'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread

Conclusion This British population study found that around 1 in 100 men and women aged 16-44 living in England, Wales and Scotland are infected with MG, and that it is likely to be transmitted by sexual contact. The STI doesn't lead to symptoms in the vast majority of men and around half of women. The study wasn't able to tell if the infection was causing disease, but there were tentative signs that it might. For example, more women with MG infection reported vaginal bleeding after sex than those without MG – a possible, but by no means strong, sign the infection may be causing disease. The overall prevalence masked interesting variation by age, ethnicity and gender. For example, male prevalence of MG was highest in those aged 25 to 34, at 2.1%, whereas in women it peaked earlier in those aged 16 to 19 years, 2.4%. There are a number of potential biases in this study – for example, non-participation bias to the survey, and bias from non-provision of the urine sample. In each case, the groups taking part might be different to those who chose not to – potentially influencing the results. While this remains a possibility, the authors were aware of the risk and took measures to minimise the influences. For example, the statistical analysis took account of some factors and the team compared the background of the participants taking part with those of the wider population.  This showed that the group who participated in the study were simi...
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
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PROSTATE cancer symptoms don ’t always appear in the early stages until the tumour has grown and put pressure on other parts of the body. When this happens, pain in certain parts of the body may begin to show.
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Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prev...
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