Tuberculosis in the news

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16/01/2013 Lung infections could be detected by breath test

Researchers have found that different types of lung bacteria can be identified from breath tests.


03/01/2013 American agency approves drug to treat TB

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA has approved a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which can be used in addition to the usual treatments if these have failed.


12/09/2012 Scientists discover why Vitamin D speeds up TB recovery

A study led by British researchers has found that high doses of vitamin D, which is made in the body when exposed to sunlight, appears to help patients recover more quickly from tuberculosis (TB) when given alongside antibiotic treatment.


08/08/2012 18th-century mummies help medical researchers study TB

18th-century mummies from the Natural History Museum in Budapest are being studied by scientists looking for new ways to treat tuberculosis (TB).


24/07/2012 Potential break-through drug to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Researchers have discovered a new three-drug combination to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In tests, the drug cocktail known as PaMZ, killed a record 99 per cent of TB bacteria in two weeks and costs a fraction of existing treatments.


07/06/2012 One in 10 TB cases is drug-resistant in China

One in 10 cases of tuberculosis (TB) in China is multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) and cannot be treated by the most commonly used drugs, according to a new survey.


14/05/2012 We are losing the fight against TB, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Tuberculosis (TB) could become incurable if governments fail to act.


23/03/2012 World TB Day – 24th March 2012


06/03/2012 More lives saved by integrating TB and HIV treatment

Patients who receive integrated treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV have a greatly improved chance of survival, recently released global impact figures show.


22/02/2012 New TB website calls for personal messages of support

A new interactive website has been launched this week, encouraging people around the world to make their own personal calls to ‘stop TB in my lifetime’.


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