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Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments
(Children's National Health System) The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Georgian-era STI data shows rural-urban divide in Cheshire
Chester residents had higher syphilis rate than rural neighbours, says study of 18th Century infections. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PrEP safe and effective for young men who have sex with men
But waning adolescent adherence to medication puts many at risk of HIV infection Related items fromOnMedica HIV antiretroviral injection equally safe as oral drug NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials NHS England loses appeal over PreP drugs Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis Scotland first country in UK to fund PrEP through NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

LA health worker is fighting the spread of syphilis
Roberto Rocha from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department tracks people with STDs down to get them treated. Syphilis cases in LA rose 47 percent from 2011 to 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelzman ’s Picks: Syphilis Makes A Comeback
(MedPage Today) -- Also, becoming re-enchanted with medicine, screening for cancer and more (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Sisterhood of Sleuths
The health investigator I was shadowing in Oklahoma City had a “ weird skill set ” that reminded me of my own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Careers and Professions Medicine and Health News and News Media Syphilis Oklahoma City (Okla) Source Type: news

Morning Break: Blood Drone Delivery; Syphilis Returns; PCSK9 Cost Spin
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis
Outbreaks of a deadly, sexually transmitted disease confound health officials, whose obstacles include drug shortages, uneducated doctors and gangs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Syphilis Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A Comeback
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A a Comeback
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Families of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Victims Seek Leftover Settlement Fund
Descendants of the black men left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to award them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Syphilis Tuskegee Syphilis Study Source Type: news

The Rising Tide of Syphilis The Rising Tide of Syphilis
The reported rates of primary and secondary syphilis, the most infectious stages of the disease, are the highest that they have been in more than 20 years.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary 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

Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis
When penicillin is not available, should amoxicillin and ceftriaxone be considered as treatment options for maternal syphilis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study
Justice department fighting use of unclaimed money from settlement for museum honoring black men who were not given treatment for diseaseThe Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government ’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims.The justice department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center would violate an agreement reached in 1975 to settle a class-action lawsuit.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Birmingham, Alabama Tags: US news Donald Trump Alabama Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum
The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a court settlement to fund a museum honoring victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women — Guam, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Draft Research Plan for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is requesting public comments on the draft research plan for syphilis screening in pregnant women. Feedback can be submitted through July 5th. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Warning over latest rise in cases of ‘eradicated’ STI syphilis
Rates of syphilis are at their highest since 1949 show the latest official statistics on sexually transmitted infections, which have been greeted with dismay by sexual health experts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Syphilis cases have risen by 97% in four years in England
In 2016, 5,920 cases of syphilis were diagnosed in England, compared to  3,001 in 2012, new data reveals. Diagnoses are mostly made in sexually active gay men, the data adds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health crisis warning as syphilis cases reach highest level since 1949
THE number of cases of syphilis have reached the highest level since 1949, new figures show. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Descendants of Tuskegee government-run medical experiments on black men still seeking justice... yet the medical tyranny continues today
(Natural News) Forty-five years after one of the most outrageous examples of unethical medical practices in our nation’s history, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, was exposed, descendants of its subjects are still calling for justice. This horrific experiment started in 1932, when the sexually transmitted disease syphilis was spreading out of control, particularly in poverty-stricken areas.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuskegee syphilis study descendants still seek healing
More than 80 years later, families of men in the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study detail a legacy of suffering, and seek healing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Descendants of syphilis study emerging from shadows
For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with the disease so doctors could track its progress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'secret' source of 'female hysteria': the role that syphilis played in the construction of female sexuality and psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - Rudnick LP, Heru AM.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the unspoken fear of syphilis played a significant role in the development of beliefs about female sexuality. Many women were afraid of sexual relationships with men because they feared contracting syph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

'Stem the tide' of rising syphilis rates in United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?has issued a ?call to action? to hopefully slow the spread of syphilis.?Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore ? typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya ’ s Hearing Loss?
Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, ENT, Reproductive Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Spanish artist Francisco Goya's hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests. " This required real detective work, " hearing expert... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

High frequency of illegal drug use influences condom use among female transgender sex workers in Argentina: impact on HIV and syphilis infections - Avila MM, Dos Ramos Far ías MS, Fazzi L, Romero M, Reynaga E, Marone R, Pando MA.
The high prevalence of HIV and syphilis found among female transgender sex workers (FTSWs) in Argentina calls for the study of factors leading to negative health consequences. Given the particular characteristics observed in this population (high marginali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015 Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015
The findings in this report highlight the disproportionate incidence of syphilis among men who have sex with men.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?
A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT KLITZMAN, M.D. Tags: Genetics and Heredity Health Insurance and Managed Care Ethics and Official Misconduct DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Syphilis Source Type: news

Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as hydatid disease, hepatitis C, syphilis, and HIV. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Study Planned On HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis
[Daily News] Moshi -HIV testing will be a key component of a new study to be undertaken in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar to determine the extent of HIV/AIDS disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syphilis rates rise, and these men are most at risk
“People have everything to gain and nothing to lose" by getting tested, one expert says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Syphilis by Gender, Geography, and Sexual Orientation
(MedPage Today) -- In some states, rate among women is near zero per 100,000 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates Spike Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis Now Primarily a Disease of Gay Men
(MedPage Today) -- Incidence rate more than 100 times greater than among other men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 -- Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 60 percent of early stage syphilis cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

State-Specific Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

April is STD Awareness Month: Know the Facts About Syphilis and How to Protect Yourself
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines
West Virginia’s Senate is reviewing a bill that would allow public school students to receive religious exemptions from vaccinations. Debate over parents opting out of their children’s vaccinations have centered around the issue of “herd immunity” ― the fact that a large majority of a population must be immunized in order for that community to be protected against infectious disease. Despite what researchers have called a potential “public health crisis,” the majority of states currently offer religious exemptions. If the bill passes, West Virginia would become the 47th....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explosion in rickets, gout and scarlet fever caused by processed junk food and inflationary monetary policy
(Natural News) Poor diet, financial insecurity, and falling standards of living are factors that contribute to the rising incidence of Victorian-era diseases — such as gout, rickets, scarlet fever, and syphilis — in modern-day Great Britain. The U.K. Faculty of Public Health (FPH) stressed that poor wage growth and persistent inflation has greatly affected nutrition intake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antenatal screening in Europe: How to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention methods. A new ECDC report outlines the cornerstones for effective antenatal screening programs across the EU/EEA countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Embarks On New Aids, Hepatitis, Syphilis Research
[Daily News] THE government envisages embarking on research that will generate new statistics relating to the indicators and new infections for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Syphilis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy Infection Concern Rises with Resurgence of Syphilis,...
Medical Community Should Also Prepare for Intentional Infectious Agents, according to Teratology Society Journal(PRWeb March 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/InfectionsPregnancy/BirthDefectsResearch/prweb14148907.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Message from CDC's NCHHSTP & STD Directors: STD Awareness Month
A message from The Directors of the NCHHSTP and STD (CDC) on the resurgence of syphilis and what public health departments can do to raise awareness of STDs and specifically syphilis in April. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Record STD rates drive syphilis in newborns
Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news