Drug Resistance

  • 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...
  • Antibiotic resistance on the rise in India 04-04-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: All antibiotics, tuberculosis drugs and other habit-forming medicines may soon have a label, warning users against over the counter medication, according to the latest draft notification by the Health Ministry. According to Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India records 70 thousand new multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases every...
  • NDM-1 superbug hits neonatal ICUs, kills infants 05-10-2011 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the capital this week, even as the NDM-1 superbug has now made its way into the neonatal ICUs in the country that is affecting and killing new-born babies. Because of antibiotic resistance, nearly 60 thousand of new-born babies...
  • 'Indian' superbug found in US and Canada 14-09-2010 07:12 PM

    Boston: An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported on Monday. The US cases and two others in Canada all involve...
  • Doc talk: What's causing malaria to be drug resistant 07-07-2008 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: After terminating cash-strapped Deccan Chargers from the Indian Premier League, the BCCI on Sunday began the process of finding a new team by floating tender notices for a fresh franchise. Under this invitation to tender, the winning bidder will be granted the right to own and operate a...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger 18-12-2006 04:55 PM

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