‘India can be example to world in eliminating TB’

‘India can be example to world in eliminating TB’

Jotindra Singh, 65, suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) waits for his free treatment outside a medical centre in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri March 24, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files   New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias says she admires the fact that India is striving to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 […]

Painting competition marks TB Day at Phek

Painting competition marks TB Day at Phek

Dr. Ruokuo speaking at the World TB Day programme held at Dzulhami PHC on March 24.   Phek, March 24 (MExN): Revised National Tuberculosis Program (RNTCP), Phek District has observed World TB Day on March 24 at Dzulhami PHC under the theme ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free World.’ Speaking at the programme, Dr. Ruokuohelie […]

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

    Puducherry, August 24 (IANS) Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed.   An estimated 10.6 million cases of TB occur annually in the world, and India accounts for 27 per cent.   The findings showed that […]

484 diagnosed with Tuberculosis in Mizoram

  Newmai News Network Aizawl | August 23   At least 484 people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) out of 1,870 samples tested over the last three months from April to June this year, according to data revealed at the second quarter review meeting on tuberculosis control programme.   Presided over by State TB […]

Why India should use private pharmacies in its war on TB

Why India should use private pharmacies in its war on TB

By Swagata Yadavar IANS/IndiaSpend India has over 850,000 private pharmacies or chemists nationwide; yet, only nine per cent of them have been engaged in efforts to control tuberculosis (TB), according to a January 2017 paper published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy.     The paper, ‘Engagement of the private pharmaceutical sector for […]

Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts

Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts

London, March 23 (Reuters) – Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between.   TB kills more people each year than any other infectious disease, including HIV and AIDS. […]

Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable – including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive – there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.   Figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control […]

TB tricks body’s immune system to make people infectious

TB tricks body’s immune system to make people infectious

London October 21 (IANS) 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.   The researchers believe that current ideas about how tuberculosis develops in patients may be incomplete […]

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

Toronto, August 25 (IANS) 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.   TB is a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that […]

CDFD scientists discover protein linked to tuberculosis

CDFD scientists discover protein linked to tuberculosis

Hyderabad, (IANS) Scientists at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) have discovered a novel protein which could lead to development of a therapy for tuberculosis.   Rv1988, the mycobacterial protein identified by a team of scientists, modulates the human cell’s response to the mycobacterium tuberclulosis (Mtb), a breakthrough which can lead to development […]