Tuberculosis major killer disease in Ganjam

With over 200 people dying every year, tuberculosis has emerged as a major killer disease in Ganjam district of Odisha after the AIDS.

Health ministry launches nationwide campaign against TB

 The ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday launched a nationwide awareness campaign against the rising number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the country.

Nadda stresses on systems improvement, greater awareness to fight TB

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Tuesday stressed on the crucial role that various stakeholders, including people's representatives at various levels, can play in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis in the country.

Gene analysis can trace spread of drug-resistant TB

Researchers in Britain have used genetic analysis of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria to trace the fatal spread of multidrug- resistant TB between patients.

India failing to tackle `massive TB crisis`: Expert

India Tuesday launched a major campaign to increase awareness of tuberculosis as an expert slammed the government`s shortcomings in tackling the disease which kills about 1,000 Indians daily.

Obama praises work of young Indian-American teen scientists

US President Barack Obama has praised the work of budding Indian-American teenage scientists who showcased their innovative exhibits, including an algorithm to identify potential drugs for cancer, ebola and tuberculosis.

India needs political will to eradicate TB: Study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

WHO calls for global solidarity, action to end TB

WHO has called for global solidarity and action in a bid to put TB infection to an end.

World Tuberculosis Day: India needs political will to eradicate the disease, says study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

President Pranab Mukherjee urges Indians to unite to end tuberculosis

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday urged all Indians to "work unitedly" to end the "scourge of tuberculosis" in the country.

Experts urge govt to implement TB treatment regimes

Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, health experts rued the government's delay in implementing the daily fixed-dose treatment of tuberculosis despite making policy changes in this regard, and urged it to swiftly implement revised TB treatment regimes.

Scale up TB control initiatives to reach missing cases: WHO

Tuberculosis affects nearly three million people in WHO's South-East Asia region every year and of them nearly one million go undetected or untreated.

Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) revealed Tuesday.

Nearly 200,000 TB patients cured in Himachal

Nearly 200,000 tuberculosis (TB) patients have been cured in the past 18 years and still more have to be treated to completely eradicate the disease, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here on Saturday.

Oral swabs could be new frontier in TB diagnosis

Easy-to-obtain oral swab samples can significantly improve diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), new research has found.

Soon, pill to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis

A team of scientists has discovered potential treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, a form of the disease that cannot be cured with conventional therapies.

TB claimed 36 lives in Mizoram in 2014

 At least 36 people died of tuberculosis in Mizoram during 2014, Health and Family Welfare department today said.

Deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of the strain emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago.

TB rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target

India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.