Lack of antibiotics in low income countries 'worsening  superbugs threat'
Only three new treatments available in 10 or more poorer countries, report findsMany antibiotics are unavailable in poorer countries despite higher infection rates, exacerbating the threat of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a report to bepresented to world leaders and the bosses of top pharmaceutical companies in Davos.The report, released by the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, also shows that the number of new treatments being developed for common infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea has fallen.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Antibiotics Business Davos 2020 Drugs MRSA and superbugs Health Source Type: news

Mobile Clinic team to support people experiencing homelessness
Today, we’re launching a new Mobile Clinic service helping people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in the City of London. Volunteer GPs and nurses will offer advice on health conditions, register patients with local GP practices, attend to immediate health needs, provide new socks and gloves and offer screenings for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The aim is to work towards sustainable access to healthcare, so that people experiencing homelessness will be able to access mainstream NHS services and rely on them in times of need. We have teamed up with the City of London Corporation, which gov...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline announces start of phase III trial of gepotidacin in treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and urogenital gonorrhoea
Gepotidacin is first in new chemical class of antibiotics called triazaacenaphthylene bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors. Development programme comprises two separate studies, EAGLE-1 (vs. ceftriaxone + azithromycin in gonorrhoea) and EAGLE-2 (vs. nitrofurantoin for UTI). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government invests in global partnership to treat gonorrhoea
£ 3.5 million investment will enable global access to treatment, including in low-middle-income countries, and fund Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership's development of oral antibiotic zoliflodacin for treatment of gonorrhoea, now in late stage clinical trials. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government invests in global partnership to treat gonorrhoea
The government is to invest £3.5m in new treatments for gonorrhoea which are to be made available to low- and middle-income countries. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GSK starts late-stage study for new-age antibiotic
GlaxoSmithKline has begun a late-stage study testing its experimental antibiotic, gepotidacin, in patients with urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline starts late-stage trial for experimental antibiotic
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday it has begun a late-stage study testing its experimental antibiotic in patients with urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea, a type of sexually transmitted infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STI's
Focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STIs
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotlight on sexually transmitted infections in London: 2018 data
More than 131,400 new infections were diagnosed in London residents in 2018. Number of new infections rose by 12% between 2017 and 2018. Large rises were seen for gonorrhoea (by 23%) and chlamydia (by 19%). Syphilis diagnoses have increased by 44% since 2014. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Matters: preventing STIs
The latest edition of the Health Matters newsletter focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists find way to suppress dormant HIV
Advances made in HIV epigenetic regulation Related items fromOnMedica Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Sexually transmitted infections double in the over 45s Over 45s take risks with their sexual health London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amazon slammed for selling unproven homeopathy remedies
MailOnline found Amazon's UK page listed four different products claiming to be medorrhinum - a remedy prepared from the urethral discharge of a man with gonorrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018
In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses made at sexual health services, up from 424,724 in 2017 (5%). The most commonly diagnosed were chlamydia (218,095; 49%), first episode genital warts (57,318; 13%), gonorrhoea (56,259; 13%), and genital herpes (33,867; 8%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 400M New Cases Annually of Four Curable STIs, WHO Says Almost 400M New Cases Annually of Four Curable STIs, WHO Says
Globally, more than 1 million people contract a curable sexually transmitted infection each day, amounting to more than 376 million new cases annually of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns
More than a million people every day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection, with rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis the most worrying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea cases reach a 40 YEAR high in England
Figures released today by Public Health England revealed there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in England last year and gonorrhoea was spreading fastest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex diseases on the rise in England
Cases of sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhoea, are going up. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kissing with tongues is more likely to spread gonorrhoea than oral sex
Researchers from Monash University and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in Australia surveyed around 3,000 gay men and found they were more likely to have gonorrhoea in their throat than elsewhere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep kissing - a neglected route for throat gonorrhoea
Public health campaigns focused on genital contact Related items fromOnMedica Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex Well over half of people have never had an STI test Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New drug combination could be effective for treatment-resistant gonorrhoea
Gentamicin with azithromycin was found to be almost as effective as the currently used first-line treatment for gonorrhoea Related items fromOnMedica Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Use condoms to cut spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Uptake of PrEP coincides with less condom use Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trial drug combination is created to treat super gonorrhoea
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have tested a new combination of antibiotics on 720 patients at 14 sexual health centres in England and found it is almost as effective as the current drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK is to blame for 55% of Europe's 'gonorrhoea epidemic'
A report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, headquartered in Sweden, revealed the UK's rate of gonorrhoea per person is three times the European average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea cases on the rise across Europe
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Following a decline in notification rates in 2016, the number of gonorrhoea cases has gone up by 17% across the reporting EU/EEA countries with more than 89,000 confirmed diagnoses in 2017 -- equivalent to 240 cases a day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer
The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

The hand that shows gonorrhoea: Tiny blisters on the fingers and wrist of a 20-year-old woman
Doctors at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, diagnosed the woman with a disseminated gonorrhoea infection, meaning the STI had spread through her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British women with super gonorrhoea caught it after unprotected sex in Ibiza
SUPER gonorrhoea: Two British women who contracted ‘super gonorrhoea’ may have caught the infection in Ibiza, according to research into the spread of the STI. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First British woman with super-gonorrhoea caught it through unprotected sex on Ibiza holiday
One woman caught the antibiotic-resistant STI by having sex with multiple men in Ibiza, while another caught it when she had unprotected sex with a man who had just come home from the island. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea: Drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria gonorrhoeae keep showing high levels of azithromycin resistance according to latest results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. This antibiotic agent is part of the currently recommended therapy regimen for gonorrhoea and observed resistance patterns threaten its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections - Why South Africa Isn't Winning
[The Conversation Africa] Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a serious public health issue. It's estimated that globally, more than a million people are diagnosed with one or more sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis every day. What's more concerning is that the prevalence of infection with chlamydia for example, have remained unchanged over the past 10 years despite better screening in developed countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Super gonorrhoea’ warning: Deadly STI in the UK - symptoms to look out for
GONORRHOEA is a sexually transmitted infection that ’s caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotic-resistant strains have been spotted in the UK, and it’s been dubbed ‘super gonorrhoea’. These are the common symptoms and signs you should be looking out for. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors told to DOUBLE the dose of antibiotics gonorrhoea patients are given
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new guidelines for doctors treating gonorrhoea and says they should be given a dose twice as high as current recommendations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Gonorrhoea UK: What is super gonorrhoea? What are the symptoms?
SUPER GONORRHOEA is now making rounds in the UK, leading doctors to reissue advice for tackling the onset of developing sexually transmitted diseases. What is super gonorrhoea and what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea spread causes 'deep concern'
Two women pick up the hard-to-treat infection, and a European party destination is one line of inquiry. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

English man catches super gonorrhoea in world first case
Public Health England chiefs have issued an alert regarding the possible spread of the bug - which proved resistant to recommended treatment. The man's identity is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two women in the UK diagnosed with super-gonorrhoea
Public Health England has confirmed two women in the UK have been treated for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea – one of them caught it in the UK and the other on mainland Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex WARNING: Antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea on rise in UK - what are the symptoms?
SEX WARNING: Doctors have warned of a surge in the number of super-gonorrhoea cases and are now reminding the public the benefits of practicing safe sex. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea is becoming MORE resistant to common antibiotics
The warning by Public Health England comes amid a soar in cases - there were almost 45,000 diagnoses in the country in 2017, a rise of 22 per cent in one year, figures show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is gonorrhoea? Infection spread through SEX could affect your prostate
SEXUALLY transmitted infections become a more prevalent issue as the party season approaches, with drink fuelled flings on the horizon. What is gonorrhoea and how does the disease spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide
Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just the flu that's seasonal! Scientist names when 31 diseases most commonly strike
A researcher from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found the hazy months of June, July and August cause a spike in gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis in the northern hemisphere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 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

Sexual health clinics 'struggling' with big STI rise
The use of dating apps is blamed for an increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistance of gonorrhea in the EU: persistent but stable
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriaxone and azithromycin have remained stable when compared to recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

Victorian STIs like syphilis and gonorrhoea have increased by more than 20% in the past year
Syphilis,  which can be life-threatening if it severely damages the brain, incidences rose by 20 per cent from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017, according to a report by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news