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NAPi bats for regulations to deter misleading ads of ultra-processed foods

The public advocacy forum has thus made several recommendations to the government to help curb the promotion and consumption of ultra-processed foods

NAPi bats for regulations to deter misleading ads of ultra-processed foods
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 9:57 PM IST

Bharat Bio moves to include ICMR as co-owner in patent filings for Covaxin

As firm corrects 'inadvertent' mistake, experts feel it's not uncommon to add new parties to patent filings

Bharat Bio moves to include ICMR as co-owner in patent filings for Covaxin
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 11:16 PM IST

Bharat Biotech moves to adds ICMR as co-owner of Covid-19 vaccine patent

Bharat Biotech was working on developing the Covid-19 vaccine as a top priority to ensure product availability at the earliest

Bharat Biotech moves to adds ICMR as co-owner of Covid-19 vaccine patent
Updated On : 22 Jun 2024 | 11:14 PM IST

Non-profit criticises ICMR for rejecting Covaxin study, alleges censorship

Researchers associated with Banaras Hindu University have said Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine has side effects in children

Non-profit criticises ICMR for rejecting Covaxin study, alleges censorship
Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 11:25 AM IST

ICMR distances itself from BHU study on Covaxin, calls it 'poorly designed'

Bharat Biotech had then rebuked the BHU study, saying that its indigenously developed Covid vaccine Covaxin has shown an 'excellent safety track record' in various studies

ICMR distances itself from BHU study on Covaxin, calls it 'poorly designed'
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 5:37 PM IST

BHU study on Covaxin side effects poorly designed: ICMR director Bahl

The Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Dr Rajiv Bahl on Monday criticised a recently published study on the long-term safety analysis of the Covaxin in adults and adolescents for its poor methodology and design, and clarified the article misleadingly and erroneously "acknowledges" ICMR. Dr Bahl said the study had no control arm of unvaccinated individuals for comparing the rates of events between the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups. Hence, the reported events in the study cannot be linked or attributed to COVID-19 vaccination. The ICMR is not associated with the study and has not provided any financial or technical support for the research, Dr Bahl said. The ICMR DG has written a letter to the authors of the paper and Editor of the journal to immediately remove the acknowledgement to ICMR and publish an erratum. A research paper, titled 'Long-Term Safety Analysis of the BBVl52 Coronavirus Vaccine in Adolescents and Adults: Findings from a l-Year Prospective Stud

BHU study on Covaxin side effects poorly designed: ICMR director Bahl
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 2:42 PM IST

Label claims on packaged food could be misleading, ICMR warns consumers

Food labels on packaged items can be misleading, apex health research body ICMR has said stressing that consumers should read the information carefully to make informed and healthy choices. It also pointed out that sugar-free foods maybe loaded with fats, while packed fruit juices may contain only 10 per cent fruit pulp. In its recently issued dietary guidelines, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said health claims on packaged food are designed to catch the consumer attention and convince them that the product is healthy. "Though the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has strict norms, the information presented in labels could be misleading," the dietary guidelines for Indians issued by the Hyderabad based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the apex health research body said on Wednesday. Giving some examples, the NIN said a food product can be called 'natural' if it doesn't have added colours and flavours or artificial substances and goes thro

Label claims on packaged food could be misleading, ICMR warns consumers
Updated On : 12 May 2024 | 2:56 PM IST

ICMR releases dietary guidelines, says 56% diseases in India liked to diet

Estimates show that 56.4 per cent of total disease burden in India is due to unhealthy diets, the ICMR said on Wednesday as it released 17 dietary guidelines to meet the requirements of essential nutrients and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity and diabetes. The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the apex health research body said that healthy diets and physical activity can reduce a substantial proportion of coronary heart disease (CHD) and hypertension (HTN) and prevent up to 80 per cent of type 2 diabetes. "A significant proportion of premature deaths can be averted by following a healthy lifestyle," it said, adding that the upsurge in the consumption of highly processed foods laden with sugars and fats, coupled with reduced physical activity and limited access to diverse foods, exacerbate micronutrient deficiencies and overweight issues. The NIN recommended restricting salt intake, using oils and fat in moderation, doing proper exercise, minimising

ICMR releases dietary guidelines, says 56% diseases in India liked to diet
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 11:35 PM IST

Astrazeneca row: Only 7 in a million at risk of TTS, says ex-ICMR scientist

Former ICMR scientist Raman Gangakhedkar said the risk is highest after the initial dose, eventually decreasing with subsequent doses

Astrazeneca row: Only 7 in a million at risk of TTS, says ex-ICMR scientist
Updated On : 01 May 2024 | 8:11 PM IST

Researcher in the hot seat

India desperately needs more such books about women in senior leadership roles not only to inspire girls who want to realise seemingly impossible dreams but also to prepare boys

Researcher in the hot seat
Updated On : 18 Apr 2024 | 10:46 PM IST

Double-blind trial soon for Ayush drugs to treat anaemia in women

The ministry on Monday tied up with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct the study, which aims at backing up Ayush treatment with scientific and evidence-based research

Double-blind trial soon for Ayush drugs to treat anaemia in women
Updated On : 05 Mar 2024 | 11:34 PM IST

4-fold hike in ICMR's budgetary allowance in 10 years: Mansukh Mandaviya

The ICMR's budgetary allowance has seen a four-fold hike in the last 10 years, showcasing the government's commitment towards health research, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. Mandaviya chaired the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here on Saturday. The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar. It was convened to engage in discussions on the ICMR's recent contributions, explore the initiatives spearheaded by the council, and outline the strategic roadmap for the future of medical research, a health ministry statement said. Mandaviya lauded ICMR's key advancements and initiatives propelling medical research and development in the country. He emphasised that the government's commitment coupled with the ICMR's relentless efforts, will position India on the global stage as a leader in medical research and development, the statement said. The Union health minister

4-fold hike in ICMR's budgetary allowance in 10 years: Mansukh Mandaviya
Updated On : 02 Mar 2024 | 9:17 PM IST

ICMR study shows Covid vaccine not responsible for heart attacks: Govt

Answering a query, Mandaviya said there had been attempts to create misconceptions about Covid-19 vaccines

ICMR study shows Covid vaccine not responsible for heart attacks: Govt
Updated On : 02 Mar 2024 | 5:07 PM IST

India witnesses decline in vector-borne tropical diseases in last 2 years

NCVBDC numbers reveal a downward trend in these diseases over the past few years, indicating successful control efforts

India witnesses decline in vector-borne tropical diseases in last 2 years
Updated On : 13 Feb 2024 | 12:00 AM IST

Cipla board rejig: Samina Hamied to step down from executive role

Balram Bhargava appointed as independent director on board

Cipla board rejig: Samina Hamied to step down from executive role
Updated On : 26 Jan 2024 | 10:13 AM IST

AIIMS, ICMR begin trial to evaluate 3 HPV tests to detect cervical cancer

AIIMS-Delhi and the Indian Council of Medical Research have started a multi-centre trial to evaluate three indigenous human papillomavirus tests for detecting cervical cancer so that they meet international quality standards, a senior doctor said on Thursday. The trial began on January 22 and aims to develop an accurate and affordable test which can be integrated into the National Cancer Screening Programme, Dr Neerja Bhatla, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at AIIMS said. "The present indigenous tests available have not yet been validated for conformity with international standards," she said. The Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) test for cancer detection which has a risk of false positive is being used under the national programme currently and it is not accurate, Bhatla said. To validate these tests, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has collaborated with WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The agency wou

AIIMS, ICMR begin trial to evaluate 3 HPV tests to detect cervical cancer
Updated On : 26 Jan 2024 | 6:41 AM IST

ICMR invites suggestions for revising national essential diagnostics list

It is unclear whether the finalisation of the NEDL will lead to price capping of diagnostic tests in line with drugs

ICMR invites suggestions for revising national essential diagnostics list
Updated On : 16 Jan 2024 | 12:17 AM IST

Parl stresses on need to evolve strategies to develop next-gen vaccines

A parliamentary committee has stressed on the urgent need to evolve strategies for development of next-generation vaccines and recommended that the Union Health Ministry encourage vaccine development on newer and more efficient platforms, besides evaluating the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 jabs. More efforts are required in collaboration with other international agencies for development of various neutral vaccines as constant mutation of a virus requires following the mutants and being ready for pandemics-in-waiting, the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare said in its 150th action taken report. Responding to a recommendation to the ministry to take initiatives to develop a universal Covid vaccine effective against all variants, the committee -- in its report submitted in the Rajya Sabha -- said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has already transferred all the strains of variants of concern of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) to Bhara

Parl stresses on need to evolve strategies to develop next-gen vaccines
Updated On : 20 Dec 2023 | 6:39 AM IST

Indian researchers find no link between sudden death and Covid-19 shots

"We found no evidence of a positive association of Covid-19 vaccination with unexplained sudden death among young adults," the research group said in a study published

Indian researchers find no link between sudden death and Covid-19 shots
Updated On : 21 Nov 2023 | 12:26 PM IST

ICMR explores drone use for medical supply transport in Himachal Pradesh

This initiative aims to explore the use of drones for transporting critical medical supplies such as medications, diagnostic blood samples, and sputum, according to an official release

ICMR explores drone use for medical supply transport in Himachal Pradesh
Updated On : 20 Oct 2023 | 7:28 AM IST