Today's Teens More Prone to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
Teens today may be more susceptible to one type of genital herpes infection once they become sexually active than teens in years past, a new study suggests .In the study, adolescents ages 14 to 19 who had their blood tested between 2005 and 2010 were less likely to have antibodies against herpes simplex virus type 1(HSV-1) compared with teens who had their blood tested between 1999 and 2004. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 18, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Teens more prone to contracting herpes than before, says study
Recent rates of exposure to herpes simplex virus-1 antibodies have dwindled for adolescents, making it easier for them to get STD (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More US teens susceptible to HSV-1 infection, a growing cause of genital herpes
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) A new study suggests a growing number of US adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important cause of genital herpes. The findings show that fewer of today's teens have been exposed in their childhood to herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), a common cause of cold sores, than US adolescents in previous years. Without these antibodies, today's teens may be more susceptible to genital infections also caused by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study: Herpes Outbreaks Determined by Immune Genes; polyDNA Recommends...
A study published in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens on August 8th, 2013 associates a “genetic mutation and the clinical severity of recurrent cases of HSV-1 infection (cold sores) (1).” polyDNA...(PRWeb October 12, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11222291.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Heal Cold Sores | “Cold Sore Freedom in 3 Days” Instructs...
Cold Sore Freedom In 3 Days made by Grace Melgarejo is a brand new program that teaches people how to heal cold sores effectively and quickly. A full Cold Sore Freedom In 3 Days on the site...(PRWeb October 08, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/how-to/heal-cold-sores/prweb11200412.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 9, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Organisms Cause Acute Epiglottitis in the Post- H. influenza Vaccination Era?
Discussion Epiglottitis is also known as supraglottitis and is caused by inflammation of the supraglottic structures and epiglottis. Usually the cause is infectious but other trauma such as thermal injuries or ingestions can also cause the disease. Before the widespread use of its conjugated immunization, Haemophilus influenza type b was the most common cause and it was usually thought of as a pediatric disease process. In the pre-immunization time period, acute epiglottitis in children was 3.47-6.0 cases per 100,000, and in the post-immunization period has declined to 0.3-0.7 cases per 100,000. However it appears that
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Organisms Cause Acute Epiglottitis in the Post- H. influenza Vaccination Era?
Discussion Epiglottitis is also known as supraglottitis and is caused by inflammation of the supraglottic structures and epiglottis. Usually the cause is infectious but other trauma such as thermal injuries or ingestions can also cause the disease. Before the widespread use of its conjugated immunization, Haemophilus influenza type b was the most common cause and it was usually thought of as a pediatric disease process. In the pre-immunization time period, acute epiglottitis in children was 3.47-6.0 cases per 100,000, and in the post-immunization period has declined to 0.3-0.7 cases per 100,000. However it appears that
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nanoparticle lung vaccine protects against HIV, herpes
Scientists have created a type of nanoparticle that they say can effectively deliver vaccines to the lungs, protecting against numerous infectious diseases. This is according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say the nanoparticle vaccine could help protect against influenza and other respiratory diseases, as well as prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, human papilloma virus and herpes simplex virus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Genetics: Research May Point to Treatment for Cold Sores
Insight about a mutated gene in people who got cold sores suggests a possible research route for both cold sores and other infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Viruses Herpes Viruses Research Source Type: news

Uganda: Propolis Has a Load of Benefits
[Observer]Propolis obtained from beehives is touted as a treatment for numerous ailments - the common cold, peptic ulcers, coughs, tuberculosis, toothaches, cold sores (those wounds that usually "grow" at mouth corners and we attribute them to malaria), genital herpes, as well as nose and throat cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study
Title: Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 18, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study
Many people carry herpes virus without developing telltale blisters (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study
Many people carry herpes virus without developing telltale blisters Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cold Sores, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sores linked to mutation in gene, study suggests
Why some people are troubled by cold sores while others are not has finally been explained by scientists. Cold sores affect around one in five people but, until now, no one has been sure why some are more prone to the virus that causes them. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that people affected by cold sores have a mutation in a gene, which means their immune system is not able to prevent them from developing. Cold sores are caused by a strain of the herpes simplex virus - herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

How people who suffer from cold sores lack key protein that keeps virus under control
Scientists from Edinburgh University discovered that serial cold sore sufferers lack the Interferon-lambda protein, which blocks the ailment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel vaccine reduces shedding of genital herpes virus
Sexually transmitted infection researchers potentially have reached a milestone in vaccine treatment for genital herpes, according to a report presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 12. Kenneth H. Fife, M.D., is the principal investigator for the IU School of Medicine clinical study of the vaccine for herpes simplex virus type 2 called GEN-003. According to an interim analysis, the experimental protein subunit vaccine made by Genocea Biosciences of Cambridge, Mass., effectively reduces viral shedding... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Cold sore linked to mutation in gene, study suggests
(University of Edinburgh) Why some people are troubled by cold sores while others are not has finally been explained by scientists.Cold sores affect around one in five people but, until now, no one has been sure why some are more prone to the virus that causes them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HSV Vaccine Linked to Lower Viral Shedding (CME/CE)
DENVER (MedPage Today) -- A therapeutic vaccine for herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) virus reduced viral shedding and had an acceptable safety profile, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 14, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Programmed cell death activates latent herpesviruses
Researchers have found that apoptosis, a natural process of programmed cell death, can reactivate latent herpesviruses in the dying cell. The results of their research, which could have broad clinical significance since many cancer chemotherapies cause apoptosis, was published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. Human herpesviruses (HHV) are linked to a range of childhood and adult diseases, including chickenpox, mononucleosis, cold sores, and genital sores, and are of a particular concern for patients who are immunosuppressed due cancer or AIDS... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news

Drug for cold sores caused by the sun: Pill could block viral particles from multiplying
In a new trial in America, 125 patients will take the drug for seven days after the first signs of a cold sore. The same number will take a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is urethritis? What causes urethritis?
Urethritis is the inflammation and swelling of the urethra - the narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Urethritis is caused by either a bacterium or a virus - it is classed as either gonococcal urethritis which is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), caused by Chlamydia trachomatis - one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women. The most common viral causes of urethritis are herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Dating After 50: Are Condoms Still Necessary?
The short answer is "yes." The longer answer is more complicated.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - August 15, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Michael Castleman, M.A. Tags: Anxiety Health Relationships Sex aarp biblical sense chlamydia cold sores condoms daters genital warts gonorrhea hand massage health officials male lust monogamy older adults public health authorities risk factor sex Source Type: news

Virus discovery: 'blast' mechanism used to infect host
Researchers have discovered the first "pressure-driven infection mechanism" in a human virus, which blasts infectious DNA into cells with pressure eight times higher than that of a typical car tire. The study, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, suggests that this discovery could open the door to new treatments for viral infections. Researchers from the US and Sweden analyzed the pressure inside the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), the infection that causes cold sores... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Discovery reveals key mechanism responsible for herpes virus
Herpes viruses are like tiny powder kegs waiting to explode. For more than 20 years scientists suspected that herpes viruses were packaged so full of genetic material that they built up an internal pressure so strong it could shoot viral DNA into a host cell during infection. No one had been able to prove that theory until now. Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch together with his graduate student David Bauer and University of Pittsburgh collaborators Fred Homa and Jamie Huffman have measured, for the first time, the pressure inside human herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Experimental drug tackles both HIV and genital herpes
Scientists are developing a drug that may be effective in treating two sexually transmitted infections at once - HIV and genital herpes - as well as potentially preventing the spread of HIV from one person to another. Researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium say the experimental drug, dubbed PMEO-DAPym, can tackle both HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and HSV (herpes simplex virus). The drug can prevent HIV from multiplying, making the cells targeted by the virus less susceptible to infection... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

Pressurized virus blasts its infectious DNA into human cells
(American Chemical Society) The virus that causes those painful lip blisters known as cold sores has an internal pressure eight times higher than a car tire, and uses it to literally blast its infectious DNA into human cells, scientists are reporting in a new study. Discovery of the pressure-driven infection mechanism -- the first in a human virus -- opens the door to new treatments for viral infections, they add in a study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Carnegie Mellon biophysicist obtains first experimental evidence of pressure inside the herpes virus
(Carnegie Mellon University) Scientists have long suspected that herpes viruses were packaged so full of genetic material that they built up an internal pressure so strong it could shoot viral DNA into a host cell during infection. Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers have measured, for the first time, the pressure inside human herpes simplex virus 1. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, establishes a new target for antiviral therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Immune Response Exploited By Herpes Virus To Bolster Infection
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues report that the herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), which affects an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all American adults, exploits an immune system receptor to boost its infectivity and ability to cause disease. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. HSV-1 is a persistent and problematic pathogen. Typically, it infects victims through oral secretions (kissing, sharing a contaminated toothbrush) or through openings in the skin... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Herpes virus exploits immune response to bolster infection
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues report that the herpes simplex virus type-1, which affects an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all American adults, exploits an immune system receptor to boost its infectiousness and ability to cause disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Oro-labial Herpes Simplex (“Cold Sores”)
This clustered grouping of small, shallow erosions surmounting a slightly indurated plaque is characteristic for “cold sores.” Because no vesicles were present and the lesions appeared to be crusting over, the patient was advised to apply an OTC cream (docosanol 10%) per package insert instructions. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - May 15, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health advice: cold sores
Britain's leading health and wellbeing experts answer your questions     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health advice: cold sores
Britain's leading health and wellbeing experts answer your questions     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topical Medications Improve Cold Sore OutcomesTopical Medications Improve Cold Sore Outcomes
Find out what topical agents to use within the 24-hour window of opportunity -- for nipping cold sores in the bud. Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Is EBV a Common Cause of Elevated Liver Enzymes?
Discussion Infectious mononucleosis is caused by an Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection causing the triad of fever, sore throat and adenopathy. The differential diagnosis of clinical presentations similar to EBV includes: Viral Cytomegalovirus Herpes simplex Hepatitis A, B, C HIV Varicella Bacterial/Spirochete Brucellosis Leptospirosis Syphilis Q fever Miscellaneous Autoimmune hepatitis Drug side effects Ischemia Wilson Disease Treatment for EBV infections is mainly supportive. Anti-viral medications such as ganciclovir are usually used for severe problems. Liver failure has been treated by transplant. Refraining fr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inhibiting Akt May Be A Useful Therapeutic Strategy For Stopping Herpes Infections
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1). The finding, published online by The FASEB Journal, could lead to new drugs for treating or suppressing herpes virus infections. "We've essentially identified the molecular "key" that herpes viruses use to penetrate cell membranes and infect cells of the human body," said Betsy Herold, M.D... (Source: Health N...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Cold Sores Causing Memory Problems?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection exposure linked to cognitive performance
Research shows that people with the highest level of exposure to common pathogens, such as the cold-sore-causing virus herpes simplex type 1, have worse cognition than those with the lowest level of exposure. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - March 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Infection exposure linked to cognitive performance
Research shows that people with the highest level of exposure to common pathogens, such as the cold-sore-causing virus herpes simplex type 1, have worse cognition than those with the lowest level of exposure. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - March 27, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cold Sores Could Lead To Increased Cognitive Problems
Elderly adults who have specific infections - like the herpes cold sore virus - may have declined memory abilities and decreased thinking - more so than others in their age group, according to a new study published in Neurology. The researchers discovered that more than 1,600 older adults - those with herpes simplex and other viruses and bacteria achieved lower marks on standard mental skills tests. However, the outcomes do not necessarily mean that the infections are responsible... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Cold sores linked to cognitive decline
The virus causing your cold sore may put you at risk for something more insidious: Lower cognitive abilities. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cold Sores, Memory (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Einstein study reveals new approach for stopping herpes infections
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1). The finding, published online by The FASEB Journal, could lead to new drugs for treating or suppressing herpes virus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers create map of “shortcuts” between all human genes
Researchers at Rockefeller University, along with colleagues at Necker Hospital for Sick Children and the Pasteur Institute in Paris and Ben-Gurion University in Israel, have generated the full set of distances, routes and degrees of separation between any two human genes, creating a map of gene “shortcuts” that aims to simplify the hunt for disease-causing genes in monogenic diseases. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - March 18, 2013 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: pubaff Tags: Science News herpes simplex encephalitis human gene connectome Jean-Laurent Casanova Source Type: news

Herpes Simplex Virus Vector Offers Novel Treatment Approach For Bladder Pain
Severe chronic pain associated with conditions such as bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis often require the use of opioid medication, with the risk of dependency and serious adverse reactions. An alternative treatment strategy increases the levels of a naturally occurring painkiller in and around the nerves that deliver pain signals to the bladder. This new therapeutic approach is described in an article in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Human Gene Therapy website... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Blocking Immune Response May Enhance Viral Therapy Against Solid Tumors
Following several years of study, investigators have found more evidence that viral therapy to treat solid tumors can be enhanced by blocking the body's natural immune response. Oncolytic viruses have shown promise as anticancer agents, with variations of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) among the most commonly used. However, many studies have shown that the effectiveness of viral therapy to eradicate tumors has not been as successful with patients as it has been in the lab... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Novel treatment approach for bladder pain using a herpes simplex virus vector reported
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) An exciting new treatment strategy for chronic pain associated with conditions such as bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is described in an article in Human Gene Therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Reason Pregnant Women Are More Vulnerable To Certain Infections Is Likely Due To Progesterone
Women who are pregnant or using synthetic progesterone birth control injections have a conspicuous vulnerability to certain infections including malaria, Listeria, HIV, and herpes simplex virus. A new research report appearing in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers strong evidence for a possible explanation: the progesterone receptor, a pregnancy hormone sensor, targets a part of the immune system responsible for protection against these and other invaders... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Protein Link To STI Susceptibility Discovered
Monash Institute of Medical Research scientists have found a protein in the female reproductive tract that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) such as chlamydia and herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is estimated that 450 million people worldwide are newly infected with STIs each year. Chlamydia has the highest infection rate of all the STIs reported in Australia... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news