A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It? A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It?
Screening and treatment are effective ways to protect mothers and babies from the rising tide of syphilis. Arm yourself with the latest knowledge.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections suit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections lawsuit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Record numbers of over-65s are getting sexually transmitted infections
The number of old people being diagnosed with STIs in England rose by 14 per cent between 2016 and 2017, from 1,411 to 1,608, with cases of syphilis trebling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- From 2012 to 2016, there was a 61 percent increase in syphilis cases among pregnant women, with no traditional behavioral risk factors reported among half of these women, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

It's not just the flu that's seasonal! Scientist names when 31 diseases most commonly strike
A researcher from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found the hazy months of June, July and August cause a spike in gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis in the northern hemisphere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar patient, 35, starts to go bald after developing 'moth-eaten' alopecia from his syphilis
The unnamed 35-year-old, who is believed to be from Pennsylvania, went to an emergency psychiatry clinic where a physical examination revealed he had patchy alopecia and a faint, scaly rash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors Contributing to Congenital Syphilis Cases: NYC Factors Contributing to Congenital Syphilis Cases: NYC
Cases of congenital syphilis are on the rise in the United States. What are the major contributing factors to this increase, and are we missing opportunities for prevention?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Signs and symptoms of syphilis
Syphilis has long been a global health issue affecting millions of people. Through the centuries, it's had many names, including?the "great pox" and "great crippler." Penicillin treatment is credited with decades of decline in syphilis cases, but infection rates are on the rise. A recent?report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there?s [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Rising STIs in the US
The U.S. has seen a sharp increase in the number of diagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?over the last four years, according to a?report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the diseases that have had a significant increase over the last few years," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Regulator seizes thousands of fake STI test kits
Public willing to buy ‘risky’ products online Related items fromOnMedica Free home testing kit for HIV launched Sexually transmitted infections Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake Rates of syphilis continue to rise Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Factors Contributing to Congenital Syphilis Cases --- New York City, 2010--2016
There were 68 congenital syphilis cases in New York City during 2010-2016, that might have been prevented by prenatal syphilis screening and prompt treatment early during pregnancy. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Anxiety Arthritis Depression Health Education Infant Health Mental Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Physical Activity Pregnancy Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Source Type: news

STI clinics are 'struggling to cope' with spreading infections because of online dating apps
Cases of syphilis rose by 53 per cent between 2016 and 2017 in Wales and experts say the rising popularity of online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr could be helping to spread STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health clinics 'struggling' with big STI rise
The use of dating apps is blamed for an increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Syphilis Rises Sharply Among Newborns
Along with an increase in adult infections, the rate of infants born with the disease has reached a 20-year high. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Syphilis Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Cases of congenital syphilis have more than doubled
The number of babies born in the U.S. with syphilis has more than doubled in the last four years, according?to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 900 cases of the disease were reported in 2017 ? the highest number of recorded cases in the U.S. in 20 years. Congenital syphilis is passed [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Congenital Syphilis Cases Hit 20-Year Record High in US Congenital Syphilis Cases Hit 20-Year Record High in US
The surge in congenital syphilis mirrors similar increases in syphilis among women of reproductive age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Infants Born With Syphilis at 20-Year High
The number of babies born with is rising dramatically, from 362 cases in 2013 to 918 in 2017 -- the highest number in 20 years. Cases were seen in 37 states, mostly in the West and South. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates In Babies Are At a 20-Year High, CDC Says
The number of babies born with syphilis in the U.S. more than doubled between 2013 and 2017, according to new federal data. Rates of congenital syphilis, which a mother passes to her baby during pregnancy or delivery, rose by more than 150% between 2013 and 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 918 babies were born with syphilis in 2017, the report says. That’s up from 362 in 2013 and is the highest number in 20 years. Most of these cases were clustered in Western and Southern states, with 281 in California alone. A woman with syphilis can be treated with ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Cases of newborns with syphilis doubles in four years - CDC
The number of newborns born with syphilis has reached a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, tracking a general increase in several sexually transmitted infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Number of Infants Born With Syphilis Reaches 20 - Year High: CDC
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Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Newborn syphilis cases in U.S. reach 20 year high
The number of babies born with the disease has more than doubled since 2013 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says
Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn syphilis rate DOUBLES in just four years - hitting 20-year high, CDC report reveals
The spike in congenital syphilis mirrors the uptick in men and women contracting the condition nationwide, less than two decades after many thought the disease was all but eliminated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis rates soar across the US - with cases up by 50 percent in hot spots for the STD 
In 2017, the US had record-setting rates of syphilis for the fourth year in the row. Certain cities and counties - including several in California - have rates up to 10 times the national average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in...  
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in... 
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen All Pregnant Women Early for Syphilis, Says USPSTF
On Sept. 4, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

STDs on the Rise
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resist...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Discreetly Tracking Down Sex Partners To Stop A Surge In STDs
In response to a spike in syphilis and gonorrhea cases, one Oregon county is sending medical sleuths to break the bad news in-person. Some people have no idea they've been exposed to an infection.(Image credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristian Foden-Vencil Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Screening pregnant women for syphilis
All pregnant women should be screened early for syphilis, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which?reaffirms an earlier recommendation. In the report, the expert panel says after a steady decline from 2008 to 2012, cases of congenital syphilis markedly increased from 2012 to 2106, from 8.4 to 15.7 cases per 100?000 live births. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Test All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early, USPSTF Says Test All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early, USPSTF Says
Screen all pregnant women for syphilis early in pregnancy, the USPSTF urges in a statement reaffirming its 2009 recommendation, as troubling trends show a recent doubling of cases of congenital syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early
(MedPage Today) -- Reaffirmation of 2009 " A " recommendation statement (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health officials beg doctors to screen pregnant women for syphilis
Cases of syphilis passed from pregnant women to their babies have surged by 40% and screening is paramount, to stopping the the disease from killing infants the US Preventive Services Task Force urges. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection. These findings form the basis of a reaffirmation recommendation statement published in the Sept. 4 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, marking a fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexual health services 'at tipping point'
Over 3.3 million visits were made to sexual health clinics last year Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on Genital herpes Boys will receive HPV vaccine One in 50 carry HPV in their throats Rates of syphilis continue to rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rates Of 3 STDs Are Breaking New Records, New CDC Data Reveal
Based on new data from the CDC, rates of three sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)--gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis broke a new record in 2017, attaining their highest rates ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Rates Of 3 STDs Are Breaking Records, New CDC Data Reveal
Based on new data from the CDC, rates of three sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)--gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis broke a new record in 2017, attaining their highest rates ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

America Keeps Breaking Records When It Comes To Sexually Transmitted Diseases
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the numbers of reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the U.S. keep rising to new heights. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Why STD Rates Are Higher Than They ’ve Ever Been
The numbers are clear: With nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S., according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What’s harder to pinpoint, however, is the reason behind those soaring statistics. On paper, it seems like STD rates should be dropping. Condom use is up. Teenagers and millennials are having less sex with fewer partners than generations past. Stigmas around sexuality and sexual health are beginning to break down. And yet, for four consecutive years...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.
Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to expand. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.T.D. Diagnoses Reach Record 2.3 Million New Cases in U.S.
Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rose sharply for the fourth year running in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antibiotics Source Type: news