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

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth
Both sexually transmitted infections have gone up by about 20% in England in 2017, figures reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GARDP's efforts for drug-resistant gonorrhoea treatment receive boost from UK government
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) is pleased to announce a £ 1 million investment from the UK Government's Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three people are infected with 'extensively drug-resistant' gonorrhoea
Between February and March this year one person in the UK and two in Australia failed to respond to the go-to antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea, a new report reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three people infected with 'extensively drug-resistant' gonorrhoea threaten the control of the STI
Between February and March this year one person in the UK and two in Australia failed to respond to the go-to antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea, a new report reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Englishman cured of 'world ’s worst' case of super-gonorrhoea
In the first recorded case worldwide, the unidentified man caught a version of the STI that was resistant to two crucial drugs. Public Health England revealed today he has been cured with another antibiotic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured
The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea symptoms: Four signs you could have the sexually transmitted infection
GONORRHOEA symptoms usually develop within two weeks of a person being infected. But sometimes do not appear until many months later, which means the condition can go untreated for some time. The more time you leave, the more likely you are to experience complications. There are four signs of the STI in men and women to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could THIS lead to a cure for 'super gonorrhoea'?
The new breakthrough, made by Monash University researchers, offers hope of a cure amid a surge in cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostitutes in south east Asia are fueling rise of super gonorrhoea
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Johnjoe McFadden, a molecular geneticist at Surrey University, suggested it was likely the prostitution in south east Asia could be fuelling the rise of drug-resistant STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK man contracts world's first super-strength gonorrhoea
Public Health England say case is first global report of strand resilient to main antibiotic careA man in the UK has contracted a super-strength strand of gonorrhoea believed to be the first case globally to resist the main antibiotic treatment.Public Health England (PHE) said the patient had a regular female partner in the UK, but contracted the infection from a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia. He visited a health clinic for treatment in early 2018.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Sexual health Society Antibiotics Drug resistance Science Source Type: news

UK man has world-first case of super-strength gonorrhoea
Public Health England say case is first global report of strand resilient to main antibiotic careA man in the UK has contracted a super-strength strand of gonorrhoea believed to be the first case globally to resist the main antibiotic treatment.Related:Calls to rein in antibiotic use after study shows 65% increase worldwideContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Sexual health Society Antibiotics Drug resistance Science Source Type: news

English man catches SUPER GONORRHOEA after one-night stand in Asia - first confirmed case
AN ENGLISH man has contracted a new strain of ‘super gonorrhoea’, so named because it is resistant to two vital antibiotics. He reportedly caught the disease during a one-night stand in south-east Asia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea
It is the first ever case that is resistant to the main antibiotic treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: English man has world’s first confirmed case of drug-resistant strain
AN ENGLISH man has contracted a new strain of ‘super gonorrhoea’, so named because it is resistant to two vital antibiotics. He reportedly caught the disease during a one-night stand in south-east Asia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 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 - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake
Findings from first UK study to compare effect of access to internet-based STI testing against face-to-face appointments Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections
STIs - or sexually transmitted infections - can be passed on via unprotected sex. These are the symptoms of gonorrhoea - commonly misspelt gonorrhea - chlamydia and syphilis to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online STI kits double testing uptake in young people, study suggests
Offering e-STI kits alongside existing sexual health services could improve testing rates, research indicatesOffering young people testing kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the internet almost doubles testing uptake compared with inviting them to a clinic, research suggests.In 2016 alone there were more than 417,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England, including gonorrhoea and chlamydia, with rates of STI diagnoses generally higher among young people. While the use of condoms can help to prevent the spread of STIs,a recent survey found that nearly half of under-25s questioned did not ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sexual health Gonorrhoea Society Chlamydia Aids and HIV Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Providing internet-based testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including among high-risk groups, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Almost half of young people never use a condom with a new partner
PHE wants more under 25s to be protected to stop the spread of STIs Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine
This study influenced the development of the WHO’s new  guidelines, which are aimed at influencing policy makers in the agriculture and health sectors.   According to a WHO press release, the guidelines include:An overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention without diagnosis.Healthy animals should only receive antibiotics to prevent disease if it has been diagnosed in other animals in the same flock or herd or fish population.Antibiotics used in animals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%
Rates of the disease rose 63% in five years, led by infections in young heterosexual city dwellers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics
Posters: Misuse of antibiotics and risks. Credit: WHOBy Baher KamalROME, Oct 4 2017 (IPS)The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on this issue “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, includi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea strains across Europe becoming more susceptible to main treatment options
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) According to test results from the annual European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), resistance levels to the main antimicrobials used for treatment of gonorrhoea infection have seen an encouraging decrease since 2010. However, resistance to one antibiotic agent which is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea remains high and threatens the effectiveness of this regimen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea
Some types of the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhoea have become resistant to several antibiotics – but laboratory research on a new drug is showing promise against this'superbug'.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New antibiotic class shows promise against gonorrhoea
A new antibiotic class has been found to be effective against the sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoea in the laboratory, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhoea New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhoea
Some types of the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhoea have become resistant to several antibiotics – but laboratory research on a new drug is showing promise against this'superbug'.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New antibiotic could cure superbug super-gonorrhoea
The drug closthioamide has been found to be effective against  drug-resistent super-gonorrhoea - which is rapidly spreading globally because of oral sex and condom use decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug
With the sexually transmitted disease fast becoming drug resistant, successful lab tests of closthioamide show potential as an effective new treatmentA new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs.Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its potential. The World Health Organisation has listedgonorrhoea as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human healt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley and Nicola Davis Tags: Gonorrhoea Antibiotics Drug resistance Sexual health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

New antibiotic class found effective against gonorrhea in the laboratory
(Imperial College London) Closthioamide, discovered in 2010, might eventually offer an alternative for current drugs that are becoming less effective against gonorrhoea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea spreads during oral sex expert warns  
Dr Emilie Alirol, head of the sexually transmitted infections program at the Global Antibiotics Research and Development Partnership in Geneva, said people can be unaware they are infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big cuts planned to public health budgets
12 July 2017Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm from smoking, alcohol and drugs by£85 million, according tonew analysis by The King’s Fund.The analysis, based on Department of Communities and Local Government data, shows that councils in England are planning to spend£3.4 billion on public health services in 2017/18. But on a like-for-like basis (to exclude the impact of changes to how budgets are calculated over different years) councils will spend only£2.52 billion on public health se...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - July 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

First vaccine to show protection against gonorrhoea
A vaccine has, for the first time, shown protection against contracting the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, new drugs needed
The World Health Organisation has issued a press release warning that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. WHO reports widespread resistance to older and cheaper antibiotics, however, the development of new antibiotics is not very attractive for commercial pharmaceutical companies. The press release is based on two papers published to coincide with the STI and HIV World Congress (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First jab to protect against potentially deadly gonorrhoea
A vaccine to protect against gonorrhoea could be on the horizon, experts have announced.This comes after a study found a meningitis vaccine could protect up to a third of people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection
The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping "super-gonorrhoea". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis vaccine may also cut risk of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea, study says
Bacteria causing two different illnesses belong to the same family and share much of the same genetic code providing unexpected cross protectionHopes to fight untreatable strains of gonorrhoea have risen after it emerged that a new vaccine against meningitis unexpectedly reduced the risk of people getting the sexually transmitted infection.Some strains of gonorrhoea are resistant to all available drugs, making vaccine development anurgent global health priority. But according to a study inThe Lancet, a vaccine has offered protection against the sexually transmitted disease for the first time.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: James Rudd Tags: Medical research Gonorrhoea Sexual health Society Meningitis Science Source Type: news

Africa: Antibiotic Resistance Making Gonorrhoea 'Sometimes Impossible' to Treat
[UN News] Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea ‘ sometimes impossible ’ to treat – UN health agency
Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO issues warning about rise of drug-resistant gonorrhoea
Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prev...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication QA articles Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea superbug is rapidly spreading across the world
Experts from the World Health Organisation said incurable gonorrhoea has started to spread after becoming resistant to antibiotics, which has been partly caused by oral sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is gonorrhoea? Infection spread through SEX could affect your prostate
GONORRHOEA is a sexually transmitted infection which is easily passed through people having unprotected sex. Bacteria can enter the rectum, cervix and throat or eyes and cause unpleasant symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, new drugs needed
7 July 2017 – Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Some countries – particularly high-income ones, where surveillance is best – are finding cases of the infection tha t are untreatable by all known antibiotics. These cases may just be the tip of the iceberg, as gonorrhoea is more common in lower-income countries. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria
If you get gonorrhoea, you might not be able to get rid of it, world health experts warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria
If you get gonorrhoea, you might not be able to get rid of it, world health experts warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Superbug gonorrhea' emerging, WHO warns
Untreatable cases of "superbug gonorrhoea" have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Reflections on World Health Day
The tension between monopoly for patent holders (usually the big drug companies) and access to medicines for all has become acute and there are social movements around the world, both in developing and developed countries, that are fighting for patient’s rights and against excessive monopolies by companies. Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Apr 13 2017 (IPS)What’s the most precious thing in the world which unfortunately we take for granted and realise it true value when it is impaired? Good health, of course.That’s something many people must have reminded themselves as they celebrated World Health Day...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs World Health Day World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news