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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICMR to study large number of malaria deaths in northeast

A team of experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) would study the virulent form of malaria that has claimed a large number of lives in northeastern states, an official said here Wednesday.

'Modi govt should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama'

'Modi govt should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama'

Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year.

India to have new surrogacy law soon

Much in the news for all the wrong reasons, surrogacy in India will soon be a regulated sector with the government bringing in a law to govern all aspects of the process like compensation, age and consent of the surrogate mother.

Rights bodies call for legal framework to regulate surrogacy

With India becoming a hub for surrogacy, human rights bodies have called for rights-based legal framework to safeguard the interests of all major stakeholders.

Change of course

Dearth of good quality doctors could lie in the MBBS currciulum and its assessment process. Prachi Rege consults experts from the field for immediate treatment.

Nature’s Toolbox/ Unraveling Nature’s secrets

The emerging biotechnology sector offers satisfying career trajectory to young aspirants. Prachi Rege gathers intelligence on the feeding, fueling, healing science of life