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New antibiotic already developing resistance

...g. Bacteria that cause diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and meningitis have learned to outsmart standard treatments. Without new drugs, experts fear some bacterial infections will become untreatable. Before 1989, no US hospitals had experienced vancomycin-resistant E. faecium infections. By 1993, however...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...search assumes importance because of the fact that tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious disease in the world. But the sad part is that a third of the world's population is carrying the disease without any symptoms and without being aware of the fact that they are harboring the infection withi...

Fresh approach to TB treatment

A NOVEL approach to the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) has been investigated by a team of molecular geneticists in the United Kingdom, following the direction of a new gene in mycobacteria, one type of which causes the disease.//The presence of the gene opens up opportunities for the use of azole dr...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...search assumes importance because of the fact that tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious disease in the world. But the sad part is that a third of the world's population is carrying the disease without any symptoms and without being aware of the fact that they are harboring the infection withi...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...double the total number of adult deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.// In 2000 10.8 million children under five years old died, over half of them from just five preventable communicable diseases and malnutrition. 99% of these deaths are in developing countries. "This strong support and reinforced...

In Chronic Diseases - Poor compliance of Patients with drug treatment

..., diabetes), mental health disorders, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined represented 54% of the global burden of illness in 2001 and are expected to exceed 65% in 2020. "Better adherence will not threaten health care budgets. On the contrary, adherence to those medicines already prescribed will result in a sign...

Defending against Tuberculosis

...in New York say they have successfully stopped the tuberculosis pathogen's ability to operate from the immune system.// It typically hides out in the immune system in a cell called a macrophage. The researchers say they have identified a new pathway (LRG-47) triggered by a host protein called interferon-gamma th...

Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light

... five-year study that aims to reduce the spread of tuberculosis in homeless shelters. So far, they say results look promising. Researchers, installed ultraviolet lights in three homeless shelters to determine if the lighting, along with proper ventilation, can reduce the incidence of TB. The lights are installe...

Easier Tests To Detect Tuberculosis

Someone in the world is infected with tuberculosis every second and someone dies from the disease eve...nfants and children in poor countries. Diagnosing tuberculosis is generally done with a gastric lavage. It's an invasive test that involves putting a tube down the...

Old Drugs Safe To Use In Cancer Treatment ?

...s also showed similar positive effects in AIDS and tuberculosis patients. The study involved 50 patients who were terminally ill with the disease and had already lost at least 10 percent of their body weight. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive the drug or a placebo for up to 24 weeks. At the end of...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

...travelers, including those involving the spread of tuberculosis on planes. Results suggest sitting within two rows...the air exchange could cut the infection risk from tuberculosis in half and using disinfectants to clean the cabin between flights to areas of the world prone to ma...

Smoking Increases The Risk Of Developing Tuberculosis Infection

...ncludes that smoking may increase the risk of // tuberculosis infection. The study looked at 2,401 adults from t... one year. The reason for this increased risk to tuberculosis is unclear however it may be due to the fact that smoking makes lungs more prone to infections. The ...

Smoking and heightened risk of TB

...a firm connection between smoking and incidence of tuberculosis disease. Of the total subjects about 76% of them ...he increase of the risk of acquiring Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is higher in those people who had smoked for more than 15 pack-years. A pack-year is smok...

New Bioinformatics Centre to open in Andhra

...rs with focus on tuberculosis, the synergy between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and gastric disorders. He said TB was being given priority as India accounts for the highest number of deaths from the disease in the world. CDFD has already developed a database to help identify ancient forms of TB or modern day, more ...

Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections

..."For many infectious diseases like E. coli sepsis, tuberculosis and anthrax, the bacteria are taken up by white blood cells called macrophages. The disease states are related to the fact the microbes manipulate the cell once inside, and this causes the cells to release toxic molecules that try to kill the bacteri...

Need for early screening and effective cancer treatment in India

...hares a lot of symptoms with general diseases like tuberculosis and persistent cough, a warning for people to seek early screening and treatment. Mouth ulcers, a fever not abating, an incurable cough, a growing mole // or a wound that does not heal fast are symptoms that need to be screened for cancer. Unlike ...

Gene Target For Tuberculosis Identified

For the first time, a gene linked to the disease tuberculosis has been identified which, is held to control the ...of the gene are held to control the speed at which tuberculosis develops. Certain factors are already known to increase the speed at which people develop tuberculos...

WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca

...ealth ministers from 46 Member States has declared tuberculosis an emergency in the African region. The deaths have quadrupled in the last few years. A resolution was adopted today at the end of the Committee's fifty-fifth session in Maputo, Mozambique. The resolution wishes Member States in the African Region ...

New Vaccine Targeted At Effective Treatment Against Tuberculosis

Globally, tuberculosis remains the number one killer in adults. TB is a l...ainst the most frequent form of disease, pulmonary tuberculosis in adults. Moreover, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis strains are on the rise, which cannot be trea...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

...Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He...

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