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USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:31:00 +0100

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)

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Newborn Syphilis Cases Up As More Screening Urged

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:03:19 +0100

In 2016, 628 cases of congenital syphilis were reported -- the highest rate since 1998. (Source: WebMD Health)



As Newborn Syphilis Cases Rise, Maternal Screening Urged

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:02:40 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Newborn syphilis cases have shot up in the United States in recent years, so an expert panel is reaffirming the need to screen all pregnant women for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Medical News Today: What STIs can you get from oral sex?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Syphilis

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

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Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:47:08 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:15:03 +0100

STIs - or sexually transmitted infections - can be passed on via unprotected sex. These are the symptoms of gonorrhoea - commonly misspelt gonorrhea - chlamydia and syphilis to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Providing internet-based testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including among high-risk groups, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Preventing and Managing Congenital Zika and Congenital Syphilis Infections

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:41:47 +0100

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center. 07/27/2017 This on-demand webinar provides health care providers with information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Zika and syphilis infections to address the emerging crisis of congenital Zika virus and the increasing number of congenital syphilis cases nationally and regionally. It describes the epidemiology and risk factors for congenital syphilis and congenital Zika syndrome, and discusses the difficulties of diagnosis of both diseases. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



New study compares sexual practices among older and younger HIV-infected women

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared HIV-positive women over 50 years of age with their younger HIV-infected cohorts found that while the older women were less likely to be sexually active and to report condomless sex with a male partner, those who were sexually active were not as likely to undergo screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis than their younger counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Eye syphilis outbreak: CDC warns disease has spread to more than 200 people across 20 states

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:41:45 +0100

(Natural News) There has been a steady rise in reported cases of eye syphilis infection in the U.S., according to health officials. Cases of ocular syphilis were once rare, but have been steadily gaining ground in the U.S. – from data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 12 cases were initially reported from two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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CDC warns outbreak of eye syphilis is not slowing down

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:31:45 +0100

More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Outbreak of EYE syphilis is not slowing down, CDC warns  

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:31:07 +0100

More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC) has released new data showing that health care providers diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the U.S. https://youtu.be/wIH4WsPGg_E Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Medical News Today: What causes dactylitis (sausage fingers)?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Dactylitis is swelling of the fingers that causes a sausage-like appearance. Learn about causes of dactylitis, including syphilis and sickle cell disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



ITV's Victoria illustrates how 19th-century sexism helped syphilis to spread

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:17:46 +0100

With concealment common and women expected not even to show knowledge of the disease, infection of families by men was widespread across all classesSpoiler alert! Plot points fromVictoria are revealed in this blogHistorically,syphilis was extremely difficult to cure. Often patients would think that their disease had disappeared or been cured, only to be have their bodies betray them with a resurgence of symptoms. This was the story outlined in Sunday night ’s episode of Victoria – but aside from the obvious scientific questions about drugs and treatment regimes, it also raises points about the treatment of women.In Victoria, things were finally looking up for Prince Ernest (David Oakes). He was responding well to treatment and, consequently, had been given the all-clear by his doctor t...

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Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence? Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:14:41 +0100

A new review examines the possible role HAART may have in the increase of syphilis cases due to susceptibility to infection with T. pallidum.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:59:58 +0100

Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...



Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:30:30 +0100

The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good. (Source: ConsultantLive)



STDs Hit All-time High, Says CDC

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:37:00 +0100

More than two million cases of chlamydial infection, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, according to the CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. (Source: AAFP News)

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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 22:34:40 +0100

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)



Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:20:36 +0100

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)



Doctors See A Surge In Babies With Syphilis-Associated Birth Defects

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:01:37 +0100

Public health experts say something has gone terribly wrong with prenatal care in the U.S. and that babies are paying the price. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



New STD cases hit record high in US

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:53:10 +0100

In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:14:05 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)



Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit Record High in 2016 (FREE)

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit a record high in the U.S. in 2016 — … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:15:16 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)



STD cases hit record high in the U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:09:51 +0100

Annual CDC report on sexually transmitted diseases shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



STDs Hit All - Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:00:00 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)

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STD rates hit another record high, with California near the top

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:50:00 +0100

The number of Americans diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis reached a record high in 2016 for the second year in a row, with more than 2 million cases reported, according tofederal data released Tuesday.Cases of these three sexually transmitted diseases have been increasing since... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:28:15 +0100

Syphilis rate jumped 36% in women and 28% in newborns between 2015 and 2016. Gonorrhea rates rose 22% in men, with men who have sex with men most affected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:06:21 +0100

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 million in 2016, a new record, U.S. health officials said, prompting calls for more effective prevention efforts. (Source: Reuters: Health)



What Causes Microcephaly?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:22:33 +0100

Discussion Microcephaly is usually defined as an occipitofrontal head circumference (OFC) more than 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for sex, age and ethnicity. Severe microcephaly is used for OFC < 3 standard deviations. Rates of microcephaly range from 0.5-12 patients/10,000 live births. The OFC should be measured at every well child visit and at other opportunities and plotted on standard growth charts. The OFC is measured using a nonelastic tape measure around the largest part of the head with the tape measure held above the eyebrows and ears. It is a highly reproducible measurement. There are several different international standard growth charts that can be used and those used should reflect the population the patient is drawn from the best. For example, the World Health...

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Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Children's National Health System) The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Georgian-era STI data shows rural-urban divide in Cheshire

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:01:09 +0100

Chester residents had higher syphilis rate than rural neighbours, says study of 18th Century infections. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



PrEP safe and effective for young men who have sex with men

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

But waning adolescent adherence to medication puts many at risk of HIV infection Related items fromOnMedica HIV antiretroviral injection equally safe as oral drug NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials NHS England loses appeal over PreP drugs Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis Scotland first country in UK to fund PrEP through NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



LA health worker is fighting the spread of syphilis

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:45:17 +0100

Roberto Rocha from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department tracks people with STDs down to get them treated. Syphilis cases in LA rose 47 percent from 2011 to 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Pelzman ’s Picks: Syphilis Makes A Comeback

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, becoming re-enchanted with medicine, screening for cancer and more (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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A Sisterhood of Sleuths

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:50:52 +0100

The health investigator I was shadowing in Oklahoma City had a “ weird skill set ” that reminded me of my own. (Source: NYT Health)



Morning Break: Blood Drone Delivery; Syphilis Returns; PCSK9 Cost Spin

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:23 +0100

Outbreaks of a deadly, sexually transmitted disease confound health officials, whose obstacles include drug shortages, uneducated doctors and gangs. (Source: NYT Health)



Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A Comeback

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:42:37 +0100

Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)



Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A a Comeback

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:14:05 +0100

Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)

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How Common Are STIs?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:01:06 +0100

Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...



Families of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Victims Seek Leftover Settlement Fund

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:48:12 +0100

Descendants of the black men left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to award them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement. (Source: NYT Health)



The Rising Tide of Syphilis The Rising Tide of Syphilis

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:03:05 +0100

The reported rates of primary and secondary syphilis, the most infectious stages of the disease, are the highest that they have been in more than 20 years.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Big cuts planned to public health budgets

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:01:37 +0100

12 July 2017Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm from smoking, alcohol and drugs by£85 million, according tonew analysis by The King’s Fund.The analysis, based on Department of Communities and Local Government data, shows that councils in England are planning to spend£3.4 billion on public health services in 2017/18. But on a like-for-like basis (to exclude the impact of changes to how budgets are calculated over different years) councils will spend only£2.52 billion on public health services in 2017/18 compared to£2.60 billion the previous year. Once inflation is factored in, we estimate that, on a like-for-like basis, planned public health spend...



Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:44:44 +0100

When penicillin is not available, should amoxicillin and ceftriaxone be considered as treatment options for maternal syphilis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:37:29 +0100

Justice department fighting use of unclaimed money from settlement for museum honoring black men who were not given treatment for diseaseThe Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government ’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims.The justice department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center would violate an agreement reached in 1975 to settle a class-action lawsuit.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:34:10 +0100

The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a court settlement to fund a museum honoring victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study (Source: ABC News: Health)



Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women — Guam, 2014

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



Draft Research Plan for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:03:06 +0100

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is requesting public comments on the draft research plan for syphilis screening in pregnant women. Feedback can be submitted through July 5th. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Warning over latest rise in cases of ‘eradicated’ STI syphilis

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:22:00 +0100

Rates of syphilis are at their highest since 1949 show the latest official statistics on sexually transmitted infections, which have been greeted with dismay by sexual health experts. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Syphilis cases have risen by 97% in four years in England

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:55:35 +0100

In 2016, 5,920 cases of syphilis were diagnosed in England, compared to  3,001 in 2012, new data reveals. Diagnoses are mostly made in sexually active gay men, the data adds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Sexual health crisis warning as syphilis cases reach highest level since 1949

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:01:40 +0100

THE number of cases of syphilis have reached the highest level since 1949, new figures show. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Descendants of Tuskegee government-run medical experiments on black men still seeking justice... yet the medical tyranny continues today

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:56:03 +0100

(Natural News) Forty-five years after one of the most outrageous examples of unethical medical practices in our nation’s history, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, was exposed, descendants of its subjects are still calling for justice. This horrific experiment started in 1932, when the sexually transmitted disease syphilis was spreading out of control, particularly in poverty-stricken areas.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Tuskegee syphilis study descendants still seek healing

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:28:25 +0100

More than 80 years later, families of men in the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study detail a legacy of suffering, and seek healing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Descendants of syphilis study emerging from shadows

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:31:26 +0100

For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with the disease so doctors could track its progress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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The 'secret' source of 'female hysteria': the role that syphilis played in the construction of female sexuality and psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - Rudnick LP, Heru AM.

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:12:42 +0100

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the unspoken fear of syphilis played a significant role in the development of beliefs about female sexuality. Many women were afraid of sexual relationships with men because they feared contracting syph... (Source: SafetyLit)



'Stem the tide' of rising syphilis rates in United States

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?has issued a ?call to action? to hopefully slow the spread of syphilis.?Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore ? typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya ’ s Hearing Loss?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)



Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:59 +0100

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Spanish artist Francisco Goya's hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests. " This required real detective work, " hearing expert... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



High frequency of illegal drug use influences condom use among female transgender sex workers in Argentina: impact on HIV and syphilis infections - Avila MM, Dos Ramos Far ías MS, Fazzi L, Romero M, Reynaga E, Marone R, Pando MA.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:38:24 +0100

The high prevalence of HIV and syphilis found among female transgender sex workers (FTSWs) in Argentina calls for the study of factors leading to negative health consequences. Given the particular characteristics observed in this population (high marginali... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015 Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:23:41 +0100

The findings in this report highlight the disproportionate incidence of syphilis among men who have sex with men.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:33:09 +0100

A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us? (Source: NYT Health)



Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:57:04 +0100

Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as hydatid disease, hepatitis C, syphilis, and HIV. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Tanzania: Study Planned On HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:04:12 +0100

[Daily News] Moshi -HIV testing will be a key component of a new study to be undertaken in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar to determine the extent of HIV/AIDS disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)



Syphilis rates rise, and these men are most at risk

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:49:31 +0100

“People have everything to gain and nothing to lose" by getting tested, one expert says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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By the Numbers: Syphilis by Gender, Geography, and Sexual Orientation

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- In some states, rate among women is near zero per 100,000 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)



Syphilis Rates Spike Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:22:57 +0100

Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say (Source: WebMD Health)



Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:00:00 +0100

Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)



Syphilis Now Primarily a Disease of Gay Men

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:24:51 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Incidence rate more than 100 times greater than among other men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)

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Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:04:45 +0100

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 -- Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 60 percent of early stage syphilis cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



State-Specific Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2015

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



April is STD Awareness Month: Know the Facts About Syphilis and How to Protect Yourself

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:53:08 +0100

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:47:16 +0100

West Virginia’s Senate is reviewing a bill that would allow public school students to receive religious exemptions from vaccinations. Debate over parents opting out of their children’s vaccinations have centered around the issue of “herd immunity” ― the fact that a large majority of a population must be immunized in order for that community to be protected against infectious disease. Despite what researchers have called a potential “public health crisis,” the majority of states currently offer religious exemptions. If the bill passes, West Virginia would become the 47th.  And yet, as a number of writers have pointed out, the pervasiveness of religion-based exemptions doesn’t reflect reality. No major religion has explicit, doc...



Explosion in rickets, gout and scarlet fever caused by processed junk food and inflationary monetary policy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:32:29 +0100

(Natural News) Poor diet, financial insecurity, and falling standards of living are factors that contribute to the rising incidence of Victorian-era diseases — such as gout, rickets, scarlet fever, and syphilis — in modern-day Great Britain. The U.K. Faculty of Public Health (FPH) stressed that poor wage growth and persistent inflation has greatly affected nutrition intake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Antenatal screening in Europe: How to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention methods. A new ECDC report outlines the cornerstones for effective antenatal screening programs across the EU/EEA countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Tanzania: State Embarks On New Aids, Hepatitis, Syphilis Research

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:42:17 +0100

[Daily News] THE government envisages embarking on research that will generate new statistics relating to the indicators and new infections for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Syphilis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Pregnancy Infection Concern Rises with Resurgence of Syphilis,...

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:05:01 +0100

Medical Community Should Also Prepare for Intentional Infectious Agents, according to Teratology Society Journal(PRWeb March 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/InfectionsPregnancy/BirthDefectsResearch/prweb14148907.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Message from CDC's NCHHSTP & STD Directors: STD Awareness Month

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:55:58 +0100

A message from The Directors of the NCHHSTP and STD (CDC) on the resurgence of syphilis and what public health departments can do to raise awareness of STDs and specifically syphilis in April. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Record STD rates drive syphilis in newborns

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:46 +0100

Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Most Clinical Trials Have A Glaring Flaw Before They Even Begin

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0100

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Mercury in vaccines is just like the Tuskegee experiments all over again, warns African-American religious leader

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:24:18 +0100

(Natural News) An African American religious leader has likened the use of vaccines on black children to the infamous Tuskegee experiment. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was initiated in 1932, in order to record the progression of untreated syphilis. Six hundred mostly illiterate black men (399 of them with syphilis) were recruited and were told they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:35:41 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)



Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:09:18 +0100

Doxycycline taken after sex might reduce rates of syphilis and chlamydia in gay men, but questions about antibiotic resistance remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)



Video: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:01:00 +0100

Ten thousand years ago, many of our deadly human diseases didn't exist. What happened?(Image credit: Xaver Xylophon/for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Germ History: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:01:00 +0100

Ten thousand years ago, many of our deadly human diseases didn't exist. What happened?(Image credit: Xaver Xylophon/for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Should Scientists Engage In Activism?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:14:49 +0100

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)



Ottawa agencies hope cheeky campaigns will help curb rising syphilis rates

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0100

The number of syphilis cases in Ottawa jumped again last year, prompting groups to ramp up tongue-in-cheek awareness campaigns, such as 'your penis isn't the only thing that's on the rise.' (Source: CBC | Health)



Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +0100

This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)

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Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:02:24 +0100

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, HIV/AIDS Medicines, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



HIV treatment makes patients MORE susceptible to syphilis

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:29:15 +0100

HAART - a drug treatment used for HIV infection - might be the reason behind rising rates of syphilis, a new study warns. Rates are 107 times higher in gay/bisexual men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:15:15 +0100

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)

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Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +0100

If confirmed, this makes STI screening in gay and bisexual men an even greater priority Related items fromOnMedica UK HIV diagnosis rates twice as high as western Europe Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:01:08 +0100

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- Gay and bisexual men taking antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection may be at increased risk for syphilis, new research contends. Based on a review of available evidence, the investigators concluded that the drugs may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



HIV treatment might boost susceptibility to syphilis, say researchers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(BMJ) The antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection might inadvertently be boosting gay/bisexual men's susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, Treponema pallidum, conclude researchers in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(University of British Columbia) Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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