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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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DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... 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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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... 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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BRICS global spending on health increasing: Report


March 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ahead of the BRICS summit here, a report by a global health group Monday said the five major emerging economies have witnessed a significant increase ... 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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Delhi High Court stays MCD circular on cycle rickshaws


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday suspended the policy and operation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for registration of cycle rickshaws in in the ... 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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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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Scientists crack ancient bone disease


January 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Traces of a bone infection known as brucellosis were found in ancient skeletal remains, according to a genetic study.Characterised by chronic respiratory illness and fever, brucellosis ... Read more...

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Communicable diseases a major health challenge: Minister


December 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Calling communicable diseases a "major public health challenge", union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said various socio-economic and environmental reasons underlie the growing burden ... Read more...

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Help pours in for AIIMS patient Shehnaz (IANS Impact)


October 24th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A day after IANS reported on 17-year-old Shehnaz, who spent over a month outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, help poured ... Read more...

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Outside AIIMS canteen, Shehnaz lies waiting for death


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Surrounded by hundreds of stretchers and anxious patients outside the bustling OPD canteen of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, 17-year-old Shehnaz ... 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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TB shot found promising in animal tests


September 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A tuberculosis (TB) shot developed by researchers has proved both potent and safe in animal studies.TB kills an estimated 1.7 million people every year globally, according ... 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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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... 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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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 test can quickly distinguish infection from tuberculosis disease


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A group of scientists have developed a potential new experimental diagnostic test that is able to quickly distinguish individuals with active tuberculosis (TB) from those with latent TB ... Read more...

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Awareness programmes mark World Tuberculosis Day in Delhi


March 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with various awareness programmes on Thursday.Delhi's Finance and Power Minister A K Walia, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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India battles staggering tuberculosis burden (March 24 is World TB Day)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Hundreds walk into the multi-chambered waiting room of a rudimentary chest clinic in north Delhi's Gulabi Bagh, where the benches are packed with patients and ... Read more...

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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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Scientists find promising new TB vaccine candidate


March 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising candidate for a new vaccine.The protein could also be ... 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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New findings on drug tolerance could help cure TB faster


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months but that might change, thanks to a new study.New findings on how TB ... 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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Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

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