Derailment And How To Manage It
Conclusion: Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis: Cases of chronic disease spread through sex THREE times as common in THIS city
RATES of sexually transmitted disease syphilis are three times higher in the south of England than anywhere else in the country. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England
Public Health England reminds Londoners of the importance of practising safe sex Related items fromOnMedica Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE Internet involved in thousands of child sex offences last year Safer sex message needed for travellers, say experts Use condoms to cut spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea New evidence confirms Zika virus transmissible by sex (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC's Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special
This study evaluated antibiotic vs placebo. The study was terminated early due to the determined likelihood that a beneficial effect would not be found. When this was critically analyzed with biostatistical methods, an article was published which I believe demonstrates that Klempner's study was so poorly designed and analyzed that in order for a treatment effect to have been observed, the antibiotic treated patients would have had to improve to a level of health which was a full standard deviation better than the average health of the general population. It's a reasonable hope for antibiotics to return a patient to a somew...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Microcephaly Isn’t The Only Threat Zika Virus Poses To Newborns
The most commonly known birth defect caused by Zika virus is microcephaly, a condition in which an infant’s head circumference is smaller than average. It can indicate brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities for the child.  Now a new study is shedding light on yet another serious condition that can Zika virus can cause in infants.  Arthrogryposis, a condition in which the body’s joints are malformed, preventing normal flexion and extension, should be added to the list of potential consequences for newborns whose mothers were infected with Zika virus, according to researchers in Reci...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Microcephaly Isn’t The Only Threat Zika Virus Poses To Newborns
The most commonly known birth defect caused by Zika virus is microcephaly, a condition in which an infant’s head circumference is smaller than average. It can indicate brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities for the child.  Now a new study is shedding light on yet another serious condition that can Zika virus can cause in infants.  Arthrogryposis, a condition in which the body’s joints are malformed, preventing normal flexion and extension, should be added to the list of potential consequences for newborns whose mothers were infected with Zika virus, according to researchers in Reci...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of HIV and Syphilis Antenatal Screening Cost-Effectiveness of HIV and Syphilis Antenatal Screening
HIV and syphilis antenatal screening strategies play a key role in preventing mother-to-child transmission, but are they cost-effective as well?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Cosmopolitan Revolt: 'Born Again Virgin' Movement Spawns Empowerment
"Sex in the City" is out of vogue and has departed prime time. Every human wants to be loved and to love, but does not want to be used or abused. The culture of disposable morality and devalued intimacy has contributed to the diminishment of respect, commitment, accountability and wholesomeness. The growth of depression, suicide and a new "social-justice" crisis has emerged with a hunger for pure and enduring spirituality. Crimes of date and acquaintance rape and human-trafficking continue to rise and many cases are not officially reported. Reportedly 80% of the time the sexual predator is someone the v...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can STDs Be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools? An Expert Weighs In
The Question: Is it possible to catch STDs from swimming in a pool or hot tub? No, not unless you’re having sex in the pool with someone who has an STD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can only pass on an STD through direct person-to-person contact. Take syphilis, for example. The disease cannot be transmitted through casual contact with doorknobs, seats, eating utensils, or pools. Dr. Edward Brooks, an infectious disease specialist  at Stanford Health Care, explains that there is no evidence that an individual can get an STD from casually swimming in a pool. Tran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

History In Medical Education And The Roots Of Knowledge
This study was originally meant to examine the natural history of syphilis in those who had later stages of the disease. It was begun in a time before penicillin (introduced in 1943) was identified as an effective treatment and when there was considerable controversy about the efficacy of later-stage intervention. However, the study eventually spanned four decades, during which new treatments became available, and the subjects enrolled were often deliberately kept from receiving treatment. Over time, it became clear that subjects were part of a vulnerable population not adequately protected by the study protocol and from ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Prevention StepsCongenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Prevention Steps
Healthcare providers need to return to tried-and-true methods of preventing congenital syphilis: screening, treating, and reporting. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Congenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Prevention Steps Congenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Prevention Steps
Healthcare providers need to return to tried-and-true methods of preventing congenital syphilis: screening, treating, and reporting. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

New York News Team And Yale-Educated Doctor Question CDC's Lyme Denial
Late last month, FOX5NY broadcast "Lyme and Reason," a precedent-setting news special dedicated to the Lyme disease epidemic. The show was a success by many measures, including--most importantly by TV production standards--ratings wise. The strong viewership reflects a strong interest in learning more about Lyme disease. More and more, people are discovering that they know someone whose life has been profoundly affected by Lyme. More and more, people are discovering that they themselves have been living with undiagnosed Lyme for years. Now the FOX5NY team is calling on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health warning issued as cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea ‘rise by fifth’
A CHARITY has warned there could be a ‘sexual health crisis’ following a report which revealed there were 435,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England in last year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soaring numbers of gay men are diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis
Statistics released today by Public Health England for 2015 reveal there was an 11 per cent increase in diagnoses of gonorrhoea and a 20 per cent increase in syphilis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis and gonorrhoea 'still on the rise' in England
Cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea sexually transmitted infections are continuing to rise in England, latest figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soaring numbers of gay men are diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis while under 25s are the worst at spreading chlamydia
Statistics released today by Public Health England for 2015 reveal there was an 11 per cent increase in diagnoses of gonorrhoea and a 20 per cent increase in syphilis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?
By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority of people, especially those who are sexually active. By age 14, it's a requirement in many schools that students take a comprehensive Sex Education course, except for the unfortunate "abstinence only" kids. But most of us were fortunate enough to receive some form of the "birds and the bees" talk in a classroom - usually accompanied by the trials and tribulations of putting a condom on a banana. Around that age, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are disc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV and Hepatitis Health Disparities Update: June 2016
[Featured in This Issue] News Roundup: U.N. Political Declaration on Ending AIDS Adopted in New York • Reflections on 35th Anniversary of AIDS and HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day • 15% of U.S. MSM Are Living with HIV, But Prevalence Varies Widely by Region Denmark Is Nearing the "Elimination Threshold" for Their HIV Epidemic • European Study Examines Relationship Between Implementation of Harm Reduction Programs and Declining HIV Incidence • CDC Report Finds Progress in Reducing Sexual Risk Behaviors Among U.S. Youth • NASTAD Campaign Will Support Health Department Efforts to End HI...
Source: AIDS Action News - June 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include obesity trends in the U.S., the benefits of calorie restriction, a look at the Mediterranean diet, and syphilis screening guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thailand certified to be free of mother-to-child HIV transmission
The Ministry of Public Health has officially declared Thailand to be the first country in Asia to be free of the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis from mothers to their infants. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thailand Ends Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission: UN
Thailand is officially free of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, making it the first country in Asia to achieve such a health feat, according to the U.N., and other involved agencies. The rate of HIV transmission dropped to 1.9 percent last year, down from 10.3 percent in 2003, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Transmission is considered “eliminated” once a rate falls below 2 percent, according to the World Health Organization. It’s a pretty remarkable achievement particularly when taking global rates into consideration. Globally, 20 years ago, about one in three children wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively. “To ensure children are born healthy is to give them the best possible start in life. It is immensely encouraging to see countries succeed in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of these 2 infections,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. “This is a tremendous achievement – a clear signal that the world is on the way to ...
Source: WHO news - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Syphilis in High-Risk Patients (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen high-risk nonpregnant adults and adolescents for syphilis. The grade A recommendation, published in JAMA, is consistent with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen for Syphilis in High-Risk Groups (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Number of primary and secondary cases on the rise in U.S. since 2000 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

To win the fight against syphilis, increase screening
After being close to elimination in 2000, syphilis is on the rise again, with aggressive screening needed to win the war against this deadly STD. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Now Recommends Syphilis Screening in At-Risk Persons USPSTF Now Recommends Syphilis Screening in At-Risk Persons
USPSTF finds convincing evidence that screening among asymptomatic people in this group has substantial benefit. Editorialist says control in the US is within reach, despite recent increases in case numbers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

USPSTF updates recommendations for syphilis screening
Because syphilis infection rates have increased over the last decade, health care providers should screen patients for the disease more frequently to detect and treat it earlier and more effectively, particular in high-risk subgroups. The
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 7, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

USPSTF updates recommendations for syphilis screening
Because syphilis infection rates have increased over the last decade, health care providers should screen patients for the disease more frequently to detect and treat it earlier and more effectively,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - June 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Thailand Shows the Way Towards an HIV-Free World
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the Regional Director of the South East Asia Region of WHO.By Dr Poonam Khetrapal SinghNEW YORK, Jun 7 2016 (IPS)Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. This week, the World Health Organization is formally declaring that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children.Whereas in 2000 an estimated 1000 children in Thailand were newly infected with HIV, in 2015 just – 85 children were infected with the disease. This very low level of new infection among children is comparable to the results achieved i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dr Poonam Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Screening for syphilis recommended for persons at increased risk of infection
(The JAMA Network Journals) The US Preventive Services Task Force has found convincing evidence that screening for syphilis infection in asymptomatic, nonpregnant persons at increased risk for infection provides substantial benefit. The report appears in the June 7 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Banking on the Milk of Human Kindness
Despite severe malnutrition among children, which erstwhile Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh called a "national shame", India has still not prioritised breastfeeding. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Jun 1 2016 (IPS)The recent launch of Amaara, New Delhi’s first human milk bank, has been greeted with much cheering. The initiative endorses the long-term goal of reducing infant mortality and addresses the critical issue of lack of mothers’ milk for physically fragile newborns in India’s capital city.The service couldn’t have come a day too soon. India, a nation of 1.25 billion people, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health breastfeeding Child Malnutrition India infant mortality milk banks Mother and Child Health Sustainable Devel Source Type: news

Clay country poet suffered from congenital syphilis
(University of Exeter) Cornish 'Poet of the Clay' Jack Clemo became blind and deaf because of congenital syphilis inherited from his father, a new University of Exeter study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Syphilis, gonorrhea cases up among all ages in Canada
Sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and resistant gonorrhea have public health officials and staff at Canadian nursing homes and retirement communities taking note. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Syphilis infections on the rise in Europe
New data released in ECDC's Annual Epidemiological report show that since 2010, the overall syphilis rates have been going up across Europe, particularly among men. In 2014, the reported syphilis numbers were six times higher in men than in women. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the syphilis cases reported with information on transmission category were recorded in men who have sex with men (MSM). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Syphilis In Women
Syphilis in Women (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Syphilis infections on the rise in Europe
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) New data released in ECDC's Annual Epidemiological report show that since 2010, the overall syphilis rates have been going up across Europe, particularly among men. In 2014, the reported syphilis numbers were six times higher in men than in women. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the syphilis cases reported with information on transmission category were recorded in men who have sex with men (MSM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study of Telemedicine Finds Misdiagnoses of Skin Problems
Some of the online doctors misdiagnosed syphilis, herpes and skin cancer, and some prescribed medications without asking questions about patients’ medical histories, the researchers said.  (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Most effective syphilis drug rationed as infection rate rises
A shortage of the most effective drug for syphilis at the same time the infection is on the rise in Canada is raising concerns for doctors and public health officials. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Interactive map shows the rise of the STD in over 45s across England
Cases of syphilis in people aged 45 or over increased by 74 per cent between 2012 and 2014 and gonnorrhoea rocketed by 65 per cent, an interactive map by online doctor Euroclinix shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Gets Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits - for HIV, Aids and Syphilis
[Ghanaian Chronicle] ALERE Incorporated, a global diagnostic device and service provider company has donated 12,000 duo HIV and Syphilis test kits to the First Lady and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), Mrs. Lordina Mahama. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Secondary Syphilis With Aortitis and Ostial OcclusionSecondary Syphilis With Aortitis and Ostial Occlusion
This patient's presentation emphasises the importance of considering syphilis in the differential diagnosis outside high-risk populations. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Good Clinical Practice: From Review to Application
In clinical research many rules and regulations exist to govern the way research is conducted and to protect those patients who are participating in research. One of the standard principles directing clinical research is Good Clinical Practice. Good clinical practice is more than any one document; rather, it is a collective compilation of many thoughts, ideas and learning moments spanning the globe over. Good clinical practice is an attitude of credible excellence in research that provides a standard for clinical study design, implementation, conduct and analysis. Furthermore, good clinical practice is a mind-set that is a...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Get Tested for Sexually-Transmitted Infections
When Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV infection last fall, sexually transmitted infections were back in the public eye. His case will likely contribute to the belief many people have that HIV is caused by sexual promiscuity or injection drug use, when in reality having unprotected sex with someone HIV-positive just one time can lead to HIV infection. April is STD Awareness Month. The new term for STD is STI -- sexually transmitted infection -- to focus on the infection rather than the disease it could lead to. One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases rise by 22 per cent, according to HSE report
Burden of sexually transmitted infections born by young people and men who have sex with men (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease
Today, the Boston Globe editorial board spoke out against a bill "that would require insurers in Massachusetts to cover Lyme disease treatments for as long as a doctor says they're needed." The Globe writes: Lawmakers may have good intentions, but they don't possess the expertise to decide whether it's beneficial, cost-efficient, or safe, to keep using strong medicines to treat a condition the medical establishment doubts is real. Such questions should be resolved by a consensus of doctors and researchers -- and buttressed by convincing clinical date [sic] -- not determined by legislative mandate. Who among the B...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno State Has Highest Rate of Syphilis - Expert
[This Day] The Head of Prevention, Department of Public Health and HIV/AIDS Division, Ministry of Health, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, has disclosed that recent findings from a national survey on serial prevalence of Syphilis in the country indicates that Borno State remains the state with highest cases of Syphilis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in WomenDiagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in Women
How accurate are rapid diagnostic tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in women having symptoms of lower urinary tract infection? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 23, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Vintage public health posters show attitudes towards disease prevention
The prints were created to halt the spread of syphilis and tuberculosis, and to encourage people to eat a good diet and exercise. They are stored at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have Syphilis? Shock rise in STIs among over 45s...and ONLINE DATING is to blame
NEW FIGURES have revealed there’s been a rise in the number of sexually transmitted infections in older adults between 45-65 year olds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news