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New health warning: beware of weight-loss smartphone apps

A study based on the usage of calorie-counting or weight loss apps by a set of volunteers has revealed that most of the apps did not provide authentic information and had no significant impact on weight or eating behaviour.................

EVI & Hilleman Labs announce partnership to assess a new vaccine...

Funding from European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) will allow testing of a novel whole-cell inactivated oral vaccine in clinical trials in Europe and Africa.................

Father of nutrition science in India passes away

A former DG of ICMR, Dr Coluthur Gopalan was responsible for initiating nutrition research in independent India leading to a number of interventions such as the Integrated Child Development Services, midday meal scheme for school children, goiter prevention programme....................

Two CSIR-CDRI scientists selected for prestigious ICMR awards

The two of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's Central Drug Research Institute scientists have been selected for two prestigious awards of Indian Council of Medical Research for their significant contributions in biomedical sciences................

Experts disagree with ICMR recommendations on ENDS

Over 62 specialists in nicotine, science, policy, and medicine urge Indian Council for Medical Research to reconsider its recommendations on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems...................

Clinical trials on preterm babies by Nestle under scanner of ICMR

The union health ministry has asked the Indian Council for Medical Research to investigate the clinical trials conducted by Nestle India Limited on the pre-term babies at various hospitals in India

Malaria Quest: India Health Fund’s nationwide search for innovations to eliminate Malaria

Applications will be accepted until September 02, 2019. Further details about the Malaria Quest and the application process are available at the India Health fund website...............

The Cancer Foundation challenges ICMR’s white paper on ENDS

The non-profit organization involved in multi-aspect alleviation of cancer problem urged the union government on the need for appropriate regulations, not a blanket ban.................

ICMR scientists identify new biomarker for malaria

Jabalpur-based National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) has identified a genetic sequence in the body of malaria parasite that promises to help develop a more sensitive diagnostic test for the disease...................

Developed, urbanized districts have high HIV prevalence: study

A new study has found that underlying factors for the HIV epidemic also vary from region to region, and region-specific strategies may be necessary for its control.....................