One-month antibiotic regimen to prevent TB as safe, effective as nine-month therapy for HIV patients
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  April 12, 2018  
  Tuberculosis  
  The latest tuberculosis news from News Medical  
 One-month antibiotic regimen to prevent TB as safe, effective as nine-month therapy for HIV patientsOne-month antibiotic regimen to prevent TB as safe, effective as nine-month therapy for HIV patients
 
A one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month therapy for people living with HIV, according to the results of a large international clinical trial.
 
 
 New blood test accurately predicts development of TB two years before onsetNew blood test accurately predicts development of TB two years before onset
 
A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Society journal.
 
   Demographic characteristics can help identify immigrants at high risk of TB in CanadaDemographic characteristics can help identify immigrants at high risk of TB in Canada
 
Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis, according to new research in CMAJ.
 
   Whole Genome Sequencing used as diagnostic solution for TBWhole Genome Sequencing used as diagnostic solution for TB
 
Public Health England has announced that Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now being used to identify different strains of tuberculosis (TB).
 
   Researchers create algorithm to reduce spread of infectious diseasesResearchers create algorithm to reduce spread of infectious diseases
 
Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies.
 
 Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection
 
Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infectionIn the largest study to date on children in a low/ middle-income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection.
 
 
 Combined treatment prolongs survival in mouse models of malignant mesothelioma
 
Combined treatment prolongs survival in mouse models of malignant mesotheliomaCombined treatment with two cancer immunotherapy drugs - one a novel immune modulator and one that focuses and activates the antitumor immune response - significantly prolonged survival in mouse models of the aggressive cancer malignant mesothelioma.
 
 
 Poverty linked to increased risk of death and disability from NCDs in lower income countries
 
Poverty linked to increased risk of death and disability from NCDs in lower income countriesPoverty increases the risk of death and disability from non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, a new systematic review shows. Researchers also found evidence that developing an NCD increases the risk of falling into poverty in these countries.
 
 
 Researchers develop unique technology to overcome global antibiotic resistance crisis
 
Researchers develop unique technology to overcome global antibiotic resistance crisisA British nanotech company has created a potentially life-changing technology that aims to overcome the global crisis of antibiotic resistance.
 
 
 New study explores how social contact patterns influence growth of epidemics
 
New study explores how social contact patterns influence growth of epidemicsThe first-ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics say researchers.
 
 
 Far-UVC light may offer solution to eradicating airborne flu viruses
 
Far-UVC light may offer solution to eradicating airborne flu virusesContinuous low doses of far ultraviolet C light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
 
 
 Conjunctiva microbiota
 
Conjunctiva microbiotaThe conjunctiva is a transparent mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye. While a person is awake, the eye is constantly exposed to microbes. The skin is known to be home to many of the microbes found in the eye microbiota such as streptococci and coryneforms. However, not all skin microbes are also found in the eye, suggesting that only certain ones are selected for and present within the conjunctiva microbiota.
 
 
 Aspergillosis Causes
 
Aspergillosis CausesAspergillosis is a condition caused by Aspergillus, an infectious mold. Aspergillus is a type of fungus found abundantly around us (indoors as well as outdoors). In individuals with healthy immune systems, the intake of this mold by breathing does not cause disease. However, in people with compromised immune systems, there is a high risk of developing aspergillosis due to inhalation of Aspergillus.