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Health, International

Drones battle TB in remote Madagascar villages with help from Montreal researcher

For medical workers to reach residents of remote villages in Madagascar, they often have to travel for days on foot, trekking through wilds and rice farms. Or else, ill villagers must make the trip themselves to reach clinics, leaving their» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Use of drones to fight TB in remote locations investigated

An international team, including Canadian researchers, has been trying out the use of drones to help test for tuberculosis and treat it in Madagascar, a country in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar has difficult terrain making it hard to take test» 

Twice yearly, native settlements were visited by a government doctor. Shown here is T.J.Orford, doctor and agent for the James Bay district, with a child showing signs of tuberculosis. The child will be hospitalized "outside"(ie in southern Canada) at government expense. Jan. 1946 (Library and ARchives Canada, Mikan-3225246)

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Prime Minister to apologize to Inuit for mistreatment during TB programme

9,000 government files to be opened for searches of missing Inuit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut tomorrow where it is expected he will apologize for treatment of Inuit during various tuberculosis crises across the north over several» 

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, 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»