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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.

New smartphone app to diagnose diseases

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:05

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world, Cambridge scientists claim.

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.

India still home to quarter of global TB cases

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 19:19

Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:23

People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 22:08

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.

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