Washington, June 13 (ANI): Pyrazinamide (PZA)—a frontline tuberculosis (TB) drug— is used for treating both drug susceptible and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) but resistance to PZA occurs frequently and can compromise
There is no proposal to introduce TB drug Bedaquiline in the Indian market, parliament was told on Tuesday. "No application under the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules has been received by the Drug Controller General (of India) for the
‘I have constant flu like body aches, it seriously feels like I have the flu all of the time… I also have really bad body twitching, headaches and neck, shoulder pain, not to mention my hips! I feel like I am 80 years old not
An Academy Award nominated documentary tracking the history of the AIDS epidemic in the US was recently screened in Delhi.
Directed by David France, ‘How to survive a plague’ is a detailed narrative of HIV/AIDS activism in
Mumbai seems to be battling HIV and TB really well. With the two diseases forming a deadly combo it was one of the leading causes of deaths in patients. The two diseases are finally coming under control in Mumbai. The city has
Nelson Mandela was breathing without difficulty, South Africa's presidency said, as he spent his third day in the hospital due to a lung infection. The 94-year-old former South African president was comfortable and continuing to
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was in good spirits while recovering from lung infection at a Pretorial hospital, the South African presidency said. The 94-year-old was admitted to hospital just before Wednesday
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day.
When the chest pain and racking cough of tuberculosis patient Asha (31) refused to subside even after six months of treatment, the doctor got her sputum tested again - only to find that she
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day and the day holds great significance in our country because we’re the most TB-afflicted country in the world. Our huge population along with poor healthcare services has made us very
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day and how India fares against the disease plays a major role in containing it the world over. India accounts for 20% of the world’s TB cases and the disease infects 3 million people a year and
Our skin secretes an antibiotic called dermcidin, which could act as a potent weapon against tuberculosis (TB) and dangerous bugs, says a study. A team of researchers from the universities of Edinburgh, Goettingen, Tuebingen and
Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) services in government-run night shelters in the capital will be launched by the Delhi government to curb tuberculosis among the homeless, who are vulnerable to this lung
Till date, the location in the body where the TB bacteria hide was not known making it difficult to completely eliminate it even after rigorous treatment. The bacteria remain in dormant but viable state but may reactivate to
In India, 2 patients succumb every three minutes to TB disease. Urban metros like Mumbai with have it worse because of poor hygienic condition and widespread poverty. Despite our best efforts to control this disease, mortality