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One-third women in rural India unaware of breast cancer: Study

One-third women in rural India unaware of breast cancer: Study

The findings showed that as many as 90 percent of the women in rural areas are unaware of the possibility of self-examination of their own breasts.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
ICMR centre to open in encephalitis-hit Gorakhpur soon

ICMR centre to open in encephalitis-hit Gorakhpur soon

The Indian Council of Medical Research is likely to get a new regional centre in Gorakhpur soon, to carry out research on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) child mortality and malnutrition, the ICMR chief said.

Nov 23, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Do plastic containers pollute medicines? Govt directs ICMR to find out

Do plastic containers pollute medicines? Govt directs ICMR to find out

Last year, a government study detected toxic materials, including lead, in plastic bottles of cough syrups and other liquid medicines.

Jun 18, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
India's first womb transplants: Both recipients and donors doing well; ICMR says Pune hospital did not seek its nod

India's first womb transplants: Both recipients and donors doing well; ICMR says Pune hospital did not seek its nod

On May 18, a 21-year-old woman from Solapur, who received her mother's womb, became the first person to undergo a uterus transplant in India.

May 29, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
Swine flu scare in summer? Researchers discover new strain in India as H1N1 cases continue to rise

Swine flu scare in summer? Researchers discover new strain in India as H1N1 cases continue to rise

The Michigan strain, which has been in circulation in the USA for the last two years, has been identified in Hyderabad and other other parts of India.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013.

Dec 02, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Cheaper, indigenous diagnostic tool for TB likely in a year: ICMR

A Bengaluru-based company has made the new diagnostic tool for TB.

Mar 07, 2016, 05:46 AM IST

Cancer mitigation, prevention challenge for doctors: Pranab Mukherjee

With increasing cases of cancer across the country, the medical fraternity and policy planners face the challenge of mitigating and preventing the dreaded disease, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.

Dec 23, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Top US surgeon to train Indian doctors in robotic surgery

A leading US robotic surgeon, Dr. Chris Holsinger from Stanford, will visit India this week to train head and neck surgeons on minimally invasive methods such as robotic surgery for treating cancer patients.

Dec 17, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Number of new breast cancer cases in women to double by 2030

The estimated number of new breast cancer (incidence) cases in women would be about 1,84,000 by 2030 as compared to 97,328 cases in 2014, Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda said in Rajya Sabha.

Dec 15, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

Centre okays resource facility for bio-medical research

 The institution, whose estimated cost is Rs.338.58 crore, will be the first of its kind for quality laboratory animals for basic and applied biomedical research in the country.

Nov 18, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

Study underway with eye on framing national policy on antibiotics use

An 'antibiotic resistance survey' is being held in the country whose findings would form the basis for the formulation of a national policy to regulate use of antibiotics.

Nov 18, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Experts urge 'comprehensive package' to fight TB

TB incidence rates in high- income countries are in single-digit numbers, these rates are still in the hundreds in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Oct 27, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

ICMR, PHFI and University of Washington launch collaborative health initiative

 The government today launched an initiative to generate estimations of disease burden and its risk factors in different states, to improve health programmes and planning in the country.

Oct 12, 2015, 21:03 PM IST

India could be hit by a tsunami of obesity!

India stares at a huge epidemic of obesity, a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) finds.

Sep 13, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Cabinet clears appointment of new ICMR DG

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, as the next Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary, Department of Health Research.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

Government claims health initiatives benefitting masses

 To reduce out of pocket expenditure in public health facilities, the government is promoting the use of several initiatives such as the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), the expansion of Universal Immunisation Programme, free emergency referral services and the NHM-Free Drugs Service Initiative and the NHM-Free Diagnostic Service Initiative.

Jul 30, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

Stroke patients being prescribed ineffective drugs: AIIMS

Over eight lakh stroke patients in north India are being prescribed neuroprotective drugs which are not recommended by clinical practice guidelines set by the world bodies, an AIIMS study has revealed.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

NHRC notices to health ministry, ICMR over dubious IVF clinics

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) over media reports about dubious In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics in Delhi.

Jun 05, 2015, 21:26 PM IST

Streamline clinical trials of vaccines: Par Panel

After indicting a US NGO 'PATH' for conducting clinical trails of HPV vaccines in India "in violation of law and ethical norms", a parliamentary panel has been critical on the role of ICMR and has sought stream lining of the system to ensure such things are not repeated.

Dec 23, 2014, 23:03 PM IST