Anuradha Mascarenhas


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

Wait ends for India’s first uterine transplant baby: It’s a girl!
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

The first uterine transplant in the world was done in 2002. Since then, there have been 27 such transplants, with only 11 women going on to have successful deliveries.

Uterus transplant a milestone, but is it for all?
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

In India, about 17% of all women face issues relating to infertility, and the reason is related to the uterus in 20% of such cases.

Maharashtra: Govt to offer injectable contraceptives at over 80 sub-district hospitals across state
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

In a bid to extend the reach of the programme, the state Family Welfare Bureau has tied up with the United Nations Population Fund and trained 149 medical officers and other staff nurses.

Globally, C-section close to double since 2000: The Lancet
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

In India, C-section use increased from 9 per cent of births in 2005-6 to 18.5 per cent in 2015-16.

Thane teen campaigning against objectification of women to become Consul General of Canadian consulate for a day
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Canada led the call for an International Day of the Girl Child at the United Nations in 2011 to raise awareness about challenges that girls face. The first such International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated on October 11, 2012.

World Mental Health Day: ‘Every year, the number of young people who need help keeps rising’
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

At least 30 per cent of 1,500 persons admitted to the Regional Mental Hospital at Yerawada are youngsters from different parts of the state.

ICMR scientists confirm canine distemper virus in 21 Gir lions
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

As many as 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. On October 4, ICMR officials had reported that CDV was responsible for the death for five of these lions.

Microbes to be collected, preserved at NCCS’s resource centre
Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Morbidity due to drug-resistant pathogens has been increasing every year and causes at least 50,000 deaths every year across the world (WHO report, 2014).

‘First IVF child’ admits to a ‘pinch of sadness’ at no national honour for Dr Subhash Mukherjee
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

On the occasion of the 40th birthday of India’s first and world’s second test tube baby ‘Durga’, he told The Indian Express that he felt disheartened that the Indian government failed to honour Dr Subhash with a Padma Vibhushan.

Survivors recall horror: crash, then darkness
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

At the trauma ICU, 55-year-old Umesh More underwent a surgery. He is stable but has been placed on artificial ventilation, said Dr Ajay Taware, medical superintendent, Sassoon General Hospital

Pune hoarding crash: A day after wife’s death, auto driver dies in accident
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

While neighbours and relatives took Rukmini and the children home, they were too shocked to inform her that she had lost her son.

Lion Deaths in Gir: ICMR doesn’t rule out CDV deaths, wants more tests
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Forest officials have been asked to send appropriate samples to NIV for further investigations.

Donna Strickland: ‘A Nobel prize for a woman is so rare, we need role models like her’, says professor
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Recalling her association with Strickland, Professor Urbasi Sinha, who is an associate professor at the Raman Research Institute at Bengaluru, said she was an active participant in physics colloquia.

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: All religion prayer meet at Aga Khan Palace in Pune
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

At 95, Shobana Ranade continues to be inspired by Gandhian thought, helps empower over 50,000 women.

From one procedure 20 yrs ago to 15,000 today, bariatric surgeries the new normal to fight obesity
Sun, Sep 30, 2018

Increasing awareness about the problems associated with obesity, a sharp decline in the costs of the surgery, and technological improvements over the years has made the surgery more acceptable to people.

World Heart Day: Better outcomes, more support, but number of paediatric heart transplants remains low
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

On the occasion of World Heart Day, on September 29, the Pune Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee officials said in the last three years, August 2015 till date, 16 heart transplants have been performed in the city, two of which were paediatric heart transplants.

Vast variation, significant deficits in TB care in urban India: Study
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The findings are significant as they come ahead of the United Nations General Assembly’s first high-level meeting on September 26 that will focus on stepping up efforts to end TB.

Five-member Central team sent to Jaipur to probe this year’s first Zika virus case: Health ministry
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Rajasthan health authorities had issued an alert after an 85-year-old woman tested positive for Zika virus infection in Jaipur. NIV confirmed the presence of Zika virus in the serum samples sent to them.

No significant drop in noise levels: College of Engineering Pune
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Noise levels monitored by the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) recorded an average 90.4 decibel (dB) during the final day of the Ganesh festival. Last year, the corresponding figure was 90.9 dB.

Pune: With increasing workload, pollution board submits proposal for 600 additional staff
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

The NGT Bench has directed the MPCB to come out with a comprehensive action plan, with timelines, to augment the manpower and logistics.