Tuberculosis

  • 24 cases of tuberculosis reported in Farrukhabad Central Jail June 9, 2014

    Twenty-four 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 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...
  • 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 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:...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 CNN-IBN'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...
  • 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...
  • Indians arriving in UK have latent TB: Study April 22, 2011

    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, said,...
  • New tuberculosis test that cuts diagnosis time March 24, 2011

    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 the...
  • Alcohol kills more than AIDS, violence: WHO February 13, 2011

    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 developed...
  • 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. ...
  • London, tuberculosis capital of Western Europe December 17, 2010

    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 in...
  • 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...
  • New capsule to cure tuberculosis faster June 1, 2010

    Ahmedabad: A pharmaceutical research in Ahmedabad has developed a capsule for tuberculosis patients which it claims can reduce the treatment period by half. The capsule has been developed by B V Patel Pharmaceutical Educational and Research Development (PERD) Centre, and will soon undergo clinical trials at All India Institute of Medical...
  • TB genome mapping to help in treatment April 13, 2010

    New Delhi: For the first time ever, the TB genome has been mapped comprehensively by Indian scientists. The breakthrough could lead to a much more accurate and cost effective treatment. Scientists at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have put together a visual map of the tuberculosis genome and...
  • Antibiotics' overuse leads to superbugs, warn docs December 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Doctors say more and more viruses are growing resistant to antiviral antibiotics. Researchers believe overuse of antibiotics and incomplete followup of prescription is reducing the power of the drugs. As a result once curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are rapidly mutating into aggressive strains. India's already seen multi-drug...
  • Genetic tests can tell if your medicines will suit you June 20, 2008

    Pune: Genetic tests that will allow doctors to make treatments specific to patients are now available in India. These tests are being used in the prescription of drugs for the treatment of cancer and even tuberculosis. Shahid Memon is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or cancer in bone marrow. After a chemotherapy...
  • Nearly 1000 people die of TB in India everyday March 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Nearly a 1000 people die of Tuberculosis in India every day which is more than the number of deaths caused by Malaria, HIV and Hepatitis combined. Sushil Kumar has been suffering from tuberculosis and has come all the way from Jharkhand to Delhi to get himself treated. “I...