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Keep abreast with all the newest reports and studies about the various Sexually Transmitted Diseases and also ways to prevent or manage them.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University   Jan 01, 2019
A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say.   The rapid test for the sexually transmitted disease means patients can receive treatment immediately, instead of having to wait for a follow-up appointment. This could help reduce the spread of the disease, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Universit...
Source: University Of Connecticut  Nov 06, 2018
Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible. Syphilis Bacteria The World Health Organization estimates that 40.7 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 had syphilis in 2017, and about 7.6 million people contract it every year. In the U.S....
Source: The University of Manchester  Oct 25, 2018
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs drastically reduce risk of senile dementia in patients with severe herpes infections. The revie...
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)  Sep 06, 2018
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriax...
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Aug 28, 2018
Despite rising vaccination rates, cancers related to human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, are on the rise in the United States, particularly cancers of the head, neck and throat, officials said Thursday.       In men, most of the increase was in head, neck and throat cancers, while in women, cases of HPV-related anal cancer rose, according to a report ...