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TB Discovery Paves The Way For Drugs That Prevent Lung Destruction by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 08 May 2011 8:09pm Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), they report today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Drugs that inhibit this enzyme are already available, meaning that the finding could lead quickly to new treatments. TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The in ... Read on »
World Tuberculosis Day - March 24 by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sat 24 Mar 2012 5:55am March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. Although Tuberculosis or TB is curable, it is rated as second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. Personal Note:  I know this is a longish post. But it is a topic that affects me personally. My Mother was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and ... Read on »
World Tuberculosis Day - March 24 by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sat 24 Mar 2012 5:55am March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. Although Tuberculosis or TB is curable, it is rated as second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. Personal Note:  I know this is a longish post. But it is a topic that affects me personally. My Mother was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and ... Read on »
World Tuberculosis Day: Fighting the TB/HIV Epidemics Through PEPFAR by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 24 Mar 2011 1:18pm By Ambassador Eric Goosby , U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (Cross-posted from the State Department Blog ) Today, we join the international community in recognizing World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Addressing TB is a major part of the work of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) , as TB is the m ... Read on »
Tuberculosis (TB) Drug Doses Too Low for Today's Obese Populations, Says Study by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Jul 2009 3:52pm Thu, 07/30/2009 - 15:52 — MedNews The typical dose of a medication considered pivotal in treating tuberculosis effectively is much too low to account for modern-day physiques, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. The finding, ... Read on »
New TB test reveals patients at ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 6:25pm New TB test reveals patients at risk, says study 21 oct 2008--A recently introduced blood test can reveal which patients may develop active tuberculosis (TB) much more precisely than the 100-year old TB skin test, according to a new study published today in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Around a third of the world's population is ... Read on »
Health Headlines - October 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 06 Oct 2008 7:58pm Salmonella Reported in Frozen Chicken Dinners Details were sketchy Sunday, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an alert concerning 32 incidences of salmonella poisoning in 12 states involving frozen chicken dinners. The Associated Press reports that the only state mentioned by the USDA where salmonella illness was reported was ... Read on »
Linking TB and the Environment: An Overlooked Mitigation Strategy by Environmental Health Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 9:00pm Linking TB and the Environment: An Overlooked Mitigation Strategy Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Researchers find early evidence that TB jab could help fight cancer by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 11 Aug 2011 10:07pm St George’s, University of London news release Scientists have found a potential new mechanism to stimulate the body’s own ability to fight cancer using Baculillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) – the germ commonly used to inoculate against tuberculosis (TB). The findings are published online in the British Journal of Cancer ... Read on »
New Test Detects TB in Less than 2 Hours by nih.gov Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 10:55am Scientists have developed an automated test that can rapidly and accurately detect tuberculosis and drug-resistant TB bacteria in patients. The finding could pave the way for earlier diagnosis and more targeted treatment of this disease. Smear microscopy, the most widely used diagnostic t ... Read on »