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Yesterday | OregonLive.com

Packy the Oregon Zoo elephant will resume tuberculosis treatment Wednesday

As Packy, the Oregon Zoo's beloved elephant, celebrated his 52nd birthday Monday by devouring a 40-pound cake, the veterinary staff caring for him plotted their next move in the challenging work of treating his tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 12, 2014

BioMed Central

Pyrosequencing for rapid detection of Tuberculosis resistance in...

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a major public health problem. Early diagnosis of MDR-TB patients is essential for minimizing the risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rifampin (generic), Rimactane, Rifadin, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid, Myambutol, Ethambutol (generic)

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Times of Oman

A million children a year develop TB, study

Indian nursing student carry placards as they take part in an awareness rally on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Hyderabad on March 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Health

Thu Apr 10, 2014

BioMed Central

Trend of microbiologically-confirmed tuberculosis in a low-incidence...

The metropolitan area of Bologna, a city in Northern Italy , is considered a low incidence setting for TB, but has a high rate of foreign immigration .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Italy, World News,

Wed Apr 09, 2014

PE Hub

Tailwind looks to exit generic-drug maker VersaPharm after six years

Tailwind Capital acquired VersaPharm in 2007. Five years later, in late 2012, the firm completed a $60 million dividend recap of the company, according to Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp. Marietta, Georgia-based VersaPharm develops generic products designed to treat tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, the Tailwind Capital website said.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Thomson, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Healthcare Industry, Reuters, Marietta, GA, Health, IGN Entertainment

Sun Apr 06, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Fears for Global Health R&D After U.S. Budget Battle

Future research and development targeting diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria may be at risk because of across-the-board federal cuts implemented last year by the United States, the largest funder of global health R&D, warns a report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Malaria, World News, Africa

Fri Apr 04, 2014

SciDev.Net

Fears for global health R&D after US budget battle

Future research and development targeting diseases such as HIV , tuberculosis and malaria may be at risk because of across-the-board federal cuts implemented last year by the United States, the largest funder of global health R&D, warns a report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Malaria, Food and Drug Administration

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Times-Herald

District health director discusses funding issues

"We need your help," Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo, district health director for District Four Public Health, which covers Coweta and several other counties, told the Coweta County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 01, 2014

CorpWatch

Big Pharma Abandons New Tuberculosis Drug Research

Three major pharmaceutical companies - AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer - have recently delayed or canceled clinical trials for testing tuberculosis drugs in India and South Africa.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Zyvox, Linezolid (generic), Malaria, World News, India, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Announcement: Updated Guidelines on Managing Drug Interactions in the ...

Guidelines for managing pharmacologic interactions that can result when patients receive antiretroviral drugs for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection together with rifamycin antibiotics for treatment of tuberculosis have been published previously .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Times of Oman

A million children a year develop TB, study

Indian nursing student carry placards as they take part in an awareness rally on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Hyderabad on March 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Health

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Patch.com

Tuberculosis Testing Under Way at Watkins Mill High School

More than 100 students and staff members at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County will undergo tuberculosis testing today as a followup to someone in the building who was treated for the disease earlier in the year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Montgomery County, MD, Education Etc.

Boston.com

Massachusetts health officials say tuberculosis cases slowing

Massachusetts health officials say the state is seeing an overall decline in the number of tuberculosis cases, although they warn of a worrisome rise in multidrug-resistant cases.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Mon Mar 24, 2014

FarmingUK

Banham Poultry worker treated for tuberculosis

A worker at a chicken factory in Norfolk has received treatment for tuberculosis, it has been revealed.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

The Otago Daily Times

Studying drug-resistant Tb

A high-powered collaboration between the University of Otago and the oldest medical university in Burma is likely to shed new light on the genetics of tuberculosis drug resistance.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Channelnewsasia.com

Lower outpatient TB treatment fees at TTSH

The cost of outpatient treatment for tuberculosis at Tan Tock Seng Hospital will be lowered from next month.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, Indonesia

Bangkok Post

A million children a year develop...

About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, said a study Monday that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young.

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Related Topix: Health

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

After seven-year ordeal: 39-yr-old HIV, TB patient finds a glimmer of hope

Mohammed is one of the first patients in India to receive the recently approved drug for his fatal drug-resistant tuberculosis For the last seven years, Mohammed has been confined to his tiny chawl in Dharavi.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration

The Miami Herald

World health agency calls for a renewed push against drug-resistant tuberculosis

The World Health Organization is calling on the international community to step up its efforts to diagnose and treat tuberculosis, noting that one-third of the 9 million people who fall ill with TB each year receive no treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, World News, Congo, Africa

EurekAlert!

The Lancet journals: World TB Day media alert

To mark the Stop TB Partnerships' World TB Day on Monday 24 March 2014, The Lancet journals will publish a special new collection of Reviews, Comment, and Articles to cast light, and the world's attention, on tuberculosis, in the hope of raising this disease higher up the agendas of international communities.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, South Africa

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