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59 min ago | EurekAlert!

The Lancet: Novel treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis shows...

In a viewpoint published this week in The Lancet , the Community Research Advisors Group argue that research into bedaquiline - a new drug, fast tracked for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis - should proceed cautiously in people with drug-sensitive tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Law, Law

9 hrs ago | BioMed Central

Evaluation of a microcolony growth monitoring method for the rapid...

Due to the increasing prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to one or more antibiotics, there is a need for new quantitative culture methods both for drug susceptibility testing and for validation of mutations putatively associated with drug resistance.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

13 hrs ago | Free Republic

Report: Illegal Immigrant Children Have Lice So Bad ‘They...

Todd Starnes told Sean Hannity on FOX News tonight that the illegal immigrant children held at Lackland Air Force base in Oklahoma are bringing diseases into America.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Air Force, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 09, 2014

International Business Times

Childhood TB May be '25% Higher Than Estimated' - Study

Lancet Global Health has published a research suggesting about 15 million children suffer from tuberculosis annually while 53 million succumb to latent TB infection that may eventually lead to contagious TB.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, Africa, South Sudan

Tue Jul 08, 2014

EurekAlert!

The Lancet Global Health: Incidence of childhood tuberculosis could...

New estimates indicate that over 650 000 children develop tuberculosis every year in the 22 countries with a high burden of the disease *-almost 25% higher than the total number of new cases worldwide estimated by WHO in 2012 **.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Gateway Pundit

Report: Illegal Immigrant Children Have Lice So Bad 'They Can...

Todd Starnes told Sean Hannity on FOX News tonight that the illegal immigrant children held at Lackland Air Force base in Oklahoma are bringing diseases into America.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Air Force, Medicine, Health, Conservative Political News

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Town Talk

Roach: TB more complicated than a cough

Dear Dr. Roach: I read your column in May about tuberculosis. I have questions. Every time I get tested for tuberculosis, the test is positive.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Arthritis, Prednisone (generic), Deltasone, Orasone

International Business Times

WHO Urges Australia, New Zealand, USA to Eliminate Tuberculosis

The WHO has signaled out 33 countries that have low rates of tuberculosis and can easily wipe out the disease from the nation.

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Related Topix: Health

Thu Jul 03, 2014

CBS Local

Border Patrol Agent: DHS Directing 'Backdoor Amnesty' For Illegal Immigrants

The spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 says that "backdoor amnesty" of illegal aliens coming through the southern border is controlled from the highest officials at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sonoran News

Pending alien arrivals, NBPC issues health alert, precautionary protocols

'[N]o one knows who is coming in, how many there are, where they are coming from, what they are carrying and where they are going' SAN DIEGO U.S. Border Patrol agents, accustomed to the risks associated with their jobs, such as combating violent drug cartels, are now being exposed to a host of diseases and infections along with the crushing wave of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Chickenpox, Medicine

BioMed Central

Predictors of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment outcomes in South...

Tuberculosis remains an important health concern in many countries. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of unfavorable outcomes at the end of treatment and at the end of study in South Korea.

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Infection Control Today

New Approach for Tuberculosis Drugs

Consumption was one of the worst known diseases of the 18th century. Thanks to medical advances, the number of deaths from this lung disease which is today known as tuberculosis has declined significantly.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biology, Science

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Medical News Today

Host-directed tuberculosis therapy: NIH scientists establish proof-of-concept

In a new study published in Nature , scientists describe a new type of tuberculosis treatment that involves manipulating the body's response to TB bacteria rather than targeting the bacteria themselves, a concept called host-directed therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Infection Control Today

Research May Yield New Ways to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant TB

Scientists in the United States and India have successfully modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis, an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues that experts consider a serious threat to global health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chemistry, Science, Infectious Diseases, Oregon State University, Genetics

CiteULike

'Complex' but coping: experience of symptoms of tuberculosis and...

'Complex' but coping: experience of symptoms of tuberculosis and health care seeking behaviours - a qualitative interview study of urban risk groups, London, UK BACKGROUND:Tuberculosis awareness, grounded in social cognition models of health care seeking behaviour, relies on the ability of individuals to recognise symptoms, assess their risk and ... (more)

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

EurekAlert!

Research may yield new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant TB

Scientists in the United States and India have successfully modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis, an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues that experts consider a serious threat to global health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chemistry, Science, Infectious Diseases, Oregon State University, Genetics

PhysOrg Weblog

Scientists establish proof-of-concept for host-directed tuberculosis therapy

In a new study published in Nature , scientists describe a new type of tuberculosis treatment that involves manipulating the body's response to TB bacteria rather than targeting the bacteria themselves, a concept called host-directed therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Asthma

Science Daily

Pproof-of-concept for host-directed tuberculosis therapy established by researchers

A new type of tuberculosis treatment that involves manipulating the body's response to TB bacteria rather than targeting the bacteria themselves -- a concept called host-directed therapy -- has been established by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Asthma

Infection Control Today

New Treatment Manipulates Body's Response to TB Bacteria

In a new study published in Nature, scientists describe a new type of tuberculosis treatment that involves manipulating the body's response to TB bacteria rather than targeting the bacteria themselves, a concept called host-directed therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Defamation Claims From Vegas Hospital Over Tuberculosis Case

A Las Vegas hospital is accusing a Nevada personal injury lawyer of defaming it with comments during a May news conference about a lawsuit stemming from a tuberculosis outbreak last year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Las Vegas, NV, Nursing

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