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International Business Times Explores Chagas Disease Prevalence, Treatment In U.S.

International Business Times: Chagas Disease: How A Silent Tropical Parasite Prospers In The U.S. “…Last week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also serving as current president of the G7 nations, pledged a renewed focus on fighting a handful of debilitating diseases that…

Xpert TB Test More Effective Than Traditional Detection Methods, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR-TB case finding Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the findings of a recently published study conducted in India showing the Xpert molecular TB test is more effective than…

New Malaria Tests Under Development Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment

Australian Associated Press/The Guardian: Malaria could be diagnosed through breath test, Australian scientists find “…Australian scientists have made the groundbreaking discovery that malaria-infected patients have higher levels of certain chemicals in their breath. The chemicals are undetectable to the human nose, but can be used to detect the disease much…

Additional TB Screening, Treatment Needed For Patients In Tertiary Care Facilities, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Study says health care shortcomings leave tuberculosis undiagnosed, untreated Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in The Lancet Global Health in which researchers examined tuberculosis burden among inpatients who had died in health care…