Tanzanian scientists on the brink of finding shorter doses for TB treatment

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Tanzanian scientists on the brink of finding shorter doses for TB treatment 

DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 22 — Tanzanian scientists are conducting clinical trials on shorter courses of tuberculosis (TB) treatment which would now be more user-friendly and more effective to the patients, the scientists have said.

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10 Out Of 100 foreign workers suffer from infectious diseases – Fomema

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on 10 Out Of 100 foreign workers suffer from infectious diseases – Fomema 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 4 — The influx of foreign immigrants has not only resulted in adverse socio-economic impact on malaysia but has also affected national health and security.

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S. African gov't vows to achieve AIDS-free generation

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on S. African gov't vows to achieve AIDS-free generation 

CAPE TOWN, Nov. 29 — The realization of an AIDS-free generation is possible for South Africa because of the many actions taken by South Africans from all walks of life over so many years, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

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India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 — India recorded the largest number of Tuberculosis cases in the world last year, according to a report by the WHO that said 1.5 million people died in 2014 from the disease which ranks alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

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Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report 

GENEVA, Oct. 29 — In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

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China-Africa health forum adopts Cape Town Declaration

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on China-Africa health forum adopts Cape Town Declaration 

CAPE TOWN, Oct. 7 — Chinese and African health officials on Tuesday adopted the Cape Town Declaraion which outlines the objectives for future cooperation in health development.

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North Cotabato town aims for 'zero TB case', culminates anti-TB month observance

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on North Cotabato town aims for 'zero TB case', culminates anti-TB month observance 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 1 — The Rural Health Unit of Makilala in North Cotabato on Tuesday spearheaded a motorcade, a short program and symposium to celebrate the National Lung Month, aimed at attaining its goal of "zero TB" in Makilala.

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Patients with diabetes more likely to develop tuberculosis — Australian study

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Patients with diabetes more likely to develop tuberculosis — Australian study 

SYDNEY, July 27 — Patients with diabetes are much more likely to develop tuberculosis in the tropics than the general population, Australian scientists revealed Monday.

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New HIV infections down by 20% in India — UN

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on New HIV infections down by 20% in India — UN 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — India has been able to achieve a more than 20 percent decline in new HIV infections between 2000 and 2014, reversing the spread of the virus, according to a UN report that says the world is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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UNICEF supports S. African comprehensive sexuality education

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF supports S. African comprehensive sexuality education 

CAPE TOWN, June 1 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday voiced support for South Africa's comprehensive sexuality education, which includes distributing condoms to school learners.

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