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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICMR to set up panel to regulate stem cell research

Indian Council of Medical Research
(ICMR) will set up the much awaited National Apex Committee, a
body to regulate the scientific community on the crucial
health research of stem cell therapy by April.