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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

Syphilis
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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