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Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to antibiotics in Lao PDR:...
It is estimated that Lao People's Democratic Republic ranks fifth among the seven countries most affected by TB in the WHO Western Pacific Region.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Cambridge Evening News
Cambridge labs to open up their doors to the public as Medical...
It is the paradigm of 21st century medical science - a cathedral to our unquenchable desire to find out how our bodies work, and why they go wrong.
Gwinnett hospital warns of tuberculosis exposure
More than 100 patients at Gwinnett Medical Center are being urged to get screened for tuberculosis after potentially being exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of the disease.
Scientists discover new anti-tuberculosis compound that kills drug-resistant TB bacteria
An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute , the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has identified a highly promising new anti- tuberculosis compound that attacks the tuberculosis bacterium in two different ways.
Researchers launch novel investigation into tuberculosis transmission
Researchers at Colorado State University are launching the most realistic study ever conducted into how transmission of the tuberculosis pathogen triggers infectious disease, an investigation expected to yield new insights into a disease that attacks the lungs and kills some 1.5 million people worldwide each year.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Tuberculosis Drug Shortage Spreads to Santa Barbara County
This past January, Dr. Charity Thoman started noticing the shortages. Santa Barbara County's normally stocked tuberculosis drugs were disappearing off the shelves, and instead of more drugs arriving to replace them, they stopped coming altogether.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Researchers identify a new mechanism of TB drug resistance
PZA is used for treating both drug susceptible and multi-drug resistant TB but resistance to PZA occurs frequently and can compromise treatment.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Prevalence of psychological distress and associated factors in...
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Wed Jun 05, 2013
Tuberculosis, Anthrax, And Other Diseases May Be Treated More Effectively By New Kind Of Antibiotic
Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis - a severe food-borne illness - eventually could be treated with an entirely new and more-effective kind of antibiotic, thanks to a team of scientists led by Kenneth Keiler, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Edison Middle School Students Tested for TB
A student at Thomas Edison Middle School showed symptoms of tuberculosis, now 150 people are getting tested for the disease.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
New kind of antibiotic may be more effective at fighting tuberculosis, anthrax, and other diseases
Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis -- a severe food-borne illness -- eventually could be treated with an entirely new and more-effective kind of antibiotic, thanks to a team... Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis -- a severe food-borne illness -- eventually could be treated with an entirely new and ... (more)
National Public Radio
A Boston Family's Struggle With TB Reveals A Stubborn Foe
Michelle Williams, center, and two daughters visit the grave of her mother Judy Williams at the Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park, Mass., on May 11, 2013.
Thu May 30, 2013
U.S. Doctors Shouldn't Have to Beg for TB Drugs
I am a tuberculosis doctor. My patients and I inhabit a world of TB medications, diagnostic technology and public-health investigations.
Wed May 29, 2013
Tuberculosis Kills Almost Two Million People Every Year
A shocking new discovery has added yet another health benefit to the impressive resume of vitamin C. Researchers have determined that the super vitamin can kill drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis.
Tue May 28, 2013
Economic support to improve tuberculosis treatment outcomes in South...
Poverty undermines adherence to tuberculosis treatment. Economic support may both encourage and enable patients to complete treatment.
Aid group: Myanmar restrictions hurt health care
Restrictions imposed by Myanmar's government in the western state where Buddhists and Muslims clashed last year are preventing tens of thousands of people from getting health care and basic services, the international aid group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.
News Post Leader
Memories of old hospital wanted
A project is being launched to gather more information about the early days of a building which was built to treat children suffering from tuberculosis in the 1900s.
Mon May 27, 2013
Colin Currie: Hail the modern hero who beat TB
Sixty years on, it is almost impossible to imagine how tuberculosis and the fear of TB gripped Edinburgh in the early 1950s.
Hitler's hospital: The haunting remains of Nazi Germany's Beelitz...
Rusty beds, vine-covered buildings and empty corridors with walls covered in graffiti and slowly peeling paint are what remains of a gigantic hospital which once treated Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, after it was abandoned in the fall of East Germany.
Fri May 24, 2013
Detection of second-line drug resistance in mycobacterium...
The steady rise in the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis requires rapid and reliable methods to identify resistant strains.