Diseases Passed from Mom to Newborn Can Threaten Baby
Doctors say the transfer of an infection from a pregnant mother to a newborn can pose a serious threat to the baby, including deafness and a malformed brain. Three congenital infections — syphilis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and HIV — are especially problematic in Texas, reports the July issue of Texas Medicine magazine. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Method developed to culture bacteria that causes syphilis
Researchers have developed a method to culture the elusive bacteria that causes syphilis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs: STD testing at home, VR distraction therapy
Finding time to get tested. Patients may now be able to address sexual healthcare issues through video conferencing. KnowNow Health has just launched a new website called App:KnowNOWSTD.com. The platform offers online lab testing for STDs including HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The platform will also be able to offer care for women health conditions including urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about RPR testing for syphilis
The rapid plasma reagin test is a simple blood test that screens for syphilis. Doctors recommend the RPR test when they suspect that a person may have a syphilis infection. Positive results can indicate an infection, but the time course of the infection and other infections can influence the results. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

First ancient syphilis genomes decoded
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) An international research team has recovered the first historic genomes from the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis. It was previously not thought possible to recover DNA of this bacterium from ancient samples. In the study, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the researchers were able to distinguish genetically between the subspecies of the disease that cause syphilis and that cause yaws, which are not readily distinguishable in skeletal remains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ancient Treponema pallidum from human remains sheds light on its evolutionary history
(PLOS) The evolutionary history and origin of syphilis, and other treponemal diseases, is a hotly debated topic by scholars. Scholars who theorize syphilis originated in the 'New World' and preceded the 15th century have been in fierce debate with scholars who theorize a multiregional origin followed by the 15th century pandemic spread. Both sides are supported by organic evidence found in contemporary genetic and skeletal remains across the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rapid Syphilis Testing: Four Local Health Department Experiences with Implementation
June 19, 2018 4:00-5:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protein discovery raises hope for syphilis vaccine
Scientists have identified a protein on the outside of the bacteria that causes syphilis and shows promise in early research as a potential vaccine against it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, hope for a syphilis vaccine
(University of Connecticut) Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. It is the second leading cause of stillbirth and miscarriage worldwide, and if left untreated it can cause strokes, dementia, and other neurological disease. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners -- but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible, UConn Health researchers report in the June 12 issue of mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 10, 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

Uptake of PrEP coincides with less condom use
Condom use fell by 15% between 2013 and 2017 as PrEP use rose Related items fromOnMedica Social media could help to cut STIs HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Doctors neglect gay and bisexual men, health survey reveals Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sex crisis as diseases highest for 70 years
CASES of syphilis in England are at their highest level for nearly 70 years, new figures showed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England
Cases of syphilis reported in England have reached the highest level since 1949, according to new data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) released Tuesday by Public Health England. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017
Public Health England figures show there were 420,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2017, with cases of syphilis continuing to rise. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health 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

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

Grindr is developing a feature that would let users tell partners when they test positive for STIs  
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grindr to allow users to tell partners if they are at risk of an STI
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of important form of penicillin affecting 39 countries, including India: AMF
In Brazil, the shortage of penicillin coincided with a syphilis outbreak that, as a result, could not be brought under control. Between 2012 and 2015. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record
Rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in California have shot up 45 percent over five years, resulting in 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in 2017 alone, new state data show.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

STD cases reach all-time high in this state
Officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs Hit Record High in California
The report noted 30 stillbirths stemming from cases of syphilis, the highest number in more than 20 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD cases reach all time high in this state
Officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs reach an all-time high in California
Rates of STDs in 2017 shot up by 45 percent over the last five years in California, driven by 300,000 new cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, new state health department reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

STDs are on the rise with syphilis up 12% in a year as more youngsters shun tests in ‘major risk’ 
Syphilis cases have risen by 12% in one year as the number of young people being tested for sexually transmitted diseases falls. One in ten tested positive for an STD with 128,000 cases a year in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD)
CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2019 funds for a cooperative agreement for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs. The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to prevent and control three major STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical school named after Tuskegee perpetrator to change its name
The main building at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health is named for Dr Thomas Parran Jr, a surgeon general who signed off on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis Screening: Make It Routine in HIV Care Syphilis Screening: Make It Routine in HIV Care
With rates of syphilis rising, clinicians must remember to offer syphilis screening to patients with HIV.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Bedside tests for syphilis and yaws tested in sub-Saharan Africa
(PLOS) In many countries where the bacterial infections syphilis and yaws are found, there is limited access to diagnostic testing. Now, researchers have tested the use of a point-of-care test for both syphilis and yaws, which allows testing in rural areas without development of infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur.Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between certain risk-related terms that Google and Twitter users researched or tweeted about and subsequent syphilis trends that were reported to the CDC. The researchers were able to pinpoint these cases at state or county levels, depending on the platform used.“Many of the most s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Google Trends Predicts Syphilis Incidence Google Trends Predicts Syphilis Incidence
Google Trends predicted syphilis incidence at the state level, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Syphilis sufferer calls for a debate into the STI as cases rocket to the highest levels in 70 years
In England alone, cases rose by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with men making up 94 per cent of all diagnoses. Public Health England blames 'condomless sex' for the increase. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis patient calls for public debate as cases rise
One patient says he's been embarrassed by a disease he thought belonged in the Middle Ages. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is A Crisis Bigger Than Milwaukee: 125 People With HIV Or Syphilis
Milwaukee experiences a large cluster of HIV and syphilis cases and is the third worst city in the U.S. for sex trafficking, But these aren't just Milwaukee's problems. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: HIV/Syphilis Outbreak Hits Milwaukee Area The Milwaukee area is seeing an outbreak of the sexually transmitted diseases HIV and syphilis among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

125 people in Milwaukee have tested positive for HIV and syphilis
A cluster of at least 125 people have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The individuals, the majority of whom are men, were reportedly connected in the last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa
(PLOS) Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis -- among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis
On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Newborn Syphilis Cases Up As More Screening Urged
In 2016, 628 cases of congenital syphilis were reported -- the highest rate since 1998. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Newborn Syphilis Cases Rise, Maternal Screening Urged
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Newborn syphilis cases have shot up in the United States in recent years, so an expert panel is reaffirming the need to screen all pregnant women for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What STIs can you get from oral sex?
It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News 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

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

Preventing and Managing Congenital Zika and Congenital Syphilis Infections
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center. 07/27/2017 This on-demand webinar provides health care providers with information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Zika and syphilis infections to address the emerging crisis of congenital Zika virus and the increasing number of congenital syphilis cases nationally and regionally. It describes the epidemiology and risk factors for congenital syphilis and congenital Zika syndrome, and discusses the difficulties of diagnosis of both diseases. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New study compares sexual practices among older and younger HIV-infected women
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared HIV-positive women over 50 years of age with their younger HIV-infected cohorts found that while the older women were less likely to be sexually active and to report condomless sex with a male partner, those who were sexually active were not as likely to undergo screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis than their younger counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news