Tuberculosis (TB)

 
[Slideshow]TB pills that work for children
[Slideshow]TB pills that work for children
Kenya has become the first country in the world to introduce TB treatment tailor made for children.
The next step in the class action silicosis case and sick miners
The next step in the class action silicosis case and sick miners
Lawyers acting for the mineworkers who filed the biggest class action in South Africa’s history, resumed their negotiations with the 32 gold...
[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
User-friendly TB drugs for children could be on their way
User-friendly TB drugs for children could be on their way
Every parent knows about the battle to get toddlers to take their medication when they're ill. Imagine the same battle, each day for six months or...
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
Five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. I had to spend the festive season in isolation, away from...
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
[Podcast]Most South Africans have the TB germ - so why aren't they sick?
[Podcast]Most South Africans have the TB germ - so why aren't they sick?
About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn't mean they will all develop the disease.
[Podcast]Non-lung TB, the silent killer
[Podcast]Non-lung TB, the silent killer
TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
New plan to help end tuberculosis by 2035
New plan to help end tuberculosis by 2035
Unless there is a complete overhaul of how tuberculosis (TB) is tackled, the world’s biggest infectious killer will claim lives for centuries –...
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
Research shows that people with diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than those without the illness. 

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