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Tuberculosis as fatal as Covid19

Just like Covid, TB must also be dealt with seriously is the call of medical fraternity.

24 Mar 2020 12:04 PM

‘Lifebuoy’ for tandurusti: Can CSR build a healthy and TB-free India?

Studies estimate that India loses up to 2.5 per cent of its GDP due to micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) deficiencies alone.

31 Oct 2019 12:10 AM

TB vaccine for young children can partly prevent severe complications

Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease.

29 Oct 2019 3:30 PM

Tuberculosis majorly linked to lung damage

New study indicates that TB survivors are at higher risk of developing lung damage.

10 Aug 2019 7:41 PM

Sun-exposed oyster mushroom beneficial for TB patients

Studies reveal that Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms helpful for tuberculosis patients.

10 Jun 2019 12:59 PM


Migrants tend to be healthier and live longer, says study

Populist arguments that migrants pose a health risk and a burden to health systems are myths used to drive anti-immigrant sentiment.

07 Dec 2018 10:35 AM

Get set for door-to-door TB drive by civic body

The door-to-door campaign will start from November 12 and end on November 24.

11 Nov 2018 1:25 AM

New antibiotic to combat drug-resistant TB found in soil, study finds

Rates of rifamycin resistance are steadily rising, which presents a major problem to doctors attempting to treat TB.

02 Nov 2018 2:40 PM

Millions with high blood sugar face tuberculosis risk

Tuberculosis, a severe infection caused by bacteria in the lungs, kills almost as many people each year as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

27 Oct 2018 9:46 AM

Scientists create new tuberculosis drug that cures 8 in 10 patients

The World Health Organization says currently only 55 per cent of people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are successfully treated.

24 Oct 2018 10:36 AM


Central Govt directs Rajasthan to ensure TB does not spread from captive elephants

Following alert from PETA India, health ministry warns that tuberculosis can be spread to humans, including tourists taking elephant rides.

17 Sep 2018 11:56 AM

State warns pvt doctors to register TB cases online

After declaring TB as a notifiable disease, the Centre has sent instructions to all states in 2012, asking them to keep records.

14 Aug 2018 1:55 AM

Company questions ‘authority’ of Delhi tobacco control cell

The firm denied the allegations and raised questions on the government’s authority to issue such notice

27 Jul 2018 5:10 AM

Stop spread of TB from infected elephants to humans in Amber fort: PETA India to govt

Group says Modi's TB-Free India by 2025 can't be achieved without dealing with TB-infected elephants near Jaipur.

18 Jun 2018 3:02 PM

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

DNAs of deadly strains of plague, dysentery and cholera were also decoded to better understand some of world’s most dangerous diseases.

07 Jun 2018 9:14 AM


Why is it bad to lose weight too fast

The market is flooded with options to lose weight - crash diets, supplements, pills etc. - all promising a rapid weight transformation.

22 May 2018 6:14 PM

TB: Is tolerating better than eliminating?

The concept, referred to as "disease tolerance," provided an opportunity to develop new strategies that mitigate the results of infection.

14 May 2018 8:15 AM

Rodents are 68 per cent better at sniffing out tuberculosis than swab tests

Study says rodents were able to do it by learning specific odour which is emitted by tuberculosis-infected mucus.

10 Apr 2018 2:35 PM

New programme kick-started to end tuberculosis

AAPI and USAID will launch their first pilot project in first four cities that is Mumbai, Indore, Rajkot and Chennai.

06 Apr 2018 1:55 AM

World TB Day - Effects on adults and children

TB in children is a critical issue and it continues to be neglected.

24 Mar 2018 3:46 PM