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#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased risk

Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (APHIV) had a fourfold increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease despite access to antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

24 Mar 2021

#WorldTBDay2021: Dramatic strides in research, but with challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the country's TB programme, and led to a decline in the diagnosis rate. Now it seems that the health system is seeing an increase in patients presenting with more advanced TB...

By Mohammed Rassool & Pauline Howell 24 Mar 2021

TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthrough

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of illness and death around the world. In 2019, 10-million people fell ill with TB and close to 1.4-million people died. Most (95%) of the cases are in low- and middle-income countries...

By Violet Chihota 23 Mar 2021

First ever national survey shows the extent of South Africa's TB problem

South Africa's long-awaited tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey results were recently released. This is the first national prevalence survey of its kind for TB in South Africa...

By Emily B Wong & Alison Grant 15 Mar 2021

Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - study

Research has discovered that antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active TB in HIV co-infected people by reducing the activation of the body's immune response...

11 Mar 2021

Study focuses on better approaches to interrupt TB transmission

Tuberculosis (TB) is ranked as one of the deadliest infectious diseases globally. According to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report]], Africa hosts 25% of the world's TB burden...

3 Mar 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

TB study sheds light on disease development

A study has shown that certain immune systems react differently when exposed to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb) than others...

2 Nov 2020

Trial recommends shorter treatment time for less severe TB in children

A trial involving over 1,200 children from four different countries has found that the vast majority of them could be successfully treated for tuberculosis (TB) in four months instead of the usual six months...

30 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals

Season 2 of 'Sponsors of Brave' is now open for nominations - calling all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world around them...

Issued by The SpaceStation 29 Sep 2020

It's a brave new (online) world... make your healthcare assets count

Ensuring that your digital assets, such as websites, social media pages and blogs, are seen by your target market really matters. Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares valuable pointers on making...

Issued by Cingulate 29 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared...

By Burtram C. Fielding 21 Sep 2020

Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatments

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

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