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

India  /  Published 05.05.20

Worrying dip in TB registration

India’s number of tuberculosis patients registered weekly dropped by a precipitous 75 per cent during the first three weeks of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and could lead to excess TB deaths, he...
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 09.07.19

TB threat requires interdisciplinary response

It’s been a few years but I clearly remember a visit to a chest ward in a hospital in Patna. Tuberculosis patients, their faces emaciated, lay on their beds, staring, coughing, in despair. These imp...
By Shaibal Gupta in

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

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

North East  /  Published 11.03.19

Private aid for tea workers’ TB plight

For the first time, a private health institute in an Assam tea garden will take part in a district tuberculosis control programme in Upper Assam.Gatoonga tea estate in Jorhat district, which runs the ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


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