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One in 8 deaths in India because of air pollution: Lancet

Air pollution now contributes to more disease burden in India than tobacco use India with 18% of the global population has a disproportionately high 26%...

Experts from 11 countries discuss neonatal sepsis

Neonatal deaths represent 44% of all deaths in children under the age of five Over 80 researchers from 11 countries met today to understand sepsis...

Bats indicted in Kerala Nipah outbreak, ICMR sends paper to Lancet

Initial tests on bats were negative causing much speculation about whether newer sources of the infection are emerging Putting to rest suspense about the source...

Indian smokeless tobacco items more likely to cause cancer

Study finds carcinogenicity of smokeless tobacco varies by region Manufacturing practices and lack of regulation make smokeless tobacco (SLT) products manufactured in India more likely...

ICMR issues guidelines for Diabetes after a decade

India is home to the second highest number of diabetes patients in the world. ICMR today issued standard treatment guidelines against diabetes after almost a...

Ban smokeless tobacco sale, manufacture: ICMR cancer institute

The report by NICPR and WHO FCTC secretariat wants ban on manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobaccoAn institute under the Indian Council of...

Model ICMR project in Odisha achieves 85% decline in malaria cases

Odisha has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases – in 2017 there were 297554 cases and 25 deaths A model project to strengthen malaria...

Higher cancer rate among Indian women, genes may hold the clue

A paper in Lancet Oncology by India's premier cancer research agency flags need for India specific biomarkersBucking a worldwide trend, Indian women bear the...

India’s apex medical research body, ICMR wins $65000 award for TB...

The annual Kochon Prize is given by the Kochon Foundation The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017...

Increase funds for health research, says Parliamentary standing committee

The panel cited funds crunch as an impediment in research and drug and vaccine development A parliamentary committee has called for increased fund allocation to...

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