Tuberculosis

Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Australian health authorities on Monday issued a warning over the rise of flesh-eating ulcers in the country, calling for an "urgent scientific response".

Apr 16, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
New blood test to predict TB onset two years in advance

New blood test to predict TB onset two years in advance

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis (TB) up to two years before its onset in high-risk patients.

Apr 06, 2018, 12:26 PM IST
World TB Day: 4 lakh deaths annually make Tuberculosis India's enemy number 1

World TB Day: 4 lakh deaths annually make Tuberculosis India's enemy number 1

In 2016, an estimated 2.8 million (28 lakh) new cases of TB were reported in India and the country now plans to eradicate the disease completely by 2025 - 5 years before the global target.

Mar 24, 2018, 10:03 AM IST
World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

It is an event designed to build public awareness about the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan helps Salman Khan's ailing co-star Pooja Dadwal from 'Veergati'

Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan helps Salman Khan's ailing co-star Pooja Dadwal from 'Veergati'

Pooja had worked in films such as 'Veergati, 'Inteqam' and 'Dabdaba'.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:54 AM IST
REACH Media Awards 2017-18 announced, outstanding reporting on TB hailed

REACH Media Awards 2017-18 announced, outstanding reporting on TB hailed

In an event, co-hosted by REACH, USAID and Lilly Global Health in partnership with the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis, exceptional journalism in reporting about the disease was acknowledged. 

Mar 16, 2018, 22:48 PM IST
WHO member-countries commit to end TB by 2030

WHO member-countries commit to end TB by 2030

Member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region, including India, on Wednesday committed to intensifying efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030.

Mar 15, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

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This segment of Zee News brings to you latest information on top 20 stories of the day. Watch this video for more information.

Mar 13, 2018, 21:38 PM IST

5W1H: Prime Minister Modi's new campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025

This segment of Zee News brings to you information about TB Summit. Prime Minister Modi's new campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 13, 2018, 19:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to eradicate TB from India by 2025

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to eradicate TB from India by 2025

In 2016, TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths despite most cases being curable, while over 10 million people contract TB every year.

Mar 13, 2018, 12:27 PM IST
Two new vaccines may be effective in preventing TB: Study

Two new vaccines may be effective in preventing TB: Study

According to the Global TB Report 2017, released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world.

Feb 21, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
Onion type may hold key to combat drug-resistant TB: Study

Onion type may hold key to combat drug-resistant TB: Study

Researchers synthesised the chemical compounds present in these plants in order to better understand and optimise their antibacterial potential.

Jan 24, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
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

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