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Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections
(Harvard Medical School) Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus immune-mediated tissue damage and subsequent disease.Therapies are needed to avert irreversible reproductive organ damage that can arise as a result of silent infections that go untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Site of 1st chlamydia exposure makes big difference
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease and causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chlamydia In Women
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Careless sex practices may be contributing to female infertility; researchers urge additional testing for Chlamydia
(Natural News) Scientists are being asked to take into consideration a new aspect when it comes to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STD), mainly in part because there are now forms of STD that can be transmitted even through oral and anal sex. “Does active oral sex contribute to female infertility?” This is the question asked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake
Findings from first UK study to compare effect of access to internet-based STI testing against face-to-face appointments Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections
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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online STI kits double testing uptake in young people, study suggests
Offering e-STI kits alongside existing sexual health services could improve testing rates, research indicatesOffering young people testing kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the internet almost doubles testing uptake compared with inviting them to a clinic, research suggests.In 2016 alone there were more than 417,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England, including gonorrhoea and chlamydia, with rates of STI diagnoses generally higher among young people. While the use of condoms can help to prevent the spread of STIs,a recent survey found that nearly half of under-25s questioned did not ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sexual health Gonorrhoea Society Chlamydia Aids and HIV Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Almost half of young people never use a condom with a new partner
PHE wants more under 25s to be protected to stop the spread of STIs Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Judging a 'clean face' for trachoma
(PLOS) Part of the control strategy for trachoma -- repeated eye infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis -- is facial cleanliness. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that properly trained graders can reliably reproduce assessments of facial cleanliness. The findings suggest that measures of facial cleanliness can be added to trachoma surveys in the developing countries where the infection is a public health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study compares sexual practices among older and younger HIV-infected women
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis
What does this data tell us about the risk of mother-to-child transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis infections?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs
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)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Vaginal seeding babies could give them deadly chlamydia
An expert from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warns the potential risks of 'vaginal seeding' outweigh the possible benefits of reduced asthma risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Fewer than 1 in 1,000 women who undergo genital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea also undergo rectal testing for those conditions, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
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 o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up
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)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Sexual Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high
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)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Syphilis Gonorrhea Source Type: news

Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Syphilis Gonorrhea Source Type: news

New STD cases hit record high in US
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)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk
Title: Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk
Women with greater amounts of a type of Lactobacillus may be more likely to get the STD, research shows (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Certain bacteria found in the vagina may increase a woman's risk for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. That's the finding from a new observational study in the Netherlands. Researchers examined the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit Record High in 2016 (FREE)
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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD cases hit record high in the U.S.
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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs Hit All - Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 26, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

STD rates hit another record high, with California near the top
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)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
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)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaginal Flora Associated with Risk for Chlamydia Infection (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Certain vaginal bacteria may predispose women to chlamydia infection, according to a nested, case-control study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.Roughly 60 women in Amsterdam who were … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Certain vaginal bacteria linked with increased chlamydia risk
Specific signatures of vaginal microbiota indicative of STIs Related items fromOnMedica London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ Sexually transmitted infections Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul Chlamydia trachomatis infection (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Some have higher risk of chlamydia due to vaginal bacteria
A new study by researchers in the Netherlands suggests that the prevalence of a healthy, lactic acid-producing bacteria in the vagina may be linked to vulnerability to chlamydia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bizarre Swedish STI-safety video with animated genitals
The purpose of the film, which is being used by public health officials in Kronoberg County in the south of the country, is to promote self-testing for chlamydia in people aged between 15 and 24. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Tied to Community - Acquired Pneumonia
Three cases of community - acquired pneumonia reported after exposure to ill guinea pigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae (C. caviae), normally causes pink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PHE acknowledges damaging sexual health services fragmentation
Its action plan aims to plug accountability gaps and boost commissioning capacity Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Access to UK sexual health clinics has worsened over past few years Councils plan cuts to public health spending Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’
But STIs have fallen in past year Related items fromOnMedica Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis infection Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE GPs fear sexual health will become ‘Cinderella service of NHS’ Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
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 i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Chlamydia testing for young women declines after revised Pap test guidelines
After Pap tests became less frequent in Canada, researchers found chlamydia tests also decreased, particularly among young women and teens. Doctors suggest young women should ask about testing for the sexually transmitted infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening drops after change in cervical cancer screening guideline
This article is published in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Links to articles will go live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye
Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Eyes and Eyesight Chlamydia Conjunctivitis Sexually Transmitted Diseases Bacteria Source Type: news

Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 14, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news