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By Pamela Hale-Burns Described as a man who inspired change, Dr. Matthew Owen Locks was proud to see the possible presidential nomination of an African- American or of a woman. But he wouldn't get to witness it.
Medical practitioners and health campaigners say London has become Europe's tuberculosis (TB) capital because primary care trusts (PCTs) are failing to adopt measures drawn up four years ago.
Officials at the World Health Organization issued a report on Tuesday claiming that their survey of over 90,000 TB patients in 81 countries revealed that the drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is spreading faster than expected. The WHO said that the rate of infection is currently over 20 percent in some countries.
By Kutlu, Tayfun; Tugrul, Semih; Aydin, Arzu; Oral, zay Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe and intractable form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The peak incidence is at 8-12 weeks of pregnancy, and symptoms usually resolve by week 16.
By Brian Knowlton Public health officials on Tuesday urged the passengers and crew of two recent trans-Atlantic flights to get checked for tuberculosis, after learning that a man with an exceptionally drug- resistant form of the disease had flown on the planes.
A deadly new strain of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis discovered in South Africa is likely to have spread beyond the rural area where 52 of the 53 people diagnosed with it have died, the doctor who discovered the super bug said.
By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - People treated with the antibiotic gentamicin can reduce the risk of permanent hearing loss, a possible side effect, by also taking aspirin, a study showed on Wednesday.
By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, with the world's highest tuberculosis (TB) caseload, said on Friday it was making good progress in its grim battle against the infectious disease with a "dramatic surge" in the number of people being treated.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) infection in a newborn nursery and maternity ward in New York City two years ago appears to have been caused by a foreign-born worker in the ward who had been previously diagnosed with dormant or latent TB infection, but had refused treatment, according to a new report.
By Katharine Houreld GBARNGA, Liberia (Reuters) - Like many young girls her age, 11-year-old Fatu Kerkular likes to dance, enjoys basketball and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. But above the chipped red nail polish on her toes, her legs are covered in white patches.