Tuberculosis

Antacid Helps Tuberculosis Bacteria To Survive

In 2017, some 10 million people suffered from tuberculosis and 1.6 million died of the disease. One reason that infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is so difficult to treat is because the bacteria can hide inside immune cells. University of...
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New Drug Could Be Game Changer For Drug-resistant Tb. But A Question Looms

People with drug-resistant tuberculosis take many pills over a long period of time. Cure rate is low. The FDA has now approved a drug with great promise. But Doctors Without Borders has concerns.(Image credit: Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images)
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Fda Approves Pretomanid For Most Deadly Form Of Tb

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved...
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Medical News Today: Everything You Need To Know About Chest Infections

There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article.
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Us Regulators Approve New Tuberculosis Drug

U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis drug that when taken with two other medicines shows dramatic results.The new drug, Pretomanid, was developed by the nonprofit TB Alliance.A study shows that when taken with taken with two other...
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Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Disease

- Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The microbe that causes this infectious disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
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Nordic Researchers: A Quarter Of The World's Population At Risk Of Developing Tuberculosis

A new study from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark, has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body.
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First Impressions Go A Long Way In The Immune System

When immune cells and bacteria meet, the outcome is decided fairly quickly - including whether the bacteria will lie dormant, as in diseases like tuberculosis. Now, Weizmann Institute scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts how the...
Related topics: Bacteria, Algorithms

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New Tuberculosis Tests Pave Way For Cow Vaccination Programs

Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.
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Dr Congo’s Ebola Crisis Has Led To Children Dying From Measles

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases—measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed...
Related topics: Ebola, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Vaccines

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Tuberculosis. Chicken Pox. Traumatized: 5 Updates On Immigrant Youth Shelters In Illinois.

by Logan Jaffe Hello, ProPublicans in Illinois and elsewhere, This week, we published an update to our investigative reporting on immigrant children and teens who are detained in a...

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How Well Tb Antibiotics Reach Their Targets

Scientists have developed a new technique that enables them to visualise how well antibiotics against tuberculosis (TB) reach their pathogenic targets inside human hosts.
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No Cell Is An Island

In a new study, published on June 25, 2019, in the journal eLife, the researchers report that higher levels of doublets can be found in people with severe cases of tuberculosis or dengue fever.
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Medical News Today: What To Know About Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long...
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Uic's Institute For Tuberculosis Research Tapped To Support $28 Million Drug Discovery Project

The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to help find new drug treatments for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection considered to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The goal is to produce two new clinical-stage...
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Uic's Institute For Tuberculosis Research Tapped To Support $28 Million Drug Discovery Project

The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to help find new drug treatments for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection considered to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The goal is to produce two new clinical-stage...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Jailed Russian Osipova-mobley Kept In Kansas Detention Centre For Refusing Health Test - Activist

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian national Bogdana Osipova, who was sentenced to seven years in a US jail, has been relocated to a detention centre in Kansas after refusing to take a Mantoux test for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, Tatyana Yakusheva, the...
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Sun-exposed Oyster Mushrooms Help Patients Fight Tuberculosis

In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vitamins

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Immune Cells Play Unexpected Role In Early Tuberculosis Infection

A class of immune cells called innate lymphoid cells mediates the body's initial defense against tuberculosis (TB), according to new research. Boosting this response may provide a new approach to developing treatments and vaccines against TB.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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A Battle With Tb Inspired His Smart Medicine Dispenser, Now It’s Won Africa’s Top Engineering...

After being diagnosed with tuberculosis in January 2014, Neo Hutiri needed medicines monthly in order to treat it. Every visit meant spending up to three and a half hours in a queue waiting for his turn at the hospital pharmacy in Johannesburg....

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