Tag Archives: Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis can spread to bones if not treated properly

New Delhi: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre treated an unusual case of a banker diagnosed with tuberculosis which subsequently spread to her bones making her limp with pain that was getting progressively worse.

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Study examines global burden of skin disease

Washington: A study published in JAMA Dermatology estimates the global burden of skin disease as measured by disability-adjusted life years or DALYs, with one DALY equivalent to one year of healthy life lost.

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‘Future looks promising for MDR-TB patients’

Dr Srinivas Rao Ghattamaneni is a senior MSF MDR-TB/HIV doctor who recently returned from Ukraine after serving there as a tuberculosis (TB) specialist.

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TB Elimination: India can Lead the Way

As the Prime Minister of India speaks to the US Congress this week, a neglected epidemic threatens India’s progress. It’s not Ebola or Zika — but rather tuberculosis, an ancient disease that silently kills one Indian every 90 seconds. In one year’s time, TB will sicken over 2.2 million Indians, and kill 300,000. Between 2006 and 2014, TB cost the Indian economy a staggering $340 billion. Because TB strikes people in the prime of their lives, it’s the 3rd leading cause of healthy years of life lost.

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CDFD scientists discover protein linked to tuberculosis

Hyderabad: Scientists at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) have discovered a novel protein which could lead to development of a therapy for tuberculosis.

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Maharashtra governor’s wake-up call to tackle ‘lifestyle diseases’

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C V Rao on Saturday asked the Indian pharmaceutical industry to develop drugs for lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments and tuberculosis, among others.

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Interview: It is critical for India to address tuberculosis — Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Dr Soumya Swaminathan was recently appointed as director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary of the department of health research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Earlier, she served as director of the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai from 2008 till 2015.

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Opinion: Can our tuberculosis patients get their drugs back, please?

At a time when WHO revised its DOTS into the new Stop TB strategy focusing on drug resistant TB, engaging healthcare workers and empowering TB patients, India decided that spending money on TB was not worth its while. Downsizing the budget for the present five year RNTCP plan by a whopping 31% in a single shot, the powers-that-be left the healthcare officers, workers and patients all in shock.

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‘Come 31st May — World No Tobacco Day’

Come this May 31st, the entire world would be observing ‘World No Tobacco Day’ so religiously as if sale, purchase and consumption of tobacco will come to the grinding halt in most of the countries.

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‘Ignorance is not always a bliss!’

The recent utterances of few of our parliamentarians for not proceeding with increment of warning picture from 45% to 85% on tobacco products from April 1, 2015, isn’t strange when we learn that the people who are tycoons of bidi industry are part of the said parliamentary committee to advise for anti-tobacco measures. What a travesty, they talk so loudly about ethics and morality in public but throw all the norms to wind and get involved knee deep into conflict of interest.

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