Jharkhand  /  Published 25.12.20

Workplace policy for TB notified

Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to notify a workplace policy on tuberculosis (TB). The feat assumes significance for India, which leads the world in TB cases, according to WH...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

People  /  Published 03.12.20

From daring to dream to busting myths

What’s spending quality time with Izhaan been like? Since March this year, we have spent each day together and what a blissful time it has been to watch him grow. He’s such a loving boy, ...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Health  /  Published 14.10.20

A fall is dangerous

Q. I hit my toe on the door. The CT scan showed a small hairline crack. The surgeon just taped  the toe with the adjacent one. This is called “buddy taping” and usually is all that i...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

Waste not, want not

Sir — It was worrying to learn that poor diet is a greater threat to public health across the world than dangerous diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and measles. This finding was published in a re...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 02.06.19

Cured TB patients run risk of lung disease: Study

Many patients who have successfully completed treatment for tuberculosis may continue to display poor lung function and face the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study in India ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 19.05.19

Free chest X-ray vouchers push up TB diagnosis: Study

Health researchers have shown that private pharmacists in India can help find tuberculosis patients and direct them for diagnosis and appropriate treatment and curb treatment delays that threaten Indi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.10.19

Indian scientists stir TB breakthrough hope

Indian scientists have discovered how tuberculosis bacteria hide themselves in the human body and proposed novel strategies that they hope will cure the disease within a month, compared with the six m...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 02.01.20

Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care

A higher dose and a new injection route may dramatically improve the protective power of a century-old and still the only commercial tuberculosis vaccine, scientists said on Wednesday.The researchers ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 09.10.18

66 employees of a TB hospital in Mumbai contracted disease

Sixty-six employees at the Tuberculosis Hospital in Sewri here contracted the disease in the past five years, authorities said in reply to an RTI query.Of these 66 employees, 17 died, 39 had got cured...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.20

Unrealistic goal

Sir — Cases of tuberculosis are on the rise in India. Yet, the Union health minister, Harsh Vardhan, has set a goal of eradicating TB from India by 2025. One problem with TB is that it is often cons...
By The Telegraph in


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