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Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Tuberculosis
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Indian-origin entrepreneur's firm in UK gets Queen's award for innovation 22.4.2018 General News
Pharmaceutical major Vitabiotics, founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur in the UK, today became the first vitamin company in the country's history to receive the Queen's award for innovation for the second time. Kartar Singh Lalvani founded the company in London in 1971. It was awarded for its Perfectil beauty vitamins range. According to an official release, "this is the first and only time that a vitamin company has received the award for innovation on two occasions. "It marks the fourth Queen's Award that the company has received, including the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Pregnacare vitamin research in 2013". It represents multiple innovations in the field of cosmetic science and nutrition, underpinned by a portfolio of granted and filed patents, as well as being the first choice of beauty experts and celebrities including Nicole Scherzinger. A groundbreaking Perfectil clinical trial showed for the first time that supplementation can help protect against ..
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First RO Community Water Plant launched in Bhopal 21.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Diageo India, Swami VivekanandShiksha Samiti (SVSS), anon-profit organization working towards upliftment of... more »
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How India's urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The growing attention paid to epidemiology of viruses can be clearly seen as a direct result of urban transition taking place in India over the last 30 years
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Drug resistant TB centres to be mandatory in medical colleges 21.4.2018 General News
Soon medical colleges might have to set up drug-resistant tuberculosis centres to get recognised. The Health Ministry has written a letter to the MCI proposing that drug-resistant tuberculosis centres should be made mandatory in medical colleges for them to get recognised. "The move is aimed at helping patients suffering from drug-resistant TB get treatment at the nearest facility," a senior Health Ministry official said. According to the Health Ministry data, incidence of tuberculosis was estimated to be 217 per lakh population in 2015 which reduced to 211 per lakh population in 2016. The government had recently rolled out a daily drug regimen for the treatment of TB under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) across all states under which patients are being given fixed drug combinations (FDCs), three or four drugs in a single pill, on a daily basis instead of thrice a week. Taking stock of the Tuberculosis Control Program, Health Minister J P Nadda had urged ...
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Aiming at TB eradication by 2020: Health Minister 18.4.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Says State government is making efforts to reach the target ahead of the deadline set by the Union Health Ministry
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Nadda reviews status of Leprosy and TB in the country 17.4.2018 General News
Health Minister J P Nadda today directed officials to create a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence and prevalence of leprosy to eliminate the disease at district level. He also directed them to take up new interventions in areas where the prevalence rate is high and to mount aggressive campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of the disease along with de-stigmatising it. Nadda gave these instructions at a high-level meeting here to review the status of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) and the progress made under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP). Taking stock of the Tuberculosis Control Program, the minister urged all stakeholders to come together for an aggressive strategy for tuberculosis-free India by 2025. "There is an urgent need for creating awareness in the community," he said, adding that he was of the view that 'TB champions', who had survived the disease, be identified to raise awareness about it. He said ..
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Identify TB Champions to raise awareness: Nadda 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions' who survived tuberculosis should be identified to raise awareness about the curable disease for a TB free India by 2025.
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Shri J P Nadda chairs high level review meeting on Leprosy and TB 17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, held a high level meeting to review the status of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) and the progress made under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), here today.
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For rich and poor Indians alike, diabetes epidemic shows no sign of abating 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Diabetes prevalence has increased by 64% across India over the past quarter-century, according to a November 2017 report
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City’s top ailments: diabetes, hypertension 17.4.2018 Hindu: Home
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Ghost Village, False Cases: The Aftermath Of Dalit Bandh Violence In UP 14.4.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Shriram Hiteshi, an 85-year-old Dalit social activist running a school, is one of the many from his community accused of rioting and attempt to murder, in two First Information Reports (FIRs) filed by...
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TB treatment may leave some patients contagious: study 14.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
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How gut bacteria affect immunity 14.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
Composition of the gut colony differed in TB patients
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IGIB shows how fat cells protect TB bacteria from oxidative stress 14.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
The team studied fat cells and their precursors which have relatively less fat content
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Ex-serviceman seeks Collector’s help 13.4.2018 Hindu: News
A cobbler, who worked for the Indian Army as a boot-maker for over two decades, and has been repairing shoes for a living in Udhagamandalam along Com
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To save lives, hospital to import anti-TB drug from South Africa 13.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Drug manufacturer recently phased out its Compassionate Use Programme
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Nilgiris will be TB-free soon 12.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Having the lowest rate of incidence of tuberculosis anywhere in the country, the Nilgiris has been selected for a pilot project by the 'TB-Free India'
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‘Bad design of SRA buildings led to spread of TB’ 12.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Many residents say they contracted the disease after moving into cramped houses that lacked daylight and ventilation
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81 kids in AMC schools detected with cancer 11.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Gujarat's School Health Rashriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (SH-RBSK) is giving children from low-income groups a new lease of life. The programme helped 12-year-old Anand from Kubernagar who was suffering from cancer. His condition required a bone marrow transplant. The treatment, that would have cost his family Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh had they approached a private hospital, was done for free under the programme. There are several similar cases. Around 106 children have been diagnosed with cancer in the city this year, of which 25 are Anganwadi kids and 81 in primary schools. Pavan from Krushnanagar was detected with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. His father who works at a private company and struggles to make ends meet could not have afforded his treatment. "About eight month ago, he was not feeling well and a tumour was detected below his ear. We took him to the doctor who said he had tuberculosis. Eventually, it started spreading and a second tumour appeared under his arm," said father of the patient. He said it ...
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'India can be example to world in eliminating TB' (IANS Interview) 10.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias says she admires the fact that India is striving to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 -- well before the global target date of 2030. She feels that India can not only eliminate the infectious disease, but it can be an example to the world on how to do it.
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