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Bringing Attention To The Threat Of Tuberculosis On World TB Day
2014-03-24 07:49:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global partnerships and significant medical research are a big part of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day. Celebrated each year on March 24, World TB Day is a marked as a time to bring attention to the threat of tuberculosis, a disease that affects nearly nine million people a year. WHO For the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s slogan for World TB Day is “Reach 3 Million.” Despite TB’s curability, efforts...

2014-03-21 08:24:17

Partnering to Increase Awareness About Tuberculosis, a Curable and Preventable Disease that Infects One-third of the World's Population SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that James Post, Executive Vice President, North America Commercial Operations for Cepheid, and Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on March 24(th) 2014 to commemorate World TB Day. World TB Day...

2014-03-20 12:33:41

Thousands receive treatment prior to coming to the United States ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise would have gone undetected until after arrival in the United States, saving taxpayers an additional $15 million in medical costs. In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, overseas physicians identified more...

2014-03-20 08:29:10

Custom Bike Designed by Paul Teutul Jr. to Lead the March Down Broadway to Highlight the Fight Against Tuberculosis in Honor of World TB Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that the winner of the Ride Against TB bike, a prize in the campaign to benefit the American Lung Association, will be revealed at the 2(nd) annual New York City World TB Day Walk and Rally on March 22(nd). At 9:30 a.m. EDT, Paul Teutul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs will...

2014-03-20 04:21:53

BEIJING and HILDEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QuantiFERON-TB, the leading modern test for accurate diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infections, continues to grow rapidly around the world - Commercial launch of QuantiFERON-TB in China, where latent TB affects an estimated 41% of population, will support nationwide efforts to control TB - QIAGEN marks World TB Day 2014 on March 24 with QuantiFERON-TB...

2014-02-26 12:26:06

By creating a product that precisely mirrors the needs and requirements of the market, GBDbio has been successful in gaining buy-ins from the key players to ensure a running start MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present GBDbio with the 2014 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for Improving Healthcare Access Globally for its revolutionary TB REaD(TM) point-of-care (POC) diagnostic for tuberculosis (TB). This groundbreaking product is...

2014-02-04 12:27:12

Multi-year grant brings together non-profits, government, academia and the pharmaceutical industry to study pressing public health challenge TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute, an independent, non-profit that catalyzes innovative ideas that accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop...

2014-01-28 23:04:15

Aim to Improve Care for HIV Patients in Irkutsk, Halt Growing Health Threat Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. It’s a critically important mission, both for the people there and because of the risk that international...

2014-01-27 23:02:49

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice...

2014-01-23 11:29:46

A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis (TB) among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine say that the results demonstrate the scale of the TB problem in South African gold mines, and highlight the need for a "combination prevention" approach to improve TB control. The TB epidemic in...


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