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Ignorance Main Cause Behind TB Spread in Assam Tea Gardens

By Azera Parveen Rahman Tezpur (Assam), Jan 18: Tuberculosis (TB) has become a major problem in Assam’s tea gardens, often leading to the death of workers, which experts attribute mainly to pervading ignorance among workers and poor management response to provide healthcare. The disease is rampant among workers and affects nearly 40 percent of the tea workers, which doctors say ...

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Public Spitting Still Main Cause Spreading TB; Time to Spread Awareness?

While TB or tuberculosis is raising its ugly head again, more than its new drug-resistance character, the root-cause has come under focus. The public spitting, a habit indigenous to India since the ancient times, still persists, say authroties and doctors. One of the worst offenders of public spitting are drivers of vehicles and paan-chewing public and no matter what the ...

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New Anti-Diabetic Drug for TB Patients

A more effective treatment will be available for patients who suffer from tuberculosis (TB) as scientists found that a drug for treating diabetes, Metformin (MET), can also be used to boost the efficacy of TB medication without inducing drug resistance. The findings could lead to a more effective treatment for the infectious disease that kills close to 1.5 million people ...

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Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups, says study

Vitamin D, which is prepared freely in human body when exposed to sun shine, helps to reduce lung disease flare-ups by 40% in patients than those with a vitamin D deficiency, shows a clinical trial. Flare-ups are when a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patient’s usual symptoms (coughing, excess mucus, shortness of breath, tightness in chest) get worse and stay ...

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TB Treatment: India Spent Rs 500 Crore in 2013-14

India spent Rs. 500 crore (Rs.5 billion/$81 million) in fiscal 2013-14 on the treatment of tuberculosis, including providing free medicines, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Tuesday. The minister also said that the government is implementing the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in the country, under which diagnosis and treatment facilities, including anti-TB drugs are provided free of cost to all ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Another Ban: E-Cigarettes This Time

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has reiterated his demand for a ban on bad things in country, first on Diwali firecrackers that is understandably a good reason though he knows that it is difficult to enforce. Now, the minister has pitched in for ban on e-cigarettes saying a complete ban on them is required as new research found that they ...

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