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 8, 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 21, 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

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Releases New Guidelines to Treat Drug-Resistant STIs
[Focus] New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are generally curable with antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections
These new guidelines have been published by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Antibiotics may soon be useless against gonorrhea
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The WHO released new treatment guidelines for gonorrhea, as well as syphilis and chlamydia, because of their growing resistance to antibiotics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Nigeria: 214.6 Million People Affected By Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis Annually - WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday disclosed that worldwide a total of 214. 6 million people are infected with three most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis annually even as it raised alarm that they are becoming more difficult to treat with some antibiotics due to misuse and overuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis
The World Health Organisation has published new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines
With antibiotic options becoming more limited for common sexually transmitted infections, most notably gonorrhea, the WHO has updated treatment recommendations for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Antibiotic Resistance Forces Updates to Recommended Treatment for STIs
[UN News] The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis - in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Issues New STI Treatment Guidelines (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia given their increasing resistance to treatment. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul
WHO issues new guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis Related items fromOnMedica Tackling antimicrobial resistance GPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoea Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England Doctors told to halve inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020 Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis are building up resistance to antibiotics
Updating its guidelines on Tuesday, the WHO urged a new approach to treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for the first time since 2003. The new alert urges doctors not to over-prescribe antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN health agency: Antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The 1 Thing You Need To Stop Doing To Your Vagina
For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. A scary new report adds one more item to the “why women shouldn’t douche” list. Gynecologists have been telling their patients not to clean their vaginas with douches for years—and now they have yet another strong point against it: The practice is associated with nearly a doubled risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a large study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. “Douching is just wrong,” Sherry Ross, M.D., an ob/gyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa M...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Part of $3.7M CDC award to Hawaii health department to battle Zika virus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $3.7 million to the state Department of Health to support epidemiological and laboratory activities regarding infectious diseases in Hawaii. The award includes: $1.06 million to support Hawaii’s efforts to protect the state from the Zika virus, dengue fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks. $2.71 million to address growing concerns about antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea and chlamydia; strengthening flu surv eillance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Prichard Source Type: news

Part of $3.7M CDC award to Hawaii health department to battle Zika virus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $3.7 million to the state Department of Health to support epidemiological and laboratory activities regarding infectious diseases in Hawaii. The award includes: $1.06 million to support Hawaii’s efforts to protect the state from the Zika virus, dengue fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks. $2.71 million to address growing concerns about antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea and chlamydia; strengthening flu surv eillance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Prichard Source Type: news

Immune system protein may help fight chlamydia
Stephen Feller MOSCOW, July 28 (UPI) -- The immune system is capable of mounting a defense against chlamydia infection, researchers in Russia found, suggesting a better target for treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how certain proteins may help fight chlamydia
Scientists have made an interesting discovery, which may help fight chlamydia infection -- one of the most widespread STDs in the world. A series of experiments have shown that certain proteins are capable of killing harmful bacteria cells by shutting down their stress response system. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Russian scientists discover how certain proteins may help fight chlamydia
( Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology ) Scientists from MIPT in collaboration with researchers from other institutions have made an interesting discovery, which may help   fight chlamydia infection   -- one of the most widespread STDs in the world.   In their research they studied interaction of   peptidoglycan recognition proteins with bacteria of chlamydias. In a series of experiments they have shown that these proteins are capable of killing harmful bacteria cells by shutting down their stress response system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 22, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 -- A new Canadian study with mice suggests there is hope for a vaccine to protect against chlamydia, a common, sexually transmitted infection that can render young women infertile if left untreated. The vaccine works by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight
Researchers have identified an antigen that may protect against different strains of chlamydia-causing bacteria, paving the way for a chlamydia vaccine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Chlamydia NOSE SPRAY vaccine for the STD 'is showing promising results'
The potential vaccine, developed by scientists at McMaster University, reduced a key symptom of chlamydia by 95 per cent, and another by 87.5 per cent, raising hopes it can combat the infection which can cause infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia vaccine 'shows promise'
Canadian researchers have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia vaccine research 'shows early progress'
Conclusion It's easy to get carried away by headlines about vaccines for common and damaging diseases, but early-stage studies in mice don't always translate into usable vaccines for humans. People have been trying to find an effective vaccine against chlamydia since the bacteria was discovered in 1957, and research is still being carried out into several different vaccine candidates. This vaccine may turn out to be effective, but it could become one of the many failed vaccine candidates seen over the years. This is a small study in just 20 specially bred laboratory mice, and involved a type of chlamydia (Chlamydia muri...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential vaccine for chlamydia
Stephen FellerHAMILTON, Ontario, July 19 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified a potential vaccine for chlamydia, which can cause reproductive problems and blindness. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First widely protective vaccine against chlamydia
The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been accomplished. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers produce first widely protective vaccine against chlamydia
(McMaster University) The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection have been accomplished by researchers at McMaster University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 Things You Might Mistake For A Yeast Infection
Yeast infections don't have a monopoly on itching, burning, and weird discharge. For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. Lizzie Roberts / Getty Images In today's roundup of extremely obvious statements: The sky is blue, grass is green, and no one wants to get a yeast infection. But unfortunately, for some people with vaginas, they're a fact of life. These annoying infections happen due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring fungus Candida albicans, and they're pretty common, affecting three out of every four women in their lifetimes, according to Mayo Clinic. Since yeast infections aren't exactly rare, when you experience th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soaring numbers of gay men are diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis while under 25s are the worst at spreading chlamydia
Statistics released today by Public Health England for 2015 reveal there was an 11 per cent increase in diagnoses of gonorrhoea and a 20 per cent increase in syphilis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD
I was 21 years-old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn't have an abbreviation, it doesn't roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. So yes, I was 21. I had been having sex for about three years. And that is always what kills me when I think about the numbers. In the 18 years I have been having sex, only 3 of them have been free of this stain, this shame backpack that I have been carrying around with me for far too long. Because that's really what a life with genital h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?
By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority of people, especially those who are sexually active. By age 14, it's a requirement in many schools that students take a comprehensive Sex Education course, except for the unfortunate "abstinence only" kids. But most of us were fortunate enough to receive some form of the "birds and the bees" talk in a classroom - usually accompanied by the trials and tribulations of putting a condom on a banana. Around that age, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are disc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Menopause sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Support Groups sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs
3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study
3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Emergency Medical Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 75 percent of STD-negative patients receive antibiotics
A study of emergency department patients with symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia found that three in four patients who were treated with antibiotics actually tested negative for these sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

More than 75 percent of STD-negative patients receive antibiotics
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) A study of emergency department patients with symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia found that three in four patients who were treated with antibiotics actually tested negative for these sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study
3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 9, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Chlamydia
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news