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

Syphilis sparks concern in popular vacation city
Spike in cases is tied to social media related hook-ups, less condom use and other factors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Active SETI Really Dangerous?
In general, when we think about scientific inquiry, much of its power rests in the idea that everything is open to question. Turning a scientific gaze upon the world enlightens us and opens our potential to understand more deeply, while often challenging us to reconsider previously held beliefs and ideas. But science is not an unambiguously moral good. Einstein questioned the ethics of building the atomic bomb. We know that research like the Tuskegee study of syphilis in African Americans has deep moral problems related to racism and informed consent. More recently, Stephen Hawking and others have raised ethical questions...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

San Francisco officials vote to give condoms to middle schoolers
Health official said in a letter that San Francisco has among the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis of any city in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist
Last week, I mentioned the case of Dr. Neil Spector, whose long-undiagnosed Lyme Disease resulted in irreversible heart failure and ultimately, a heart transplant. Dr. Spector, author of Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician's Search for True Healing, is the Sandra Coates Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine. As the Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Duke Cancer Institute, he's a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, Dr. Spector share...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Infant's Mystery Eruptions
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 22-hour-old infant presented to a hospital in Haiti with pustules on the face and scalp. The infant showed no signs of distress, and was nursing. The mother has a history of syphilis. A nurse posted the image online, and more than 16,000 members of an online medical community responded to help. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Keep an Eye Out For Ocular SyphilisKeep an Eye Out For Ocular Syphilis
This devastating manifestation of syphilis infection can result in blindness if not detected and treated early. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Brazil Wages War against Zika Virus on Several Fronts
In the country’s capital, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff oversees one of the military operations against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito carried out at a national level in the last few days to curb the spread of the Zika virus. Credit: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PRBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2016 (IPS)Brazil is deploying 220,000 troops to wage war against the Zika virus, in response to the alarm caused by the birth of thousands of children with abnormally small heads. But eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito requires battles on many fronts, including science and the pharmaceutical industry.The Zika virus, transm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Brazil cities Science and Technology Zika Virus Source Type: news

Well: Are You at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
A quick sex quiz from researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will give you a better idea of your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Gonorrhea Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Women and Girls Men and Boys Condoms Love Syphilis Chlamydia Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Well: Are You at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
A quick sex quiz from researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will give you a better idea of your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Gonorrhea Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Women and Girls Men and Boys Condoms Love Syphilis Chlamydia Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Leeches for infections, mercury for syphilis and honey smeared on wounds: How doctors treated patients before antibiotics (and why superbugs could mean we need them again)
An expert from Texas A&M College of Medicine explained people are at risk of becoming resistant to antibiotics - and revealed pre-antimicrobial treatments society may one day have to revive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhea and syphilis infections jump to five-year high
Sexually transmitted infections are increasing in England, amid concerns over new untreatable disease strains (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV and Hepatitis Health Disparities Update: December 2015
Featured in this issue: • Snapshot of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic • UNAIDS Report Highlights “Fast-Track” Efforts to End AIDS by 2030 • White House Issues Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated AIDS Strategy • New HIV Diagnoses in U.S. Have Fallen Nearly 20% in Past Decade, But Major Disparities Persist • CDC Estimates That There Are Over 1.2 Million Candidates for PrEP in the U.S. • New York Governor Announces Progress and Next Phase in the State’s Plan to End the Epidemic • Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis All Rise in U.S. During 2014 • Highest-...
Source: AIDS Action News - December 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From the Perfect Rear End to the Perfect Grilled Cheese: This Week's Curios
Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered a new formula for non-melting ice cream, Natasha Wagner's perfect rear end, and 6th century rhinoplasties. Curio #888 | Nose jobs from the 6th century B.C. With the nose so prominently featured on the human face, I guess it's no surprise that people throughout history have tried to change theirs. Rhinoplasty, or plastic surgery on the nose, has been around since the 6th century BC! The first recorded rhinoplast...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Updates to the Mucocutaneous Candidiasis and Syphilis Sections of the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines
Discussion of management of patients with sexual risk history is expanded in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of neurosyphilis and ocular syphilis have been more extensively delineated. Updated recommendations for treatment and retreatment options for syphilis in non-pregnant and pregnant persons are also provided. (Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS))
Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - December 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Screen At-risk Adults, Teens for Syphilis, Says USPSTF
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released an updated draft statement recommending that certain patients at increased risk for syphilis be screened for the disease. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 17, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults At Risk for Syphilis
Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted diseaseSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Screening, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted disease (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - December 15, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

USPSTF Draft Recommendation: Screen Higher-Risk Patients for Syphilis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Nonpregnant adolescents and adults who are at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the infection, according to a draft recommendation statement issued Monday by the U.S. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 15, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF continues to urge syphilis screening in high-risk groups
Men who have sex with men and people living with HIV are at the highest risk for contracting syphilis and should be screened for the infection, according to a draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The draft recommendation, released on Dec. 14, is consistent with the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 14, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

17 Countries May Have Eliminated Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission: WHO
BOGOTA, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data from 17 countries and territories across the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Chile, show they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Monday. The countries were able to cut mother-to-child transmission of HIV by improving pregnant women's access to prenatal care, HIV testing and antiretroviral treatment, said the WHO and its regional arm in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). The 17 countries and territories, including several Caribbean islands, report "da...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 countries in Americas may have eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission: U.N.
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data from 17 countries and territories across the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Chile, show they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Culture Shock: Declining Ebola, Rising STDs
(MedPage Today) -- West African outbreak enters final stages; congenital syphilis rises in U.S (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - November 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: First Lady Launches 4000 Test Kits in the Fight to Eliminate Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -The First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma has reiterated commitment of First Ladies of Africa Vision 2030 to end HIV and AIDS in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows
Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 24, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Christopher Columbus in the clear: research suggests he did not bring syphilis to Europe
Syphilis spread throughout Europe shortly after Columbus returned from the new world, but researchers in Austria have found skeletons of syphilitic Europeans that pre-date his voyage (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: austria europe christopher columbus syphilis spread 1492 Source Type: news

Uptick in Congenital Syphilis Causes Concern
The Nov. 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighted a 38 percent hike in the rate of congenital syphilis in the United States between 2012 and 2014. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 23, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The sex health MOT for older daters to help those at high risk of STIs
Nationwide figures reveal that 1,139 over-65s were diagnosed with a new STI in England last year, up from 854 in 2012. The new kits will test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia rates on the rise
Stephen FellerATLANTA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise nationally for the first time 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD epidemic is sweeping the US with cases of chlamydia reaching 'record levels'
The CDC report into STDs in 2014 reveals cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all risen for the first time since 2006 - with 1.4 million cases of chlamydia - the highest annual cases of any condition ever reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 17, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital Syphilis on the Rise in the United StatesCongenital Syphilis on the Rise in the United States
After a period of decline, the incidence of the life-threatening infection has risen to the highest reported rate since 2001. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Increase in Incidence of Congenital Syphilis — United States, 2012–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 13, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 12, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born with Syphilis
Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge: ​Hospital not liable for STD Facebook post
Cincinnati hospital not at fault for a worker's Facebook post that included patient's medical records showing she had syphilis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials: Syphilis cases in New Orleans rise at an alarming rate
For the better part of three decades, Dr. Stephanie Taylor has been helping people with sexually transmitted infections in New Orleans. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health strategy aims to combat rising STI levels
Move follows reports highlighting increase in cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - October 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Archival Photos Show The Faces Of The Tuskegee Experiment
Epidemiologists have long known that African-Americans are at a higher risk than whites for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and certain other diseases and chronic conditions. Yet they're less likely to seek medical care. What explains the disparity? Beyond genetics, scientists have pointed to stress, socioeconomic status, and lack of access to health care. And then there's the possibility that African-Americans are less trusting of physicians than their white counterparts -- a notion that's been substantiated in social science research as well as in popular media. It even was referenced in a recen...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poisoning risk among the wealthy in the Middle Ages
Wealthy people in the Middle Ages who had access to expensive pottery and treatments for leprosy and syphilis risked being poisoned with lead and mercury. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

The gruesome images of syphilis that will shock you into wearing a condom
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Lancet journal released the pictures to highlight what can happen if the STI is left untreated. The Chinese man here needed hospital treatment for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: First Lady Receives HIV and Syphilis Testing Kits
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, on Thursday received 10,000 dual HIV and syphilis testing kits from the US biomedical company Brandel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: A Cluster of Ocular Syphilis Cases — Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California, 2014–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 16, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent Ocular Syphilis Clusters Detailed (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Two clusters of ocular syphilis on the West Coast are described in MMWR.From December 2014 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 16, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why We Are Losing the Battle Against HIV
It's been almost forty years since the first case of HIV/AIDS was discovered, and yet teenagers and millennials in the US have never known a world without AIDS. They live during a time where it is a treatable disease, people are living longer and suffer fewer complications. As a result, there's a lack of urgency and more complacency than ever before. The decrease in comprehensive sex education programs in schools have contributed to an increasing number of youth living with HIV in the US, many of whom do not know that they are infected. The new infections are concentrated in LGBTQ youth and heterosexual young women of colo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treponema pallidum in Gel Microdroplets: A Method for Topological Analysis of BamA (TP326) and Localization of Rare Outer Membrane Proteins
The noncultivable spirochete Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum (T. pallidum) is the etiological agent of venereal syphilis. In contrast to the outer membranes (OMs) of gram-negative bacteria, the OM of T. pallidum lacks lipopolysaccharide, contains a paucity of integral membrane proteins, and is extremely labile. The lability of the T. pallidum OM greatly hinders efforts to localize the bacterium’s rare outer membrane proteins (OMPs). To circumvent this problem, we developed the gel microdroplet method in which treponemes are encapsulated in porous agarose beads and then probed with specific antibodies in the ab...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Protein Science - October 6, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news