Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Infections Declining, But Not Fast Enough Among Poor, Marginalised: Un Health Agency

A 25 year-old tuberculosis patient is treated at her home in Funafuti, the main island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific. Credit: UNDP Tuvalu/Aurélia Rusek.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2019 (IPS) A staggering 1.5 million people died from...

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Despite Progress, Tb Remains The Leading Global Infectious Killer: Who Report

Following today's release of the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for redoubled efforts to end the global TB pandemic by 2030, the goal set by the global community in...

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Global Community Pledges $14 Billion To Step Up Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis And Malaria

Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
Related topics: Malaria

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Scientists Solve 3-d Structure Of 'nanomachine' That Makes Tuberculosis Virulent

An international team headed by Óscar Llorca at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), and the group led by Sebastian Geibel at the University of Würzburg (Germany), report an accurate 3-D model of the mechanism used by the bacterium...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Tuberculosis: New Insights Into The Pathogen

Researchers have gained new insights into the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. The work provides the basis for a new approach in antibiotic therapy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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I Toured Two Ellis Island Hospitals That Have Been Abandoned For Almost 65 Years. Here's What...

Ellis Island had two hospitals that treated more than 1 million patients, but today, the measles and tuberculosis wards are eerily empty.

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Cdc Says People Can Contract Tuberculosis From Deer

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 -- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, humans can contract a rare type of tuberculosis, called bovine tuberculosis, from deer. Such was the case of one 77-year-old Michigan hunter, who most...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Texas Biomed Awarded $2.8 Million Nih Grant For Novel Tb Research

Researchers at Texas Biomedical Research Institute are zeroing in on a new way to target tuberculosis (TB) infection. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $2.8 million grant for scientists to study the role of lung...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Why Hiv Patients Are More Likely To Develop Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis and HIV -- two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases -- are far worse when they occur together. Now researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism at work in this troubling health problem. And, their discovery could lead to a...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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A Tech Intervention To Tame Tuberculosis

For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers in Kenya, in collaboration with the digital health company Keheala, shows that a digital program...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Tuberculosis In U.s. Youth: Good News... And Bad

(MedPage Today) -- Overall incidence nearly halved, but screening policies may need an update

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Tb Cases Drop Among The Young, But Racial Disparities Persist

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- There's good and bad news in a new report on tuberculosis rates among American children and teens: Overall, the number of cases have fallen by nearly half, but they still remain much higher among minorities than...

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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...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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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)
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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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.
Related topics: Pneumonia

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Fda Greenlights Pretomanid Tablets To Treat Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday its approval for the usage of pretomanid tablets, which in combination with medications bedaquiline and linezolid are expected to help treat individuals diagnosed with drug-resistant...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Superbug Tuberculosis Treatment Gets Fda Approval As Cases Skyrocket

The Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval of a vital drug treatment option for the superbug form of tuberculosis, a serious lung disease caused by bacteria. As with certain other conditions related to bacteria, the health care...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Bacteria

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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...
Related topics: Bacteria

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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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Quarter Of The World's Population At Risk Of Developing Tuberculosis

A new study has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. The disease tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, which affects more than 10 million people every year, and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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