South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

2019-07-11 13:01

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence.

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds

2019-04-18 14:52

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women's risk of contracting TB.

The importance of TB treatment during pregnancy

2019-04-03 20:15

Untreated tuberculosis during pregnancy poses a significant threat to both mother and child.

How stigma continues to threaten SA's battle against TB

2019-03-26 16:20

Even though tuberculosis patients may be getting the latest drugs, they are still struggling with the stigma attached – from family, friends, and even health workers.

Major battles have been won against TB. But the war isn't over

2019-03-24 12:00

Even though major strides are being made in research around TB, millions are still being infected by one of the world's leading killers.

File mix-up leaves TB patient without treatment

2019-01-31 10:37

A tuberculosis patient from KwaZulu Natal was told that her file showed she had completed her treatment, which meant that for two months she stopped taking her medication.

WATCH: How to protect yourself against non-communicable diseases

2019-01-18 11:29

The struggle for health and wellness is real as many non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes confront people today. The good news is that many of these ailments can be prevented. See how.

Poor care and stigma are barriers to SA’s treatment of children with TB

2018-10-26 08:46

Stigma, and an unequipped private sector are barriers to fighting South Africa’s top killer disease, tuberculosis – especially in children.

New tuberculosis vaccine in sight

2018-10-23 20:59

A new vaccine for the world’s top infectious disease killer, tuberculosis, is in sight - for the first time in 100 years.

New TB vaccine raises hope

2018-09-29 15:31

A new vaccine to prevent tuberculosis in young people and adults has been announced.


Calls for government to allow generics of lifesaving drugs

2019-06-14 18:30

Activists want multinational pharmaceutical company to lower over-inflated price of groundbreaking TB drug.

5 latest developments in TB research

2019-04-04 13:16

Researchers are working hard to make progress in the fight against tuberculosis. Let's take a look a look at the latest research and developments.

19-year-old contracts TB from biological dad she hadn’t seen in 18 years

2019-03-28 12:57

When Jade October from Kuils River, Cape Town, met her biological dad again after 18 years, she didn’t realise her life would change drastically.

#ItsTime — World TB Day 2019 highlights working together to eradicate the deadly disease

2019-03-24 16:42

Everyone, from civilians to congress, and everyone else in between, need to step up and start working together to eradicate one of the world’s deadliest diseases — TB.

Two women fight 'big pharma' - and the world's deadliest disease

2019-02-14 07:19

Opposing TB drug bedaquiline's latest patent application could mean patients no longer have to choose 'deaf or dead'.

TB left me blind in one eye – this is how I regained my confidence

2019-01-29 16:29

Virgina Gwazube was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2014, which resulted in her becoming blind in one eye.

"TB put me in a wheelchair but I love myself and my body even more now"

2018-11-05 15:24

Makgosi Letimile, 35, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2016 and lost the use of her legs. Now cured of TB, she reflects on her journey as lives with a disability.

TB drug price protests take centre stage at World Lung Conference launch

2018-10-25 13:39

Protesting activists have demanded that the price for the blockbuster tuberculosis drug bedaquiline be slashed, at the opening of 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, in the Netherlands

'Game changer' tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

2018-10-23 11:55

Doctors in Belarus – a country with one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world spent months treating patients with a new drug, alongside other antibiotics, with startling results – 80% of patients were cured.

Historic UN TB declaration ‘falls short’ say activists

2018-09-26 17:46

Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.

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