South Africa: There Is a 'Worrying' Resurgence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Gauteng
[spotlight] There's a comeback of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in South Africa and around the world. The Gauteng Department of Health recently reported an increase of newly acquired STIs, in particular gonorrhoea and chlamydia. This spike in cases call for management guidelines and awareness programmes to be reviewed, reports Ufrieda Ho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

STIs Are On The Rise In Europe
Europe is seeing a surge in the number of cases of sexually transmitted infections. As Statista's Anna Fleck details below, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), this includes gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. Where the number…#annafleck #ecdc #sti #denmark #norway #iceland #sweden #finland #malta #luxembourg (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea and syphilis spreading as STI rates triple in some parts of UK
Almost all council areas have reported an increase in gonorrhoea infections with 10 seeing rates tripling (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's sexual health services 'at breaking point'
Soaring rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis infections threaten to overwhelm services, experts warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's gonorrhoea hotspots mapped... so is YOUR area one of the worst-hit?
Lovers in Wigan, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Torbay may want to be especially careful, with data showing these are areas where gonorrhoea diagnoses have exploded in recent years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why sexually transmitted infections are rising in America
T ago, syphilis seemed close to elimination in America. Gonorrhoea rates were also declining. Fast-forward to today and syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia, three of the most common sexually transmitted infections ( s), are hitting historic highs (see chart), especially among gay men and certain…#syphilis #chlamydia #biblical #jayvarma #weillcornellmedicine #columbiauniversity #drvarma #checksandbalance (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

England set to be first country to offer gonorrhoea vaccine after cases spiral to record high
Gonorrhoea cases in England have increased by 50 per cent in the past year, with 82,592 people diagnosed in 2022 - the highest since records began in 1918. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: New Drug Offers Hope Against Untreatable Gonorrhoea
[spotlight] Newly announced results of a pivotal phase 3 trial have demonstrated the effectiveness of a new one-dose treatment for gonorrhoea. The medicine, called zoliflodacin, is the first new drug developed to treat gonorrhoea in over 30 years. More than half of the 930 patients included in the trial were from South Africa, including women, adolescents, and people living with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news

Tampon that tests for STIs created by British startup
Daye ’s product doubles as PCR test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and other common infectionsA tampon is being repurposed to screen for sexually transmitted infections, with the at-home test aiming to encourage more women to seek treatment.The gynaecological health startup Daye has launched an STI diagnostic tampon, which uses a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to check for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas, mycoplasma and ureaplasma, with the tampon used in place of a swab or speculum.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Consumer affairs correspondent Tags: Sexual health Women's health Chlamydia Gonorrhoea Society UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Drug-resistant super gonorrhoea is UK's next 'major public health concern' after Covid
Antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhoea has increased rapidly in recent years, the World Health Organization warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use a condom to avoid gonorrhoea, university students told
The sexually transmitted infection is at record levels in the UK and students are most at risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uni freshers urged to use condoms amid record levels of gonorrhoea
Students face a 'very real danger' of catching the STI if having condomless sex, the UK Health Security Agency warned today. Gonorrhoea cases rates skyrocketed to 82,592 in 2022. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent need for new treatment options as super gonorrhoea spreads, says WHO official
Top scientist Dr Teodora Wi, a World Health Organization Medical Officer, has warned the public about the spread of super gonorrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news