Tuberculosis

  • 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...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma 03-09-2013 06:23 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • New York college claims Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis 04-06-2013 10:44 AM

    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 24-03-2013 08:52 AM

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indians arriving in UK have latent TB: Study 22-04-2011 12:18 PM

    London: Current checks at British airports are failing to detect the latent form of tuberculosis, particularly in immigrants arriving from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a new study conducted by Imperial College London. Professor Ajit Lalvani, Director of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at Imperial College, who led the study,...
  • New tuberculosis test that cuts diagnosis time 24-03-2011 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: With 1.8 million new cases of tuberculosis every year, India desperately needs more efficient prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organisation has been endorsing a medical test called XPERT MTB. Dr Nata Manabde, WHO India Director said, "It's faster, quicker. The WHO believes that this can change...
  • Alcohol kills more than AIDS, violence: WHO 13-02-2011 12:12 PM

    Geneva: Alcohol causes nearly 4 per cent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization warned on Friday. Rising incomes have triggered more drinking in heavily populated countries in Africa and Asia, including India and South Africa, and binge drinking is a problem in many...
  • London, tuberculosis capital of Western Europe 17-12-2010 01:02 PM

    London: The number of people infected with tuberculosis has jumped by 50 percent in London in the last decade, making it the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe, a new report says. Unlike other countries in the region where tuberculosis is dropping, the disease is on the rise in Britain, particularly...
  • 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...
  • New capsule to cure tuberculosis faster 01-06-2010 07:17 PM

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  • TB genome mapping to help in treatment 13-04-2010 10:45 AM

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  • Genetic tests can tell if your medicines will suit you 20-06-2008 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: For a coach, it is as difficult to compare two of his favourite students as it is for a parent to discriminate between kids but Sanjay Bhardwaj feels that India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand is a better talent than his other illustrious ward Gautam Gambhir. Unmukt is certainly...
  • Nearly 1000 people die of TB in India everyday 24-03-2008 09:21 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai, Harsha Bhogle and Gaurav Kalra discuss how the Mumbaikar missed the landmark of 100 tons. ...
  • TB scare on India-US flight 05-01-2008 09:26 AM

    Harare: Zimbabwe Sports Minister David Coltart has defended the decision for the national team to return to Test cricket this year amid criticism over its performance at the World Cup. Zimbabwe lost to Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to crash out of the World Cup in the group...
  • Bangladesh's warriors fight TB 03-06-2007 10:19 PM

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  • Is India still worst hit by TB? 24-03-2007 06:21 PM

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  • TB still threat to the world, says WHO 23-03-2007 11:08 AM

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