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

Diets have to change, intake of nuts, fruits and veggies has to be increased: EAT-Lancet commission

The new daily dietary pattern of a planetary health diet consists of approximately 35 per cent of calories as whole grains and tubers but also includes approximately 14 grams of red meat per day and 500 grams per day of vegetables and fruits.

Major Nair’s friend: ‘In school, I beat him in 800m race, but in this race, he outran us all’

Major Nair was killed in an IED explosion in Jammu and Kashmir. His wife, Trupti, a patient of multiple sclerosis who needs a wheelchair to move about is in a state of shock.

68 people with mental disorders get jobs as part of THRIVE project

As many as 68 people with mental disorders across Pune and Satara, and Tezpur in Assam have got jobs and are earning monthly salaries between Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000 for the past two years.

All Guns Blazing

Actor Taapsee Pannu on owning a Premier Badminton League team and loving the sport.

Oral talaq a real issue but wrongly caught in politics: Minority Women’s Constitutional Rights Forum

“Religious minority groups are just engaged and engulfed in the religious politics and their issues are being used for vested interests... The latest example is current politics of a very sensitive issue of oral talaq, which is a real issue but wrongly caught in politics.

In 2018, Pune recorded highest number of H1N1 deaths in Maharashtra: data

Across the country there were a total of 13,447 cases of H1N1 virus and 969 deaths according to the latest update of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Pune: Despite resistance, over four lakh children immunised against measles, rubella

Civic teams appeal to religious leaders, international schools.

WCD ministry ropes in Magsaysay winner to help trace families of women inmates at mental hospitals

Vatwani, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, has helped reunite 7,000 mentally ill people with their families across the country and even in Nepal.

Jasmine Majethia: At 80, she is the voice of children with thalassaemia

Thalassaemia affects more than 1 lakh children in the country, according to a paper published in the Paediatric Hematology Oncology journal.

In India, one in eight deaths in 2017 due to air pollution: Study

The estimates show that India, which accounts for 18 per cent of the global population, recorded a 26 per cent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution.

Indian scientists predict space environment conditions slightly harsher over next decade

Dibyendu Nandi, Professor at IISER Kolkata who is an associate of Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune and his PhD student Prantika Bhowmik have devised a novel technique to predict the next sunspot cycle.

Post viral load tests, number of people with HIV taking second line drugs increases: MSACS

Viral load tests are used to diagnose acute HIV infection, guide treatment choices and monitor response to antiretroviral therapy.

In six years, number of new HIV cases in Pune fall by nearly 50 pc

Officials of the Society said despite the decline in the number of new HIV infections, there was a need to step up information, education and communication services for groups that were at high risk of contracting the infection

‘Household air pollution a major risk factor for respiratory diseases, cataracts’

A biotechnologist-turned-public health researcher, 33-year-old Rutuja Patil, who wrote the cover story for December 1 edition of the journal said that there should be collective steps to reduce the domestic use of biomass fuels.

World Aids day: ‘11.81 lakh living with HIV on anti-retroviral treatment’

Despite tremendous progress, the AIDS epidemic is not yet over

Now, an oral test to detect HIV, NARI study to assess accuracy

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s scientific committee has given the go-ahead to NARI for the project. It is like a pregnancy test kit and the confirmatory diagnosis is done later.

Pune doctors welcome helmet rule: ‘Those not convinced should see what accident victims go through at hospitals’

Pune police commissioner K Venkatasham recently announced that the helmet rule would be strictly enforced from New Year’s day. City doctors said the police must ensure not just riders but pillion riders also wear helmets.

Explained: Why India wants to study human microbiome

What is this emerging field of research, and why is it important?

Students learning science of medicine but not the art of healing: Major General Madhuri Kanitkar

The Medical Council of India has finalised a new MBBS curriculum that will be rolled out for the 2019-20 academic session. It has a unique course called Attitude, Ethics and Communication.

‘Migrants in slums experience higher burden of depression, but show resilience’

DMU will lead the interdisciplinary project, which aims to use theatre storytelling practices to raise awareness about mental health and provide support for migrant slum-dwellers in Pune.