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Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

The breakthrough DNA test will enable a doctor to correctly prescribe the most effective drug to a TB patient without a time-consuming trial and error process.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Salman Khan's ailing 'Veergati' co-star Pooja Dadwal thanks actor for help

The actress, who is healthier now will have to continue her medication for another one month, adds the doctor.

Aug 08, 2018, 15:34 PM IST

Alcohol may increase death risk in young tuberculosis patient

Chronic alcohol consumption modulates a host of immune defense mechanisms increasing susceptibility to infections with various pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the TB-causing bacterium.

Aug 03, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

Deshhit: Know top 20 desh hit news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed.

Aug 24, 2017, 18:13 PM IST