Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries
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  May 11, 2017  
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 Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countriesStudy: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries
 
Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis are forecasted to increase in the four high burden countries (India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa) between 2000 and 2040, with the upturn likely to be a result of increased transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis between people, rather than by strains acquiring resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
 
 
 Scientists discover natural defense mechanism that kills TB bacteriaScientists discover natural defense mechanism that kills TB bacteria
 
A natural mechanism by which our cells kill the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB) has been discovered by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, which could help in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
 
   New analysis shows high mortality and financial burden for pulmonary disease due to non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM)New analysis shows high mortality and financial burden for pulmonary disease due to non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM)
 
The first European study into the burden of non-tuberculosis mycobacterium pulmonary disease (NTM-PD), published today in the European Respiratory Journal, has revealed that both the 3-year all-cause mortality rate and financial burden for patients with the disease is almost four times higher than a matched control group.
 
   Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handednessSlender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness
 
Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding (abstract) was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys conducted in the United States.
 
 Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000
 
Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000International HIV experts have reported approximately 250,000 fungal meningitis cases annually, in the AIDS report, sub-Saharan Africa contributing 73% of cases. Cryptococcus fungus causes fungal meningitis and usually affects individuals who are above 35 years old, affecting the tissues covering the brain and the spinal cord
 
 
 Researchers develop antibacterial wound dressing made from shells of crustaceans
 
Researchers develop antibacterial wound dressing made from shells of crustaceansA new type of wound dressing could improve thousands of people's lives, by preventing them from developing infections. The dressing, a type of compression held in place by a bandage, uses an antibacterial substance formed from the shells of crustaceans like shrimps.