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healthmeup - 03/24/2014 13:09:00

World Tuberculosis Day: Decoding Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day: Decoding Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurs when the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) develops a resistance to the antimicrobial drugs that fights the disease. Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis does not respond to two of the most powerful anti-TB drugs. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/25/2013 07:00:00

Fight Tuberculosis: Get Yourself Checked

Fight Tuberculosis: Get Yourself Checked Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in India. India accounts for one-fifth of the global TB incidents. Each year nearly 2 million people in India contract TB, of which around 0.87 million are infectious. It is estimated that annually around 330,000 Indians die due to TB. For someone... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 09/01/2012 06:00:00

Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Found Across the World

Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Found across The World Scientists have found alarming levels of the lung disease tuberculosis in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America that are resistant to up to four powerful antibiotic drugs. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 08/11/2012 05:00:00

Human Study Re-Ignites Debate over Controversial Diabetes 'Cure'

Human Study Re-Ignites Debate Over Controversial Diabetes ' A controversial experimental cure for type 1 diabetes, using a tuberculosis vaccine invented a century ago, appears to temporarily vanquish the disease, according to a study in a handful of patients led by a scientist long criticized by her peers. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/22/2012 07:00:00

Tuberculosis Decoded [Tuberculosis Awareness Month]

Tuberculosis Decoded [Tuberculosis Awareness Month] Tuberculosis kills two people every three minutes in India. Approximately 80% of the Indian population is exposed to the TB bacilli by the time they turn 20. Today, as part of our efforts to increase awareness about TB during Tuberculosis Awareness Month 2012, we have detailed the complications,... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/16/2012 07:00:00

Spinal Tuberculosis: The Indian Scourge! [Tuberculosis Awareness Month]

Spinal Tuberculosis: The Indian Scourge! [Tuberculosis Awareness Month] Migration to cities, urban homelessness, increased pollution, increased stress and the rise in HIV has led to a global resurgence of tuberculosis. Almost 10 million Indians suffer from tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis commonly affects the lungs, nearly 2,00,000 Indians suffer from tuberculosis... Continue Reading »

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