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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

Eye syphilis outbreak: CDC warns disease has spread to more than 200 people across 20 states
(Natural News) There has been a steady rise in reported cases of eye syphilis infection in the U.S., according to health officials. Cases of ocular syphilis were once rare, but have been steadily gaining ground in the U.S. – from data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 12 cases were initially reported from two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns outbreak of eye syphilis is not slowing down
More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of EYE syphilis is not slowing down, CDC warns  
More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC) has released new data showing that health care providers diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the U.S. https://youtu.be/wIH4WsPGg_E Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dactylitis (sausage fingers)?
Dactylitis is swelling of the fingers that causes a sausage-like appearance. Learn about causes of dactylitis, including syphilis and sickle cell disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

ITV's Victoria illustrates how 19th-century sexism helped syphilis to spread
With concealment common and women expected not even to show knowledge of the disease, infection of families by men was widespread across all classesSpoiler alert! Plot points fromVictoria are revealed in this blogHistorically,syphilis was extremely difficult to cure. Often patients would think that their disease had disappeared or been cured, only to be have their bodies betray them with a resurgence of symptoms. This was the story outlined in Sunday night ’s episode of Victoria – but aside from the obvious scientific questions about drugs and treatment regimes, it also raises points about the treatment of wome...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Anne Hanley Tags: Science Sexual health History of science Women Society Feminism Source Type: news

Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence? Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence?
A new review examines the possible role HAART may have in the increase of syphilis cases due to susceptibility to infection with T. pallidum.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up
The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Sexual Health Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-time High, Says CDC
More than two million cases of chlamydial infection, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, according to the CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Syphilis Gonorrhea Source Type: news

Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Syphilis Gonorrhea Source Type: news

Doctors See A Surge In Babies With Syphilis-Associated Birth Defects
Public health experts say something has gone terribly wrong with prenatal care in the U.S. and that babies are paying the price. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New STD cases hit record high in US
In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit Record High in 2016 (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit a record high in the U.S. in 2016 — … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD cases hit record high in the U.S.
Annual CDC report on sexually transmitted diseases shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs Hit All - Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 26, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

STD rates hit another record high, with California near the top
The number of Americans diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis reached a record high in 2016 for the second year in a row, with more than 2 million cases reported, according tofederal data released Tuesday.Cases of these three sexually transmitted diseases have been increasing since... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket in the United States
Syphilis rate jumped 36% in women and 28% in newborns between 2015 and 2016. Gonorrhea rates rose 22% in men, with men who have sex with men most affected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 million in 2016, a new record, U.S. health officials said, prompting calls for more effective prevention efforts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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