TUBERCULOSIS

  • Need to end TB, not only reduce burden: Harsh Vardhan October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerted action has already caused a discernible decline in tuberculosis (TB) rates and all those involved in the war against the disease should try to not only merely reduce its burden, but also end it, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. "TB is omnipresent, but not invincible. It is...
  • I emotionally broke down after meeting people during the show; give me time to recover: Aamir Khan on the sets of 'Satyamev Jayate' October 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan turned "emotional" during today's telecast of his television show 'Satyamev Jayate', which was about tuberculosis. During the telecast of the 'Mumkin Hai' episode of the programme, Aamir got so emotional that he broke down and said, "I emotionally broke down after meeting people during the show....
  • Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it October 26, 2014

    According to the statistics provided during 'Satyamev Jayate', a startling number of people are affected by Tuberculosis, or TB in India. "Over 30 crore Indians carry the virus for the disease, whereas around 40 lakh are currently suffering from it," the show revealed. The latest episode of Aamir Khan's show tackled...
  • Shorter TB treatment not a successful alternative: Study October 24, 2014

    London: A shortened four months treatment for tuberculosis may not be a successful alternative to the current six-month standard treatment, scientists have found. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health problem worldwide. There were an estimated 8.6 million people who developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease in...
  • Big strides made in fighting tuberculosis: WHO October 23, 2014

    Paris: The known tally of people with tuberculosis rose last year but overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. "The 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halting and reversing TB incidence has been achieved globally, in all six WHO regions and...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurates anti-TB campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurated the '65th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign' here, appealing to Delhiites to come forward and join it for prevention and control of tuberculosis. "Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health challenge which requires greater attention being paid to disseminating widespread information about...
  • Unregulated diagnostic centres of TB a challenge: Experts October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: "Unregulated" diagnostic centres mushrooming in private sector and non-qualified doctors prescribing drugs pose a big challenge to check tuberculosis in Mumbai, according to experts. According to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai's TB consultant Arun Bamne, the disease is a major public health concern for Mumbai due to an...
  • New DNA sequencing technique to improve TB diagnosis September 24, 2014

    London: Tuberculosis diagnosis has got a major boost with scientists developing a new approach that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum to detect and characterise the bacteria that cause the disease. Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis...
  • Tuberculosis a national emergency; says Harsh Vardhan September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched India's first National antiTuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 201415 on Saturday, saying that such an excercise will help form a better understanding of the disease. The survey, which would be held in collaboration with WHO and USAID, will have the largest...
  • Living it up: Treatment options for TB patients September 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', we discuss the alarming rise in cases of Tuberculosis. ...
  • 24 cases of tuberculosis reported in Farrukhabad Central Jail June 9, 2014

    Twentyfour cases of tuberculosis have been reported till now among the inmates lodged in Central Jail in Farrukhabad, officials said. Of the 29 inmates who underwent medical examination recently, 24 have been found suffering from TB out of whom eight are at a critical stage, district TB officer Dr Rajbir Singh...
  • CJ Shanti highlights the neglected condition of Tuberculosis patients in Sukhrampur UP March 24, 2014

    Sukhrampur, a nondescript village in Uttar Pradesh seems to be no politicians concern as the continued neglect of the increasing number of Tuberculosis patients suggest. This report has been produced by community correspondents of 'Khabar Lahariya', a content partner of the Citizen Journalist Show. ...
  • 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...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma September 3, 2013

    Ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment although he remained critical, said President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday. Mandela, who was discharged from hospital on September 1, had reached a point of progress that allowed him to receive treatment at home, Zuma told media persons. However, Zuma acknowledged that...
  • 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 lifesaving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multidrug resistant TB. The Health Ministry has seemed to be in complete denial of it. Under the National TB Programme, the Centre is responsible for...
  • New York college claims Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: An unexpected discovery at a New York medical college reveals that Vitamin C can kill drug resistant forms of tuberculosis. This comes as a huge relief for India as the country grapples with the world's fifth highest TB deaths. The discovery has the potential to change the way tuberculosis,...
  • Drug resistant tuberculosis on the rise March 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The world is battling an epidemic of drug resistant tuberculosis. A disease which was declared a global health emergency in 1993, continues to grow unchecked even today. Thousand people succumb to this infectious disease every day in India, with estimates of more than a lakh people suffering from drug...
  • US: FDA okays new drug that fights drugresistant TB January 5, 2013

    Mumbai: It's a breakthrough. A new line of treatment for multidrug 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 phaseII 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 MDRTB and is there any possible cure coming in the near future? Asked by:...
  • Bihar: Students from Belgium donate Rs 2 cr build TB centre December 13, 2012

    Darbhanga: Students from Belgium are in Bihar on a special mission to build a tuberculosis research centre in Darbhanga. They have not only donated a whopping sum of Rs 2 crore for the project, but are also working as labourers. This group of bright young students from Belgium are...
  • UK visa: Tuberculosis screening for Indians soon August 13, 2012

    London: From Thursday onwards, Indian citizens seeking to enter Britain for more than six months will need to be screened for tuberculosis before they are granted a visa, official sources said. The costs of screening and subsequent treatment will be met by those people applying to come into the UK, the...
  • 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 drugresistant 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 drugresistant 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...
  • World Tuberculosis Day: Myths and facts about TB March 24, 2012

    Tuberculosis kills 800 people in India every year. By the time you finish reading this article, 2 people would've lost their battle to a preventable and curable disease. Approximately 80% of the Indian population is exposed to the tuberculosis bacilli by the time they turn 20. As a part of CNNIBN's...
  • 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...
  • Govt downplaying the tuberculosis threat? January 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has labelled a hospital's claims of a fatal tuberculosis strain as premature. The question is whether the government is downplaying the disease. 1,000 Indians die of tuberculosis every day and 20 per cent of the total TB deaths in the world take place in the country. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...