over a five-year period, had a remarkable impact on students struggling with their expanding waistlines.
Maharashtra is now the ninth state implementing the protocol, which offers a tool for the doctors to communicate with rape survivors.
Under the new system, the entire child adoption process has been made online.
Since the scheme began three years ago, 3.5 lakh major operations have been done.
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.
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.
Earlier, barely 100-odd doctors could be convinced to take up posts of medical officers or even specialists at district and sub-district hospitals.
34-year-old gives up IT job to teach HIV positive children clay modelling to make a living; their Ganesh idols sell like hotcakes.
Four more die in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.
But if it is “the champagne of teas”, reject milk, sugar and all other adulterants