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  1. Now Wisconsin: Migrants Bring Drug-Resistant TuberculosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Breitbart.com

    Two refugees and a foreign student on a visa brought multi-drug resistant tuberculosis to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009 and 2011, according to a 2014 article in an epidemiology publication written with the cooperation of the doctors who treated them. The introduction of MDR TB to the United States represents a serious public health threat, since its successful treatment is uncertain and very expensive.

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  2. USAID Reaffirms Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TBRead the original story

    Wednesday | World News Report

    The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development , in partnership with Ethiopia's Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health and the World Health Organization , today celebrated the transition from the HEAL-TB activity to Challenge TB. Working closely with the Ministry of Health and the Amhara and Oromia regional health bureaus, USAID's HEAL TB activity has helped the ministry to screen more than 16 million people for TB since July 2011.

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  3. Honey not alternative for TB treatmentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Daily Monitor

    I write in response to an article in the Daily Monitor of Monday, May 16 titled, 'Using Honey for Tuberculosis Treatment'. It was reported that honey can be used as an alternative treatment for TB.

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  4. Strengthening immune defence may be solution for treating tuberculosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Medical News Today

    Researchers at Linkoping University have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future. The results have been published in Scientific Reports , a sister journal to the highly respected periodical Nature .

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  5. U.S. and Ethiopian governments advance efforts to end tuberculosisRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | World News Report

    The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development , in partnership with Ethiopia's Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health, and the World Health Organization will celebrate the transition from the HEAL TB activity to Challenge TB activity. This event will highlight the accomplishments of HEAL TB, describe the plan for Challenge TB, and recognize their contribution to the Government of Ethiopia's goal of ending TB.

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  6. Strengthening Immune Defense May Be Solution for Treating TuberculosisRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Infection Control Today

    Researchers at Linkping University have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future. The results have been published in Scientific Reports.

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  7. Revealing the global burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis in childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A new study examining the burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe has highlighted the importance of the disease among children. The innovative modelling and statistical analysis carried out by researchers from the University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and the World Health Organisation estimated that at least 67 million children were infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis with 850,000 developing active disease.

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  8. Novel test helps faster detection of pathogens in lungsRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | Newkerala.com

    L0ondon, June 25 : A new molecular-based method can detect mycobacterial pathogens, which cause tuberculosis, much more quickly than the culture-bases techniques that used to take several weeks, a study says. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent of tuberculosis -- a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs -- and was responsible for the death of nearly 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014.

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  9. Paradoxical reaction in tuberculous meningitis: presentation, predictors and impact on prognosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | BioMed Central

    ... to clinical evaluation, cerebrospinal fluid evaluation, and neuroimaging. Patients were treated with anti-tuberculosis drugs along with corticosteroids. Patients were regularly followed up at 3 monthly intervals. At each follow up patients were ...

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  10. Jonathan Coleman Healthcare Congress speech, AucklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Scoop

    ... For example, at Auckland DHB, video links are used to supervise patients taking antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, enabling nurses to spend more time with other patients. Telehealth services are giving patients and clinicians in remote areas access ...

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  11. Doctor inspired by personal loss to fight tuberculosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 19 | Chron

    Dr. Katharine H.K. Hsu is City Tuberculosis Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor University. less 07/28/1953 - Dr. Katharine Hsu examines a child in pediadtric tuberculosis clinic in Jefferson Davis Hospital in 1953.

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  12. Africa: New Tuberculosis Treatment Plan Gets WHO NodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | AllAfrica.com

    A new treatment regimen that was recently approved by the World Health Organisation for drug resistant tuberculosis will reduce treatment time and cost by half. The new plan comprising tablets and injections -- will last between nine and 12 months compared with the current 18 to 24 months.

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  13. Research shedding light on dark history of treating 'Indian TB' in ManitobaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Brandon Sun

    A group of Winnipeg researchers have embarked on a major project to shed light on the largely ignored history of racially segregated tuberculosis treatment centres in Manitoba, including in Brandon. University of Winnipeg historian Mary Jane McCallum is the principal investigator of "Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba, 1930-1970," which aims to uncover the lived experiences and treatment of indigenous patients in provincial sanatoria.

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  14. Uncovering new treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | PhysOrg Weblog

    For most Australians tuberculosis is a disease of yesteryear, but leading immunologists from UTS and India's Jawaharlal Nehru University are partnering to combat what they call a future health crisis. "Right now, irrespective of socio-economic status, almost every country is under threat from drug-resistant tuberculosis ," says Professor Gobardhan Das, a world expert in tuberculosis from JNU.

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  15. Madagascar's AIDS epidemic rages on undetectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | EurActiv.com

    ... to a health centre in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, where the young languages student was diagnosed with tuberculosis. "But under health centre protocol I was automatically offered an HIV test, which I accepted," the young man said. The test ...

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  16. Africa: Disability, Poverty, TB and HIV - Where Do You Turn?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | AllAfrica.com

    Being disabled, HIV positive and having treatment for tuberculosis is a real challenge. Add to this, you are living in a rural area with no means of income, and the challenges become unimaginable.

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  17. Researchers unlock key to real-time hay fever trackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... ... The rise in multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is becoming a major cause of global health concern for treating tuberculosis, which affects a third of ... Countries that ...

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  18. Zika's potential threat to world blood supply deserves study-and actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... ... The rise in multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is becoming a major cause of global health concern for treating tuberculosis, which affects a third of ... Countries that ...

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  19. Blood pressure medications reduce stroke and heart attack in peritoneal dialysis patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... ... The rise in multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is becoming a major cause of global health concern for treating tuberculosis, which affects a third of ... Countries that ...

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  20. Disseminated tuberculosis after pregnancy progressed to paradoxical...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | BioMed Central

    Early postpartum women are more likely to develop tuberculosis than nonpregnant women mainly due to immune reconstitution after delivery. Paradoxical response during antituberculosis treatment also arises via recovery from immunosuppression.

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