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Indian Council of Medical Research Will Implement UN Standards On Clinical Trials

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with some of the leading healthcare bodies and other trusts has decided to adopt UN health agency’s recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support. The participating bodies have all agreed to develop and implement policies within the next 12 months that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor or support to be registered in a publicly-available registry. They also agreed that all results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the registry or by…

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Older women with breast cancer still left out of medical trials

Older women are still underrepresented in medical trials evaluating treatments for breast cancer, according to a new study. Of three different types of trials evaluated by researchers, only one had an increase in enrollment of older women with breast cancer between 1985 and 2012. The other two had decreases. Seeing how older people react to cancer therapies “is crucial to inform decision-making and to optimally serve patients’ medical, emotional, and functional needs,” the authors of the study write in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, online December 19. “As physicians and…

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Older women with breast cancer still left out of medical trials

Older women are still underrepresented in medical trials evaluating treatments for breast cancer, according to a new study. Of three different types of trials evaluated by researchers, only one had an increase in enrollment of older women with breast cancer between 1985 and 2012. The other two had decreases. Seeing how older people react to cancer therapies “is crucial to inform decision-making and to optimally serve patients’ medical, emotional, and functional needs,” the authors of the study write in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, online December 19. “As physicians and…

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Ayurveda Should be Included in Mainstream Medical Care: HP Governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat today said keeping in view the increasing burden of existing and emerging diseases, and gaps in modern medicines, there was a dire need to include indigenous systems in mainstream medical care. “Ayurveda has identified congenital factors and is science of life. The role of this medicine in management of the disease had been limited to the minimum,” he said at the closing ceremony of the three-day State level Arogya Fair here. The fair was jointly organised by the State Ayurveda department, Ministry of AYSUH and…

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Obesity and Arthritis are Linked: Medical Experts

Various studies have linked rising cases of arthritis with obesity which occurs due to poor lifestyle, food habits and lack of physical exercise, according to medical experts. On the occasion of ‘World Arthritis Day’ observed on October 12, experts said arthritis, a disease of joints, is an autoimmune disorder and has been on the rise in last decade. Most severely affected by osteoarthritis are the knee joints, which may even require replacement. Bangalore-based Obesity Surgery expert M G Bhat said, “Various studies in Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School have…

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men’s fitness: Which medical assessments must You Get completed and how regularly?

Has your wife or mom been nagging you to get a health checkup accomplished? guess what, ladies are proper (as it often takes place)! Prevention is higher than remedy. here are four critical motives why every guy desires to move for normal fitness screening: – discover any modern-day medical problems – decide the chance of developing medical issues inside the future – find out regions you need to paintings on – Get to recognise in case you want to capture up on any vaccinations Dr. Peeyush Jain, Director & Head…

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