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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

Involving partner in STD care boosts treatment efficacy
States that let doctors prescribe drugs to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea in both partners when only one makes an office visit have lower rates of the STDs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 -- States that let doctors prescribe drugs to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea in both partners when only one makes an office visit have lower rates of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a new U.S. study finds. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

STD treatment for two?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

STD treatment for 2?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

myLAB Box offers first nationwide STD testing from home
myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and  chlamydia. The company is based in L.A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company offers first nationwide STD testing from home
myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and  chlamydia. The company is based in L.A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations
GPs should offer chlamydia tests, contraceptive advice and condoms to patients aged 16-24 in unrelated consultations, say researchers who found young people prefer to receive this information in general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Chlamydia Source Type: news

6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility
Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I migh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing
When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; prevent...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists are one step closer towards a chlamydia cure
Scientists at the University of British Columbia created a model that shows how chlamydia interacts with the immune system. Genes, known as IRF5 and IL-10RA, play a key role in fighting the STI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful chlamydia cure could be imminent: Dangerous SEX infection can cause infertility
CHLAMYDIA - an infection spread through sex - is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK - with more than 200,000 cases each year in England alone. But now a breakthrough could lead to a more powerful cure for the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results, reported today (April 25) in Nature Communications, identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​Cincinnati drug store clinics to offer testing for sexually transmitted infections
Walgreens revealed today that all 11 of its Greater Cincinnati drug stores with Healthcare Clinics will soon begin offering testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, chlamydia and gonorrhea. As of April 25, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in Cincinnati and some other markets will be available to consult with patients to determine the testing process. The method of testing varies depending on the condition of the patient.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Here's Exactly What To Do When You Find Out You Have An STI
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you would do if you contracted an STI — after all, around half of the human population will get one at some point. While that might seem a little scary, it also means that testing positive shouldn’t be a source of embarrassment or instant panic. Most STIs are treatable if you manage them properly, says Anne Hodder, a sex and relationship coach who teaches about STIs with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. But once you find out you’ve got one, it’s hard to know how to s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to UK sexual health clinics has worsened over past few years
Sharpest decline has occurred among services in England, data indicate Related items fromOnMedica Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis infection 4% fewer patients accessed sexual health services last year Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Fragmented sexual health system is failing users (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening Clinical Pearls / Prenatal Herpes Exposure & Autism? / Massachusetts Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: Do current screening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Antibiotics Urgently Needed to Combat Resistant Bacteria
Credit: WHO/Jim HolmesBy IPS World DeskROME/GENEVA, Feb 28 2017 (IPS)The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.The list highlights in particular the threat of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple anti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations
The authors explore the differences in cost estimates used in economic evaluations of chlamydia screening strategies and the management of chlamydia-related complications.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Expedited Partner Therapy
(EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. This page provides recommendations and guidance on EPT. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening, Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain, Connecticut IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out the latest offerings from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Chlamydial infection may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cars and chlamydia killing Queensland koalas
Being hit by cars and chlamydia were the top causes of a dramatic rise in south-east Queensland koala deaths over the past two decades, according to a new study. Scientists analyzed data about koala disease and death from 1997 to 2013. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs
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)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

UK survey finds around 1 in 13 women report pain during sex
Conclusion Overall, the findings of this study indicate painful sex is experienced by around 1 in 13 sexually active women in the UK. The findings also indicate there are a large number of factors, including relationships, health and attitudes toward sex, associated with painful sex. The large number of women included in the study, and the adjustments made by researchers, mean the findings are broadly representative of the UK population aged between 16 and 74. However, this study has a number of limitations: The survey cannot prove painful sex was caused by the factors investigated, only that there was an association. I...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

SMI V 37: Chlamydia trachomatis infection: testing by nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs)
This guidance was updated in January 2017. An issued document has been added. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genital and extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia in children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse - Kellogg ND, Melville JD, Lukefahr JL, Nienow SM, Russell EL.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of a nucleic acid amplification test in detecting genital and extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in children and adolescents assessed for sexual abuse/assault. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

That STI App On Your Phone Might Not Be Giving You The Best Health Advice
(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study. This significant variation in content, quality and medical advice could lead to sexual health risks for those who search for answers online before talking to a doctor. “Due to the stigmatized nature of STIs, apps could be a great medium for providing accurate information to those most at risk,” said lead author Jo Gibbs of the University College London Department of Infection and Population Health in the UK. “However, there i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance
The ECDC has provided updated recommendations for the prevention and control of chlamydia. Find out what's new.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. need more screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea, new research reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remarks at a ceremony commemorating Morocco ’s elimination of trachoma as a public health problem
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the government of Morocco on its elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: director-general [subject], trachoma [subject], chlamydia trachomatis, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Morocco [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

As STD rates rise, so will costs, local stakeholders say
The rates of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea have reached new highs in the U.S., while reported cases of syphilis rose by roughly 90 percent in Allegheny County, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For stakeholders in both public and private health care, those increases may have sweeping implications for the health care providers working to contain the spread of these diseases, as well as the costs associated with treating them. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 10, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

The STD You've Probably Never Heard Of
The Basics Trichomoniasis (trich) is a common STI caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. An estimated 3.7 million people are infected, but because only about 30 percent show symptoms, most people don't know they have it until they get a positive test result. How You Get It The parasite gets passed during unprotected vaginal sex (can be from penis to vagina, vagina to penis, or vagina to vagina). Trich usually doesn't affect other areas, like the mouth or anus, which means this is one STD that is relatively uncommon for gay and bisexual men. What's It Like? Here's where the not-fun part comes in: When trich...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Sexually transmitted diseases at all-time high
Despite prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S. In a new report, the CDC says rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia increased in 2015, and more 110 million people have infections. Mayo Clinic experts want to educate people about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cochrane in the news: October 2016
A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.Cochrane contributor Hilda Bastianblogs onPLoS in memory of longtime Cochrane contributor Andrew Herxheimer and shares the untold story of his father, Herbert Herxheimer.En route, Air Canada ’s in-flight magazine,spotlight frequent flyer Peter Tugwell, Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Musculoskeletal.Sexually Transmitted Infections BMJblog post focuses on recent Cochrane Review on chlamydia.Professor Edzard Ernst draws on Cochrane Evidence in hispost on homeopathy in his post inSpector Health. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news