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Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Tuberculosis
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Centre tries flavoured pills to help kids finish TB treatment 17.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Strawberry, orange-flavoured pills replace bitter TB tablets 17.5.2017 DNA: Health
By June, the initiative will be rolled out in 17 more states and by the year-end, these flavoured drugs will reach every child of the country, said Dr Jagdish Pradash, Director General of Health Services.
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People have a conservative idea about same-sex romance in 'LOEV': Director 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Gay-themed love story "LOEV" is garnering accolades and is being appreciated at prestigious film festivals on foreign shores. But in India, the film, which explores a same sex romantic relationship, will not even release in theatres and director Sudhanshu Saria says people have a very conservative idea about the film.
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National Strategic Plan for TB elimination in 2 months: Dr Sunil Khaparde 17.5.2017 DNA: Health
Interview with Deputy Director General, TB, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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Ivory Coast holds workshop to deal with TB 16.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Abidjan, May 16 (IANS/MAP) Twenty doctors and nurses participated in a training workshop on preventive activities and promotional campaigns against tuberculosis in Ivory Coast's capital Yamoussoukro.
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Capsules 15.5.2017 BusinessLine - Specials
HEALTH AMBASSADOR Big B for WHO’s hepatitis campaign The World Health Organization has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia to boost awareness an...
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ICMR to test efficacy of two new TB drugs in clinical trials 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - National
With India set to witness a steep rise in the number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will test the efficacy of two new medicines for tackling the dreaded bug that causes TB. One of the medicines, Metformin, is widely used to treat type-II diabetes. However, ICMR plans a clinical trial to examine its effectiveness in fighting the TB microbe following encouraging scientific results from Indian biologists. The second drug is Bedaquiline that received the US Food and Drug Administration's approval in 2012 for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. It is yet to be used in India's public-funded national TB control programme. "The protocol for the Metformin trial is ready and we hope to start the trial within a couple of months. The Bedaquiline Delaminate (another new drug) trial for drug-resistant cases may take about six months to kick off," ICMR director general Soumya Swaminathan told DH. The Metformin trial would be held in two steps. First, ...
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A case that changed HIV treatment forever 14.5.2017 TOI: Home
From being handcuffed and left to rot in an abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium to challenging the Goa Public Health Amendment Act, which called for mandatory isolation of HIV-positive persons, Dominic’s legal, medical and emotional journey irrevocably changed not only his own life but became a rallying cry in the struggle for equal rights to treatment and care for those with HIV in the country.
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Case that changed HIV treatment forever 14.5.2017 TOI: Goa
From being handcuffed and left to rot in an abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium to challenging the Goa Public Health Amendment Act, which called for mandatory isolation of HIV-positive persons, Dominic’s legal, medical and emotional journey irrevocably changed not only his own life but became a rallying cry in the struggle for equal rights to treatment and care for those with HIV in the country.
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More than 1 mn TB patients lack adequate nutrition 13.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Mt Abu/Abu Road: One look at Puni Garasia, 14, was all it took Ashok Dave, a doctor operating a charitable mobile clinic service for 56 dusty, desolate hamlets in Sirohi, southwest Rajasthan, to suspect tuberculosis (TB).
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Millions of TB patients in India have no food, weigh less than 20 kg 13.5.2017 Latest News
Under-nutrition increases the severity of TB, reduces patients' speed of recovery
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Why ragpickers are critical for waste management 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Ajmer Shatabdi pulls into the New Delhi station every night at around 11 pm. During the six-hour journey from Ajmer, the train serves tea, snacks, soup, dinner and dessert -- more food than an average person can eat in that time.
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Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis 12.5.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Celebrated Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, a Hepatitis B conqueror, was on Friday appointed the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for the Hepatitis awareness programme in southeast Asia region. He says nobody should suffer from the disease.
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62 million tonnes of waste generated annually; how ragpickers help clean it 12.5.2017 News
Only 75-80% of the waste generated in India is collected by municipal bodies.
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TB timelines 11.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The transmission cycle of the drug-resistant strain must be broken aggressively
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‘5 lakh TB cases in UP go unreported’ 10.5.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Multidrug-resistant TB will rise in India, says new study 10.5.2017 Hindu: National
By 2040, 12.4% of patients in the country will have that variant, reports Lancet
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'India may miss TB eradication target' 10.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
'India may miss TB eradication target'
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Drug-resistant TB cases may spike in India by 2040 10.5.2017 DNA: Health
A new study has found that India could witness an alarming spike in cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the next two decades.
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TB survivors form national coalition 10.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
It aims to give those affected a say in combating the disease
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