Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Dr VM Katoch will release second technical report of National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH) here on Friday.

It is one report card, Bhopal will feel bad about.

Pvt Vehicles Rise As Public Transport Remains Poor

Pune: Smaller cities, experiencing a more rapid shift to personal vehicles in the absence of adequate investment in a strong public transport system, are struggling with severe air pollution, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) research has observed.

The decision comes in the wake death of tribal girls during post-marketing surveillance of anti-cervix cancer vaccine

The government proposes to regulate all biomedical and health research activities by bringing them under a law to ensure ethical research in all institutions with proper care, and a compensation policy for human participants.

Report points to a serious dereliction of duty by many of the institutions involved

Health activists have appreciated the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s report on the “Alleged Irregularities in the Conduct of Studies Using Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine by PATH in India.” They commended “its candid, transparent contents, which reflect the committee’s acknowledgement of the unethical nature of the HPV trials’’ conducted in the country.

Committee questions roles of ICMR, Drug Controller-General of India in the “intriguing” 2010 episode

Accusing the international organisation PATH (Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) of exploiting with impunity the loopholes in the system during a trial of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, a parliamentary panel has also questioned the roles of the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Drug Controller-General of India in the entire episode.

As many as 10 lakh cancer cases have already been detected in India in current year with the case load set to shoot to 11.48 lakh by 2015 and 13.20 lakh by 2020.

It suggests implementation of health, nutrition and development programmes

A study by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, on the death of tribal infants in Attappady noted that “high maternal under-nutrition of 48 per cent of adult women leading to chronic energy deficiency” resulted in the death of a large number of infants.

In order to give a boost to medical research as well as facilitate smooth transfer of technology to the grassroot level, the State Government is set to move the Centre for setting up seven Model Ru

Pune, home to an H1N1 outbreak in 2009, is battling a fresh one with 232 found positive since January.