Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year
WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria announced its latest prevention and treatment numbers, noting in particular that Global Fund-financed programs have put 2.3 million people on treatment for HIV/AIDS, 5.4 million people h...
21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s
Jesse Roth, MD, a diabetes and obesity researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has identified a link between tuberculosis
and the metabolic and inflammatory processes that is tied to obesity.
Manhasset, NY (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Modern humans ...
Unique Collaboration Between TB Alliance and Tibotec To Accelerate Tuberculosis Drug Development
Collaboration will focus on the development of TMC207 and the discovery of new drugs to treat tuberculosis
SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new landmark collaboration between the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), a not-for-profit, product development partnership, and Ti...
American Lung Association Salutes Fellow Advocates in the Fight Against Tuberculosis on 2009 World TB Day
WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Stephen J. Nolan, Chairman of the American Lung Association:
One hundred and five years after Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau founded our health organization and dedicated it to eradicating Tuberculosis
(TB), the American Lung Asso...
New discovery gives tuberculosis vaccine a shot in the arm
A new article appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology ( http://www.jleukbio.org ) may lead to improvements in the efficacy of the current tuberculosis
vaccine. Specifically, a team of Italian researchers discovered a new role for type I interferon, in which it impro...
Health-care barriers for undocumented immigrants: Raising tuberculosis risk?
A new study raises the question, do barriers to health care for undocumented immigrants increase the public health risk of tuberculosis? The study, published in the November 15, 2008 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and now available online, suggests that undocumented immigrants with tuberc...
Novel tuberculosis vaccine in Germany in clinical phase
For the first time in more than 80 years a promising live vaccine against tuberculosis
has passed into the clinical phase in Germany: Since Monday of this week the new vaccine, which goes by the designation "VPM1002", has begun safety testing on volunteers in a Phase I clinical trial in Neuss, Ger...
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis found in California
In the first statewide study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
(XDR TB) in the United States, California officials have identified 18 cases of the dangerous and difficult-to-treat disease between 1993 and 2006, and 77 cases that were one step away from XDR TB. The study appears in the Aug...
Viacom to Receive Leadership Award for Business Excellence from The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Its 25 Years of Work on HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy
Viacom Executive Chairman Sumner M. Redstone to Accept Award At June 9 Event
NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Global Business
Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria (GBC) announced today that
it will recognize Viacom (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B)...
Statement from Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on the Observance of World Tuberculosis Day 2008
WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are
remarks by Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on
the observance of World Tuberculosis
Although a cure for Tuberculosis
(TB) has existed for more than half a
century, TB remains one of three...
New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria
NEW YORK (March 13, 2008) -- Success in the laboratory suggests that a new compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis
in people infected with the latent form of the bacterium, says a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. A drug with such prope...
Inhaled tuberculosis vaccine more effective than traditional shot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A novel aerosol version of the most common tuberculosis
(TB) vaccine, administered directly to the lungs as an oral mist, offers significantly better protection against the disease in experimental animals than a comparable dose of the traditional injected vaccine, researchers r...
A new more effective tuberculosis screening test for HIV victims
World Health Organization (WHO) figures show that each year an estimated 9 million new cases of tuberculosis
(TB) arise in the world. The growth of this disease remains particularly strong in Africa owing to a high proportion of HIV patients (nearly 13% compared with less than 1% in Asian countrie...
Research discovers new compounds active against tuberculosis and malaria
University of Navarra PhD in chemistry researcher, Esther Vicente, has discovered new compounds active for treating tuberculosis
and malaria. Her thesis, defended at the Faculty of Sciences in her home city of Pamplona, the capital of Navarre, describes the synthesis and characterisation of 65 der...
Simple strategy could prevent half of deadly tuberculosis infections
By using a combination of inexpensive infection control measures, hospitals around the world could prevent half the new cases of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
(XDR TB), according to a new study in The Lancet by researchers at Yale School of Medicine.
Dubbed Ebola With Wings for its ab...
Most ancient case of tuberculosis found in 500,000-year-old human; points to modern health issues
AUSTIN, TexasAlthough most scientists believe tuberculosis
emerged only several thousand years ago, new research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals the most ancient evidence of the disease has been found in a 500,000-year-old human fossil from Turkey.
The discovery of the new specim...
Conference on Elephant Tuberculosis Research Establishes Action Plan at International Symposium on Elephant Conservation
VIENNA, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservationists and scientists
from around the world gathered for the 2007 International Elephant
Conservation and Research Symposium, in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium was
hosted by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant
The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Provides Unique Model for Fight Against Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa
Technology Transfer Creates Sustainable Solution to Treat One of the World's Oldest and Deadliest Diseases
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During the
annual meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis
Disease (IUATLD), The Lilly ...
Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis
International screening program and new drug show promise in studies
WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- In the minds of most Americans, tuberculosis
is a disease of the past.
However, statistics show it's still a major global health problem.
That's why two studies in the June ...
The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer Reports From South Africa on Renewed Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Series marks the launch of the NewsHour's Global Health Unit, funded by the Gates Foundation
WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's Global Health Unit launches its first series of reports next week -- March 23 - 27, 2009. NewsHour Senior Correspon...
New treatment option for latent tuberculosis
This release is available in French .
Montreal, December 31st, 2008 Patients who are infected with the latent form of tuberculosis
(TB) show no symptoms and are not contagious, yet they pose the biggest challenge when it comes to controlling the disease. The latest study by Dr. Dick Menzi...
NIAID describes research priorities to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis Tuberculosis
(TB) has long been one of the worlds great killers. Now, forms of drug-resistant TB--multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR)--are occurring at an ominous and accelerating rate. To help in the fight against drug-resistant TB, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectiou...
Researcher, magnet lab receive $2 million grant to target tuberculosis
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- About 5,000 people around the world die from tuberculosis
every day, but no effective new drugs have been developed to combat it in 40 years. Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University hope to change that through research made possib...
Weill Cornell receives $2.4 million in grants from Gates Foundation to fight tuberculosis
NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2007) -- Weill Cornell Medical College has received two grants totaling $2.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight tuberculosis, an epidemic that infects one-third of the world's people and kills nearly two million yearly -- mostly in the poorest countri...
New antibiotic drug combo to speed up treatment of tuberculosis
A team of tuberculosis
(TB) experts at Johns Hopkins and in Brazil have evidence that substituting the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the regimen of drugs used to treat the highly contagious form of lung disease could dramatically shorten the time needed to cure the illness from six months to four.
Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population
A new study of Chinese people has linked obesity with a lower risk of tuberculosis
in the countrys older population .
Led by Chi C. Leung at the Tuberculosis
and Chest Service, Hong Kong, the researchers examined 42,116 individuals aged 65 years or above enrolled in 18 health centres for el...
Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk
According to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine journal, Obese or overweight Chinese individuals age 65 and older have a lower risk of developing tuberculosis
than those at a normal weight.
Tuberculosis is commonly associated with poverty and undernutrition in both developed and dev...
Minor Tuberculosis Outbreak In Welsh School
Health experts are allaying fears over a tuberculosis
outbreak in a Welsh school .
Two schools in Wales- Gorseinon Infant and Junior Schools conducted tuberculosis-screening tests after a member of staff and her three children were found to be infected with the bacteria.
After the complet...
The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head
When Mr. Andrew Speaker and his wife returned to United States from Europe they were immediately quarantined by the health officials .
Speaker and his family have been fighting back ever since, disputing the accounts of government health officials who contended he had been warned not to fly bec...
Global Tuberculosis Epidemic Levelling Off - WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has claimed that the global tuberculosis
(TB) epidemic has levelled off for the first time since it declared TB a public health emergency in 1993. //
The Global Tuberculosis
Control Report released today, two days before the world TB day, says that the percen...
Mozambique: Half of Tuberculosis Cases Go Undiagnosed
The number of cases of tuberculosis
diagnosed in Mozambican health units is well below the real number of infections, warned// Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Wednesday.
Speaking in Maputo, at the opening of a national meeting on tuberculosis, Garrido said, "in our country, we only manage to det...
Scientists Partner to Develop and Distribute New Tuberculosis Vaccine
Bioengineers and public health researchers at Harvard University have developed a novel spraying method for delivering the most common tuberculosis
(TB) vaccine. It// will provide a new low-cost and scaleable technique that offers needle-free delivery and greater stability at room temperature than ...
Socio-economically Excluded People, more affected by Tuberculosis
Health experts have warned that the increasing rate of tuberculosis, a deadly infectious disease could be reduced if it was controlled among the socially excluded groups. //
In London, tuberculosis
prevalence rates were found to be higher among the
homeless population, drug abusers, HIV patien...
Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Effective With Blood Tests
Italian researchers claim the superiority of blood tests over skin tests for detecting people with latent tuberculosis. //According to them blood tests are effective, reliable and therefore holds promise in detecting latent TB.
Though the numerous people with the dormant TB infection never actu...
Africa Suffers Tuberculosis as a Fallout of HIV/AIDS and Poverty
Nairobi - The WHO has revealed that Africa's TB crisis has its origin in HIV/AIDS, weak health systems and poverty. Statistics show that//, of the two million people who die from TB every year, 1.5 million are Africans.
Winfred Nzioka, a nurse at the African Medical and Research Foundation (A...
DOTS For Tuberculosis TO Cover Entire Country
The Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) tuberculosis
control programme will cover the entire country by November 2006 said union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Sunday.//
"The drugs for the DOTS programme will be made available even in petty shops and dhabas in remote a...
Diagnostic Procedure For Tuberculosis Made Easy
Gone are the days where a patient has to wait for weeks to get the test results of tuberculosis, as it now takes just a few days for the disease that claim about 5,000 lives a day in the world//.
A new diagnostic test can identify its bacteria in a few days' time.
The Imperial College o...
Historic trial for tuberculosis launched together by leading drug companies
Two leading pharmaceutical companies, The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) and Bayer Healthcare have announced a partnership to coordinate the study to uncover the potential of an existing antibiotic, //Moxifloxacin, to shorten the standard 6-month treatment of tuberculosis
Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme
Music director and composer A.R. Rahman 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 Pa...
WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Tuberculosis
as an emergency in Africa. It is killing more than half a million people every year. WHO Regional // Committee for Africa comprising health ministers from 46 Member States has declared tuberculosis
an emergency in the African region. The...