Tuberculosis

Covid-19 Was Expected To Devastate Africa, But So Far That's Not The Case

Burtram C. Fielding Health, Africa Experts feared that the tens of millions of Africans with HIV and tuberculosis would be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 because many of them are seriously immuno-compromised. Those dire forecasts have,...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Could A Century-old Tb Shot Protect Against Other Respiratory Diseases?

A trial in Greece shows a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may cut respiratory infections, raising hopes for similar protection against Covid-19.
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Making Tuberculosis More Susceptible To Antibiotics

Every living cell is coated with a distinctive array of carbohydrates, which serves as a unique cellular “ID” and helps to manage the cell’s interactions with other cells. MIT chemists have now discovered that changing the length of these...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Remains Of 17th Century Bishop Support Neolithic Emergence Of Tuberculosis

When anthropologist Caroline Arcini and her colleagues at the Swedish Natural Historical Museum discovered small calcifications in the extremely well-preserved lungs of Bishop Peder Winstrup, they knew more investigation was needed. "We suspected...
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Does A Common Tuberculosis Vaccine Work Against Covid-19? Study Of 55 Countries Offers New Clues

More evidence is flowing in that a common tuberculosis vaccine may significantly improve COVID-19 outcomes, but more research is needed. More evidence is flowing in that a common tuberculosis vaccine may significantly improve COVID-19 outcomes.Read...
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One 19th Century Artist's Struggle To Grapple With Tuberculosis Resonates During The Pandemic

Elizabeth Lee Health, Today, filling our lungs with fresh air remains a reassuring sign of health – just as it did more than a century ago.   Like everyone else, artists have been challenged by new conditions and routines since the start of...

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Compounds Show Promise In Search For Tuberculosis Antibiotics

Compounds tested for their potential as antibiotics have demonstrated promising activity against one of the deadliest infectious diseases - tuberculosis (TB).
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Fine-particle Air Pollution Has Decreased Across The Us, But Poor And Minority Communities Are...

Air pollution contributes to as many as 9 million premature deaths worldwide each year—twice as many as war, other violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Fine particulate matter air pollution is especially dangerous: Microscopic...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Malaria

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Scientists Find New Way To Kill Tuberculosis

The toxin can block the use of important amino acids required by the bacteria to produce essential proteins needed for survival.
Related topics: Bacteria, Proteins

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New Cell Profiling Method Could Speed Tb Drug Discovery

A new cell profiling technology combines high throughput imaging and machine learning to provide a rapid, cost-effective way to determine how specific compounds act to destroy the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. It could speed discovery of...
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Impact Of Covid-19 Estimated On Hiv, Tb, Malaria Services

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 -- Disruption to services for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria due to COVID-19 could lead to considerable loss of life in low- and middle-income countries, according to a study published online July 13 in The Lancet Global...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Malaria, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Covid Cuts A Lethal Path Through San Quentin’s Death Row

The old men live in cramped spaces and breathe the same ventilated air. Many are frail, laboring with heart disease, liver and prostate cancer, tuberculosis, dementia. And now, with the coronavirus advancing through their ranks, they are falling one...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Liver Disease, Liver Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Dementia

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Managing An Epidemic Within A Pandemic

Credit: United NationsBy Devika AgarwalJun 29 2020 (IPS) While COVID-19 has made the headlines every day over the past two months, services for tuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest diseases in the world, have been interrupted due to the...

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Tuberculosis Cases And Deaths Predicted To Spike Due To Covid-19

A new study estimates that at least 110,000 additional deaths from tuberculosis in China, India and South Africa unless health services maintained and strengthened.
Related topics: Medical Research, South Africa

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Four Months Of Rifampin Costs Less Than Nine Months Isoniazid

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 -- Greater health system use and higher costs are seen with nine months of isoniazid compared with four months of rifampin in both adults and children treated for latent tuberculosis infection, according to a study published...
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Tuberculosis Spread From Animals To Humans May Be Greater Than Previously Thought

The number of human tuberculosis (TB) cases that are due to transmission from animals, as opposed to human-to-human transmission, may be much higher than previously estimated, according to an international team of researchers. The results could have...
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Tuberculosis Vaccine Strengthens Immune System

A tuberculosis vaccine developed 100 years ago also makes vaccinated persons less susceptible to other infections. While this effect has been recognized for a long time, it is not known what causes it.
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Hawaii Department Of Health Reinstates Tb Clearance Requirements

Tuberculosis, or TB, clearance requirements for childcare, schools, post-secondary institutions and food handlers have been reinstated across the Islands effective June 1, officials with the state Department of Health announced Wednesday. These...

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A Potential New Weapon In The War Against Superbugs

Researchers have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics, Bacteria

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Fighting Tuberculosis With Light And Sound

A UK-wide research team, led by the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Medicine at the University of St Andrews, has developed an innovative way to monitor the reaction of living bacteria to antibiotics using lasers and sound.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Antibiotics

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