Anuradha Mascarenhas

Anuradha Mascarenhas is a senior editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on health, environment, science and related issues.

Articles By Anuradha Mascarenhas

In Maharashtra, rural incentives for doctors benefit mothers, children

Officials say that of the 409 specialists enrolled by the state government so far under the rural incentive scheme, 167 are obstetricians, 160 anaesthetists and 82 paediatricians.

‘India has a scarcity of good teachers, e-learning can solve that’

A bunch of IITians have set up that prepares students for more than 70 government recruitment exams. The founders tell The Indian Express that they have launched a unique code-based voucher, Testbook PASS, that can be purchased through simple cash mode of transaction,

It’s complicated: Decoding the sexual health needs of today’s youngsters

Young people’s sexual choices are not shaped by Western culture, but by complex realities, says a study.

Pune: Adopted 30 years ago, woman meets biological mother for first time

Raised by a Swedish couple after she was adopted 30 years ago, Vibha had never expected to meet her biological mother until she started facing medical complications while she was expecting her fourth child.

Organs from 32-year-old brain-dead welder in Pune save four lives on his birthday, heart sent to Nagpur

The donor's wife, who is six months pregnant and has a six-year-old child as well, consented to donate her husband’s organs and this was done on Friday, which was also his birthday.

In Pune, one more sample tests negative for Nipah

State steps up preparedness levels, issues circular to remain alert over unusual mortality in pigs

Nipah in Kerala: last year, this year, what next

Nipah virus: As of now, scientists feel the current outbreak is likely localised, like last year’s. People who have had close contact with a patient are considered to be at potential risk.

Telling Numbers: On new gender equality index, India is 95th in 129 countries

The ranking found that the world is far from achieving gender equality with 1.4 billion girls and women living in countries that get a “very poor” grade.

Kerala man being examined for Nipah, no confirmation yet

NCDC authorities have told The Indian Express that the sample is being investigated and there has been no confirmation so far.

Supreme Court extends deadline to complete PG medical admissions by June 4

The order comes a day after the Supreme Court said the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) could not be applied to postgraduate medical courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2019-20 as the admission process had started long before the provision came into force.

‘Over 106 million smokers in India… potential to supplement control measures with ENDS’

Professor R N Sharan of North-Eastern Hill University and others recently published a study in Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP) which reviewed the health and safety implications of ENDS.

PG medical courses: After SC directive, Maharashtra CET cell cancels admissions granted under 10 per cent EWS quota

The court has said the EWS quota can’t be applied to postgraduate medical courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2019-20 as the admission process started long before the provision came into force.

State CET cell to cancel admissions under EWS quota

Open category students, seeking admission to PG (medical and dental) courses for the 2019-20 batch find themselves in a quandary with 16 per cent Maratha (Socially and Economically Backward Class) and 10 per cent EWS quotas reducing the seat pool.

Pune health dept floats proposal for independent TB control cell

A status check by the TB control unit of the PMC showed that out of 710 private hospitals/ nursing homes, 24 were reporting TB cases while six laboratories out of 406 were sending the information.

Pune doctor says was forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during morning walk in Delhi

Gadre, 61, who came back to Pune on Tuesday, told The Indian Express that he was “shocked” when the group, comprising four to five persons, stopped him while he was on his morning walk and directed him to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Pune doctor ‘forced to say Jai Shri Ram’ in Delhi, says ‘nobody should face such a situation’

Gadre said in the last two days, he has received several messages from well-wishers who have expressed their support and condemned the incident. Gadre is also the president of the Alliance of Doctors for Health Care and he has also served in the tribal areas of Maharashtra for the last 30 years.

Best way to respond to defeat is with a win: Rohit Pawar

Rohit also claimed that his cousin Parth Pawar, who lost from the Maval Lok Sabha seat and became the first member of the political family to lose an election, didn’t have enough time to campaign.

Madhuri Kanitkar takes charge as Major General Medical, Udhampur

The Maj Gen Medical, Udhampur, entails being in charge of medical health and providing medical care of armed forces personnel in the Northern Command sector of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Joshi keeps fighting till night, still loses by over 3 lakh votes

While 24 rounds of counting for Baramati constituency was completed by around 8.30 pm, only 17 rounds could be declared for Pune by 8 pm.

In a land of ice and adventures: Blizzards, hidden crevasses and a 43-day wait

The expedition, meanwhile, took the Indian team 99 days instead of the usual 60 days or so. Their ship was anchored near Bharati Maitri station, as the ice sheet had become thicker after the blizzard and ship didn’t have the capacity to break it and make its way through.