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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India’s measles vaccination programme helps save countless lives

Researchers from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and the Indian Council of Medical Research have analysed the impact of the national measles immunisation campaign in India. The findings of the study were published in the journal eLife. The researchers analysed […]

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Soon doctors to use Indian guidelines for antibiotic prescription

The first India-centric guidelines are prepared for antibiotic prescription in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Soon, the doctors leading ICUs will use Indian and not Western guidelines for prescribing antibiotics. Recently, the India-specific ‘Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescription in Intensive Care Unit’ was released by the Indian Critical Care Medicine Society (ICCM). Of the 40-doctor committee, […]

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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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India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicide

India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicide

A study conducted in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and other institutes to examine the extent and reasons of suicide in India states that nearly 37 per cent of all women committing suicide world-over are Indians From the year, 1990 and 2016, India’s contribution to global suicide rate increased from 25.3% to […]

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HIV/AIDS: NACO figures show 80% decline in estimated new infections

NACO undertakes HIV estimations biennially in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS). The first round of HIV estimation in India was done in 1998, while the last round was done in 2015. The report highlights the significant achievement of National AIDS response on prevention as […]

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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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