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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Data shows Mumbai citizens' healthcare costs spiralling; authorities must ensure last-mile service delivery by strengthening dispensaries
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Data shows Mumbai citizens' healthcare costs spiralling; authorities must ensure last-mile service delivery by strengthening dispensaries

According to the data released, on an average, people in Mumbai spent 9.7 percent of their annual income on healthcare in 2019.

Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program
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Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program

In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.

Why India desperately needs a new tuberculosis vaccine
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Why India desperately needs a new tuberculosis vaccine

Currently, babies as young as one-day-old are given the BCG vaccine to protect them from TB. However, the effects of BCG wear off after 15-20 years.

This inflammatory disease is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis because of its common symptoms
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This inflammatory disease is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis because of its common symptoms

TB is more common than sarcoidosis so doctors have a stronger reason to suspect TB in a patient with symptoms like a constant dry cough, fever and wheezing.

Maharashtra government's tuberculosis registry programme is slated to cover 27 municipal corporations instead of the current 13
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Maharashtra government's tuberculosis registry programme is slated to cover 27 municipal corporations instead of the current 13

WHO data reveals that while India diagnoses 2.8 million new TB patients every year, only 1.6 million are notified in the national registry for tuberculosis.

Despite best efforts, here's why India is far from being TB-mukt
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Despite best efforts, here's why India is far from being TB-mukt

Four conditions are slowing down attempts to eradicate TB in India: undernutrition, tobacco use, diabetes and HIV infection.

'Cows exhale oxygen, can cure tuberculosis': Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat's bizarre claims spark row
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'Cows exhale oxygen, can cure tuberculosis': Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat's bizarre claims spark row

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that cows exhale oxygen, a claim rubbished by livestock and animal husbandry experts.

Indian scientists find out molecular mechanism behind the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria
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Indian scientists find out molecular mechanism behind the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria

A protein molecule called MPT63 secreted by the bacteria maybe playing a role in the release process.