close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan voices support for tuberculosis-free India

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan voices support for tuberculosis-free India

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced his support for tuberculosis-free India by becoming the ambassador for the nation-wide campaign.

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said that by the end of 2016, 65 out of every 100,000 people were infected with tuberculosis, a figure that experts consider high despite having dropped by 14 per cent in the last six years.

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24, Mukherjee tweeted.

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Here are some key facts to know about this contagious disease, caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

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

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

India is also among the six countries that account for 60 per cent of the total TB cases globally.

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

India accounts for one fourth of the global TB burden with 2.2 million out of 9.6 million total cases.

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

 A new research has found that India bears the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), around 25 percent of global cases.

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

In 2015, TB caused nearly 8,00,000 deaths in the region, while an estimated 4.74 million new cases were reported.

Half of 4.3 million TB cases were not documented in India, Indonesia, Nigeria: WHO

Half of 4.3 million TB cases were not documented in India, Indonesia, Nigeria: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) has said that almost half of the estimated 4.3 million cases of tuberculosis cases worldwide were not documented in 2015 by the health authorities in India, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Drug resistant TB now passé? Scientists find antibacterial soil compound that may lead to new medicine!

Drug resistant TB now passé? Scientists find antibacterial soil compound that may lead to new medicine!

In 2015 an estimated 480,000 cases were unresponsive to the two major drugs used to treat TB. It is estimated more than 250,000 TB deaths were from drug-resistant infections.

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

He said India contributed over 25 per cent of total cases of TB in the world. The 28 lakh cases and 4.8 lakh deaths every year in India tells the story of disease burden.

Researchers develop new 3D system to fight tuberculosis

Researchers develop new 3D system to fight tuberculosis

A new tiny 3D spheres has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton to study human infection in the laboratory.

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

The scientists believe the discovery could also play a role in understanding the development of antibiotic-resistance in patients already suffering from TB.