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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

Novel mechanism may help treat tuberculosis

Using a genetic screen, Brian VanderVen, Assistant Professor at the Cornell University in the US and colleagues studied genes involved in cholesterol metabolism.

Jul 08, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

The move is aimed at improving the treatment of tuberculosis and child survival rate.

May 23, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Here are some key facts to know about this contagious disease, caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Mar 24, 2017, 10:21 AM IST

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

India accounts for one fourth of the global TB burden with 2.2 million out of 9.6 million total cases.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

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.

Mar 24, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

New rapid TB tests could reduce mortality

Researchers have documented the accuracy of three new tests for more rapidly diagnosing drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) which could ultimately make treatments more effective and reduce mortality.

Sep 04, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

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.

Mar 21, 2015, 00:04 AM IST

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.

Feb 25, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Shorter treatment for TB no substitute for standard 6 month counterpart

In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment for TB could work well in subsets of TB patients, but could not taken as a substitute for current 6 month standard treatment.

Oct 24, 2014, 11:51 AM IST

How most vital TB drug attacks its target revealed

A new study has provided a better insight into the mechanism behind the key medication of tuberculosis (TB) attacking the dormant TB bacteria in order to shorten treatment.

Aug 14, 2014, 14:32 PM IST