Beware! Diabetes increases risk of contracting TB

A 20-year study has found that people with diabetes are seven times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than the general population.

Glaucoma medication may treat drug-resistant TB

 A common medication used to treat glaucoma - an eye disorder that causing gradual loss of sight - could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind, says a new study.

Early HIV treatment may save patients diagnosed with TB

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, a new study has found.

New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

New HIV infections have fallen by 49 per cent in Southern Asia, says the final report on Millennium Development Goals released by the United Nations Economic and Social Communication for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP).

Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.

Improved diagnostics for TB under development in India: Expert

India needs advanced diagnostics to combat tuberculosis (TB) early and accurately in the wake of drug resistance, an expert said, adding that several such systems are under development.

New test to quickly detect tuberculosis

Researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in humans.

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.