Treating TB is a lengthy procedure that takes a toll of the body and the spirit. Patients have to be quarantined, which takes a tough toll on sufferers and their families.
Ruth Pfau, a German doctor renowned in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87. Pfau's Karachi-based center now has 157 outposts across Pakistan.
A judge at the High Court in London is hearing new evidence before ruling on whether a critically ill child should be sent for treatment to the US or be taken off life support. The case has drawn world attention.
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved a leukemia treatment that could become the first gene therapy approved in the US. The panel hailed the drug as a "major advance" in the battle against childhood cancer.
Dr. Torsten Bauer explains how to recognize tuberculosis and why treatment can take months. Bauer is the head of the Pneumology Department at the Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring in Berlin.
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