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New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in Uttar Pradesh

The new anti-TB drug, with delamanid as active substance, is currently administered to patients primarily children in the age group of six to 17 years in a few southern states of India and is yet to be introduced in Uttar Pradesh, which reported 4.22 lakh patients in 2018.

Jun 13, 2019, 12:09 PM IST

Researchers identifies molecule effective in killing tuberculosis bacteria

Back in the 1950s, researchers developed drugs to treat the disease.

Feb 04, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

Novel drug may offer treatment for tuberculosis

The findings showed that the compound does not kill the bacteria directly, but results in a significant reduction in the bacterial burden. 

Sep 11, 2018, 17:26 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

Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Australian health authorities on Monday issued a warning over the rise of flesh-eating ulcers in the country, calling for an "urgent scientific response".

Apr 16, 2018, 12:56 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

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

It is an event designed to build public awareness about the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:40 PM 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

Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment

The study conducted on mice and on tissue cultures suggest that giving Vitamin C -- a powerful antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress to the body and also lowers cancer risk -- with TB drugs could reduce the unusually long time it takes these drugs to eradicate this pathogen.
 

Jan 04, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

Researchers find new ally against Tuberculosis infections

The substance is effective even in low concentrations and when combined with known antibiotics their effectiveness is improved by up to 100-fold.

Dec 29, 2017, 12:33 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