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Drug-releasing coil in stomach could provide better treatment for TB

A simpler way to treat TB?Malvika Verma and Karan Vishwanath By Ruby Prosser Scully If you hate taking pills, you might be excited by the invention of a coil that sits in the stomach slowly releasing medication over weeks. This could play a major role in reducing deadly tuberculosis infections and the rapidly growing problem… Read More »

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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

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Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bacillus Calmette–Guerin is a form of immunotherapy that doctors can use to treat some forms of bladder cancer. Following surgery to remove the cancer, this treatment can help prevent the cancer from returning. In this article, we will discuss what Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy is, when doctors use it, and what to expect during treatment.… Read More »

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