Common heartburn drugs could speed up tuberculosis treatment

Researchers have discovered that over-the-counter drugs commonly used to treat heartburn could shorten the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). These drugs could also reduce the chances of the bacteria that causes TB from becoming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mini bio-devices could help TB patients stick to their treatments

Imagine the scenario: you've been told you have a disease that will kill you. But, the doctor adds, your life can be saved if you diligently take your medication. Don't skip a day, don't skip a dosage. Soon, however, you ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: Tuberculosis cases rise for the first time in years

The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the kind resistant to drugs, rose globally for the first time in years, according to a report Thursday by the World Health Organization.


New antibiotic resistance genes identified in tuberculosis

A massive analysis of more than 10,000 different Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria isolates from 23 countries has revealed new genes associated with resistance to 13 first- and second-line new and repurposed antibiotics. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A major update on global tuberculosis fight

The global effort against tuberculosis, a disease which takes 1.5 million lives annually, presents some cause for optimism, according to an expert from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and ...

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