The Globe and Mail
Why Canadians can expect more shortages of generic drugs
The generic drug shortage that has been plaguing patients and health-care providers since 2010 simmers on.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Impact of HIV co-infection on plasma level of cytokines and...
The immunologic environment during HIV/M. tuberculosis co-infection is characterized by cytokine and chemokine irregularities that have been shown to increase immune activation, viral replication, and T cell dysfunction.
World TB Day is March 24: TB Expert Dean Schraufnagel, MD Available...
Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, past president of the American Thoracic Society, past vice-president of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and a clinical and scientific expert in tuberculosis is available to discuss the ongoing global burden of ... (more)
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Guest Viewpoint: Health information network can save lives
The most important job of any public health department is to rapidly investigate new cases of patients with life-threatening and highly communicable diseases, such as pertussis, meningitis and E. coli.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Paradoxical response to disseminated non-tuberculosis mycobacteriosis ...
Biological agents such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors are known to cause mycobacterium infections.
Uganda slapped with aid cuts over anti-gay law
A newly-diagnosed HIV positive woman, who arrived at the hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis , receives treatment at the Mildmay Uganda clinic, which receives funding from the US government through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The joke that got a hotel guest banned for life
IF YOU'RE lucky enough to stay in a nice hotel, you may want to be careful about how you talk to the staff.
Inside a creepy, abandoned hospital left to rot
THESE incredible photographs show an abandoned hospital that's been left to rot.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Student at Sacramento's Grant High School diagnosed with tuberculosis
Sacramento County health officials are testing dozens of Grant High School students for active tuberculosis after a classmate was diagnosed with the infectious disease.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Single Channel Treatment Useful to Tackle TB: Study
Early detection of tuberculosis and a coordinated mechanism to channelise treatment through a single line of treatment like DOTS programme can show the way-ahead for tackling drug resistance as multi-drug resistant TB poses a major medical challenge in the country, a study has revealed.
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Surveillance for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Under-Resourced Countries
Antimicrobial drug resistance is usually not monitored in under-resourced countries because they lack surveillance networks, laboratory capacity, and appropriate diagnostics.
Efficacy of isoniazid prophylactic therapy in prevention of tuberculosis in children: a meta-analysis
Children are highly susceptible to tuberculosis; thus, there is need for safe and effective preventive interventions.
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Concomitant Multidrug-resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Susceptible Tuberculous Meningitis
To the Editor: In 2012, a 34-year-old HIV-seronegative man was hospitalized after several months of cough, fever, night sweats, 10-kg weight loss, and, in the past month, severe headache.
Association between neuromyelitis optica and tuberculosis in a Chinese population
A number of reports have described the presence of tuberculosis in neuromyelitis optica patients.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Edmonton MP Andy Love took part in an NHS service to help treat tuberculosis in the area.
The NHS 'Find and Treat' service has been visiting homelessness refuges across the borough to tackle TB, which is nearly triple the national average in Edmonton alone.
Sleep on it: The quest for rest in the modern hospital
SMS Unplugged was recently launched as a forum for students to chronicle their experiences in medical school.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The Motley Fool
America's Top 5 Health Threats in 2014
According to the World Health Organization, as of 2011 there were 12,420 different diseases, disorders, and ailments that can afflict the human body.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
The Star Online
HIV & tuberculosis
There was only one sexual transmission of HIV for every nine injecting drug users in 1990; in 2011, this increased to six sexual transmissions for every four injecting drug users.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school
Testing will start Monday at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo. But a county health official noted that the chances anyone else has contracted TB, an airborne infection that attacks the lungs, are "very, very slim."
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Tuberculosis Cases Among Immigrants Continue to Rise
According to the City Health Department, immigrants make up most tuberculosis cases in the city with the overall number being more than twice the national rate.