TB

  • Karnataka new industrial policy targets Rs 5 lakh crore investment 1 week ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday approved a new industrial policy for 2014-19 with an aim to attract investment of up to Rs 5 lakh crore and create around 15 lakh jobs in the state. "New Industrial policy will be in force from 2014-2019. We had discussed it in the...
  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: It's World TB day on Monday. Tuberculosis is a disease that is curable and yet proving to be a huge challenge for India. It's a disease which was declared a global health emergency in 1993 but continues to grow unchecked even today. With thousands of Indians succumbing to TB...
  • Dr Rajesh Gokhale wins Infosys prize for Life Sciences February 26, 2014

    Dr Rajesh Gokhale, 2013 Infosys prize winner for Life Sciences, has found what could lead to a possible new cure for TB, a disease which kills one Indian every minute....
  • Karnataka government orders controversial caste survey December 13, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress government in Karnataka has angered some educated, urban people of the state by ordering a caste based survey across the state in April - May 2014. The state Cabinet gave its green signal to the survey on Thursday. The last caste based survey of the people was...
  • Karnataka government moves to crack down on sand mafia November 21, 2013

    Karnataka government on Thursday decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognisable offence. The state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to constitute sand monitoring committees at district and...
  • India faces shortage of TB drugs, says MSF June 25, 2013

    Mumbai: According to the reports by Medecins San Frontiers (MSF), India has been facing an acute shortage of life-saving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multi-drug resistant TB. The Health Ministry has seemed to be in complete denial of it. Under the National TB Programme, the Centre is responsible for...
  • MP: Charge sheet against ex-health director March 24, 2013

    Bhopal: The Special Police Establishment (SPE) of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has filed a charge-sheet against former Health Director Ashok Sharma under the Prevention of Corruption Act for alleged irregularities in the purchase of anti-TB drugs five years ago. The SPE filed the charge-sheet against Sharma on Saturday in Special Judge...
  • US: FDA okays new drug that fights drug-resistant TB January 5, 2013

    Mumbai: It's a breakthrough. A new line of treatment for multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the first time in 40 years. Tested on 440 patients in the US in two phase-II clinical trials, the drug Sirturo could prove to be...
  • Drug resistance in TB has increased in India: Dr MS Kanwar December 14, 2012

    Dr MS Kanwar, senior consultant, respiratory medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases. Q. How bad is the situation MDR-TB and is there any possible cure coming in the near future? Asked by:...
  • Bangalore: 20 sloth bears infected with TB July 23, 2012

    Bangalore: As many as 20 of the 23 sloth bears screened for medical examination have been found positive for tuberculosis. Nine bears have died of TB since January this year and the condition of another ten is said to be ‘critical.’ In total, 100 sloth bears are housed at the...
  • Sailor in captivity: Centre asked to act July 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Centre to inform it of the steps being taken to rescue a sailor who has been held hostage by Somali pirates since September 2010. Sailor TB Unnikrishnan was the Second Officer of MT Asphalt Venture, that was hijacked by pirates on...
  • Health Ministry bans Tuberculosis antibody tests June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has ordered a blanket ban on Tubercolosis antibody tests after the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised an alarm. This came following inaccurate tests that gave false results leading to perfectly healthy patients being put on powerful TB drugs. The WHO had raised the alarm...
  • Govt makes tuberculosis a notifiable disease May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: With cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis on the rise, the government has finally agreed to make this a notifiable disease. That means, every doctor will have to register each case. At least a thousand Indians die of tuberculosis every day. The biggest threat at this point is what experts...
  • Mumbai: 2 new cases of drug-resistant TB found April 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Four months after Mumbai's premier Hinduja hospital reported 12 cases of "Totally Drug Resistant TB", the hospital has reported 2 new cases. The bad news is that the state health department remains in denial. Nearly 1,000 Indians die of tuberculosis every day, and the biggest threat at this point is...
  • India has a long way to go to tackle TB March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: It's World Tuberculosis Day and India has a long way to go to tackle the disease. Two people die every three minutes in the country due to Tuberculosis, adding 1.8 million new cases every year. A preventable, curable disease which should have been eradicated 50 years ago, has...
  • Superhero 'Balgam Bhai' spreads awareness on TB February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A new superhero Balgam Bhai is now in town to spread awareness on tuberculosis. Much like Superman and Spiderman, he's got a message, which is perhaps most relevant for the 21st century India. Launched in five different languages, the new tagline of a campaign to promote testing for tuberculosis...
  • Mumbai in throes of deadly TB disease January 8, 2012

    Mumbai: In a dangerous trend, tuberculosis, which already kills a thousand people everyday in the country, has mutated yet again - this time infecting 12 people with an incurable form of the disease. It doesn't get any more alarming. As you read this story, India is being gripped by a lethal...
  • It's 45 cats vs 850 TB patients at Mumbai hospital November 23, 2011

    Mumbai: It is not just a stubborn, multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis that patients admitted to the Sewri TB hospital have to battle against every day -- rather, it's full-fledged war between man and beast at the civic-run facility. Daily at the hospital, end-stage TB patients -- weakened by their...
  • Private doctors use wrong TB test to earn more August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Private doctors are using Tuberculosis antibody tests that are known for Misdiagnosis instead of cheaper and more effective tests. It is a blood test known to misdiagnose Tuberculosis in patients. The World Health Organisation's latest TB policy, after reviewing 94 studies globally, clearly advises against it. The TB...
  • WHO endorses new test to diagnose TB December 20, 2010

    The test promises to diagnose tuberculosis in 90 minutes as opposed to traditional tests that can take up to 90 days. ...
  • WHO verifies new 100-minTB diagnostic test December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed a new and novel test which promises to give accurate diagnosis for tuberculosis (TB) in just 100 minutes. "This new test represents a major milestone for global TB diagnosis and care. It also represents new hope for millions of people who are...
  • Indian scientists decode TB bacteria genome April 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian scientists have mapped the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome, a first of its kind achievement that gives hope of discovering a cost effective drug for the disease that kills at least 330,000 Indians every year. "Our scientists along with over 100 science students from several universities have done this within...
  • Doc Talk: Why you can be vulnerable to TB April 13, 2009

    60 per cent of TB patients in India are between the age of 18 and 35. In this week's Doc Talk, Dr Nevin Kishore tells you why the disease is hitting Indians across various socio-economic spectrums. ...
  • No TB tests for Indian visa applicants to UK July 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian visa applicants to UK will not have to undergo any TB tests. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the UK authorities are not making it mandatory for Indians to undertake any TB tests as of now - not even in future. They have launched a pilot programme for...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger December 18, 2006

    London: Cases of drug resistant tuberculosis are higher than previously estimated and three nations – China, India and Russia – account for more than half of all cases worldwide, according to new research. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are strains of the airborne disease that are resistant to at least two...