Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report
With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- Stratifying tuberculosis (TB) patients by disease severity may enable shorter treatment regimens, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Nature Medicine. Marjorie Z. Imperial, from the University of California at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Robot arm assists with PET/CT-guided needle biopsies
By combining a robotic arm-assisted needle navigation system with PET/CT, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients
Standard six-month drug regimen for pulmonary tuberculosis risks both over- and under-treatment Related items fromOnMedica Onwards! Tuberculosis Tuberculosis rates in England fall Tuberculosis cases continue to fall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33,000 in Europe each year
Superbug infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in Europe, health experts said on Monday, and the burden of these diseases is comparable to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV combined. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study shows movement, evolutionary history of TB in China
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A genetic scan of a massive number of samples taken from tuberculosis patients across China has shown a surprising genetic uniformity: just two 'strains' of the tuberculosis bacterium account for 99.4 percent of all cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pulmonary TB can be cured with shorter treatment, study finds
(University of California - San Francisco) Almost half of the nearly 10 million patients with active tuberculosis each year could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines recommend, a new analysis from UC San Francisco has found. The results suggest targeted therapies could be more effective in treating TB, which killed an estimated 1.3 million people around the world last year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis
(Rockefeller University) Analyzing soil samples from across the country, researchers have identified an antibiotic capable of treating strains of tuberculosis that do not respond to existing therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High blood sugar is associated with increased risk of tuberculosis.
Research, presented at the Union World Conference on Lung Health, suggests that high blood sugar, in diabetics and non-diabetics, is associated with an increased risk of tuberculosis. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vaccine and drug hope for infection killing 1.6 million each year
It's been around for centuries and has been curable for decades, but the bacteria behind tuberculosis are still the biggest infectious killers across the planet -- killing more people annually than HIV. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada to apologize for treatment of Inuit with tuberculosis in mid-20th century
Inuit across the North were plucked from their communities and taken to sanatoriums in southern Canada for tuberculosis treatment in the mid-20th century, and now the federal government is poised to apologize. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

She Fights TB and HIV Door-to-Door on this Tanzanian Island
October 25, 2018Community health workers like Nanzula link their neighbors to the essential primary health services they need.In 2003, Nanzula Jagaja ’s husband died and left her as the sole provider for their four children.“A few years after his death, a Lutheran church mission came here educating widows on HIV and tuberculosis,” she says. “Only then did I realize my husband had died from TB.”Today Nanzula is certified as a community home-based care provider on HIV and TB and goes house-to-house, making sure those in her village know about the risks and symptoms and linking them to formal hea...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Hospital contacts 1,000 patients and staff over TB outbreak
A teaching hospital has had to contact more than 1,000 staff and patients after a “unique, unexpected transmission” of tuberculosis between a patient, a staff member and another patient. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guide launched to 'empower' nurses treating complex TB patients
A new guide has been launched to help nurses better support patients struggling with life-limiting side effects such as hearing loss and fatigue from treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Announces $660 Million Grant for Nigeria
[Vanguard] The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists are now looking at orchids as a source of alternative remedies for asthma, malaria
(Natural News) An Indian study tested the antimycobacterial, antibacterial, and leishmanicidal properties of three different species of orchids from the northern province of Arunachal Pradesh. Fractions and extracts from these medicinal plants offered alternative therapies for asthma, malaria, and tuberculosis, and visceral leishmaniasis. The tested plants are the foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa), duan sui zhu jing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditch the Machine to Improve Accuracy in Blood Pressure Measurement and Diagnostics
Conclusion For the patient in this case, the decision to forego the convenience of a machine in favor of the skills of a knowledgeable paramedic was lifesaving. Much like the comparison often drawn between the old-fashioned barbell and more sophisticated exercise machines, newer, more complex, and more expensive might make a process more comfortable, but doesn’t always equate to superior results. As we surrender more and more of our hands-on skills to the ease of automated technology, we risk more than the loss of the aptitudes that form the foundation of sound patient assessment—we place our patients in jeopar...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Rock, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Tuberculosis CURED in 90% of cases with new drug hailed by doctors as 'game changer'
Doctors in Belarus tested the method, which uses the drug bedaquiline with other antibiotics, on 168 patients. The country has one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:MSF Calls on US Pharma Corporation Johnson & Johnson to Cut Key TB Drug Price in Half
[MSF] People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be deprived of today's best-possible treatment in part because of high drug prices, according to a new report - DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope - released today by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: MSF Calls on US Pharma Corporation Johnson & Johnson to Cut Key TB Drug Price in Half
[MSF] People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be deprived of today's best-possible treatment in part because of high drug prices, according to a new report - DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope - released today by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Health Minister Honoured for Fight Against TB
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has clenched two prestigious Kochon prizes for his role and political leadership in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister Honoured for Fight Against TB
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has clenched two prestigious Kochon prizes for his role and political leadership in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Motsoaledi Receives International Prizes for Role in Fight Against TB
[News24Wire] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi was honoured with two Kochon prizes on Tuesday evening in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was recognised for his role and political leadership in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Motsoaledi Receives International Prizes for Role in Fight Against TB
[News24Wire] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi was honoured with two Kochon prizes on Tuesday evening in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was recognised for his role and political leadership in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tuberculosis - Nigeria Ranks Among 14 High Burden Countries
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is said to be among the 14 high burden countries for Tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB and has also been ranked seventh among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world and second in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Nigeria Ranks Among 14 High Burden Countries
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is said to be among the 14 high burden countries for Tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB and has also been ranked seventh among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world and second in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes
[GroundUp] But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes
[GroundUp] But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bridging Funding Gaps for Tuberculosis Treatment
[Leadership] As nations strive to meet the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuberculosis (TB) elimination by 2030, Nigeria is not left out, giving its present status in global disease prevalence fact sheets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bridging Funding Gaps for Tuberculosis Treatment
[Leadership] As nations strive to meet the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuberculosis (TB) elimination by 2030, Nigeria is not left out, giving its present status in global disease prevalence fact sheets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:It's Time to Confront TB Head On
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's an outrage that a preventable, treatable and curable disease killed 1.6 million people last year, more than any other infectious disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: It's Time to Confront TB Head On
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's an outrage that a preventable, treatable and curable disease killed 1.6 million people last year, more than any other infectious disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LivaNova updates on 3T Heater-Cooler infection prevention corrections
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) this week updated customers on efforts to correct issues with its 3T Heater-Cooler related to patient infections, providing instructions to monitor hydrogen peroxide concentration and information on a design upgrade. In a medical device correction letter dated October 18, the company sent instructions for monitoring hydrogen peroxide concentration to limit microbial growth, enhancing previous instructions, and informing users of a new vacuum canister and internal sealing design intended to “further mitigate” the risk of airborne transmission on non-tuberculosis mycobacterium. Last Sept...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Surgical LivaNova Source Type: news

Tanzania:Imagination, Ambition Needed in Fighting TB
[Citizen] I recently had chance to attend the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting on tuberculosis. It was an historic opportunity for heads of state to acknowledge the enormous burden of tuberculosis (TB), the world's leading infectious killer, and to show their commitment to eradicating it by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Imagination, Ambition Needed in Fighting TB
[Citizen] I recently had chance to attend the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting on tuberculosis. It was an historic opportunity for heads of state to acknowledge the enormous burden of tuberculosis (TB), the world's leading infectious killer, and to show their commitment to eradicating it by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis susceptibility and protection in children
This article discusses the risk of exposure and infection with tuberculosis and the protection provided by childhood vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and tuberculosis coinfection
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study identified a significant association between HIV infection and complexities of treating patients with tuberculosis coinfection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

European explorers spread tuberculosis to the Americas, Africa and Asia hundreds of years ago
Researchers from University College London and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health dated samples of the most common strain of tuberculosis from around the world through history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Silicosis Fund to Be Established in April 2019
[SAnews.gov.za] A trust, which will disburse funds for mine workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, is to be established in April 2019, says the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the revitalisation of distressed mining communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally
(University College London) The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis undetected by standard tests
(CNRS) Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of the disease which go undetected by WHO-endorsed tests. These findings, from an international research team co-directed by CNRS researcher Philip Supply are published in the Oct. 17, 2018 edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news