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Tuberculosis Cases Rise In The U.S. For The First Time In 23 Years

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States increased last year, the first time they've risen since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control an...

This Disease Can Still Get You Quarantined For Months -- And It's On The Rise

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

In August 2014, Kate O’Brien, a 34-year-old media producer from Brooklyn, found out she was expecting her second child. She was ecstatic. But this ...

Leadership Needed to End an Epidemic

Dr Paula Fujiwara | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Paula Fujiwara

It is time to look for leadership beyond Mr. Obama. So far, none of this year's presidential candidates have issued a proposal for keeping the public safe from dangerous outbreaks and epidemics like MDR-TB.

UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

A giant ribbon will not hang in front of the White House. No marches will be held. The lights on the Empire State building will not shine a special color. Instead, March 24th - World TB Day -is just like most any other day. Little attention will be paid to the fact that tuberculosis is now the number one infectious disease killer in the world.

He Looks At Tuberculosis Death Toll And Wonders Why You're Not Worried

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Aaron Motsoaledi is tired of delivering the same spiel over and over again. No matter how many times the charismatic health minister of South Africa s...

The fight against TB shifts to fixing the immune system, not only bacteria

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Mohlopheni Marakalala, University of Cape Town Tuberculosis (TB) has managed to remain a major global health problem, despite 100 years of research a...

TB: Researchers Look for New Tools to Fight Ancient Foe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has afflicted humans since the dawn of civilization and remains very much with us even now. In fact, more people will probably die from TB in 2016 than from any other single infectious disease, with HIV a close second.

My Apology and a Call to Action on MDR-TB

Randall Reves, MD, MSc | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Randall Reves, MD, MSc

I have erred in spending nearly three decades in what I see now as the "TB rut:" 1. Failing to imagine far better tools for diagnosis and treatment, 2. Allowing immediate cost issues to overwhelm the potential and real benefits of better treatment, and 3. Failing to engage patients and communities in TB elimination efforts.

'Make it Stop': The Tender Casualties of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
 Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD

World TB Day becomes a façade if the events that mark it are not tied to specific actions. The children affected by DR-TB have given us a clear mandate to which we should all pledge ourselves on this commemorative day: make it stop.

139 Days of Isolation: What It's Like Living With Tuberculosis

Tenzin Kunor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Kunor

Every time I reflect on my experience with TB I, without hesitation, think about the wonderful people in my life and feel a great sense of gratitude. My loved ones have relentlessly supported me and have always, always tried to shield and comfort me from struggle and suffering

Education and Health: Keys to Reducing HIV among Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

An epidemic sweeping across southern and eastern Africa reminds me of a hard truth in public health: diseases thrive in places where there is inequity and lack of opportunity. That epidemic -- HIV among adolescent girls and young women -- is threatening to roll back many gains made in the fight against HIV in the past 15 years.

Obama Proposes Less Money To Fight World's Top Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after unveiling a plan to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, President Barack Obama has proposed cutting the U...

In Alabama's Poorest County, Tuberculosis Is Far From Eradicated

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular ...

Innovation Can Save Lives

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Innovation comes in many forms, from brilliant technology breakthroughs in Silicon Valley to less flashy advances like a simpler way to deliver essential products. In many cases, even a low-tech innovation can improve health care in a life-changing way. All you need is a new perspective on an old problem.

Obama Emphasizes Malaria In State of the Union, But Not This Way Deadlier Disease

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama highlighted the U.S.'s ability to stop malaria and HIV/AIDS in tonight's State of the Union, but left out tuberculosis less tha...

2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Globally, 2015 will be viewed as a turning point for international development. In September, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a set of updated targets -- the Sustainable Development Goals -- to guide development efforts over the next 15 years.

5 Old-Time Diseases That Are Making a Comeback | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living

By Michael Gollust Measles, tuberculosis... bubonic plague?! If headlines about old-time diseases on the comeback have you worried, you're not alone....

White House Releases Plan To Fight Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a deadly strain of the number ...

Top Global Health Milestones in 2015 (plus an Honorable Mention)

Karl Hofmann | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

As this year closes, it offers an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and the work yet to be done. Global health gains in the third millenn...

The Africa We Want

Uhuru Kenyatta | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Uhuru Kenyatta

This past September, as I joined fellow leaders and global citizens at the UN, I was confronted by a brave fellow Kenyan. He challenged his leaders to make HIV treatment available to all who need it and to address the stigma too many people living with the disease face every day of their lives.

We Are in This Boat Together

Dr. Mustapha Kaloko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mustapha Kaloko

Of course, we cannot prevent the emergence of another Ebola-like virus. But we can prepare for it. This is not only the right thing to do, it also makes the best financial sense.

Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The World's No. 1 Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, wa...

Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Differences in infectious diseases between women and men are commonly thought to develop from lifestyle choices ranging from food choices, day-to-day activities, type of occupation, choosing to smoke, or even whether you choose to see a medical professional when you get sick.

Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS, WHO Finds

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tuberculosis has joined HIV/AIDS as the top infectious disease killer on the planet, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. TB killed 1.5 ...

This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050, And You've Likely Never Heard Of It

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Nora Rodriguez could not shake her cough. The 51-year-old Denver teacher had noticed herself slowing down, unable to chase after her grandkids. Climbi...