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Infectious diseases killed nearly 1,700 Chinese in July


August 7th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Infectious diseases killed a total of 1,669 people in China last month, with AIDS accounting for 70 percent of the deaths, the health ministry said Tuesday.As ... Read more...

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Delhi over ailing workers


July 9th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday issued show cause notice to the Delhi government for not recommending 21 silicosis-affected workers for monetary relief.Silicosis, a ... Read more...

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Mother of three held for drug peddling


June 12th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A mother of three, who became a drug peddler to pay for her husband's medical treatment, was arrested here along with an accomplice, police said ... Read more...

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29 infected with TB in Chinese school


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A total of 29 people -- 26 students and three teachers -- have been infected with tuberculosis at a school in China, officials said Tuesday.A Grade ... Read more...

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No TB test for visitor visa: Britain


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Indians visiting Britain for less than six months do not need to undergo tuberculosis (TB) test, it was clarified Wednesday.An announcement by the British government that ... 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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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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China reports 900,000 TB cases in 2011


March 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Around 900,000 cases of tuberculosis were discovered and treated in China in 2011, the health ministry said.The cases included 423,000 infectious cases,Xiao Donglou, a health ... 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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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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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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ILS partners with FABA for BioAsia awards


November 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) has partnered with the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) to scrutinize and recognize innovations through the BioAsia innovation award ... Read more...

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Video games to spread awareness on deadly diseases


November 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Video games and personalized advice through phone calls and messages are some of the unique measures proposed to spread awareness on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, the ... Read more...

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Smoking can kill 40 mn more people


October 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Smoking could cause 40 million excess deaths among smokers, who also suffer from tuberculosis (TB), by 2050, new research says.Once smokers develop the disease, they are ... Read more...

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Foreigners prefer to adopt special-needs children


September 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) When it comes to adopting a child, not many Indians would go for one with special needs. However, the trend is quite the reverse in ... Read more...

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Sputum test best to detect TB: Azad


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A sputum test is the "best available" means to detect tuberculosis (TB) rather than a blood test, which has been termed "unreliable" by the ... Read more...

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Over 70 newborn infected with TB in Rome hospital


September 1st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 70 newborn babies have been infected with tuberculosis (TB) in one of Italy's largest and most modern hospitals, local media said Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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AIDS patient commits suicide


July 31st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Depressed over his AIDS infection, a 28-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the seventh floor of a hospital here Sunday, police said.The ... Read more...

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13 million South Africans test for HIV


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 27 (IANS) More than 13 million people have tested for HIV in South Africa since the launch of counselling facilities in April 2010, the official BuaNews reported.Among the ... Read more...

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Remains of Bolivar are authentic, says Venezuela


July 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 26 (IANS/EFE) The human remains that rest in the National Pantheon of Venezuela are those of Simon Bolivar, but the cause of his death remains to be determined, ... Read more...

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Genomics-social network combo can halt disease outbreaks


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Combining bacterial genome sequencing technology with social networking analysis can help public health officials track and halt epidemics more effectively.And while it may sound like ... Read more...

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Just a spoonful of sugar makes infections go down


May 12th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Just a spoonful of sugar can impart that killing edge to antibiotics against infections.Researchers found that glucose and fructose -- types of sugar found in plants ... 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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Tuberculosis kills 68,000 Pakistanis every year


March 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Tuberculosis kills 68,000 people in Pakistan every year as an untreated patient transfers the disease to 10-15 people, a senior official said.The country has 700,000 tuberculosis ... Read more...

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New research to identify antibiotics that may help fight TB


March 12th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new international research is being carried out by scientists to identify antibiotics that can kill tuberculosis and fight resistant strains."We want to accelerate the discovery of new ... Read more...

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Pune institute tested product working wonders on Ludhiana HIV/AIDS victims


March 5th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Mar. 5 (ANI): A product tested by the Pune-based National Aids Research Institute (NARI), is reported to be working wonders on patients suffering from HIV-AIDS.According to NARI, the product "Natural Aid", ... 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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Scientists enhance efficacy of TB vaccine


February 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.The work was done by Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University.The new vaccine affords - ... Read more...

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1 in 5 homeless people with TB die within a year of their diagnosis: Toronto study


February 17th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study in Toronto has found that one in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis.And that number remains unchanged over the ... Read more...

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New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB


January 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in ... Read more...

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TB sufferer given 6 months to live in 1951celebrates diamond wedding


January 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A TB sufferer in UK, who had been given just six months to live in 1951, is now celebrating his 60th diamond wedding anniversary.Terry Capes was so ill ... 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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