What Are Systemic Disease Causes of Oral Ulcers?
Discussion Oral ulcers are common problems seen by dentists but pediatricians also see them. Usually families have are concerned because they are painful and acute. Ulcers are sometime noticed by the physician and not the family as in the case of herpangina or hand-foot and mouth disease. Chronic or recurrent ulcerations present less commonly and therefore it may be more difficult to determine their etiology. Many of the systemic disease causes of oral ulcers are overall infrequent and/or not common in the pediatric age range. Ulcers can be classified in several ways but acute ulcers are usually painful and last less tha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Did Columbus Really Introduce Syphilis to Europe?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Did Columbus Really Introduce Syphilis to Europe?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- Explorer Christopher Columbus, long blamed for bringing syphilis to Europe from the New World, may have gotten a bad rap, new research suggests. Researchers have uncovered traces of the bacteria that causes syphilis in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2019, PHE
Report notes increase in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (n=468,342, increase 5%), gonorrhoea (n=70,936; 26%), syphilis (n=7,982; 10%), and Mycoplasma genitalium (5,311; 196%) since 2018, but decreases in first episode genital warts in 15 to 17 year olds. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do Coronavirus And Lyme Disease Have In Common? More Than You Might Think
Lyme and Covid-19 are replacing syphilis as the great masquerader. They share many puzzling symptoms and are all easily missed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus
(University of Zurich) Columbus brought syphilis to Europe -- or did he? A recent study conducted at the University of Zurich now indicates that Europeans could already have been infected with this sexually transmitted disease before the 15th century. In addition, researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown pathogen causing a related disease. The predecessor of syphilis and its related diseases could be over 2,500 years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Congenital Syphilis Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
Data shows that the number of congenital syphilis cases has risen in recent years. Are prevention opportunities being missed, and what needs to be done to address these lapses?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

One in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s
(University of Cambridge) 250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One in five Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s in the late 18th century
(University of Cambridge) 250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s What We’re Doing to Make IntraHealth the Antiracist Organization We Strive to Be
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive OfficerJune 18, 2020Themurders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans—on top of generations of systemic oppression and trauma in the US—are unacceptable. They should not and cannot be normal. My colleagues at IntraHealth International and I are outraged and anguished. Most of all, we are determined to act.So we’re taking a good, hard look at ourselves. We’re an organization that’s committed to equality, equity, justice, and respect. We staunchly oppose racism. But we’re seeing that we have a long way to ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Tropical disease in medieval Europe revises the history of a pathogen related to syphilis
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Plague was commonplace in medieval times, so finding its victims in a 15th century Lithuanian graveyard was no surprise. However, discovering one woman with a second disease, yaws -- a close relative of modern syphilis found today only in tropical settings -- was something researchers did not expect. The current study's findings are changing perspectives on the evolutionary history of a disease family thought to be out of reach for the study of ancient DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congenital Syphilis Cases Skyrocket, CDC Says Congenital Syphilis Cases Skyrocket, CDC Says
Congenital syphilis cases have more than tripled as a result of multiple missed opportunities for prevention during pregnancy, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Congenital Syphilis - United States, 2018
In 2018, half of U.S. syphilis cases in newborns occurred due to gaps in testing and treatment during prenatal care. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Source Type: news

Fruit extracts from plants native to Zimbabwe and Madagascar found to be useful in preventing cancer
(Natural News) People in Zimbabwe and Madagascar have been using plants like Annona stenophylla (dwarf custard-apple) and Flacourtica indica (governor’s plum) as medicines for years. Dwarf custard-apple is a traditional remedy for Type 2 diabetes, gonorrhea, syphilis and abdominal pain. Meanwhile, governor’s plum is used to treat body pain and, in some cases, snakebite. In a recent study, scientists from Zimbabwe and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis eludes immune attack by altering a single gene
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Shuffling of DNA in a single gene might be why the syphilis bacteria can evade the immune system. The change alters a protein on its cell surface to create a distraction. People can become re-infected several times with syphilis because they can't develop immunity, Untreated syphilis can hide in the body for decades. Genomic findings on these evasive strategies may point to designs for vaccines to outwit syphilis' defenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reducing STI Cases: Young People Deserve Better Sexual Health Information and Services
HIGHLIGHTS Adolescents and young adults are particularly susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been rapidly increasing among young people in recent years. Young people face multiple roadblocks to obtaining high-quality sexual health inform ation and STI care that can help them avoid STIs or mitigate the effects of an infection. Advocates and policymakers addressing STIs among young people should support the needs of those most vulnerable to STIs through high-quality sex education programs, access to clinical care, preventive technolo gies and vaccines,...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Group Testing Is Our Surefire Secret Weapon Against Coronavirus
The US tested new recruits for syphilis in WWII but the test was expensive. However, if the share of recruits with syphilis was low, group testing could dramatically reduce the number of tests needed to separate the healthy from the sick. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laurence Kotlikoff, Contributor Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Government urged to take action on rising levels of STIs
An STI is diagnosed every 70 seconds and rates of syphilis at highest levels since second world war Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Boys will receive HPV vaccine Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One million new cases of sexually transmitted disease diagnosed each day, WHO warns
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurosyphilis Presenting as Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Acute Psychosis - Saini HS, Sayre M, Saini I, Elsharkawy N.
We present a case  of a patient with tertiary syphilis, manifesting as acute psychosis, auditory hallucinations and intermittent explosive disorder with pending legal ramifications for physical violence. Our patient had been seen and treated by a psycholog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

‘Normal’ Human Body Temperature Has Changed in the Last Century
Whether you have a stomachache, a wrist sprain or a chronic disease, one of the first things doctors and nurses will do at an appointment is take your temperature. A normal temperature means your body is humming along the way it should. A higher temperature means you have a fever, and shows your body could be fighting an infection. And since 1871, “normal” has meant 98.6°F (37°C). That number was determined by a German physician, based on millions of readings from 25,000 German patients, taken by sticking thermometers under their arms. When doctors in the U.S. and Europe repeated the experiment in local...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fever health inflammation Research Source Type: news

One million new cases of sexually transmitted disease diagnosed each day, WHO warns
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 39, is diagnosed with syphilis in his EYES after going to hospital with a headache
The patient was treated at Sydney Eye Hospital in Australia and a doctor said his case was one of only three exactly like it which have been reported. (Pictured: A photo of the inside of his eye). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Availability of Antimicrobials for Gonorrhea and Syphilis Availability of Antimicrobials for Gonorrhea and Syphilis
Injectable antimicrobial drugs are the recommended first-line treatment strategy for both gonorrhea and syphilis, yet these medications are often not readily available on-site. Why?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

End-Stage Renal Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Syphilis
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at a higher risk for contracting syphilis, according to a study recently published in the Clinical Kidney Journal. Erena N. Weathers, M.D., of Augusta University in Georgia, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Community Efforts are Key When Addressing HIV/AIDS
Credit: WHO/ F. Tanggol. By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 30 2019 (IPS) Three years ago, I led an evaluation of an HIV project that focused on increasing access to quality care and supporting services for people living with HIV in Nigeria. It also aimed to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination. The project achieved these goals by strengthening support groups, using homebased care services for sick persons and providing Savings and Loans Association membership to improve the livelihoods of persons living with HIV. These outcomes point to the power of community in managing HIV. The first of December is celebrate...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Capable of Eliminating Some Diseases in Near Future
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Lemogang Kwape says Botswana is capable of eliminating Mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, neglected tropical diseases and Malaria in two to three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

He ’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care
Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A--Z: Sexually transmitted infections at a record high
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases, are at a record high in the U.S. Sexually transmitted infections increased for the fifth consecutive year, with nearly 2.5 million combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Most common 3 STDs on the rise, according to CDC report
A new CDC report outlines recent increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the US. The report asks why, and outlines what should be done. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Reach Record High In The U.S. [Infographic]
CDC research has found that cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen dramatically in the U.S. since 2014. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says
Combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen to unprecedented numbers for the fifth consecutive year in the United States, according to a new STD report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though it's easy to prevent
1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though the disease is easy to prevent. 78 of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Maria Barry-Jester Source Type: news

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says
Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States jumped last year, and an alarming number of newborn deaths were linked to congenital syphilis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liam Stack Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Rise in the U.S.
STD rates in the United States are continuing a years-long climb -- including a sharp rise in the number of babies born with syphilis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to a report published online Oct. 8 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Virginia Bowen, Ph.D., and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though it's easy to prevent
1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though the disease is easy to prevent. 78 of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Maria Barry-Jester Source Type: news

These STDs Are the Most Common Infectious Diseases Reported to the CDC
Sexually transmitted disease diagnoses in 2018 broke a record for the fifth consecutive year, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chlamydia was the most common STD in 2018, with more than 1.7 million cases reported, followed by more than 580,000 cases of gonorrhea—3% and 5% increases over 2017, respectively. Though less common, syphilis diagnoses also rose, topping 115,000 cases in total, according to the CDC. “These are just infections that were diagnosed and reported,” says Elizabeth Torrone, an epidemiologist at the CDC. Since lots of STDs are asymptoma...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized data visualization Infectious Disease Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Rise in the U.S.
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- STD rates in the United States are continuing a years-long climb -- including a sharp rise in the number of babies born with syphilis. A new government report finds that combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Syphilis at highest rate in B.C. in more than 30 years
Rates for syphilis in the province reached their highest point in more than three decades in 2018 and continue to climb, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

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

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

Man, 50, is diagnosed with a syphilis in his BRAIN unable to walk or talk properly 
Neurosyphilis occurs when syphilis is left untreated for a long time and may take as long as 50 years to develop. The unidentified man, in India, denied ever having unprotected sex or catching the STI syphilis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s a scandal’: Spiking congenital syphilis rates put babies in grave danger
The disease, which can have devastating consequences, is almost entirely preventable. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

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

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