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Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence: Study
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found.

Monday, March 24, 2014 7:30:04 PM

HIV patients fatally shy from TB testing, treatment
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Though tuberculosis (TB) treatment is rendered free of cost in the country, HIV patients suffering from TB do not go to the TB centres and face enhanced danger of death, experts said Monday.

Monday, March 24, 2014 6:28:04 PM

Include ban on tobacco in manifestos: NGO
Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) Research facility Institute of Public Health has asked political parties to include in their manifestos a complete ban on tobacco products, including cigarettes, bidis and chewing tobacco.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:14:04 PM

President calls for united efforts against TB
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday expressed confidence that with determined efforts, India can be free of tuberculosis within a short period of time.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:32:13 PM

India still home to quarter of global TB cases (March 24 is World TB Day)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 4:02:08 PM

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB (March 24 is World TB Day)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:16:13 PM

Back pain, weight loss? Be warned, it could be TB (March 24 is World TB Day)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Acute back pain, unexplained weight loss, fever and night sweats: If they persist beyond a week, there is cause to worry, health experts caution.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:32:19 PM

Government must regulate sale of TB drugs: MSF
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) An international organisation of doctors Friday asked the Indian government to prevent the unregulated sale of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private healthcare sector of the country.

Friday, March 21, 2014 11:30:06 PM

NIMS, IICT scientists develop new technique to combat cancer
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) A team of scientists from Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) discovered an innovative technique to combat cancer.

Friday, March 21, 2014 7:36:25 PM

'Meaningful activities can help children with Down's Syndrome'
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Keeping activities meaningful and enjoyable, and working on computers can help children with Down's Syndrome cope up as far as learning parameters are concerned, experts said here Thursday.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:56:21 PM

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