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Tuberculosis

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Top Tuberculosis Articles

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  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed...
  • Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic

    Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic
    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • Michael T. Osterholm: What we need to contain Ebola

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • Number of tuberculosis cases in L.A. County rose slightly last year

    Number of tuberculosis cases in L.A. County rose slightly last year
    After years of declining tuberculosis rates, Los Angeles County saw an uptick in cases last year, health officials said Tuesday. County public health director Jonathan Fielding said the number of tuberculosis cases reported annually had declined by 60%...
  • 31 CNU students to be tested for tuberculosis after exposure

    31 CNU students to be tested for tuberculosis after exposure
    Thirty-one Christopher Newport University students will be tested for tuberculosis after they were exposed to the infection on campus, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. The Virginia Peninsula Health District recently notified campus officials...
  • Tuberculosis battle is global

    Tuberculosis battle is global
    In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
  • WHO: Alcohol kills 1 person every 10 seconds

    WHO: Alcohol kills 1 person every 10 seconds
    The World Health Organization released a report Monday detailing alcohol consumption around the world and its effects, including information on alcohol-related diseases and deaths. In the year 2012, 3.3 million deaths worldwide were alcohol related....
  • Play Ball: Take A Swing At Baseball Trivia

    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by...
  • 'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,' WHO official warns

    'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,' WHO official warns
    Officials from the World Health Organization warned this week that the workhorse medications we rely on to keep viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in check are in real danger of becoming obsolete. In every region of the globe, health officials have...
  • The State Health Department's Disturbing Deficiencies

    A report by state auditors paints a disturbing picture of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Among the 33 deficiencies listed in the recently released report — nearly double the number in the previous analysis, released in December...
  • Astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88; second American to orbit Earth

    M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off. "The local papers that say I was just a normal boy are trying to think of something not bad...
  • Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher

    Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...