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

Caught on camera: Vulture chicks dying without food
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

The Maharashtra government plans ‘vulture restaurants’, providing carcasses of cattle for the birds to feed on at specific places, especially during the breeding season.

Oncoplastic surgery: Women with breast cancer are happy with reconstructed ones, says study by Pune doc
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

As part of the study, 150 women were evaluated for a year post-reconstruction surgery, using objective, clinical and psychological parameters.

Why are men, in their early 30s, losing hair?
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

There has been a rise in the number of young men with hair loss. They are mainly from the IT sector.

Cured of thalassaemia, 7-yr-old boy dies of swine flu in Pune
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Four years ago, stem cells from the cord blood of an unrelated donor were transplanted into Swaraj Jagnade’s bone marrow in a first-of-its-kind case.

Cured of thalassaemia, 7-yr-old dies of swine flu
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

There have been 91 deaths due to swine flu from January-July this year in Pune.

Kharra banned: paan-sellers threaten stir
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

FDA also renewed the ban on manufacture and sale of tobacco and scented supari for another year

Wardha woman 1st to get swine flu bill reimbursed by Maharashtra government
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

State had promised reimbursement of treatment expenses at pvt hospitals for HINI patients in BPL catagory; 24 from Pune in list.

At 50, model-actor Milind Soman wins Ironman title in ‘‘toughest’ triathlon in Zurich
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Milind Soman was part of an Indian team of seven led by Pune’s Dr Radkar, who won the title for the 12th time.

Urban children living in slums vulnerable to variety of risks: report
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Every eighth urban child (0-6 years) also lives in slums, often situated next to high-rises and swanky malls. Keeping this in mind, a smart city cannot be a city meant for investors, tax-paying classes and gadget users only, says a PwC report.

New study blames obesity, diabetes on ancestors’ diet
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

12-year-old study shows middle-class in developing countries more susceptible.

Over 4 mn Indians could be living with chronic joint pain
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

'The burden of rheumatic diseases is yet to be thoroughly investigated, is probably under-reported'

WHO report: Few govts levy appropriate tax on tobacco
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The report specifically mentions that complex tax structures make it harder for smokers to quit and create tax avoidance opportunities that tobacco companies exploit.

‘All they wanted were men. Any man’
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

A 47-year-old with a son, he agreed to go under the knife. “All they wanted were men. Any man. We didn't complain because the Barshi municipal council warned us that we'd lose our jobs if we did.”

My Curious Case: GALT in an infant
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Early this year, a two-month-old boy was brought to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the government-run Sassoon General Hospital with jaundice and abdominal bloating.

New system to monitor cerebral palsy levels
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Developed by a gynaecologist, the new study tool, Nutech Functional Score, tracks over 32 parameters to provide accurate assessment of the progress of the disease as compared to the existing method of screening.

Milind Soman among 12 aspiring Ironmen this time from India
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Regarded as world’s toughest race, the triathlon to be held in Zurich on July 19.

State public health lab overworked, understaffed
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Of the 14 class-I posts, only 2 filled; of 58 Class-II posts, 30 are vacant.

Fight against swine flu: Health minister, secretary volunteer for vaccine
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

As part of their campaign to encourage more people to take vaccination against swine flu, to be rolled out in the first week of July, State’s Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant, principal health secretary Sujata Saunik and other health officials will take the injectable vaccine in Pune, according to Saunik, who was recently in Pune […]

Tackling TB: It leaves a person with depression, no energy, recalls survivor
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Of all the ills that kill the poor, none is as lethal as the bad govt: Experts

Tackling the TB threat: Old disease back, drug-resistant & deadlier
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Has claimed 75 lives in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad since 2012.

After showing how ORS can treat diarrhoea, he now embarks on surveillance of pneumonia
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

In Pune for a two-day visit, Dr Santosham said that 1.5 million deaths could be prevented if children are vaccinated. This means that 4,000 children are dying, of which 20 per cent are from India.

Why, for most of India, April-May is the best time to get that influenza shot
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Multi-city research led by NIV shows patterns of virus seasonality that should inform vaccination times.

International Yoga Day: Yoga to keep city on its toes today
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

A one-line circular had been sent to 1.4 lakh-odd government schools and 3,350 colleges across the state.

A Father’s Day card: 76-year-old gets spine surgery to save his three sons
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

As the world marks Father’s Day on June 21, Bapu and his wife can look back with pride at what they, and their children, have achieved.

Performing with Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur, training with Chouhan in Bhopal
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Across Maharashtra, colleges have been asked to stay open although it is not mandatory.

Review of mental hospitals: Officials say major revamp required
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

A meeting chaired by state Health Minister Deepak Sawant was held on Thursday to review the hospitals.

PCPNDT Act: Beed doctor couple get four years’ RI
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The court sentenced the couple to six months of rigorous imprisonment under each section totalling four years.

27 inmates at Yerawada mental hospital taken ill, one dies
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

All suffered from bouts of loose motions and vomiting over the weekend.

Pune man set to return home after ‘miraculous’ heart transplant in Chennai
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Battling for life in a Chennai hospital, 44-yr-old gets a heart donated by an accident victim from Madurai.

45-year-old woman dies of swine flu
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Sassoon hospital authorities said the woman’s swab report had tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Diabetic kids at high risk of fractures
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

In children, the bone mineral content, height, weight and IGF1 were measured and comparisons were made with healthier children.

40 MSEDCL staffers among 759 electrocuted in state in 2014-15
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

MSEDCL authorities have said that people should avoid contact with live cables to prevent electrical accidents.

International Yoga Day: City yoga institutes flooded with queries, demands for teachers, sessions
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

2,000 have already signed up at Pune’s Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute.

World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Aim to set up real-time air quality monitoring stations defeated: Draft audit inspection report.

Missing for a month, 4-yr-old Kolkata boy reunited with family in Pune
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The tale of lost and found began when the young couple had a fight one day in April.

MERS virus threat: NIV to enhance lab capabilities
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

As Ramadan approaches, 1 million pilgrims are expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia in June-July 2015. And MERS remains a threat to global health security.