TB

  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics 24-03-2014 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Dr Rajesh Gokhale wins Infosys prize for Life Sciences 06-02-2014 10:11 AM

    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 13-12-2013 06:48 PM

    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 21-11-2013 06:49 PM

    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...
  • India faces shortage of TB drugs, says MSF 25-06-2013 02:54 PM

    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...
  • Drug resistance in TB has increased in India: Dr MS Kanwar 14-12-2012 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Cheap drugs or just cheap tricks?

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    I still remember meeting a young man of 26 who ate only once a day, to save money to pay for his mother's cancer drugs....

  • Bangalore: 20 sloth bears infected with TB 23-07-2012 01:17 PM

    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 06-07-2012 10:20 AM

    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 26-06-2012 09:48 AM

    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 09-05-2012 10:03 AM

    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 30-04-2012 02:03 PM

    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...
  • India has a long way to go to tackle TB 24-03-2012 01:43 PM

    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 20-02-2012 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai in throes of deadly TB disease 08-01-2012 09:06 AM

    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...
  • It's 45 cats vs 850 TB patients at Mumbai hospital 23-11-2011 11:44 AM

    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 05-08-2011 10:51 AM

    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 20-12-2010 11:43 AM

    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 10-12-2010 04:22 PM

    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...
  • Doc Talk: Why you can be vulnerable to TB 13-04-2009 04:36 PM

    60 per cent of TB patients in India are between the age of 18 and 35. ...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger 18-12-2006 04:55 PM

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