Tuberculosis

Sexism Is Making The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic Worse

When Amina started a new job that involved searching for undetected cases of tuberculosis in her community, she did not expect that the first case she detected would be herself. The 38-year-old mother of three (whose name has been changed for this...

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Cdc: Tb Incidence Declined Slightly In United States In 2017

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- In 2017, tuberculosis (TB) incidence declined in the United States and modest progress was made toward global TB elimination, according to two studies published in the March 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Measles Is Making An Unwanted Comeback - Aei - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity,...

As US taxpayers fund the successful roll back of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis across Africa, we’re watching measles come back in US and EU because people believe fake news about vaccines. A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine...
Related topics: Malaria, HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Vaccines

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Aspirin To Fight An Expensive Global Killer Infection

Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis is particularly deadly and expensive to treat, costing up to $250,000 to treat a single case in...
Related topics: Aspirin, Antibiotics

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It’s ‘time To #endtb’, Says Un On World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world's top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Experts Set Out Targets To Eliminate Tuberculosis Within A Generation

A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high risk groups, and...

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One-month Regimen Noninferior For Preventing Hiv-related Tb

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- For HIV-infected patients, a one-month regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid is noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone for preventing tuberculosis, according to a study published in the March 14 issue of the New...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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How Immunotherapy May Be Effective For Fighting Tuberculosis

New research suggests that structures released by infected cells in tuberculosis may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body's immune system, helping fight off the disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Short Regimen Noninferior For Rifampin-resistant Tuberculosis

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- A short regimen is noninferior to a long regimen for patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis that is susceptible to fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides, according to a study published online March 13 in the New...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Paradigm For Tuberculosis Prevention?

(MedPage Today) -- New regimens shorten treatment time in HIV+ patients and those with MDR-TB
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Reducing The Burden Of Tuberculosis Treatment

A research team has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Medical News Today: Todo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre La Tuberculosis

Infórmese sobre esta enfermedad contagiosa que se esparce mediante el aire por las bacterias. Puede ser mortal y afectar a cualquier persona en cualquier parte del mundo, pero es más común en los jóvenes de los países subdesarrollados. Descubra...

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Suicide System In Tuberculosis Bacteria Might Hold Key To Treatment

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died. The genome of the bacterium that causes TB holds a special toxin-antitoxin system with spectacular...
Related topics: Bacteria, Genetics

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New Tuberculosis Drug May Shorten Treatment Time For Patients

A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. In mouse studies, the new drug showed a much lower tendency to...
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Stopping The World's Biggest Infectious Killer

Science holds the key for ending tuberculosis, but greater effort and sustained innovation are crucial -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From Hiv, Malaria: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery -- more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide occur...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Malaria, Medical Research

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Vitamin D Helps Treat Lethal Drug-resistant Tb

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment.
Related topics: Vitamins, Bacteria, Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Assessing The Airborne Survival Of Bacteria In Aerosol Droplets From Coughs And Sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
Related topics: Bacteria, Influenza (Flu), Cough, Germs

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The Gates Foundation Has Given Nearly $10 Billion To These Four Organizations

Since 1999, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given close to $10 billion to four public health organizations. The four are: Gavi, focused on childhood vaccines the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...
Related topics: Bill Gates, Vaccines

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Genetic Mutation Responsible For Tuberculosis Vulnerability

Scientists discovered a genetic variant that greatly increases a person's likelihood of developing tuberculosis. Their research elucidates how this mutation affects the immune system, and points to a possible treatment for people with the disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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