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Lungs and Respiration :
Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious and often deadly disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary or lung tuberculosis.

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Analysis of Fixed-Dose Combination Drugs Versus Single-Drug Formulations for Tuberculosis
The efficacy, safety and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs has been compared with single-drug formulations to treat people who are .....
Tuberculosis Skin Test Shows Promise in Phase III Trial
An easy-to-use skin test for tuberculosis infection has proven safe and accurate in two Phase III clinical trials, according to research presented at .....
WHO Approves New Treatment for Drug-resistant TB
The World Health Organization has approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) an alternative to the old, costly therapy th.....
Canada to Host Conference to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that donor countries of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will meet in Montre.....
Video Game Designed to Create Better Test for Tuberculosis
  • Scientists use video gamers to identify mRNA (messenger RNA) segments for tuberculosis diagnosis.


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