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New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:11

In a breakthrough, US researchers have found that an improved tuberculosis vaccine can offer strong protection against leprosy.

How most vital TB drug attacks its target revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:32

A new study has provided a better insight into the mechanism behind the key medication of tuberculosis (TB) attacking the dormant TB bacteria in order to shorten treatment.

Need to address drug-resistant TB cases in India: Health Secy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 19:32

India accounts for nearly one-fourth of global incidence of tuberculosis and public health officials here are working on finding a cure for drug-resistant tuberculosis, Union Health Secretary Luv Verma today said.

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:43

Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

The 6 rollout strategies that can battle India`s TB epidemic revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:29

A new study has explored the impact of six different rollout strategies by developing a mathematical model of tuberculosis (TB) transmission, care-seeking and diagnostic and treatment practices in India.

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.

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