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

Nigeria: Govt Approves New HIV, Syphilis Testing Kits
[Daily Trust] The Federal Ministry of Health has recommended Insti HIV 1/2 and Insti Multiplex Dual HIV1/2 and Syphilis antibody rapid tests kits as a first line kit in the national HIV testing algorithm. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Needle-vending machines are part of the response to STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan
Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing clean needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Needle-vending machines are part of the response to HIV and STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan
Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing sterile needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

There Could Be a Chlamydia Vaccine In the Coming Years, A Promising New Study Suggests
The first-ever human trial of a genital-chlamydia vaccine suggests that it is safe and effective, according to a new study published in the Lancet. U.S. sexually transmitted illness diagnoses have reached new highs for the past four years in a row, and chlamydia is responsible for the bulk of those infections: 1.7 million cases were diagnosed in 2017 alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared to about 550,000 cases of gonorrhea, 40,000 cases of HIV and 30,000 cases of syphilis. Globally, the problem is even more widespread: about 127 million cases were diagnosed in 2016, according to ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Research Source Type: news

Guaiacum toxicity: an unusal poisoning - Bhushan D, Agarwal M.
Guaiacum is a homeopathic medicine used for arthritis, syphilis and tonsillitis. Its use as a substance abuse is not properly described in literature. Its excess intake may be life threatening and can damage the vision permanently. © Journal of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Chlamydia, syphilis rates increase in Canada — and experts say declining condom use is partly to blame
Researchers from around the globe are in Vancouver this week at the STI & HIV World Congress to discuss increasing rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Syphilis cases in Europe have shot up 70% since 2010
A report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm reveals syphilis reached an all-time high in 2017, with 33,189 confirmed cases across the continent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Riskier male sex pushes Europe's syphilis rates up 70% since 2010
Syphilis cases have soared in Europe over the last decade and become, for the first time since the early 2000s, more common in some countries than new cases of HIV, health experts said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Europe: syphilis notifications up by 70% since 2010
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates reached an all-time high in the EU/EEA countries with more than 33 000 reported cases. An in-depth ECDC study describes the factors behind this increase and outlines the evidence-based options for public health control of syphilis, including case finding and management as well as educational activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nurx adds STI testing to its mail-order product suite
The startup launched three new test kits, which will test for conditions such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Syphilis
This article outlines the diagnosis, staging, pharmacological management and contact tracing of syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sask. Health Authority declares HIV and syphilis outbreaks in North Battleford, Lloydminster areas
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared outbreaks of syphilis and HIV in the area of the Battlefords and Lloydminster. Fifteen new cases of HIV were reported in North Battleford between January and May 31. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

A Million New STIs Are Contracted Every Day, the WHO Says
The U.S. has in recent years battled soaring numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). And new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) say that problem is a global one: Worldwide, about a million new curable STIs are contracted every day. In 2016, there were an estimated 376.4 million curable cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis contracted among men and women ages 15 to 49, the WHO reports. Incidence rates were similar to those estimated for 2012, according to the WHO’s analysis of more than 100 studies conducted between 2009 and 2016. Trichomoniasis, an STI caused by a protozoan...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized chart public health Sexual Health Source Type: news

More than 1 million people a day get a sexually transmitted infection, WHO says
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis account for a combined total of more than 376 million new sexually transmitted infections every year, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Almost 400M New Cases Annually of Four Curable STIs, WHO Says Almost 400M New Cases Annually of Four Curable STIs, WHO Says
Globally, more than 1 million people contract a curable sexually transmitted infection each day, amounting to more than 376 million new cases annually of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO: Estimated Incidence of Curable STIs 376.4 Million in 2016
THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- The estimated incidence of urogenital infections with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis was 376.4 million in 15- to 49-year-old men and women in 2016, according to research published online June 6 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news