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APR 15, 2015 - Health Canal

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Fighting Tuberculosis Using the Body's Natural Anti-Microbial Processes

New Rochelle, NY — A new approach to combatting tuberculosis would take advantage of a complex, natural process called autophagy that the human body uses to recycle nutrients, remove damaged cell components, eliminate invading bacteria, and respond to inflammation. In addition to its potential as a novel therapeutic strategy, autophagy is the focus of increasing research to understand the role ...

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APR 15, 2015 - Washington Times

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Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An official at the Vermont Health Department says a handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment. Vermont Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso says none of the people who tested positive for TB after a ...

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APR 15, 2015 - Health Canal

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An online game to help diagnose tuberculosis

Researchers from the Technical University of Madrid developed a mobile phone app to help diagnose tuberculosis.

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APR 11, 2015 - Washington Times

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About 200 at Canton chicken plant to be tested for TB

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - About 200 people at the Peco Foods processing plant in Canton will be tested for tuberculosis after an employee tests positive for the disease. Mississippi State Department of Health spokeswoman Liz Sharlot said Friday the employee no longer works at the chicken plant. Sharlot tells WAPT-TV ...

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APR 10, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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New TB drug offers glimmer of hope in S.Africa

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major health challenge across much of Africa, but a new medicine being pioneered in South Africa could be a breakthrough after decades of frustration. Bedaquiline is being made available to 3,000 people suffering side effects of the usual drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, or who have developed complete drug resistance. The new drug -- one of the first ...

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