Highlights/tuberculosis

Health, Indigenous, International

Tuberculosis fight to get $13B USD a year

The World Health Organization says TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease which infected 10 million people in 2017 and killed 1.6 million. The disease is caused by bacteria, is contagious and predominantly affects the lungs. World leaders meeting at» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

TB infections: Developing tolerance vs.the battle to resist

Bacterial infections have been around since, forever. Sometimes they’re deadly, yet sometimes the human body can control them. Considering drug-resistance pathogens are becoming an ever-increasing concern, new research is tackling the question of how the body develops tolerance to pathogens» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canada vows to eradicate TB in the North

Just as a teenage boy is thought to have died from tuberculosis last weekend, the Canadian government has unveiled plans to eradicate active TB in the North by 2030. Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable bacterial infection that mainly affects» 

Health, Society

Canadian researchers learn to reprogram cells to fight TB

A team of Canadian researchers may have discovered a new way to combat tuberculosis by learning to reprogram the body’s own immune cells to kill invading TB bacteria, according to a new study published online today in the journal Cell. According» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Childhood tuberculosis: Montreal researchers advancing the fight

Trials in The Gambia and Malawi Tuberculosis, or TB as it’s more simply known, is a deadly disease especially for children. In 2015, there were about 1 million incident cases of tuberculosis in children younger than 15 years of age,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in Canada’s remote communities

Artificial intelligence systems that have been trained to identify tuberculosis on chest X-rays could help combat the potentially deadly disease in remote areas, particularly in Canada’s northern communities that suffer from high prevalence of TB and have limited access to» 

Health, International, Politics

Global Fund raises nearly $13B to tackle AIDS, TB and malaria

An international fundraising conference in Montreal raised $12.9 billion US to replenish the Global Fund, a public-private partnership fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The sum fell just short of the $13 billion» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Tuberculosis and the Canadian North: treatable and due to social conditions

Tuberculosis has been a particular and serious health problem in Canada’s far north for almost 100 years. Scientists from McGill University have found that there is a commonality to the strain throughout the region known as Nunavik and elsewhere in» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Today is World Tuberculosis Day

Today, March 24th, marks the annual World Tuberculosis Day. It is a day to raise awareness and promote action against a disease that has lingered far too long in human history. It is a slow, debilitating disease that kills about a»