New test can spot resistant tuberculosis faster

A team of British researchers has developed a new technique that reduces the time from weeks to days in genetically sequencing the bacteria causing tuberculosis.

Cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis not increasing

The number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases are not increasing in the country and are less than three percent of the new TB cases, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Local issues take a toll on immunisation drive in UP district

"Give us rations or a railway crossing otherwise we will not bring our children for immunisation," clamoured residents of some villages in this Uttar Pradesh district as they put local issues above the health of their children to stall an immunisation drive to vaccinate children against seven diseases, including tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.

2.1 million cases of tuberculosis in India annually

The incidence of tuberculosis disease in India is around 2.1 million cases annually as per the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Govt to launch toll-free helpline for TB patients

Seeking to reach out to tuberculosis patients, the government Thursday said that it will launch a toll-free helpline, whereby even a missed call would suffice to connect them with the health programme against the disease.

Poor quality medicines a global threat: Scientists

With globalisation blurring the line between domestic and foreign medicine production, poor quality medicines are a real and urgent global threat, says a new research.

Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe
Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe

Samples from mummies in a 200-year-old crypt in Hungary have revealed that infections by multiple strains of tuberculosis (TB) gripped 18th century Europe when the disease was at its peak.

Mission Indradhanush launched in northeastern states

The Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, was launched on Tuesday in 33 districts of northeastern states to vaccinate children by 2020, an official said.

Prisoners 70 times more prone to tuberculosis

The prisoners are 70 times more vulnerable to tuberculosis than those who are out of bars, said a senior official at a TB workshop in Dharamshala prison here.

Scientists to showcase research in Homoeopathy at World Summit

Scientists from premier institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Council for Medical Research and Haffkine institute and National Institute of Immuno Haematology would showcase their research in Homoeopathy at a two-day World Summit to be held here from April 11.

Now, simple blood test to accurately pinpoint TB

A new study has revealed that blood-based biomarkers can enable simple, accurate Tuberculosis (TB) tests for diagnosis and monitoring.

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.