ICMR, AIIMS working on a technique to start virtual postmortem

The health minister during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha said that All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are working together on a technique for postmortem without incising/dissecting the body. The minister said the technique is likely to become functional in next six months. Dr Harsh Vardhan stated […]

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Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has prepared ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ draft for doctors who try to revive terminally-ill patients. According to ICMR, these guidelines would help doctors to manage patients in complicated situations better without causing more pain to them. On December 2nd, ICMR is going to organise a national consultation […]

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ICMR makes national ethical guidelines compulsory for biomedical and health research across India

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research has become mandatory and needs to be adhered to for all biomedical research in the country as per the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 released recently by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This will be effective […]

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Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

When it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies. Now, Indians scientists have made a new male contraceptive option which can ensure […]

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Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of cases

As per the Globocan 2018 data: The total new cases in India were 11,57,294 in 2018  India witnessed a 15.7% rise in cancer cases over the numbers reported in 2012.  The number of cancer-related deaths also went up by 12.1% to 7,84,821 in 2018.  Cancer of the lip and oral cavity demonstrated a remarkable increase […]

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Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports study

Diabetes is a major risk-factor for cardiovascular disease; both these diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in India. Diabetes is the second commonest comorbidity in cardiology OPDs in India. Maharashtra, cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in adults over 40 years of age, accounting for almost 2 out of every 5 deaths. In Maharashtra, ischemic […]

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Prices of syringes and needles to be capped?

The pharma industry usually shies from regulations however in an unusual move the syringes and needle manufacturers have written to chairman of NLEM (National List of Essential Medicine) Committee  to include all types of syringes and needles in NLEM (National List of Essential Medicines), at the earliest so that they could come under price capping […]

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ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

Be it the invaluable contribution in developing the highly effective DOTS treatment module for tuberculosis (TB) or micro-nutrient fortification of food products or life-saving interventions like oral rehydration solution and vaccines or fluorosis treatment to documenting rare blood-groups, ICMR has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision for a healthy India. As a celebration of its […]

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Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobacco

The first-ever compilation of the global progress made in implementing smokeless tobacco control policies was prepared by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) in collaboration with the ICMR. The compilation is in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the cancer research institute said in a […]

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