Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2019, PHE
Report notes increase in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (n=468,342, increase 5%), gonorrhoea (n=70,936; 26%), syphilis (n=7,982; 10%), and Mycoplasma genitalium (5,311; 196%) since 2018, but decreases in first episode genital warts in 15 to 17 year olds. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cream Used To Treat Skin Cancers Could Stop Scars In Their Tracks
A cream currently used to treat skin cancers and warts could hold the answer to stopping scar formation after injury. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Albert, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Topically Applied Treatments for External Genital Warts Topically Applied Treatments for External Genital Warts
This study used a network meta-analysis to compare their efficacy and safety.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of 78% in neighboring non-policy states. In the District of Columbia, the rate was 89%, compared with 72% for nearby non-policy states. Virginia, which is in the same region as the district, was the one state with a vaccination policy that showed no ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Opinion: Don't Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Fast science--with all its warts--is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 22, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fritz Perls, the World Needs You More Than Ever
On March 14th, 1970 — fifty years ago — Fritz Perls, the man behind Gestalt Therapy, died. Few people reading this will know who he was, let alone the significant influence he had on the world of psychology. He was a complex and interesting man. He could be manipulative, grumpy, dismissive and harsh but also funny, insightful, sentimental and warm. His parting words to this world were: “Don’t tell me what to do!” He barked that to a nurse who demanded he get back into bed after surgery. He dangled his feet over the side of the bed in defiance and promptly died. That is classic Perls. Nobody to...
Source: Psych Central - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Drew Coster Tags: Anxiety Parenting Psychology authoritarianism Blame bullying Comfort Zone Communication Control Facebook Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy Mindfulness Present Moment social media Source Type: news

Quick tips for diabetic foot ulcer wound care
If you have diabetes, you know you're more prone to injury than the average patient. Foot ulcers are especially common for those with diabetes – and can unfortunately lead to hospitalization or infection. In fact, 14 to 24 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will need an amputation, according to American Podiatric Medical Association. The reason foot ulcers tend to prey on diabetic patients is because the condition causes reduced circulation in the extremities, often leading to neuropathy. This lack of feeling makes it difficult for diabetic patients to recognize the pain before the sore be...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care Source Type: news

The Nine-Headed Monster: Recalcitrant Warts The Nine-Headed Monster: Recalcitrant Warts
Could checkpoint inhibitors provide a new treatment option for warts that just won't go away?Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Skin cream used to treat GENITAL WARTS could protect people against diseases carried by mosquitoes
Scientists studied the effect of the cream, which is sold as Imiquimod or Aldara, on four types of virus transmitted by mosquitoes, including Zika and Chikungunya. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream
(University of Leeds) A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Facial warts and how to remove them
Warts are harmless growths that develop in response to a viral infection. Sometimes, warts may appear on the face. Read on to find out how to treat facial warts and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection.HPV infection can sometimes persist if the immune system does not clear the virus. Persistent infection with some ‘high-risk’ strains of HPV can lead t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Could a MMR vaccine injected into warts be the answer to banishing unsightly skin growths?
New wart treatment involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts which could banish the skin growths for good. The patients would receive four doses of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warts can be cleared with acupuncture
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine used by the ancient Chinese to relieve pain and other ailments. Today, it is commonly associated with the use of needles that target certain points or meridians spread throughout the body. Over the years, research have produced sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating a number of conditions, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STI's
Focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STIs
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hand pimples
What seems like a pimple on the hand is likely to result from eczema, warts, or another health issue. Learn more about bumps and lesions that develop on the hand here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Matters: preventing STIs
The latest edition of the Health Matters newsletter focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Warts
-- Warts surface when skin cells grow faster than normal due to infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV), says Harvard Medical School. About 10 strains of HPV cause skin warts, which can spread by direct contact through breaks in the skin. To... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about anal warts
Anal warts develop due to the human papillomavirus. They can cause itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Treatment may involve topical medications, liquid nitrogen, or surgical removal. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Effective natural remedy for skin conditions: Warts and corns are no match for garlic
(Natural News) Warts and corns are two of the most common dermatological conditions that plague the skin. Warts are caused by infection of a certain virus while corns are the products of repetitive actions that cause too much pressure and friction. In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, researchers from Shiraz University of Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Plantar warts: Everything you need to know
A plantar wart is a type of wart that occurs on the sole of the foot due to a strain of HPV. Learn about the appearance and symptoms of plantar warts, as well as treatments and home remedies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about duct tape wart removal
Warts are not usually harmful, but some people consider them unsightly and wish to remove them. One technique that people can try at home is duct tape wart removal. Learn more about this method of wart removal, as well as some other treatment options, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations Follow Big HPV Infection Drops Shown In New Study
Substantial declines in HPV-related infections and genital warts have led to an expansion in recommendations for the vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer
An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Cervical Cancer Sexually Transmitted Diseases Warts Gardasil (Vaccine) Third World and Developing Countries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lancet, The (J Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Ages For Males Should Be Extended, According To CDC Panel
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses of the HPV vaccine around 11 or 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN HPV vaccine Source Type: news

' Compelling Evidence' Shows HPV Vaccine Is Working'Compelling Evidence' Shows HPV Vaccine Is Working
While it is still too soon to estimate reductions in cancer, new data show that HPV vaccination significantly reduces incidence of HPV infections, high-grade cervical lesions, and anogenital warts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rich nations could end cervical cancer within decades, say experts
Study shows HPV vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

HPV vaccine 'offers chance' of wiping out cervical cancer in rich countries
Study shows vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

HPV vaccination has dramatically cut HPV infections and related diseases
Rates of HPV infections, precancerous cervical lesions and anogenital warts, meta-analysis finds Related items fromOnMedica Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How do I get rid of these chronic warts? Dr Martin Scurr answers your questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: Verrucas are simply the name given to warts that occur on the base of the feet - these grow into the skin, owing to the pressure they're under. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture creates an anti-inflammatory immune response to clear warts
In this study, researchers from The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Israel examined the efficacy of acupuncture in treating persistent warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The results of their study were published in the journal Medical Acupuncture. HPV infections can cause cutaneous warts. In these small skin lesions, viral manipulation creates... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018
In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses made at sexual health services, up from 424,724 in 2017 (5%). The most commonly diagnosed were chlamydia (218,095; 49%), first episode genital warts (57,318; 13%), gonorrhoea (56,259; 13%), and genital herpes (33,867; 8%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google caught promoting adverts for 'extremely dangerous' fake cancer cure black salve
Black salve is a remedy claimed to cure warts, boils and skin cancers, but actually destroys flesh, experts warn, and leaves people disfigured (pictured, Kelly from US TV show Botched). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to remove warts with salicylic acid
Warts are usually harmless but can be bothersome if they appear in certain areas. Learn how to use salicylic acid for wart removal in this article. We also cover other treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about genital warts in women
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of genital warts in women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast
Title: How to Get Rid of Common Warts FastCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Are Warts Contagious?
Title: Are Warts Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 26, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow
72 people killed by measles in 2018, official WHO figures show Related items fromOnMedica BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations US expert calls for mandatory vaccines UK ‘can and should do better’ in many areas of healthcare Two HPV jabs protect women from genital warts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What to know about 'tree man' syndrome
The rare condition causes warts to spread all over the body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: 'Tree man' suffers from rare skin condition
Aug, 12, 2008: Dede Koswara has lived for years with rapidly spreading warts that have covered his entire body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Environmentalists Say Tiny Plastic ‘Nurdles’ Threaten Earth’s Oceans
(Bloomberg) — Environmentalists have identified another threat to the planet. It’s called a nurdle. Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic resin no bigger than a pencil eraser that manufacturers transform into packaging, plastic straws, water bottles and other typical targets of environmental action. But the nurdles themselves are also a problem. Billions of them are lost from production and supply chains every year, spilling or washing into waterways. A U.K. environmental consultancy estimated last year that preproduction plastic pellets are the second-largest source of micro-plastic pollution in water, after mi...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Warts - the simple way to avoid verruca infection with your SOCKS
WARTS and verrucas could be caused by a virus and mainly affects the hands and feet. You could prevent warts from developing with this sock trick - how to get rid of and remove unwanted warts revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Who should get the HPV vaccine and why?
The?Food and Drug Administration?approval of 9-valent HPV, an?HPV vaccine, to include people ages 27?45 ?is a ?game-changer in the strategy to protect the health of Americans," says?Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the?Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. The HPV vaccine protects against sexually transmitted infections that can cause cancer and genital warts. An estimated?79 million Americans [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of soaking your feet in vinegar
Vinegar has antimicrobial properties that make it useful for a variety of conditions. Using vinegar on the feet may provide relief from foot odor, athlete's foot, and warts. It is simple to make and safe to use in moderate quantities for most people. Learn how to make and use a vinegar foot soak here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Pulse Biosciences launches $45m rights offering
Pulse Biosciences (NSDQ:PLSE) said yesterday that it launched a rights offering targeted to its existing shareholders, looking to bring in approximately $45 million. Funds from the rights offering are slated to support continued development of applications for the Hayward, Calif.-based company’s Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology. Pulse Bioscience’s Nano-Pulse Stimulation system is a non-thermal tech platform designed to deliver nanosecond duration energy pulses to disrupt functions of internal cell structures while maintaining outer cell membranes, Pulse Biosciences said. In the offering, originally announ...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Pulse Biosciences Source Type: news

Frostbite After Cryotherapy?
Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pulse Biosciences registers for $45m rights offering
Pulse Biosciences (NSDQ:PLSE) yesterday filed for an upcoming rights offering targeted to its existing shareholders, looking to bring in approximately $45 million. Funds from the round will be used to support ongoing development of applications for the Hayward, Calif.-based company’s Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology. The Nano-Pulse Stimulation system is a novel, non-thermal tech platform designed to deliver nanosecond duration energy pulses intended to disrupt functions of internal cell structures while maintaining outer cell membranes, Pulse Biosciences said. The rights offering, which will be made throug...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Pulse Biosciences Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Plantar Warts
-- Plantar warts stem from a common virus and are formed on the bottoms of your feet. You increase your risk of infection by walking in bare feet in public showers or locker rooms, the American Orthopaedic Food& Ankle Society says. Plantar... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news