Tuberculosis

Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment

Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment

The study conducted on mice and on tissue cultures suggest that giving Vitamin C -- a powerful antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress to the body and also lowers cancer risk -- with TB drugs could reduce the unusually long time it takes these drugs to eradicate this pathogen.
 

Jan 04, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
Researchers find new ally against Tuberculosis infections

Researchers find new ally against Tuberculosis infections

The substance is effective even in low concentrations and when combined with known antibiotics their effectiveness is improved by up to 100-fold.

Dec 29, 2017, 12:33 PM IST
Effective tuberculosis vaccine in the offing?

Effective tuberculosis vaccine in the offing?

The airborne disease is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, but despite 20 years of intense global efforts no effective vaccine has been developed.

Nov 27, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis

Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis

People who use lansoprazole to prevent conditions of acidity in the stomach are a third less likely to develop tuberculosis, a new study found.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
An end to TB: Tuberculosis may be eradicated by 2030, says WHO

An end to TB: Tuberculosis may be eradicated by 2030, says WHO

Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end TB.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Over 15,000 fresh cases of TB detected: Health Minister JP Nadda

Over 15,000 fresh cases of TB detected: Health Minister JP Nadda

TB is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects the lungs. It is also one of the top ten causes of death worldwide.

Nov 17, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Govt announces steps to check under-reporting of TB cases

Govt announces steps to check under-reporting of TB cases

The aim is to check under-reporting of tuberculosis, which has been flagged as a major area of concern by UN health agency WHO.

Nov 04, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

TB is an infectious, airborne disease mainly affecting the lungs and is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed.

Aug 24, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

Tuberculosis (TB) is thought to have affected more than one million children under 15 worldwide in 2015. Diagnosis of TB in children can be challenging, partly due to insensitive tests and non-specific symptoms.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Researchers of the Cornell University discovered a key metabolic mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria which could lead to new drugs for treating tuberculosis.

Jul 08, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Novel mechanism may help treat tuberculosis

Novel mechanism may help treat tuberculosis

Using a genetic screen, Brian VanderVen, Assistant Professor at the Cornell University in the US and colleagues studied genes involved in cholesterol metabolism.

Jul 08, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
Aadhaar mandatory for tuberculosis patients seeking benefits under govt's TB control scheme

Aadhaar mandatory for tuberculosis patients seeking benefits under govt's TB control scheme

The health ministry has asked people without Aadhaar card to get themselves enroled by August 31, 2017.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

The study has found that people with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than others with high levels of the nutrient.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

The move is aimed at improving the treatment of tuberculosis and child survival rate.

May 23, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India came at 154th position in the ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, whereas some countries like South Korea, Peru and China have seen greatest improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

May 19, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

Dr Jagdish Pradash, Director General of Health Services said, by June, the initiative will be rolled out in 17 more states and by the year-end, these flavoured drugs will reach every child of the country.

May 17, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

Drug-resistant TB could make up one in ten cases of the disease in the country by 2040.

May 10, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
Artificial Intelligence may help diagnose Tuberculosis

Artificial Intelligence may help diagnose Tuberculosis

Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify Tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists.

Apr 26, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Making matters worse, TB bacteria can lurk dormant in a person's lung tissue, often for decades, before spontaneously producing full-blown TB disease that can then spread to others.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:45 PM IST