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Low-cost pain killer can wipe out resistant TB, say researchers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) A low-cost drug, which is widely used as a pain killer in developing countries, can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) -- a feat few currently approved TB ... Read more...

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‘Urgent measures needed to control drug resistant TB’


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Members from civil society Friday called for urgent measures to act on regulation of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private market and growing number of ... Read more...

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Meet Bulgam Bhai - here to fight TB!


February 15th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's battle against tuberculosis (TB) now has a superhero with a difference -- pot-bellied Bulgam Bhai with furrowed brows and thick moustache who will ask ... Read more...

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‘Time to scale up work on TB control’


January 24th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Even as the health ministry continues to be in a denial mode over cases of totally-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) surfacing in Mumbai, a non-governmental organisation ... Read more...

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Drug resistant TB? No way, says government


January 20th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, jan 20 (IANS) The government Friday denied reports that a drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) had surfaced in Mumbai.A team of experts sent to Mumbai rejected the report, an ... Read more...

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No drug-resistant TB case in India: Expert team


January 20th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) There are no cases of total drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) reported in the country and the cases reported by a Mumbai hospital fall in the category ... Read more...

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Central team to probe drug resistant TB cases in Mumbai


January 17th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With a Mumbai hospital reporting the first case of total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) in the country, the health ministry Tuesday sent a team ... Read more...

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India


August 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as ... Read more...

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Standard re-treatment regimen for TB ‘failing’ in developing world


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.Researchers have called for improved access to rapid diagnostics ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves scaling up services of management of drug resistant tuberculosis


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3(ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the proposal of Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry for scaling up services for diagnosis, care and management of ... Read more...

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Inhalable dry powder antibiotic may reduce TB treatment time


November 17th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): New research has indicated that an inhalable dry powder antibiotic that when used alone or with current treatments may significantly reduce treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant ... Read more...

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Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSThe 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from ... Read more...

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India, China account for 45 percent multi-drug resistant TB


August 27th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India and China account for about 45 percent of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases globally, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. In a written reply, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Symposium shows progress in TB vaccines


June 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
By Babs Verblackt -- CNSZaragoza, Spain: Steady progress is made in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), researchers showed at a symposium in Spain. Several vaccine candidates are ... Read more...

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New hope in fight against HIV, TB


May 21st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists writing in an eminent American medical journal have expressed hope of dramatic changes in the fight against HIV and TB.According to authors of a special new issue ... Read more...

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Global Fund approves TB funding for government and civil society led proposal in India


December 7th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
A defining moment in the history of tuberculosis control in IndiaA proposal that will launch a massive effort to address two of the main challenges to tuberculosis (TB) control in India has ... Read more...

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Online course in tuberculosis treatment launched


October 15th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Concerned that many physicians are no longer taught to diagnose and treat tuberculosis (TB), the World Medical Association (WMA) launched a new online refresher course here Thursday. Launching ... Read more...

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Multi-drug resistant TB on the rise in Australia


September 20th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 20 (ANI): Showing that the incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are on the rise, a report has stressed the need for an overhaul of Australia's TB strategy.Based on a ... Read more...

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New drug-resistant TB strains may become widespread, warn researchers


August 11th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney have warned that new strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) may become widespread.Writing ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s medications may help treat extreme drug-resistant TB


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Two drugs that are commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease have been found to be effective in treating extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, say researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Scientists probe how to best use standard TB vaccine


June 14th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Saint Louis University's Centre for Vaccine Development are trying to figure out whether the "standard" tuberculosis vaccine used in foreign countries offers ... Read more...

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Will IMF deliver G-20’s booster for world economy?


April 4th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantEarlier this week the Group of Twenty leaders announced a USD 1.1 trillion booster-dose into the world economy by the end of 2010 through multilateral institutions like the International Monetary ... Read more...

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WHO calls for urgent action against tuberculosis


April 1st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (Xinhua) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged the countries where tuberculosis (TB) is prevalent to take urgent action to curb the spread of the disease. Addressing a meeting ... Read more...

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People with drug-resistant tuberculosis are neglected by governments


April 1st, 2009 - 8:58 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe countries that report high burden of tuberculosis (TB), particularly, drug-resistant strains of TB, are the ones not moving fast enough to provide life saving treatment. According to the International ... Read more...

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TB-HIV co-infection crisis twice as big as previously thought: WHO


March 25th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): In recognition of World TB Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new figures to show that co-infection of TB among HIV patients is nearly twice ... Read more...

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Unified action: The only way forward to control TB


March 23rd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)"We simply must stop TB. This succinct but compelling message implies a shared responsibility for unified action at all levels, by health-care providers, national and international ... Read more...

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Involving TB patients in TB programmes will help


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantInvolving the TB patients in TB control programmes - particularly those who have successfully completed the TB treatment - might help, says Professor (Dr) Nazmi Zengin from Toplum Sagligi Arastirma ... Read more...

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Is it ethical to provide TB treatment without quality counselling?


March 20th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant (CNS)How ethical is it to providing treatment for anti-TB drug resistance without quality counseling? The treatment literacy, infection control, toxicity and side-effects related to the treatment, adherence and a ... Read more...

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Quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB created


March 20th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a simple onsite technique to quickly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) injecting strains of ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet lights fends off TB infection in hospital wards


March 17th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The simple expedient of using ultraviolet or UV lights while having the fan on potentially cuts down the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals. TB transmission in overcrowded healthcare facilities ... Read more...

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Addressing diabetes is vital for strengthening tuberculosis control


December 10th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
By Amit DwivediPatients with type-2 diabetes may be at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) because they generally have a compromised immune system, which results in life-threatening lung infections that are more ... Read more...

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Addressing HIV and IDU issues vital for TB programmes


November 19th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantMore than 90% of the diagnosed TB patients are successfully completing treatment in Nepal today. Nepal's anti-TB programme has received appreciation in the south-east Asian region which is the result ... Read more...

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Extensively drug-resistant TB deadlier than previously thought


November 6th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is increasingly common and deadlier than previously thought. The study compared patients with XDR-TB to individuals with ... Read more...

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Further link between diabetes and TB uncovered


October 25th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus say that patients with Type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk of contracting ... Read more...

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New class of antibiotics holds promise for drug-resistant TB therapy


October 17th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new class of antibiotics holds promise in treating drug-resistant tuberculosis and other diseases caused by bacteria, according to researchers at Rutgers UniversityThe researchers said that they ... Read more...

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