Tuberculosis

TB Alliance Drug

Until quite recently, people suffering from highly drug-resistant tuberculosis had poor treatment options and a poor prognosis. However, a new medicine for people with the worst cases of TB is now giving hope where almost none existed. Developed by scientists at the New York–based non-profit TB Alliance, the new pill

Tuberculosis study

A Rutgers New Jersey Medical School tuberculosis study has found a genetically tractable cause of drug tolerance tuberculosis. It is hoped this important discovery will pave the way for researchers to develop new drugs to combat the global tuberculosis epidemic.  And cure the disease. The study was led by Drs. Hassan

Tuberculosis TB Drug | Longevity LIVE

Millions of South Africans may already have latent Tuberculosis (TB), making awareness, early detection and proper treatment crucial for saving lives. Today – 24 March – marks World TB Day and South Africans should take note that anyone can catch TB, but that the disease is preventable and, in most

antibiotic | Longevity LIVE

Despite numerous public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, these medications continue to be prescribed at startlingly high rates and is set to surge again this winter as we enter the colds and flu season. In a national survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics – a responsible provider

TB | Longevity LIVE

3M has used World TB Awareness Day, 24 March, as a Launchpad for its Live Life, Breathe campaign aimed primarily at professionals working to eradicate the disease. The campaign signals a renewal of 3M’s commitment to working with all role-players in the fight against MDR-TB, and is focused on continuing

Tuberculosis TB Drug | Longevity LIVE

World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated on the 24th March, aims, this year, to reach each individual who is not receiving the proper care and treatment for TB, and to achieve zero TB deaths worldwide. 2015’s theme is: “A TB test, treatment and cure for all”. Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease.

On 9th March 2015, Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced their development of a new, powerful vaccination against the herpes virus. Achieving great success in the initial testing stages (on animal subjects) the vaccine will now be put forth for FDA approval, ensuring its safety for human use and promising an

The World Health Organization has revised up its estimate of how many people have tuberculosis by almost 500 000, according to a new report In 2013, nine million people had developed TB around the world, up from 8,6 million in 2012, the WHO said. It stated that the number of

yoga | Longevity LIVE

Yoga is more than just a fitness regime that relaxes and de-stresses you. It has real health benefits too. Modern lifestyles are changing by the minute and, likewise, the global disease profile associated with those lifestyles is also changing rapidly. According to the Medical Research Council of South Africa, low-

Astonishing stats, published in the journal Lancet Global Health, suggests that more than 650 000 children worldwide develop TB each year. The figure is positioned at almost 25% higher than current predictions made by the World Health Organization. Tuberculosis (TB) in children can be difficult to detect – younger people shelter