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SA needs to do more to curb drug-resistant TB strains

TB accounted for more than 33,000 deaths in South Africa in 2015, and averaged over 7% of all deaths from 2013 to 2015.

24 Mar 2017

TB urine test gives quicker results in HIV patients

An inexpensive urine test provided more TB diagnoses among hospitalised HIV patients than rapid sputum-based tests...

24 Mar 2017

Animal studies give a clearer picture of TB

Studying TB in animals provides valuable insight to the biological mechanisms causing the disease in both wildlife and humans.

24 Mar 2017

SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free

A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access to a new TB drug, but for how long?

By JOAN VAN DYK 15 Mar 2017

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Treatment doe not kill TB completely

A new study has found evidence that the bacteria causing TB can still be found in the lungs after treatment...

16 Sep 2016

New unit makes TB treatment safer for children

A new research unit geared towards making TB drugs safe and accessible for children recently opened its doors at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital...

14 Jul 2016

Prisons benefit from mobile TB testing

South Africa has the third highest TB rate in the world, and the prevalence in prisons has been estimated as three to seven times higher...

11 Jul 2016

SU scientists develop a TB rapid screening test

A point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for TB has been developed by a multinational team of scientists led by researchers at Stellenbosch University...

16 May 2016

#TBDay: Exercise essential, but with care

TB is one of the most difficult diseases to treat successfully, and patients' rehabilitation can be a long, complex process involving medication, diet and exercise...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Pharmacists join the TB fight

Pharmacists are preparing the roll-out of out a joint TB screening and treatment initiative as part of the USAID TB Care II programme...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Kruger lions threatened by TB

Humans are not the only species affected by tuberculosis (TB) - two of South Africa's popular 'Big Five' are also threatened by the disease...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Keeping TB on the nation's health radar

TB remains the number two killer disease worldwide...

24 Mar 2016

New campaign launches for TB month, with free tune, video

TB awareness month is honoured throughout March and this year sees the launch of the new campaign 'Haybo Wena! (Hey You!) Use Your Elbow'...

29 Feb 2016

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Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 2 days ago

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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