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Anuradha Mascarenhas


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

Plenty of Tamiflu tablets,none for distribution now
Sat, May 09, 2009

Pune has nearly 10,000 Tamiflu capsules in stock but they are not for distribution yet.

City-based scientist gets US grant for malaria research
Fri, May 08, 2009

With no existing vaccine,dengue is a threat to 2.5 billion people and with 50 million cases of dengue fever every year,it is a challenging task to beat this virus.

Counsellors help 3,000 take HIV in stride
Fri, May 08, 2009

Raghu (name changed),a labourer diagnosed HIV-positive,soon transmitted the virus to his wife and four children who were born later.

It’s all in the mind
Wed, May 06, 2009

Doctors and parents do not easily admit that the child has asthma,because of the stigma.

In five years,asthmatic children doubled in city,says study
Tue, May 05, 2009

As the world observes Asthma Day on Tuesday,parents in Pune have a serious cause for worry. A new study by Chest Research Foundation reveals that children suffering from asthma have almost doubled in the city in five years.

Swine flu: Pune airport goes on alert
Tue, May 05, 2009

Health officials in Pune are not taking any chances as they work round the clock to keep any possible H1N1 virus (swine flu) from entering the city limits.

What is swine flu?
Fri, May 01, 2009

The symptoms of swine flu are similar to the symptoms of regular flu and include fever,cough,sore throat,body aches,headache....

All systems in place for virus detection,says NIV
Fri, May 01, 2009

The National Institute of Virology (NIV),which is also recognised by WHO as the country’s national influenza centre,is part of the global influenza surveillanza network. Director of NIV Dr A C Mishra...

Mexico to Pune,swine flu casts panic shadow
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Even as there were reports of swine flu spreading to the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific...

Child’s health linked to mother’s height: study
Sat, Apr 25, 2009

Childerns whose mothers are shorter than four ft and nine inches are 70 per cent more likely to die than those whose mothers were at least five ft 3 inches tall.

Relook at power tariff club for malls & hospitals
Sat, Apr 25, 2009

Hospitals in Pune that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd...

In Budhwar Peth,they vote but say cops should not harass them at night
Fri, Apr 24, 2009

Nanda Patil,a prostitute at Budhwar Peth,has her name registered in the voters list. But polling officers did not allow her to vote as she has no photo identification card.

Record rise in number of blood donations
Thu, Apr 23, 2009

The Maharashtra State Blood Transfusion Council (MSBTC) has seen a record rise in the number of voluntary blood donations this year.

Bio-medical waste moves 140 km for disposal
Wed, Apr 22, 2009

From Satara and Pimpri-Chinchwad to Taloja near Thane,at least 1,200 kg of bio-medical waste from Pune is transported every day for over 140 km for disposal.

Cong rebel may spoil NCP’s chances
Mon, Apr 20, 2009

At Teesgaon village in Pathardi taluka of Ahmednagar,the buzz is not about who is going to win the polls,but rather who would provide the drought-affected farmers.....

Mental hospital to turn centre of excellence for paramedics
Thu, Apr 16, 2009

In a move to increase manpower in the field of psychiatry,the Centre has accepted the project of Pune’s regional mental hospital,located at Yerawada...

NARI set for monitoring trends and levels of HIV epidemic
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

Even as the surveys in 2006 and 2007 reported a decline in HIV,the annual exercise of tapping the trends for prevalence of the virus will now begin on April 15.

Resistant to HIV drugs,not qualified for more
Wed, Apr 08, 2009

Bhausaheb Takale’s world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with HIV six years ago. His wife left him and his savings dwindled fast.

After long dark hours comes brief relief from power cuts
Sat, Apr 04, 2009

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited on Friday announced a further relief in loadshedding hours by 45 minutes.

10 years later,MMC poll: 38 candidates,75,000 doctors
Wed, Apr 01, 2009

There's different excitement in the air and it's not about general elections 2009. This is about getting a doctor elected on the Maharashtra Medical Council,at least ten years after the polls were scrapped.