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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.

Anti Retroviral Treatment centres to come up in jails
Wed, Jul 08, 2009

The government has plans to set up link Anti Retroviral Treatment centres in jails to ensure the easy availability of drugs for HIV positive prisoners.

Benefits of verdict: scientific & emotional
Sat, Jul 04, 2009

With HIV prevalent among 15-17 per cent of the high-risk group of Men having Sex with Men (MSM) in Pune...

Happy and gay: community celebrates on road,online…
Fri, Jul 03, 2009

It’s party time for the gay community in the city. The Delhi High Court judgment that legalised homosexual acts among consenting adults has been termed as historic.

Time for patients to get more attention
Tue, Jun 30, 2009

Patients facing trouble to ensure timely medical aid or protesting against wrong treatment have reasons to cheer.

Priestly calling’s dropping volume has Church on a mission
Mon, Jun 29, 2009

When 22-year-old Samuel Luis turned down a Rs 94-lakh scholarship to study music in the US in order...

Ayurveda for drug discovery: scientists hope to bridge gap
Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Pune scientists Dr Raghunath Mashelkar and Prof Bhushan Patwardhan hope their article will help create a positive environment for globalising ayurveda.

De-addiction: from doctors to housewives,Nishigandh leads the way
Thu, Jun 25, 2009

An anaesthesiologist,Dr Rita (name changed) tried painkillers on herself to just get a ‘high’. One injection led to another and soon she got addicted to it...

Amniotic membrane helps treat burns
Thu, Jun 25, 2009

A routine ‘aarti’ had turned fatal for 26-year-old Deepa (name changed) from Kothrud in May...

Medical waste proves effective for burns treatment
Wed, Jun 24, 2009

A routine ‘aarti’ had turned fatal for 26-year-old Deepa (name changed) from Kothrud in May,when she stumbled and fell upon the burning lamp.

CGHS clinics to be e-linked to hospitals
Tue, Jun 23, 2009

The seven dispensaries under the Central Government Health Scheme in the city are getting fully computerized...

Understanding the HIV virus
Sun, Jun 21, 2009

Ever since the HIV virus was discovered in 1983,a lot of research has been done around its genome. In the face of emerging and re-emerging viral threats...

Hard to find,HIV-positive children for crucial study
Wed, Jun 17, 2009

Researchers at B J Medical College are facing a challenging task of identifying HIV positive babies and children,in the age group of six months to three years,who have not received any treatment so far.

24/7 hot line,dedicated centre for abdominal cancer patients
Sun, Jun 14, 2009

Being cared for by specialists ensures better survival,a conclusion of several studies,and cancer surgeons in Pune are literally taking this maxim to heart.

Swine flu vaccine in 6 months,claims Virology Institute
Sat, Jun 13, 2009

With WHO declaring the swine flu a pandemic,raising its alert to maximum level six,National Institute of Virology director Dr A C Mishra claimed the institute will be ready with a vaccine in less than six months.

Diabetes debate
Wed, Jun 10, 2009

A GlaxoSmithKline study rebuts claims that it's much criticised diabetes drug Avandia is linked to heart attacks.

On wastelands: scorpions losing bite,owls their diet
Wed, Jun 10, 2009

The wastelands,called padik zameen in the local parlance,on the outskirts of Pune are just pieces of degraded lands that do not fulfil their life-sustaining potential for many.

Tighter checks for swine flu
Tue, Jun 09, 2009

Concern over 11 persons infected with the H1N1 virus (swine flu) in the country has led the National Institute of Virology

Fighting the flu
Sun, Jun 07, 2009

They call it the ‘dirty’ room. It is here,at the ‘clinical specimen handling’ section of the National Institute of Virology (NIV),Pune...

Power bills reach late,consumers pay for delay
Sat, Jun 06, 2009

The MSEDCL has around nine lakh consumers and the seemingly innocuous Rs 10-20 dues add up to a tidy amount each month.

When willpower gave them a ‘second life’
Thu, Jun 04, 2009

When 84-year-old Sumantai Behere learnt that she was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1997,it came as a shock but she faced it with great fortitude.