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Health, Indigenous

Inuit organization releases strategy to eliminate TB by 2030

Canada’s national Inuit organization released Monday its strategy to eliminate by 2030 the “staggeringly high rates” of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit leaving in a vast region of the Canadian Arctic stretching from the Labrador Sea in the east to the» 

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, 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,» 

Environment, Health, International

International leaders meet to fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

A major gathering of world leaders is taking place in Montreal It goes under the less than thrilling name of the “Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria” in an effort to end the» 

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»