Tag: Tuberculosis

Adjustments to BPaL Regimen Reduce AEs, Not Efficacy

Lower doses of linezolid in the BPaL drug regimen (bedaquiline, pretomanid, and linezolid) significantly reduce the adverse events associated with the treatment for patients with highly...

TB Regimen Cuts Treatment Time by a Third

A new drug combination containing rifapentine and moxifloxacin has finally broken the 6-month treatment barrier for drug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis, requiring only 4 months to produce...

Pediatric TB – More Work Needed, Especially With HIV Coinfection

Despite recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric tuberculosis in children living with HIV (CLHIV) and HIV-exposed uninfected children (HEU), several unmet...

Methotrexate Users Need Tuberculosis Tests in High-TB Areas

People taking even low-dose methotrexate need tuberculosis screening and ongoing clinical care if they live in areas where TB is common, results of a study...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access

GAMPELA, BURKINA FASO: The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From...

Maximum impact of Covid felt by women, children, adolescents: Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: Despite the country’s health systems being under severe strain due to the ongoing pandemic, every effort has been made to ensure that “healthcare...

India’s health ‘time bomb’ keeps ticking, and it’s not Covid-19 | India News

NEW DELHI: As India’s surging coronavirus caseload becomes an increasing worry for the globe, another health disaster is silently unfolding. The world’s strictest lockdown crippled...

How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled...

Tuberculosis: ‘The biggest monster’ is spreading globally. And it is not the Coronavirus

By Apoorva Mandavilli It begins with a mild fever and malaise, followed by a painful cough and shortness of breath. The infection prospers in crowds,...

Evidence Shows TB Vaccine May Help Versus COVID-19

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A tuberculosis vaccine may help reduce the risk of death from COVID-19, researchers suggest. Developing countries...

The Art and Science of Risk Communication

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. Coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx. County...

Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the South, some scientists believe...

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. A Salt...

Over 73.5 lakh samples tested for Covid-19 in India till June 23: ICMR | India News

NEW DELHI: Over 73.5 lakh samples have been tested for Covid-19 till June 23, of which 2.15 lakh were examined on Tuesday, the highest in...

Drug-Drug Interactions Could Imperil COVID-19 Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. As Covid-19 has spread across the United States and the world,...

Trials Testing BCG Vaccine Against COVID-19

(Reuters Health) – Clinical trials getting underway in Australia and Europe are testing the effectiveness of BCG vaccination for reducing the prevalence and severity of...

Nations without BCG vaccination saw higher cases of Covid-19: Study

New Delhi: Countries that do not have a BCG vaccination policy saw ten times greater incidence of and mortality from Covid-19, compared with those who...

TB vaccine: Nations with mandatory TB vaccines show fewer coronavirus deaths: Study

By Akshat Rathi Countries with mandatory policies to vaccinate against tuberculosis register fewer coronavirus deaths than countries that don’t have those policies, a new study...