Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ICMR

Govt endorses vax after-effects, rebuts RTI reply

The Centre on Tuesday re-affirmed the after-effects of different Covid-19 vaccines, but refuted a report based on RTI plea pertaining to the potential ramifications of these jabs as “ill-informed” and providing “erroneous” information.The report, carried by IANS on Monday,...

Govt admits multiple side-effects of Covid-19 vaccines in RTI reply

In a shocking revelation about the Government’s two top watchdogs have admitted to ‘multiple side-effects’ of Covid-19 vaccines that were administered to over a billion Indians in the past more than two years. The shocking revelations of ‘multiple side-effects’...

Cancer cases, deaths increased in India between 2020 & 2022: Govt

Estimated cancer cases and mortality due to it have increased in the country between 2020 and 2022, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, citing official data.According to the National Cancer Registry Programme of the...

A.2 lineage of Monkeypox mutating, says ICMR

Amid rising cases of the monkeypox, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found three sub-clusters of the viral infection detected in India. The first cluster, of Kerala(N5) and Delhi(N2) is aligned with the USA-2022 ON6740511, the second...

ICMR performs genome characterisation of monkeypox cases, identifies 3 sub-clusters among A.2 lineage in India

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has analysed the complete genome sequences of Monkeypox cases from Kerala and Delhi confirmed during July to August 2022. It has found three sub clusters among A.2 lineage - first cluster Kerala (n5)...

Monkeypox strain in India different from Europe: Study

A team of Indian scientists have found that the monkeypox virus strain circulating in the country is different from the strain that caused ‘superspreader events’ in Europe, leading to a global outbreak of the disease. The team from Indian...

2 in 5 Indian kids have no access to preventive vitamin A supplements: ICMR

Two in five eligible children in India are missing out on preventive vitamin A supplementation designed to ward off the health problems associated with deficiency of the vitamin, according to an analysis published in the open access journal BMJ...

ICMR isolates monkeypox virus; may pave way for devp of diagnostic kits, vax

The National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune under ICMR has isolated monkeypox virus from the clinical specimen of a patient which can pave the way for development of diagnostic kits and vaccines against the disease, officials said on...

Monkeypox alert: Centre holds high-level meeting

The Central government on Sunday held a high-level meeting after a 34-year-old man from Delhi tested positive for the monkeypox virus. The man who has tested positive for the virus has no history of foreign travel. With the fresh...

US announces USD 122 million fund for India

The United States has announced a funding of USD 122 million to top three Indian medical research institutions to prevent avoidable epidemics, early detection of disease threats, and rapid and effective response.The total funding of USD 122,475,000 will, over...