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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

New Antibiotics Urgently Needed to Combat Resistant Bacteria
Credit: WHO/Jim HolmesBy IPS World DeskROME/GENEVA, Feb 28 2017 (IPS)The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.The list highlights in particular the threat of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple anti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Mouthwash Listerine May Help Treat Gonorrhea
Listerine was first invented in the late 19th century, and as early at 1879, manufacturers claimed the disinfectant was effective at both cleaning floors and curing gonorrhea. Now, 137 years later, scientists have published the first ever randomized controlled trial testing Listerine’s gonorrhea claim in the medical journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The verdict: the bad-breath mouthwash does indeed kill gonorrhea bacteria, both in petri dishes and in people’s throats. Gonorrhea is a mild, sometimes asymptomatic bacterial infection that can cause infertility, sterility and even death if left untreated. An...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea NEWS: Gargling with Listerine mouthwash could stop spread of STI
GONORRHOEA - a contagious infection transferred through sex - could be controlled by gargling and rinsing with Listerine mouthwash, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

UK is European sex and drugs hotspot: Britain ranks HIGHEST for cocaine use and gonorrhoea
COCAINE use and reported cases of gonorrhoea are highest in the UK out of all countries across Europe, a report has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 14 –20 November 2016
Awareness is key to reducing antibiotic resistance  10 November 2016 – The second World Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place from 14 to 20 November 2016, with "Antibiotics: handle with care" as the slogan of this year’s campaign. The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that humanity is heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill due to the fact that antibiotics are becoming less effective in killing bacterial infections – a health issue known as antibiotic resistance. Development of antibiotic resistance is accelerated ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 10, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

UK fifth in world for health-related sustainable development goals
But doing relatively poorly on HIV, smoking, alcohol, suicide, obesity and pollution targets Related items fromOnMedica England could have lowest disease burden in the world NHS England promises world-class cancer services Huge variations in cardiovascular death rates across Europe Wide country and gender differences in bowel cancer deaths across Europe UK has highest rate of gonorrhoea in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea 'out of control' as attempts to halt spread of STI strain are failing
Super-gonorrhoea is spreading between men who have sex with men and not just heterosexuals like previously thought, a new report by Public Health England has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England
PHE describe outbreak as ‘concerning’ Related items fromOnMedica Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE GPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoea Use condoms to cut spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea UK has highest rate of gonorrhoea in Europe Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2016 Category: UK Health 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

Gonorrhoea: Encouraging decrease in certain antibiotic resistance levels of gonococci across Europe
In 2014, the susceptibility of gonococci to two of the recommended antibiotics for gonorrhoea treatment has shown signs of improvement, according to recent results. At the same time, a significant increase in resistance to another antibiotic agent that is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhea was observed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Class of antibiotic will not treat ‘highly resistant’ STI which can cause INFERTILITY
GONORRHOEA, a sexually transmitted disease could become untreatable because it has develop ‘high levels’ of resistance to antibiotics, WHO has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Encouraging decrease in certain antibiotic resistance levels of gonococci across Europe
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) In 2014, the susceptibility of gonococci to two of the recommended antibiotics for gonorrhoea treatment has shown signs of improvement, according to results from the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. At the same time, a significant increase in resistance to another antibiotic agent that is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhea was observed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

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 30, 2016 Category: UK Health 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

Zimbabwe: Antibiotic Resistance - a Ticking Time Bomb
[The Herald] Diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics are as serious as terrorism and pose a big threat to global health today as this affects anyone, of any age, in any country. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process. A growing number of infections, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea, are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, hi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gargling MOUTHWASH may kill gonorrhoea in the throat that can be passed on during oral sex
People who gargled with supermarket-bought mouthwash had lower levels of gonorrhoea bacteria in their throats, a study by Monash University, Melbourne, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea?
Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gargled message
Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England
Public Health England reminds Londoners of the importance of practising safe sex Related items fromOnMedica Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE Internet involved in thousands of child sex offences last year Safer sex message needed for travellers, say experts Use condoms to cut spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea New evidence confirms Zika virus transmissible by sex (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE
Target at risk groups with free/cut price condom schemes, says draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica Use condoms to cut spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea Cuts to public health will widen health inequalities, warn public heath directors High Court rules NHS England must fund HIV drug Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Fragmented sexual health system is failing users (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news