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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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Court directs medical benefits for TB workers


April 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed Delhi Tapedik Unmulan Samiti (DTUS) to implement its circular giving the medical benefits and facilities to the entitled people ... Read more...

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Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... 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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Over 900,000 lives saved with TB, HIV services: WHO


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 3 (IANS) An estimated 910,000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from ... 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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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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Pakistani TB patients tell a different story - through photos


January 17th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) A caged parrot, a flock of pigeons about to take off, a young girl with bright eyes and a ladder that signifies the resolve to stand ... Read more...

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Faster body metabolism renders TB drugs ineffective


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) which becomes resistent to multi-drugs is not caused by irregular doses, as is widely believed, but by speedy drug metabolism, according to a US ... Read more...

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Electronic Nose can sniff tuberculosis


November 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) It's a device that can sniff out tuberculosis. A group of researchers from India and the US is developing the hand-held 'Electronic Nose', which has ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists


August 5th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, ... Read more...

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Tuberculosis enzyme responsible for lung destruction identified


April 26th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), a finding that could lead to new treatments.The new research shows that in ... Read more...

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New focus to national TB control programme


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Having achieved global objectives of new case-detection of 70 per cent and treatment success rate of 85 per cent for the last three consecutive years, the National ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Health ministry to tweak TB campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare is all set to re-position its media and public awareness campaign for the control of tuberculosis (TB), an ... Read more...

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TB patients ‘more prone to lung cancer’


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A new study has provided compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Scientists at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million ... Read more...

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TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered ... Read more...

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Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience


November 4th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSAt the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly ... Read more...

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People with diabetes up to 2-3 times higher risk of TB


September 7th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant - CNSPeople with diabetes are at a high risk of tuberculosis (TB). "There are several studies that have been done, there are systematic reviews that have been done which ... 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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TB cases down in India


August 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is showing a declining trend as a result of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), parliament was told Friday. "The estimated ... Read more...

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Can TB patients say “Rights Here, Right Now”?


July 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service (CNS)It is beyond doubt that community-led health responses have yielded satisfying results, yet genuine involvement of affected communities in TB control, is far from optimal. ... Read more...

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India should play vital role at UN summit: Congress MP


April 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India should play an important leadership role at the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit by showcasing the country's progress on tuberculosis (TB) control, a Congress MP ... Read more...

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India has a fifth of world TB cases, says WHO


March 24th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Tuberculosis is a disease of the poor as it is widely found in developing countries like India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, revealing that India ... Read more...

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36 million people with TB cured: New WHO Data released


December 14th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantUp to 8 million lives saved through 15 years of DOTS programmes, but millions still unable to access high quality careOnly 6000 out of half a million MDR-TB patients got ... Read more...

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36 mln people with TB cured, eight mln lives saved since 1995


December 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.9 (ANI): Some 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a rigorous approach to treatment endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).New ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

SMS hotline for Free TB support service in India


May 27th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantA Short-Message-Service (SMS) hotline was launched in New Delhi, India to provide round-the-clock free tuberculosis (TB) support service to TB patients. This SMS helpline is being managed by ex-TB patients.Earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Discovery of slow-growing TB bacteria may pave way for new drugs


March 30th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients, which can pave the way for new medicines for treating the ... Read more...

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One-third of tuberculosis (TB) cases go undetected: WHO


March 27th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantAbout 3 million people fail to access TB treatment under directly-observed treatment shortcourse (DOTS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2009.Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of ... 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...

Posted in Feature, Health Science |

Delhi’s new initiative to improve healthcare in the community


March 19th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantLess than a week before the 3rd Stop TB Partners' Forum is about to begin in Brazil, a unique partnership is being forged in a community of India's capital to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian researcher creates compound that knocks out TB pathogen


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian researcher has created a compound that knocks out four of the tuberculosis bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways simultaneously, ultimately crippling the pathogen. The development opens the ... Read more...

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Scientists in New Delhi create compound that stops TB in its tracks


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): A Howard Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar based at the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi claims to have created a compound that stops tuberculosis ... Read more...

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