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World Tuberculosis Day


World Tuberculosis Day: A doctor debunks eight common myths

March 23, 2021 2:24 pm

"In India today, two deaths occur every three minutes from tuberculosis. But these deaths can be prevented with proper care and treatment," said Dr Parth Shah, a pulmonologist

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: 'Healthy, balanced diet need of the hour'

March 24, 2020 5:27 pm

What should a TB patient's diet comprise of? Find out.

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: Patients should follow hand hygiene, cough etiquette

March 24, 2020 3:00 pm

When those with lung TB, for instance, cough, sneeze or spit, the TB germs are released into the air, which in turn, could be inhaled by another person and infect him or her.

Inclusion of all tobacco products under GST has reduced its use, says Dr Nandita Murukutla on World TB Day

March 25, 2019 9:15 am

According to WHO’s Global TB report 2017, as many as 830,000 global TB cases in 2016 alone were attributed to smoking. That’s because tobacco smoke damages vital immune cells in the body.

Tuberculosis in pregnancy: A timely diagnosis is critical

March 24, 2019 10:41 am

World Tuberculosis Day 2019: While treating TB in pregnancy is absolutely essential, the process can be a little tricky. Doctors and expecting mothers need to be extra cautious about getting the right treatment and maintaining the health of the baby as well as the mother.

World Tuberculosis Day: Survivors push for access to Delamanid, Bedaquiline

March 24, 2019 7:12 am

The Indian government is conducting a controlled trial of Bedaquiline before making it available for limited patients to avoid scope of any drug resistance due to rampant use. Delamanid is yet to be launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as the approvals are under process.

WHO to release new package to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant TB

March 22, 2019 9:30 am

Since 2000, 54 million lives have been saved, and TB deaths have fallen by one-third. But 10 million people still fall ill with TB each year, with too many missing out on vital care.

World Tuberculosis Day: Know the symptoms and treatments of the airborne disease

March 24, 2018 6:00 am

Although TB is a serious disease, it is curable. It can occur in almost every part of the body — the most commonly affected areas being lungs, lymph nodes, intestine, bone and brain. Early diagnosis is crucial for the treatment of TB.

TB hospital where patient ended life has no counsellor

March 26, 2014 1:33 am

A hospital official said doctors doubled as counsellors.

‘India has 2 lakh people with spinal TB’

March 22, 2012 2:14 am

With March 24 being World Tuberculosis Day,doctors have pointed out that there are a growing number of cases of Tuberculosis Spondylitis or TB of the spine,also known as Pott's disease.


World Tuberculosis Day 2021: All you need to know about the infectious disease

March 24, 2021 10:31 am

World TB Day 2021: The theme of World TB Day 2021 - 'The Clock is Ticking' – conveys the sense that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders