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.
Tuberculosis and COVID-19 are infectious diseases, which primarily attack the lungs and present with similar symptoms of cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Even as India battles the Wuhan virus, it’s time to introspect on the path ahead: what happened there could happen here, too.
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.
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
According to the data released, on an average, people in Mumbai spent 9.7 percent of their annual income on healthcare in 2019.
In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.
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.
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
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.
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
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that cows exhale oxygen, a claim rubbished by livestock and animal husbandry experts.
A protein molecule called MPT63 secreted by the bacteria maybe playing a role in the release process.