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Suffering from deadly TB strain, man waits for miracle cure, shelter

In June, Lagas (18) got admitted to Sewri TB Hospital for treatment.

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Tackling the TB threat: Old disease back, drug-resistant & deadlier

Has claimed 75 lives in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad since 2012.

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Despite gruelling battle against TB, teen scores 89% in SSC exam

Gali first started taking anti-TB drugs in 2013 when she was diagnosed with the air-borne infection at a private clinic near her house in Pratiksha Nagar, Sion.


Tuberculosis that resists cure

An Indian is at the heart of a raging XDR TB scare in the US. ABANTIKA GHOSH describes the battle against the disease in India, its details and contours.

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BARC, Sewri hospital for joint study on TB

Sewri TB hospital has 1,200 beds and around 1,000 patients of which over 200 are multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases.


City hospitals get a shot of manpower as BMC recruits 116 specialist doctors

The civic-body appointed 3 psychiatrists for the 1,200-bed Sewri Tuberculosis Hospital to handle patients.


Revolutionary antibiotics to tackle TB

Researchers have found that hydrogen is a key factor that enables mycobacteria to survive oxygen-limitation over long periods.


‘Positive on HIV, India lags behind on TB, malaria front’

Fewer people in India are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria than a decade ago.


Why TB persists

Public and private efforts must converge to battle it.

For info on TB, BMC to launch directory

The directory will have all TB related details. It will have addresses of DOTS dispensaries in the city.


Bone marrow stem cells could defeat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Patients with potentially fatal “superbug” forms of tuberculosis (TB) could in future be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique. The finding, made by British and Swedish scientists, could pave the way for the development of a new treatment for the […]

Not all or nothing

The rural health cadre will not create two classes of doctors,it will help fill two different needs.

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Five facilities in state to detect MDR-TB in 2 hours

Doctors fear the latest infection could be a Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) one

World Hepatitis Day: Research shows countries ill-equipped to cope with epidemic

Despite this enormous death toll,leaders in global health consistently leave it off their agendas.

Ethnic differences in immune response to TB discovered

Immune response to the tuberculosis bacterium varies between patients of different ethnic origin.