Tuberculosis updates

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    New TB test quicker...
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    New Test Can Detect TB in Just Two Hours
    03 September 2010 - A new medical test can detect tuberculosis in less than two hours. Health experts say it could revolutionize the way TB is diagnosed and treated, and also, save millions of lives.
     
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    1 hour TB test...
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    New hopes for 'one-hour TB test'
    14 September 2010 : Scientists at the UK's Health Protection Agency say they have devised a new test which can detect the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in one hour.
     
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    TB in Africa...
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    Overcrowded Prisons Serve as Incubators For Tuberculosis
    02 November 2010 - Overcrowded prisons in Sub-Saharan Africa are proving to be dangerous incubators for tuberculosis say researchers at a recent conference in Cameroon.
     
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    Stopping TB outbreak in south Asia...
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    Tuberculosis War: Fighting the Spread
    Dec. 17, 2010 - Few Resources and Poverty Fuel Tuberculosis in India and Cambodia but Experts Say the Epidemic Can Be Stopped
     
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    Trainin' rats to help in the fight against TB...
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    Scientists Using Giant Rats to Diagnose TB
    23 December 2010 - Scientists say they've found a method for detecting tuberculosis: an African rat. Researchers say the sniffing powers of the African pouched rat can help detect TB in sputum samples more efficiently and at a lower cost than lab technicians using microscopes.
     
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    Granny says its one o' dem end time plagues in Revelation inna Bible...
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    IRC Says 10 Million Might Die of Tuberculosis by 2015
    March 25, 2011 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned Thursday that as many as 10 million people will die of Tuberculosis by 2015, unless the international community intervenes. The world's largest humanitarian and development network presented its report to mark World Tuberculosis Day.
     
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    Prob'ly will work - until the germs get resistant to it...
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    Combination Pill Found Effective Against TB
    April 15, 2011 : 4-in-1 tablet could reduce drug-resistance
     
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    Immigrants bringin' in TB...
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    TB screening 'missing most cases'
    20 April 2011 - Current screening for TB in immigrants arriving in the UK is missing the majority of cases, say researchers.
     
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    New combo treatment for DR-TB proven effective...
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    Effectiveness of Four-Drug TB Treatment Confirmed
    April 25, 2011 - One of the biggest challenges in fighting tuberculosis comes from new drug-resistant strains of the disease. And one of the main reason those strains have developed is that TB patients often don't take their standard, 14-pill, course of medication as instructed. Now, as Vidushi Sinha reports, a new study finds that a simpler approach - combining four TB drugs into one pill - is just as effective in treating this global killer.
     
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    TB may someday be a thing of the past...
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    New simpler TB treatment may help stop spread
    5/16/2011 - Simpler drug combo requires just 12 doses over 3 months, instead of yearlong therapy
     
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    Getting treatment to those who need it...
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    New Procedure Could Get More TB Patients Treated
    July 15, 2011 - Study experiments with more convenient disease testing schedule
     
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    Halt called on TB blood tests...
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    World Health Organization calls for TB blood test ban
    21 July 2011 - TB can lie dormant for years
     
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    TB drug can shorten treatment period...
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    New Treatment Potential Found in Popular TB Drug
    August 19, 2011 - Scientists say new insights into a common tuberculosis drug will make it possible to shorten the treatment period for patients infected with TB.
     
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    TB cousin could be used as vaccine...
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    Tuberculosis relative could be new vaccine
    4 September 2011 - Injecting modified bacteria related to those which cause tuberculosis could protect against the lung disease, US scientists say.
     
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    Europe getting to be a hotbed for DR-TB...
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    WHO: Alarming Rise in Drug-Resistant TB in Europe
    Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - The World Health Organization is reporting what it calls an alarming and dramatic rise in the number of cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe.
     
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    Tuberculosis rates falling...
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    'First ever' fall in global TB
    11 October 2011 - The number of people falling ill with tuberculosis has declined for the first time, according to the World Health Organization.
     
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    Granny says, "Take yer vitamins - but not too much of `em...
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    Study: Vitamin D is Powerful Weapon Against TB
    October 14, 2011 - Helps trigger mechanism that kills bacteria
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    Vitamin E Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk
    October 14, 2011 - Effect lingers even after men stop taking popular supplement
     
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    It's good to hear TB rates are falling globally, but I'm pretty sure I think the rates were rising in the U.S. (because of illegal immigration primarily). I would have to look it up.

    I actually thought we had wiped it out for the most part, but some article said things like TB, whooping cough and other illnesses that were thought were more or less gone have made a resurgence through our southern borders.
     
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    DR-TB hits No. Korea...
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    North Korea Struggling to Fight Epidemic of Drug-Resistant TB
    November 11, 2011 - North Korea is grappling with a strain of the deadly lung disease tuberculosis that is resistant to conventional treatment. Humanitarian workers say the impoverished communist country, which already has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis outside of sub-Saharan Africa, is unable to cope with the outbreak. Most victims could die of the disease within years. But some help is coming from an outside foundation.
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    Study Says Tobacco Smoking Fuels TB Epidemic
    November 09, 2011 - A recent report from the World Health Organization noted that for the first time, the number of people falling ill and dying from tuberculosis is declining. But with nearly one fifth of the world's population today still smoking tobacco, and with millions more exposed to second-hand smoke, progress against TB could be undermined. That's the conclusion of a new study that predicts smoking will contribute to an additional 34 million TB deaths by 2050.
     
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    Untreatable TB??...
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    Untreatable New Forms of TB Raising Alarm
    January 24, 2012 - In the world of tuberculosis (TB) control, it is the worst-case scenario. Doctors in Mumbai, India, reported last month they are seeing a group of patients infected with what they called "totally drug-resistant" tuberculosis. Indian health officials are still investigating those cases, but untreatable strains of the bacterial respiratory disease have turned up before: in 15 patients in Iran in 2009 and in two patients in Italy in 2007. Public health experts responding and there is new hope some for new weapons against a disease that is killing 5,000 people every day.
     
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    In the hunt for a more effective TB vaccine...
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    Researchers unveil global plan in TB vaccine hunt
    20 Mar.`12 - Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a blueprint to guide the next steps in the hunt for a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis as the world's most advanced clinical trial nears its end.
     
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    One out of three has tuberculosis...
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    World losing battle against TB, cautions WHO
    Sunday 13th May, 2012 - One third of the world's population is suffering from tuberculosis, and the disease could become incurable if governments fail to act, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
     
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    TB cover-up...
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    Florida's worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret
    Sunday, July 8, 2012 | State rushes closure of its only TB hospital in Lantana
     
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    TB kills about 1.4m people a year across the world...
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    Hope for more effective TB treatment
    24 July 2012 - Hopes of a new, more effective therapy for tuberculosis have been raised following the results of early trials.
     
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    Granny says take yer vitamin D pills...

    Sunshine vitamin 'may help treat tuberculosis'
    3 September 2012 - The body makes vitamin D when it is out in the sun
     

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