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As tuberculosis care burns hole in pockets, TB patients urge govt to make it affordable!

In a letter addressed to the health ministry and Prime Ministers office, the survivors have urged them to consider and implement these steps immediately as the number of cases are on a high.

Global TB report a wake-up call for India

Sachi Satapathy/IANS

The just-released Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report-2016 is a shocker for India. The report reveals the spread of this curable disease is larger than previously projected and moreover, the country accounts for 24 per cent of the global cases.

TB tricks body's immune system to make people infectious

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the bodys lung tissue, which makes the person highly infectious through coughing and the bacteria then spreads by aerosol droplets to other individuals, a new study says.

Revealed - Why HIV infection increases risk for tuberculosis!

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

Govt plans nationwide survey on TB after WHO says India underestimating the deadly disease

A day after World Health Organisation's report of the rise in tuberculosis epidemic in India, government is planning to carry out a nationwide survey after a gap of nearly 60 years.

Tuberculosis – Who gets it? Ways to prevent TB

WHO's Global TB Report 2016 also found that nearly half a million people were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

India among 6 countries that account for 60% of new TB cases in 2015: WHO

Across the planet, 1.8 million people died of TB last year, 300,000 more than a year earlier, according to the WHO's Global TB Report 2016.

Diabetes deaths in India increased by 50% over 11 years

In 2015, 346,000 people died of diabetes, which caused 3.3 per cent of all deaths that year, with an annual increase of 2.7 per cent from 1990, according to the GBD study.

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

Overuse of antibiotics harming India's fight against TB: The Lancet

India, which is facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, say researchers of Indian-origin in a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

'Media's role important in eliminating TB from India'

One of the panelists said there is an annual decline of only two percent in TB cases but to reach the envisioned a TB-free India, it should be 10 percent.

Hyderabad maid dies in Saudi Arabia due to alleged torture, alleges family

A woman from Hyderabad, who was working as maid in Saudi Arabia, has died due to alleged torture by her employer, her family said.

This handheld device may spot TB in just 20 minutes!

This Britain-based technology company claims that this device runs on a solar-powered battery and is a low-cost handheld device.

Wow! Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in African prisons – Watch

African giant pouched rats to carry out the mass screenings for TB in prisons.

Experts advocate better diagnostic algorithms to fight multi drug resistant TB

The experts highlighted that inaccurate and delayed diagnosis continues to be a major challenge, which also perpetuates spread of drug resistant TB.  

Blood test to predict your risk of developing TB

 An international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood that can help doctors predict who is at high risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB).

World Tuberculosis Day: Pitfalls, progress and challenges of making India TB-free

TB remains to be one of the largest on India's health and wellness scale.

Tuberculosis: Key facts and why you should know about it!

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. 

World Tuberculosis Day: How can TB be prevented!

TB is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

Cases of spinal, gential TB doubled in recent years: Doctors

Doctors say nearly 90 percent women with genital tuberculosis are in the 15-40 age group. Infertility figures due to genital tuberculosis is 60-80 percent.