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Female TB patients face social exclusion
May 18, 2010 Limited access to healthcare, social stigma and fear of being ostradised by society is depriving Pakistani women from treatment of tuberculosis, says WHO. Prolonged and expensive treatment of the disease is resulting in addition of large number of female patients.
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Half of Bangladesh adults carry TB bacteria
Dec 29, 2009 Half of the adult population in Bangladesh carries the bacteria of tuberculosis. A leading NGO has urged the government to accelerate programmes that control the air-borne disease.
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Urban India fighting new health hazards
Jun 09, 2009 Stressful and unhealthy lifestyles are exposing upwardly mobile urban Indians to a host of diseases like TB, diabetes and cancers. According to WHO, India has the highest number of TB patients in the world, and is witnessing a rising number of diabetic cases as well.
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The (no) lesser burden of TB
Apr 14, 2011 Tuberculosis in children needs as much attention as in adults, says research coordinator Soumya Swaminathan. Poor diagnosis of TB, often a cause of other childhood infection, makes the disease a fatal one in many cases.
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Now, quick paper-based test to detect tuberculosis
Oct 08, 2013 More than a century after the identification of organisms that cause TB, this disease remains a global public health challenge.
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Drug adherence through mobile phones
Jan 19, 2009 Mobile phone technologies are now being increasingly used to enable health workers monitor tuberculosis patients. Directly observed treatment short course or DOTS recommended by WHO has proven to be expensive and human-resource intensive.
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Freedom TB: Mobiles for tuberculosis treatment
Aug 01, 2011 The Freedom Tuberculosis (TB) programme provides relevant information on the disease, treatment schedules and medicine alerts on patients' mobile phones. An initiative by ZMQ software systems, with support from Microsoft, it promotes awareness among patients and connects them with health service providers for treatment.
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High rate of TB deaths among HIV patients: WHO
Mar 25, 2009 According to WHO’s 2009 Global TB Control Report, the world continues to witness decline in fresh incidents of tuberculosis. The study, however, revealed that there were 1.37 million new cases and about half a million deaths in 2007 among HIV-infected people.
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TB prevalence down in Bangladesh
Aug 03, 2010 Poor nutrition, lack of education and poverty are the main causes behind persistence of tuberculosis in Bangladesh, says a nationwide disease prevalence survey. Urban population, however, has registered a steep decline in the number of TB cases.
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Mining leads to TB epidemic in Africa
Jun 02, 2010 A new study by American Journal of Public Health reveals that increased cases of HIV and crowded living and working conditions are contributing to tuberculosis epidemics among miners of African continent. According to the study, migrant workforce increases the risk of the disease in families, friends and communities of miners.
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Conquering lethal diseases
Jun 10, 2010 Reporting a remarkable advancement in combating the three fatal diseases, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria, gave the credit for this achievement to the efforts of the countries themselves. While the fund’s investment has brought significant results, constant support for the programmes is crucial for tapping the health opportunities.
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UK accused of glossing over TB deaths in South Asia
Jan 06, 2011 Health experts from Bangladesh have accused UK of covering up the deaths of nearly half a million people due to TB in South Asia. They also expressed disappointment over UK’s TB prevention strategy that has focused on stopping the disease from spreading to the West instead of addressing its impact among deprived communities in South Asia.
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WHO appeals to ban TB blood tests
Jul 22, 2011 The World Health Organisation has denounced the blood tests to detect tuberculosis as unreliable and producing wrong results. This is the first time that the organisation has issued a negative policy recommendation against a practice widely used in tuberculosis care.
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Forty million smokers will die from TB by 2050
Oct 05, 2011 Smoking will lead to millions of TB deaths in Africa, the eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian regions by 2050, says a research. The inability of lungs to fight infections and excessive promotion by tobacco companies will trigger this.
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Global decline in TB for the first time
Oct 12, 2011 The global death rate of tuberculosis dropped 40% in the last decade, and with lesser cases than before, reveals a report by World Health Organization. The report also notes of an increase in multi-drug-resistant TB cases owing to lack of funds.
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New, rapid TB test revolutionises treatment
Dec 10, 2010 A new nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) which detects all forms of TB in less than 2 hours could revolutionise its treatment. Controlling TB is a tremendous challenge in India given that every year, 1.8 million people are infected by the disease.
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Is India losing the fight against TB?
Mar 24, 2011 Health experts in India are warning of an epidemic of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB in the northern state of Bihar if cases are not detected more quickly and accurately. The state still lacks adequate facilities and trained medical staff for correct treatment of the disease that kills at least 280,000 people in India annually.
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Nearly 30% TB cases go undetected in Myanmar: Survey
Mar 25, 2011 National Tuberculosis (TB) Prevalence survey conducted from 2009-2010 in Myanmar reveals over 30% cases going unnoticed. Some 300,000 people are believed to have TB, but only 64% new cases are being detected. The survey also found a majority of people ignoring the symptoms and not seeking medical care for the disease.
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Indian researchers use urine test to detect TB
Aug 25, 2011 Testing urine samples for five 'volatile organic compounds' (VOCs) can offer a non-invasive method to diagnose Tuberculosis (TB) that causes millions of death across the world every year, opine Indian researchers.
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Antibiotic consumption on rise in India
Oct 05, 2011 India faces over 6% increase in consumption of antibiotics annually in past 5years due to unnecessary use and over prescription causing severe health problems, reveals a report.
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Pakistan intensifies efforts to combat TB
Oct 31, 2011 Pakistan’s National TB Control Programme has geared up its efforts to contain TB that affects 17,000 people by providing free treatment to poor patients and helping them fight loneliness and discrimination.
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India: 'Electronic nose' to detect tuberculosis soon
Nov 08, 2011 Indian researchers have received funds to develop a mobile ‘electronic nose’ for early diagnosis of TB that can save 400,000 lives per year in developing countries. Working on the principle of a breathalyser, the device will help detect the disease in remote villages lacking health facilities.
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TB claims 64,000 lives each year in Bangladesh, says govt report
Feb 28, 2012 Around 64,000 people die due to tuberculosis while 3.3 lakh get infected afresh every year in Bangladesh, said a report of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme.
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WHO recommends new guidelines to address HIV-related TB
Mar 20, 2012 Ahead of the World TB Day, the World Health Organisation has launched its updated policy on collaborative TB/HIV activities that offers guidelines for national programmes and other stakeholders to reduce TB deaths for people living with HIV.
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New TB vaccine in pipeline
Aug 05, 2009 A new tuberculosis vaccine developed in South Africa has been found to be effective in the second stage of clinical trial. TB is a major problem among adults in Africa, who may also be infected with HIV. The current BCG vaccine has failed to protect adults from the TB bacterium.
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Velorution for access to health services in India
Oct 29, 2013 Medecins Sans Frontieres , an international NGO, strives to ride on ‘Velorution’ or a cycle revolution to take healthcare services to the ignored sections of society.
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Fighting tuberculosis in urban Indian slums
Jul 15, 2011 Operation Asha is treating Tuberculosis in urban slum areas through the use of local counsellors to spread awareness and technologies to observe patients on a regular basis. The operation aims to eradicate the disease and its fear among poor patients and their families.
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65,000 die annually from tuberculosis in Bangladesh
Mar 25, 2013 Over 300,000 people are being infected with tuberculosis (TB) and more than 65,000 are dying annually in Bangladesh of the completely curable disease, said experts at a discussion in Rangpur district of the country.
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