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 […]

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govt

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare addressed the issue on the rise in deaths due to brain stroke in the country. Unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, harmful use of alcohol, overweight, obesity, tobacco use, etc. are the risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including stroke

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govtAs per a report on ‘India: Health of Nation’s States – The India State Level Disease Burden Initiative’ published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the incidence of stroke per 1,00,000 population was 65.91 in 1990 and 89.34 in 2016. As per the report, estimated death rates due to stroke in India is 53 […]

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 […]

‘This profession is a mission and not commission’

At graduation ceremony in Tata Memorial Centre (TMH), Mumbai, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised on tackling cancer, which is a major public health issue in India and across the world. He also suggested, teaching yoga in schools. The Vice President also congratulated all those who graduated from TMH. On this occasion; Governor of Maharshtra C Vidyasagar Rao and Vinod Tawde, the state Education Minister were also present

‘This profession is a mission and not commission’In its projection, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in 2016 the total number of new cancer cases is expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new cases in 2020. Over 7.36 lakh people are expected to succumb to the disease in 2016 while […]

Anti-dengue vaccine: Central govt conducts a PAN India research

Dengue has created havoc across the country. To tackle it, efforts are being taken by the state and the centre through various campaigns. Still, the number of dengue patients is not going down. Since last four years, dengue cases have increased over one lakh. Owing to which, the central government is conducting a research to develop an anti-dengue vaccine

Anti-dengue vaccine: Central govt conducts a PAN India researchDengue fever is a viral flu which is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The dengue hemorrhagic fever is widely known as ‘break bone fever’ as it accompanies with severe joint pains which makes the condition even worse. There is no effective medicine and vaccine to cure dengue. Owing to which, the central […]

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]