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Not notifying TB a crime, Ahmedabad sees first FIR against doctor

Not notifying TB was made a punishable offence last year, but this is the first FIR against a doctor for non-compliance   For the first time...

More than half the world saw measles surge in 2018, says...

Ten countries accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase in measles in 2018, according to figures released by UNICEF today Globally, cases of measles...

India committed to increasing health spend: Nadda

Preparatory Meeting of the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment in Delhi is attended by international delegates India is committed to increasing its health spend, health minister J...

Genome sequencing could replace standard test in drug-resistant TB

Genome sequencing could completely replace time consuming standard resistance testing in drug-resistant tuberculosisA new study published in the current issue of the New England...

Now, a new weapon against drug resistant TB, a new antibiotic

A new naturally occurring antibiotic called, kanglemycin A is effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis As drug resistant tuberculosis emerges as an increasingly bigger challenge in achieving...

Now, post office will take sputum sample for TB test

Pilot starts in Delhi for using Department of Post for transport of sputum specimen Now, the post office will transport your sputum sample for Tuberculosis...

New drugs could push drug resistant TB cure rates to 90%

Study published in The Lancet shows these drugs are more effective than the drugs traditionally used for the treatment of multi drug resistant TB The...

Boston varsity researchers devise way to monitor TB in real time

The study works on linking samples submitted for tuberculosis testing to enable national surveillance Boston University researchers have devised a way to link samples submitted...

Shorter treatment regimen equally effective for latent tuberculosis

New study on treatment of latent Tuberculosis shows a novel, short therapy is safer and more effective in children and adults than standard therapy As...

Now a mobile application for TB patients, pilot in Odisha

The app helps patients reach treatment centres, deal with complications Now, a mobile application will help TB patients track treatment centres and deal with their...

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