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Vaccine Proven Effective As MS Treatment

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:05

Doctors effectively treated patients showing early symptoms of multiple sclerosis by using a vaccine that is based on a weakened form of bacteria.


Hospital Worker With Tuberculosis May Have Infected Hundreds Of Babies

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:15

A New York City maternity ward worker may have infected hundreds of newborn babies with tuberculosis.


Tuberculosis Control Hindered By Drug-Resistant Strains, Underfunded Screening Protocols: WHO

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:06

Although tuberculosis death rates are falling, drug-resistant strains and inadequate prevention tactics must be addressed.


X-Ray-Equipped Van Circles London To Screen For Tuberculosis

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:04

London public health professionals are driving around the city in an X-ray-equipped ‘TB van’ to screen for cases of tuberculosis.

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New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Impact One-Third Of World's Population

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:03

A new tuberculosis vaccine could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by McMaster University researchers.


Childhood Tuberculosis Problem Claims 74,000 Lives A Year

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:01

Childhood tuberculosis is a global problem that demands urgent actions, according to WHO.


The Ethics Of Killing 5,000 Badgers

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 19:58

In an effort to curb bovine TB in farm cattle, 5,000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire will be killed in controlled shootings.


Tuberculosis Outbreak In Virginia High School Puts Hundreds At Risk

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:52

Public health officials urge 430 students and teachers at a Virginia high school to get tested for tuberculosis after three students fell ill with the deadly disease.

New Target For Antibiotics Discovered

Avoiding The Superbug Apocalypse: New Antibiotic Being Developed Would Battle TB, Anthrax, And Food Poisoning

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:36

Researchers out of Penn State have a candidate drug that is more effective than current treatments in killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Mom Was Right: Vitamin C Boosts Antibiotics, Slays TB Bacteria [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:54

Scientists make the surprising discovery that vitamin C kills the antibiotic-resistant mycobacteria behind tuberculosis.

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WHO 2013 Statistics Show Worldwide Improvements In Health, But Concerns Remain

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:43

Although 2013 statistics show a narrowing gap between countries with the best and worst overall health status, WHO's director-general is not entirely optimistic.

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Prospective Tuberculosis Vaccine Shown To Be Ineffective

By | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:32

The first new TB vaccine in 90 years was shown to have little effect in protecting children who had received it.

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'Toothbrush Tree' May Provide Successful Treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

By | Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:26

Researchers in South Africa believe that they may have found a new avenue toward fighting the deadly disease.

Emory University researcher Dana Allen blows into a device that traps specific compounds found in breath. The compounds are then examined to confirm the presence or absence of cancer.

Breath Test May Help Cut TB Diagnosis Time From Weeks to Minutes

By | Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:32

A new study has found that a recently developed breath test may cut down the time of a tuberculosis test from weeks to minutes.


New Vaccine May Potentially Harness Body’s Immune System Response to TB

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:39

The majority of people infected with the tuberculosis live with no symptoms and die of other causes. Researchers have discovered why, and hope that their finding will lead to a new vaccine.