In Manitoba, Canada, researchers have used health databases to better understand how people with tuberculosis interact with the health-care system.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
Despite the myth of consumption as an ethereal, wasting disease, the more prosaic truth is that the Brontës likely infected one another with tuberculosis.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing global health threat. These five recent examples show us how dangerous it can be.
The reason that nanoparticles hold such hope for TB treatment is that they can be carefully targeted.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
The TB epidemic is out of control in Canada's North. Eliminating the disease will require accurate data as well as government investment.
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
The current range of TB diagnostic tests have various limitations like the sputum smear which is outdated, clumsy and takes long to process.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
A cure for many tropical diseases was discovered 30 years ago this month. The drug is donated by its manufacturer. Why are we still dealing with neglected tropical diseases?
Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
India has a radical new plan to eliminate TB, backed by research and technological expertise. The country just needs strong financial and political commitment from government to implement it.
Tuberculosis has had a significant impact on the world, from influencing fashion trends to helping understand how the human body works.
The health care debate in the US has focused on a looming crisis, with millions possibly losing insurance coverage. In India, an immediate crisis looms with tuberculosis.
We've been told for a long time that we must take all of our antibiotics. But maybe we didn’t need so many to begin with. Here's why.
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
Here we explore our past and present struggles with the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced.