| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month. The latest on WHO's radar...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:25 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics.
The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Thirty-one Christopher Newport University students will be tested for tuberculosis after they were exposed to the infection on campus, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District recently notified campus officials...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:52 PM
In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Aug 4, 2014
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
After years of declining tuberculosis rates, Los Angeles County saw an uptick in cases last year, health officials said Tuesday.
County public health director Jonathan Fielding said the number of tuberculosis cases reported annually had declined by 60%...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Officials from the World Health Organization warned this week that the workhorse medications we rely on to keep viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in check are in real danger of becoming obsolete.
In every region of the globe, health officials have...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966.
Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:08 AM
The World Health Organization released a report Monday detailing alcohol consumption around the world and its effects, including information on alcohol-related diseases and deaths.
In the year 2012, 3.3 million deaths worldwide were alcohol related....
| Dec 16, 2013
Joseph Cloidt survived the Civil War battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, serving at one point as bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln.
Arthur Hinze fought in Germany and France in World War I. And Raymond John Bielfeldt died of tuberculosis contracted...