Tuberculosis

Pilot Badger Culls Are an Important Part of a Wider Strategy to Tackle Bovine TB

Meurig Raymond | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

Bovine TB continues to devastate farming family businesses in large parts of the country. I can assure you that the NFU remains totally committed firstly to stopping the spread and ultimately to eradicating this disease and recognises that this will only be achieved by using every available option.

Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

Planet Appetite: Ski Adventures in Davos and Klosters, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

If you been awed by news reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, then you might not immediately think of it as a holiday destination. The twin villages of Davos and Klosters are magnets for both royals and world leaders but they're also attractive ski destinations with a literary past

It's Official: Badger Culls Were Inhumane, Ineffective and Unnecessary

Mark Jones | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Last autumn, more than 1,800 badgers lost their lives in Somerset and Gloucestershire in the name of bovine tuberculosis control. Now the government-commissioned report by independent experts, who have studied the evidence, has shown our grave concerns to be justified.

Fingerprints Point to the Future of Healthcare

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Tech
Elizabeth Dzeng

Health workers in developing countries face challenges that are often taken for granted in the developed world, but new technologies have the potential to become leap frog solutions that address such barriers.

Let's Celebrate UK Support for the Global Fund

James Whiting | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
James Whiting

On 23 September, the UK Government announced its contribution to the Global Fund and we got a step closer to the day when no child dies from Aids, TB or malaria. The UK has pledged £1billion over the next three years - providing the overall target of $15billion is met from other governments and donors.

TB Meat or Not TB, That Is the Question - The Answer? Who Knows...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Fresh from the horse meat scandal, DEFRA has found itself in a new controversy, having again failed the British consumer in food traceability and labelling. The public now knows that over 20,000 cattle infected with bovine TB enter the food chain in the UK each year, and the government doesn't know where they go, where they are sold, and who is eating them.

The UK Can Bend the Curve of the HIV, TB and Malaria Epidemics

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

David Cameron has identified other priorities for this summit - trade, tax and transparency - and will host a pre-meeting focused on world hunger. These are all vital issues, but the Prime Minister also needs to protect what has already been achieved and should encourage the G8 to deliver on past promises.

Badger Campaigners Could Trigger Commons Debate On Cull

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against a cull of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle, in a bid to prompt a parliamentary debate ...

Tuberculosis: It's Closer Than You Think

Aaron Oxley | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

So where in the world can you find the highest rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis? I'll give you a clue - it also happens to be one of only two regions in the world where the number of new HIV cases continues to rise every year. It's not Africa. It's not South America or even Asia. It's the European region.

The Problem Isn't Badgers, It's (Politically Led?) Bad Science

Hilary Burrage | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hilary Burrage

National Farmers' Union and the majority of farmers - but not all - may believe that badger culls will do the trick, and a lot of politicians want to keep the farmers onside. And it will probably pay electoral dividends for a while. But longer term this 'solution' is could even make things worse...

Badger Campaigners Vow to Fight On After Court Defeat

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers has failed at the Court of Appeal. The Badger Trust had attacked Mr Justice Ouseley's dec...

Cases Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis On The Rise

PA | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drug-resistant cases of Tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in the UK, figures suggest. The number of cases of the infectious disease which could not...

Seeing the Difference Sport Relief Can Make

Suzy Vickers | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Sport
Suzy Vickers

Eight years ago, July Letsebe was lying on a bed in his small tin shack, waiting to die. Seriously ill with tuberculosis and - although he didn't know it yet - HIV, he had all but given up hope of surviving for more than a few weeks.

White Plague: Multidrug Resistant TB Crisis 'Needs Urgent Attention'

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, the disease tuberculosis evokes images of the sickly child-protagonists of Victorian novels, bed-bound with “consumption”. Bu...

Badger Cull: Doing Nothing is Not an Acceptable Option

Jim Paice | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Paice

Nobody wants to cull badgers. But equally no country in the world where wildlife carries TB has been able to eradicate the disease in cattle without tackling it in wildlife too.

Bill Gates Donates $750m To Global Fund To Fight Aids, TB And Malaria

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating $750m through his charitable foundation to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates ...

Scottish Students Contract Tuberculosis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two students on the same college course have contracted tuberculosis (TB), public health experts have confirmed. The patients ...

Spelman Faces Badger Cull Battle

epolitix.com | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

A set piece statement in the House of Commons is hard to file in the 'burying bad news' category, but it looks as thought the government is using the ...