Quantcast

Latest TB Stories

2012-05-09 09:25:13

In order to reduce HIV and TB in African prisons, African governments and international health donors should fund criminal justice reforms, experts from Human Rights Watch say in this week's PLoS Medicine. "Overcrowding is driving HIV and TB transmission in African prisons, and alleviating overcrowding by increasing the availability of non-custodial alternatives including community service and bail and improving access to legal representation should be understood as essential public health...

2012-04-09 09:50:27

Up to 30% of the world's population is infected with Tuberculosis (TB), but in many areas of the world, TB diagnosis still relies on insensitive, poorly standardized, and time-consuming methods. A new diagnostic tool, endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), may change that. Dr. Thomas Bodmer shows how it's done in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Currently, TB is diagnosed through either a skin test, which produces a small bump on the patient's arm when administered...

2012-04-04 23:02:48

For decades, fans of The Chronicles of Narnia have been drawn into the pages of “The Space Trilogy”–now, E-book readers are invited to experience Lewis´ magical vision of other-worldly creatures and heroic adventures. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 HarperOne, in collaboration with the estate of C. S. Lewis, announces the first English language E-book release of his three classic “Space Trilogy” titles–Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra,...

2012-04-02 09:12:31

Today, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC). The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe — with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge...

2012-03-27 08:34:42

A two-drug combination is one of the most promising advances in decades for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) – a disease that kills 2 million people annually – a scientist reported today at the 243 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The treatment, which combines two medications already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), delivers a knockout punch to forms of TB that shrug off other antibiotics. ACS, the world's...

2012-03-25 23:01:47

Looking at the current state of TB knowlege and new cases we have come a long way, but dont think that this is over. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Consequences of Underfunding TB "Looking at the current state of TB knowledge and new cases we have come a long way, but don't think that this is over," says Alex Frankel director of whatistbweb.com. "We really believe that the internet has allowed us to cover more ground quickly and get the message out." Decline in burden of TB "In many...

2012-03-21 05:45:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New, more effective vaccines will be decisive in the fight against TB. More than 10 million children have been orphaned by the disease, which is rapidly becoming resistant to available treatment options. Top scientific experts, all over the world, are working together to develop a vaccine that will eliminate TB on all fronts and levels. To address the many challenges posed by TB, ideal vaccine regimens must protect babies at birth from childhood TB, and prevent...

2012-03-20 11:25:48

In the past decade, scientists have made significant progress building the critical knowledge and infrastructure needed to identify and develop novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates and move the most promising ones into human clinical trials. The results of those trials, coupled with advances from other TB studies, have paved the way for the next 10 years of research on TB vaccines, a critical component of TB control efforts, note scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.