The initiative was in continuance with the national mission of expanding the drone ecosystem in India. The 'i-DRONE' was first used by ICMR during the COVID-19 pandemic for distributing vaccines to hard-to-reach areas.
According to a document drafted by the Department of Health Research and ICMR’s Artificial Intelligence Cell, AI for health, to a large extent, depends on data obtained from human participants and invokes additional concerns related to potential biases, data handling, interpretation, autonomy, risk minimization, professional competence, data sharing, and confidentiality.
The advisory comes on a day when India recorded 1,590 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest single day count in 146 days.
New, shorter treatment for drug-resistant TB, vaccine can be game-changers in India, which reports the highest number of cases and mortalities due to the infectious disease every year.
Doctors warn that the symptoms can last for days and can be severe for people with low immunity and the elderly. Time to follow the COVID protocol.
The low-carb, high-fat diet was associated with increased levels of bad cholesterol along with a twofold heightened risk of cardiovascular events, according to a first-of-its-kind observational study
Addressing a post-budget webinar on health and medical research, Modi said that beneficiaries managed to save nearly Rs 80,000 crore in treatment costs by availing of services under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised against indiscriminate use of antibiotics amid rising cases of cough, cold and nausea across the country.
As many as 46 percent of patients (who took part in the study) had liver abnormalities caused by the coronavirus, overuse of experimental and potentially dangerous drugs early in the pandemic, and critically low oxygen levels, the study found.
The government said the ICMR had simply provided a list of advantages and disadvantages of COVID-19 vaccines through reputed websites of WHO, CDC and the ministry where compiled global evidence on various vaccines is available.
The National Task Force on COVID has met only seven times this year and some of its 24 members have retired
The only vaccine against Kyasanur Forest Disease, which strikes hundreds along the Western Ghats every year and kills many of them, has become ineffective over the decades
The attack on India's premier medical research institute's website comes at a time when AIIMS servers have been down for two weeks due to a ransomware attack.
The ICMR guidelines stated that antibiotics should be prescribed for a duration of five days for skin and soft tissue infections, five days in case of community-acquired pneumonia and eight days for hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Nearly 49 percent of the paediatric cancers in India remain undiagnosed, while the five-year survival rate is just about 40 per cent. Experts say childhood cancer awareness week may be the ideal way to introspect and see where India stands and chart the way forward.
Bahl is currently the Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.
The top medical research body is trying to find out whether drones can be used to transport medical supplies to far-flung areas.
It is estimated that by 2026, about 20 lakh new cancer cases will be detected in the country every year but in the absence of mandatory notification of the disease in states, the extent of the disease may not even be known
As of now, it is not known what is the proportion of people who stay asymptomatic of the viral infection.
India has so far reported 10 cases of monkeypox and one fatality from the infection.
The drone network is being set-up up on a limited experimental basis to pilot aerial healthcare deliveries in the state.
The A.2 strain, which was detected in the US last year, has not been linked to major clusters. The current outbreak is being driven by the B.1 strain of monkeypox virus, Dr Pragya Yadav, a senior scientist at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) and lead author of the study, said.
This partnership is part of a global collaboration that will impact around 4,000 children with Type 1 diabetes in India.
In the US, the UK and Canada, vaccines against monkeypox are already being offered to those belonging to high-risk groups and household contacts of confirmed cases.
Raman R Gangakhedkar, who was a key figure working on HIV prevention and control strategies in India, says associating monkeypox with any particular sexuality or a gender identity would be incorrect.