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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop kit to help stop smoking

Cancer cases in India are estimated to grow 25 per cent by 2020 and needs some sort of mental health intervention.


Dec 19, 2018, 14:34 PM IST

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

Indigenous chikungunya vaccine delayed due to THIS unfortunate reason; govt mediation sought!

For the first time, an indigenously-developed vaccine against chikungunya has been developed and the first human trials are underway albeit on a slow pace.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

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

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

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

Heart care trial sees 20 percent reduction in deaths: Research

A new research has said that a trial programme on heart attack care run in three districts of Tamil Nadu was able to reduce deaths by nearly 20 per cent over its year-long duration.

Mar 10, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

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

5.5 lakh head and neck cancer cases every year in India: Experts

Head and neck cancers account for more than 5.5 lakh of the total cancer cases reported in India every year, putting India in the sixth place worldwide, said health experts.

Oct 14, 2016, 00:40 AM 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

Zero Zika virus cases in India: Nadda

WHO committee called an emergency meeting in Geneva today on the response to the Zika virus and will decide whether to designate the mosquito-borne virus ? which has been linked to serious birth defects a global emergency.


Feb 01, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

DNA: Reality of private hospitals' unfavorable treatment towards cancer patients

Cancer is now a treatable disease but still hospitals are unfavorable to the the patients. Watch this video to get a detailed report on the mortality rate in India due to cancer.

Jan 18, 2016, 22:42 PM IST

Will 'dangerous' Khesari dal be back on your plate?

Amid the debate over safety of two-minute noodles Maggi, Indian authorities have cleared a pulses' variety which was deemed unfit for consumption till now.

Jan 18, 2016, 11:33 AM IST

NICED in talks with Bengal to launch cholera vaccine

The researchers wish to apply the preventive step to a particular area, such as in the Sundarbans, to assess the effect and crunch data. Cholera is endemic to Bengal.

Jan 15, 2016, 20:41 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

Low fat diets no better than high fat ones in the long-term!

For any weight-loss program what matters most is that more calories are burnt than what are consumed and towards this exercising regularly is the best option with restrained intake of food.

Nov 15, 2015, 10:45 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

No new mutant strain in Delhi dengue outbreak: ICMR DG

There is no new mutant strain of dengue which is affecting people of Delhi and if citizens do their bit then the epidemic can come under control very soon, says newly-appointed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Soumya Swaminathan.

Sep 20, 2015, 09:55 AM 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

ICMR to set up blood disorder centre in Maharashtra

 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday initiated efforts to set up a satellite centre of the National Institute of Immunohaematology in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, where genetic blood disorders are on the rise.

Sep 11, 2015, 22:56 PM IST