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`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

`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.

40,855 HIV positive cases in Manipur

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 16:15

The overall detection of HIV positive cases in Manipur rose from 25,919 in March 2007 to 40,855 in March 2012, indicating the serious magnitude in the state, according to a copy of the CAG report.

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.

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).

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