Is the 100-year old TB vaccine a new weapon against Alzheimer ’s?
Studies suggest the BCG jab discovered a century ago could provide a cheap and effective way of boosting the immune system to protect people from developing the conditionScientific discoveries can emerge from the strangest places. In early 1900s France, the doctor Albert Calmette and the veterinarian Camille Gu érin aimed to discover how bovine tuberculosis was transmitted. To do so, they first had to find a way of cultivating the bacteria. Sliced potatoes – cooked with ox bile and glycerine – proved to be the perfect medium.As the bacteria grew, however, Calmette and Gu érin were surprised to find thateach generatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2024 Category: Science Authors: David Robson Tags: Alzheimer's Immunology Science Society Health Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Tuberculosis Vaccines and immunisation Dementia Source Type: news

New medical AI launches, from India to Korea
Also, has obtained breakthrough device designation for its tuberculosis AI. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 23, 2024 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

U.S. Safety Protocols Stopped TB in Imported Lab Monkeys From Spreading to Humans
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2024 -- Rigorous safety protocols prevented an outbreak of tuberculosis last year in lab monkeys imported to the United States from spreading to humans, a new report shows. Overall, 26 cynomolgus macaque monkeys flown in from... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Proposed megafacility to breed monkeys in U.S. dismays activists and neighbors but excites scientists
Bainbridge, a rural town in southwestern Georgia with a population of 14,000, could soon become home to 30,000 additional residents: cynomolgus macaques. A new company called Safer Human Medicine (SHM) has announced plans to build an 80-hectare facility that would sell monkeys to universities, contract research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies that perform research on the animals. The breeding facility would dwarf others in the United States and could ease a serious shortage of monkeys for research. But it faces pushback from the local community and concerns from animal welfare groups about the company’s...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uganda Sees Health Workforce Gains; Increases in Family Planning and Safe Deliveries at End of USAID Project
cbalesFebruary 19, 2024February 19, 2024Between 2017 and 2023, Uganda strengthened its health workforce and systems, improved health services, and championed locally led development in collaboration with IntraHealth ’sRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) Activity.Led by IntraHealth in partnership with The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), Malaria Consortium, and Medic, the USAID-funded project worked closely with the government at the national and local levels to expand access to high-quality health services. RHITES-E also sup...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Tigray Takes Significant Steps to Prevent Communicable Diseases
[Ethiopian Herald] Tigray State Health Bureau said it has successfully controlled communicable diseases including Cholera, HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and helped efforts to build a healthy community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Ethiopia Health and Medicine Source Type: news

The sign your cough could be linked to tuberculosis as cases rise in England
Not every persistent cough, along with a fever, is caused by flu or COVID-19, an expert at the UK Health Security Agency has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health experts issue urgent warning over spike in tuberculosis cases in UK
Officials noted the most significant rises occurred in urban areas such as London, the North West, and the West Midlands. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection project titled "Formative Research and Tool Development." This information collection request is designed to allow CDC's National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) to conduct formative research information collection activities used to inform many aspects of surveillance, communications, health promotion, and research project development for NCHHSTP's four priority diseases: HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/STI), viral hepatitis, tube...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 9, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA clears's tuberculosis software
Medical imaging AI company has secured breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) for its tuberculosis software, qSpot-TB. (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - February 5, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UZ Launches Research Into Drug-Resistant TB
[The Herald] The University of Zimbabwe Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZ-CTRC) has launched a research programme for a treatment regimen that can protect families of people with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 1, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Southern Africa Tuberculosis Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Survivors Lead Fight Against TB
[The Herald] TUBERCULOSIS survivors have taken an active role in the identification of cases in their communities as part of efforts to improve the national response to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Southern Africa Tuberculosis Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Launches Program to Help Fight TB By 2030
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has launched a program to help fight Tuberculosis by 90 percent by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 23, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Tuberculosis Source Type: news

ChatGPT shows potential for assisting in bone tumor diagnosis
ChatGPT shows potential in helping radiologists to identify malignant bone tumors based on CT imaging findings in radiology reports, according to a study published January 22 in the Journal of Bone Oncology. A team led by Fan Yang, MD, of Capital Medical University in Beijing reported that a few-shot trained ChatGPT model (that is, a model trained to make accurate predictions with only a small number of examples) showed 87% accuracy and 99% sensitivity for flagging malignant bone tumors. "Our findings highlight the potential of ChatGPT in the diagnosis of benign and malignant bone tumors, offering advantages like enhance...
Source: Headlines - January 23, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: CT Source Type: news