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2013-08-16 10:38:06

A new study has calculated the average cost per case of TB in the EU. The findings suggest the economic burden of TB far outweighs the costs of investing in more effective vaccines. The research, published online today (16 August 2013), in the European Respiratory Journal, is the first study to estimate the costs of the disease in recent years. Researchers used a systematic review of literature and institutional websites for the 27 EU member states to summarise economic data on the...

2013-08-16 10:33:26

Study shows isoniazid therapy should be considered for millions of HIV-infected people globally As part of the largest international research effort ever made to combat tuberculosis, a team of Johns Hopkins and Brazilian experts has found that preventive antibiotic therapy for people with HIV lowers this group's chances of developing TB or dying. Specifically, they found in men and women already infected with HIV that taking isoniazid reduced deaths and new cases of active TB disease by 31...

2013-08-15 12:33:44

University of California, San Diego and Verizon Foundation Expand New TB Therapy System to Improve Patient Adherence, Prevent Drug Resistance, Reduce Treatment Costs SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuberculosis patients now have a less-intrusive treatment program that will improve the likelihood that they will take all their critical medications, thanks to an innovative, locally developed treatment-adherence monitoring system that uses mobile-health technology. Creation of...

2013-08-15 08:20:11

Text RIDE to 50555 to Join our Mobile Community and Enter for a Chance to Win a Paul Jr. Designed Motorcycle SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today launched its mobile community for the recently announced 'Ride Against TB' campaign to benefit the American Lung Association. The goal of the campaign (at www.Facebook.com/RideAgainstTB) is to raise overall awareness of the need for improved diagnostic solutions for tuberculosis (TB) and to raise...

2013-08-12 16:25:49

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California San Diego and the Verizon Foundation will demonstrate a new therapy system designed to ensure that tuberculosis patients follow their treatment regimen on Thursday (Aug. 15) at the university's main campus. The program, Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT), enables patients to record their daily treatments on smartphones and send them to health departments, which can monitor them remotely. The program was...

2013-08-06 23:16:49

National PBS Special Begins Airing in August San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 What do those living well past 100 know that the rest of us don’t? John Tickell, M.D. has spent more than 25 years traveling the world to uncover the health secrets of the longest living people on the planet. Researching the cultures, habits, foods, and traditions in more than 100 countries, Dr. Tickell reveals in his book and PBS Special, LOVE, LAUGH, AND EAT: And Other Secrets of Longevity from...

2013-08-01 23:19:18

TB Biosciences announced that David C. Oxley has been named to TB Biosciences’ Board of Directors. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 TB Biosciences, Inc., an early stage medical diagnostics company located in Bethlehem, PA, announced that David C. Oxley has been named to TB Biosciences’ Board of Directors. Mr. Oxley currently serves as Vice President of Emerging Markets Sales for Cytori Therapeutics, a public company engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of medical...

2013-07-30 12:28:41

Campaign Aims to Raise TB Awareness and Funds to Fight Lung Disease SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the launch of its "Ride Against TB" campaign to benefit the American Lung Association. The goal of the campaign is to raise overall awareness of the need for improved diagnostic solutions for the rapid detection of tuberculosis and to raise funds to benefit the American Lung Association in its fight against all lung disease....

2013-07-25 20:21:17

Revolutionary Tuberculosis Test Brings Accurate, Faster Results to U.S. Market SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received market authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its Xpert(®) MTB/RIF test. The review decision was based on the de novo 510(k) review process, which allows novel products without predicates to be down-classified and brought to market. Xpert MTB/RIF is designed for the rapid...

2013-07-25 10:11:43

Low expression of immune response gene 'MIF' increased risk for TB A researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have identified the genetic mutation in Africans with HIV that puts them at a much higher risk for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Africans have some of the highest rates of TB in the world, and it has long been suspected that genetic susceptibility plays a role. However, establishing candidate genes across populations to...