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

For the first time, all biomedical and health research is going to be regulated through the ethics committees. ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research becomes mandatory to be adhered to for all biomedical research in the country

ICMR makes national ethical guidelines compulsory for biomedical and health research across IndiaThe 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 […]

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

This injection has been developed by a team of researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the researchers, the effect of the injection will last for 13 years. Apart from animal trails, this injection has been tested on the 303 human males, as well

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptiveWhen 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 […]

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

According to ICMR officials, an 18% of the world’s population lives in India, so it becomes crucial to understand the disease burden of cancer in every state of India. Therefore, a part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was carried out in India. This study has been used to understand the variation in state-level burden of cancer as compared to the global burden

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of casesAs 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 […]

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports study

Indian patients are at inherently greater risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease; these chronic diseases occur a decade earlier in Indian population

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports studyDiabetes 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 […]

Prices of syringes and needles to be capped?

The price limit on Syringes and  needle would curb unethical practices in the medical field and overcharging of these products by hospitals and help both the patient community as well as ethical manufacturers with the much needed price rationalization in healthcare sector

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 […]

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a coffee table book ‘Touching Lives’ which includes 16 of its most path-breaking health research achievements which has left a positive impact on the lives of Indians. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister unveiled the book which will inspire more such landmark achievements from Indian scientists

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successesBe 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 […]

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

A government body along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has compiled a report that recommends banning manufacture, selling and import of smokeless tobacco products as per a WHO framework

NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobaccoThe 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 […]

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMR

Professor Balram Bhargava had taken charge of Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary Department of Health Research (DHR) on April 16

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMRDr Bhargava is also a professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS); he is a leader in the field of biomedical innovations public health and medical research. He graduated in medicine (MBBS) and he went on to secure MD and DM with specialisation in Cardiology. He is a […]

Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMR

Prof Bharagava who is at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been appointed to the post for a period of three years or until attainment of age of 60 years

Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMRAIIMS professor Dr Balram Bhargava was today appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry. Dr Balram Bhargava is an Indian cardiologist, medical educationist and innovator, known for his expertise in the trade and for […]

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics list

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics listThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Delhi, along with several partners, including WHO India and McGill University today convened the first national consultation on Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). To improve access to drugs, since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Model List of Essential Medicines. India has published a National EML […]
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