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Health experts ask for `cautious` approach to new promising TB drug

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:39

Health experts have revealed that the new drug-resistant tuberculosis shows promise, however it should be approached with caution.

Cheap portable device to diagnose TB faster

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:36

Researchers have developed a cheap enzyme-based method that can diagnose tuberculosis (TB) more accurately and faster than available devices.

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 17:35

The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Thursday presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

New TB blood test could eliminate unnecessary treatment

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:42

A new screening process for tuberculosis (TB) infections in Canadian prisons could mean that more than 50 per cent of those screened won`t undergo unnecessary treatment due to false positives.

TB patients in India suffer due to poor regulation of drugs

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:52

India needs to prevent the unregulated sale and inappropriate prescription of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private healthcare sector, a practice that has had a significant role in the emergence of drug-resistant TB in the country, warned the international medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

India lacks infrastructure to treat TB, carries one-fourth of global burden

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:47

Prema`s` eyes playfully gleam behind her face mask. She looks frail and full of hope. Draped elegantly in a colourful saree, Prema, 25, is unusually thin and knows she has tuberculosis (TB).

Tuberculosis (TB): How can it be prevented?

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:30

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs.

World Tuberculosis Day: One million children suffer from TB annually

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:55

Notwithstanding the improved medication and the successive efforts by the governments, a new research has revealed that the number of children suffering from tuberculosis (TB) annually has doubled since 2011.

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