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TB-free India by 2025 an aspirational goal, but paying attention to nutrition key to beating disease
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TB-free India by 2025 an aspirational goal, but paying attention to nutrition key to beating disease

India accounts for the highest TB burden globally; 27 percent of the cases are detected in India. If we have learnt anything from COVID-19, it is that prevention and caution are better than the cure

Similar to COVID, Tuberculosis also spreads via aerosols expelled when exhaled deeply
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Similar to COVID, Tuberculosis also spreads via aerosols expelled when exhaled deeply

Research suggests that some methods used to limit COVID transmission — masks, open windows or doors, and being outdoors as much as possible — could curtail TB as well.

Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis
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Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis

The Commission brought together 25 experts from 16 countries who noted that without access to accurate, high-quality, and affordable diagnostics, many people will be overtreated, undertreated or not treated at all.

Coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women, says ICMR study
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Coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women, says ICMR study

According to the study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the most common complication were a pre-term delivery and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

World TB Day: Due to COVID-19, diagnosis, treatment of tuberculosis has fallen drastically
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World TB Day: Due to COVID-19, diagnosis, treatment of tuberculosis has fallen drastically

Statistics from the nine highest incidence countries showed TB diagnosis and treatment declined by a total of one million people.

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: Theme stresses on need to act to end disease; history and significance of day
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World Tuberculosis Day 2021: Theme stresses on need to act to end disease; history and significance of day

The cause behind tuberculosis was discovered in 1882, at a time when the disease was the reason behind the death of one out of seven people in Europe and America

World TB Day: Shorter treatment plans work when long courses fall through
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World TB Day: Shorter treatment plans work when long courses fall through

Without treatment, five percent to 10 percent of people with TB infection will develop active TB.

New TB treatment will reduce burden of constantly taking pills, cost for infected patients
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New TB treatment will reduce burden of constantly taking pills, cost for infected patients

Treatment will initially be administered in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and seven other nations will follow later.

Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden
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Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden

The utility of molecular testing has been released in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with RT-PCR becoming a household name.

All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry
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All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry

Tuberculosis and COVID-19 are infectious diseases, which primarily attack the lungs and present with similar symptoms of cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.

During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans
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During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans

Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19
India

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19

The importance of immunisation has probably never seemed as important as it does during this pandemic.

COVID-19 outbreak refocuses need to shift public health from State to Concurrent List; move won't harm decentralisation but enhance Centre, state coordination
India

COVID-19 outbreak refocuses need to shift public health from State to Concurrent List; move won't harm decentralisation but enhance Centre, state coordination

COVID-19 has shown us how the current constitutional framework impedes cooperative federalism on the subject of public health.

COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended
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COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended

Breastfeeding and weaning are delicate and necessary processes for the development of a child, but when the mother falls sick during this time, there can be a disruption.

The ICMR approves use of Truenat, a Tuberculosis testing device, for COVID-19 screening
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The ICMR approves use of Truenat, a Tuberculosis testing device, for COVID-19 screening

In India, around 7,600 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (official name: SARS-CoV-2) so far.

Tuberculosis kills over 4 lakh Indians a year: Hard learned lessons can assist in the fight against COVID-19
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Tuberculosis kills over 4 lakh Indians a year: Hard learned lessons can assist in the fight against COVID-19

It is because underlying conditions like TB are endemic in the country that experts are especially concerned about an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From hunting bats to tearing into live chicken for pious reasons, Indians aren’t exactly new to animal pathogens
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From hunting bats to tearing into live chicken for pious reasons, Indians aren’t exactly new to animal pathogens

Even as India battles the Wuhan virus, it’s time to introspect on the path ahead: what happened there could happen here, too.

6 simple and natural home remedies for cough
Health

6 simple and natural home remedies for cough

Although coughing is not a disease, it can be a symptom of not only seasonal allergy but also other medical conditions like pneumonia or tuberculosis.

Coronavirus outbreak: Govt restrains exports of a few APIs, formulations; lists essential medicines that could run out of stock
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Coronavirus outbreak: Govt restrains exports of a few APIs, formulations; lists essential medicines that could run out of stock

In a notification, the government put curbs on the exports of certain APIs and formulations, including Paracetamol, Vitamin B1 and B12 amid the coronavirus outbreak claimed over 3,000 lives across the world.

Same-old TB vaccine could get a manyfold boost its effectiveness: US study
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Same-old TB vaccine could get a manyfold boost its effectiveness: US study

India’s campaign to end tuberculosis or TB by 2025 may have just gotten an unexpected, and very welcome, booster shot.