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Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.

Vitamin C And Ibuprofen May Help Stop TB

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/29/2013 10:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Two cheap and widely available substances, vitam...

My Four-year Battle with Tuberculosis

Natalie Skipper | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Natalie Skipper

I was home alone one morning in March when my nurse called with devastating news: I had tuberculosis. I quickly sank to my knees. I couldn't believe it -- there had to be some sort of mistake.

World Health Day: A Collaborative Partnership With Civil Society Is Needed

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

Singularly combating specific diseases will not lead to widespread access to healthcare or eradication of diseases like polio or tuberculosis. This is particularly true in developing countries due to complexities of the challenges involved.

Tuberculosis and Major Pandemics Remain a Critical Challenge to Development

Pascal Canfin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Pascal Canfin

TB, like the other major pandemics, remains a crucial challenge for development. The ever-growing number of multidrug-resistant cases reminds us that this pandemic is still a major international health threat, and that much still remains to be done to combat this scourge.

Harnessing New Technologies to Tackle an Old Disease

Dr. Yanis Ben Amor | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact
Dr. Yanis Ben Amor

Though more than 3,500 people worldwide died of TB today, you won't see it reported in headlines of any major American newspaper. Neither will you see that March 24 is World TB Day simply because for many Americans it is a disease that doesn't hit home, but this could quickly change.

FDA Approves First New Tuberculosis Drug In 40 Years

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection...

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Drug Backed By FDA Panel

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson Nov 28 (Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday voted that an experimen...

President Obama and Gov. Romney: What Will You Do About Superbugs?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Amongst the bayonets and bravado, there was no discussion about how either candidate would use the office of the president to address the top global health challenges. Neglecting to head off threats from superbugs now will lead to calamitous consequences later.

Eight Infants Exposed To Tuberculosis At California Hospital

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 11.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials said Tu...

World TB Day 2012: Ensuring a Treatable Disease Is Actually Treatable

David Greeley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
David Greeley

Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.

Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We need to get ahead of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This means detecting TB early, testing for drug resistance and providing appropriate treatment in both the public and private sectors.

Staggering Gains in the Fight Against AIDS

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michel D. Kazatchkine

In a world where inequality continues to grow, the recent gains in health form a bridge between the rich and the poor. We need to strengthen this bridge.