Medical News Today: What is male chlamydial urethritis?
Male chlamydial urethritis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects the male urethra. Many people with this STI do not have any symptoms, but it can cause pain or discomfort. Without treatment, it can also lead to complications. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat chlamydia. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

A young person is diagnosed with an STD every four minutes in England
A young person is diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea every four minutes in England, Public Health England (PHE) has said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One young person in England is told they have an STI every FOUR MINUTES
Fifteen people aged between 15 and 24 were told they had chlamydia or gonorrhoea every hour in England from 2016-to-2017. Untreated, these can cause everything from infertility and arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reality TV star raises awareness of sexually transmitted infections
Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson spearheads new public health campaign Related items fromOnMedica Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Chlamydia screening encourages safer sex Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Social media could help to cut STIs Break down stigmas around sexual pleasure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Rising STIs in the US
The U.S. has seen a sharp increase in the number of diagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?over the last four years, according to a?report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the diseases that have had a significant increase over the last few years," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates In Babies Are At a 20-Year High, CDC Says
The number of babies born with syphilis in the U.S. more than doubled between 2013 and 2017, according to new federal data. Rates of congenital syphilis, which a mother passes to her baby during pregnancy or delivery, rose by more than 150% between 2013 and 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 918 babies were born with syphilis in 2017, the report says. That’s up from 362 in 2013 and is the highest number in 20 years. Most of these cases were clustered in Western and Southern states, with 281 in California alone. A woman with syphilis can be treated with ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

With STDs at an all-time high, why aren't more people getting a proven treatment?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Nearly 2.3 million times last year, Americans learned they had a sexually transmitted disease. But despite these record-high infection rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea, most patients only receive treatment for their own infection -- when they probably could get antibiotics or a prescription for their partner at the same time. A team of physicians looks at the barriers that stand in the way of getting expedited partner therapy to more people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

STDs on the Rise
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resist...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, marking a fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rates Of 3 STDs Are Breaking New Records, New CDC Data Reveal
Based on new data from the CDC, rates of three sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)--gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis broke a new record in 2017, attaining their highest rates ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Rates Of 3 STDs Are Breaking Records, New CDC Data Reveal
Based on new data from the CDC, rates of three sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)--gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis broke a new record in 2017, attaining their highest rates ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

America Keeps Breaking Records When It Comes To Sexually Transmitted Diseases
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the numbers of reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the U.S. keep rising to new heights. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Why STD Rates Are Higher Than They ’ve Ever Been
The numbers are clear: With nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S., according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What’s harder to pinpoint, however, is the reason behind those soaring statistics. On paper, it seems like STD rates should be dropping. Condom use is up. Teenagers and millennials are having less sex with fewer partners than generations past. Stigmas around sexuality and sexual health are beginning to break down. And yet, for four consecutive years...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.
Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to expand. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.T.D. Diagnoses Reach Record 2.3 Million New Cases in U.S.
Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rose sharply for the fourth year running in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antibiotics Source Type: news

STDs in America reach a record high for the fourth year in a row
There were nearly 2.3 million new cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, the CDC announced today, warning that gonorrhea will soon be untreatable without better prevention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs in America reach a record high for the fourth year in a row, CDC reveals
There were nearly 2.3 million new cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, the CDC announced today, warning that gonorrhea will soon be untreatable without better prevention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines
The U.S. has the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease cases in the industrialized world, say health trackers, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reaching 2.3 million cases in 2017.(Image credit: Biomedical Imaging Unit, Southampton General Hospital/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

STDs in American reach a record high for the fourth year in a row, CDC reveals
There were nearly 2.3 million new cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, the CDC announced today, warning that gonorrhea will soon be untreatable without better prevention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of three STDs in US reach record high
Rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia have climbed for the fourth consecutive year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of three STDs in US reach record high, CDC says
Rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia have climbed for the fourth consecutive year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Getting STDs at Record Rates
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the U.S. are at a record high for the fourth year in a row, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All told, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. That’s 200,000 more cases than were diagnosed in 2016, a year that also had a record-high number of cases, according to the CDC. “We are now very concerned about this steep and sustained increase that we’re seeing,” says Dr. Gail Bolan, the director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. “We’...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- The United States is experiencing a " steep and sustained " spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea cases in France triple in 4 years
Health officials in the Netherlands, which borders the country, have warned travellers to pack their own condoms and that holiday romances can be risky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in HIV Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in HIV
Updated guidelines from the NYSDOH AIDS Institute address best practices for the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of gonorrhea and chlamydia in patients with HIV.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Pelvic examination does not increase the sensitivity or specificity for diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomonas over taking a history alone for young female patients presenting to the emergency department with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Koala genome cracked Down Under to help save species
(Earlham Institute) Scientists at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, UK, have played a major role as part of a consortium led by the Australian Museum Research Institute and the University of Sydney to sequence the koala genome for the first time, with the findings published in Nature Genetics. The findings of the research could ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's most beloved animals, which is under threat from habitat loss, chlamydia and the koala retrovirus (KoRV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blockade at the receptor
(University of W ü rzburg) When Chlamydia attacks the human body the immune system starts its defence mechanisms. But the bacteria find a way to defend themselves. Scientists from W ü rzburg have deciphered new details of their strategy now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs: STD testing at home, VR distraction therapy
Finding time to get tested. Patients may now be able to address sexual healthcare issues through video conferencing. KnowNow Health has just launched a new website called App:KnowNOWSTD.com. The platform offers online lab testing for STDs including HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The platform will also be able to offer care for women health conditions including urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Patient refusal for trichiasis surgery in Tanzania based on misconception of recovery time
(PLOS) Trachomatous trichiasis, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide. It is common in areas of the world that lack access to health care and clean water. A relatively simple surgery can spare the patient's vision, and although this surgery is usually performed free of charge in endemic regions, multiple studies indicate that surgical refusal is common. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system
Effective replacement after Brexit needed, warns Brexit Health Alliance Related items fromOnMedica Fragmented sexual health system is failing users Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Chlamydia programme wasted money DH tells councils to make ‘concerted effort’ on sexual health New public health surveillance system launched ahead of Olympics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2017
This report details a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in 2017 in England. There was a 20% rise in syphilis cases, and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases. The overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2016-17. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chlamydia and erectile dysfunction: What's the link?
Some people who have chlamydia also experience erectile dysfunction (ED), which involves problems getting or maintaining an erection. Chlamydia can infect the prostate gland, leading to prostatitis, pain, and ED. In this article, learn more about the link between this common infection and ED, and treatments for both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Grindr is developing a feature that would let users tell partners when they test positive for STIs  
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grindr to allow users to tell partners if they are at risk of an STI
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Akers Bio stock price plummets after company withdraws product applications
Akers Biosciences Inc. said Monday it is withdrawing, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration, the company's application seeking approval for a product it is developing to rapidly diagnose a common sexually transmitted disease. The Thorofare, N.J., medical-device company said it's pulling the application for its PIFA (Particle Immuno-Filtration Assay) Chlamydia product in order to re-evaluate its options. The rapid diagnostic test device is designed to test patients for chlamydia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Akers Bio stock price plummets after company withdraws product applications
Akers Biosciences Inc. said Monday it is withdrawing, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration, the company's application seeking approval for a product it is developing to rapidly diagnose a common sexually transmitted disease. The Thorofare, N.J., medical-device company said it's pulling the application for its PIFA (Particle Immuno-Filtration Assay) Chlamydia product in order to re-evaluate its options. The rapid diagnostic test device is designed to test patients for chlamydia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record
Rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in California have shot up 45 percent over five years, resulting in 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in 2017 alone, new state data show.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

STDs reach an all-time high in California
Rates of STDs in 2017 shot up by 45 percent over the last five years in California, driven by 300,000 new cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, new state health department reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia
To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ISABELLA KWAI Tags: vis-multimedia Chlamydia Koalas Oliver, John Australia Source Type: news

Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD)
CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2019 funds for a cooperative agreement for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs. The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to prevent and control three major STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for cobas(R) CT/NG for cobas(R) 6800/8800 Systems
First moderate complexity molecular test for sexually transmitted infections on fully automated, high throughput platform Broad set of urogenital sample claims ensure greatest flexibility for patient access New test for most common sexually transmitt... Diagnostics, FDA Roche Group, cobas, cobas CT/NG, chlamydia, gonorrhoeae (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Having chlamydia DOUBLES women's risk of developing ovarian cancer, study finds
(Natural News) Research reveals that chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), can increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 50 percent. The study’s results determined that women suffering from chronic chlamydia infections “had twice the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women with no evidence of ever having been infected.” According to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Climb, But Few Young Women Feel At Risk
Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea are higher than ever recorded in the U.S., yet it seems fewer people in a high-risk group -- females ages 15-24 -- are getting tested or recognizing the risk. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Toy company turns sexually transmitted diseases into stuffed animals
Toy company GIANTmicrobes is selling stuffed animals based on sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV for STD Awareness Month in April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating koalas for chlamydia alters gut microbes
(University of California - Davis) Antibiotics used to treat koalas with chlamydia infections may be changing the balance of gut microbes that allows the marsupials to live on a diet of eucalyptus leaves, researchers at UC Davis and the University of the Sunshine Coast have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about endometritis
Endometritis is an inflammation of the uterus lining, also called the endometrium. An infection from childbirth, surgery, or an STI, such as chlamydia, are among the causes. This condition is different from endometriosis, but it may also affect pregnancy. It is treatable using antibiotics and possibly surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Prior Chlamydia Infection and Doubled Risk for Ovarian Cancer Prior Chlamydia Infection and Doubled Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Pelvic inflammatory disease, which is often caused by sexually transmitted disease, increases ovarian cancer risk; Chlamydia appears to double the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Possible Chlamydia Link with Ovarian Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Associations seen in two separate cohorts of women (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 20, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news