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  • Cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea skyrocket (4X)

    07/15/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    cbsnews ^ | July 15, 2016 | E.J. Mundell HealthDay
    Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should serve as a warning that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy," the agency said in a news release issued Thursday. "The confluence of emerging drug resistance and very limited alternative options for treatment creates a perfect storm for future gonorrhea treatment failure in the U.S.," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, who directs the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention.
  • Outbreak of super STI (Gonorrhea) is proving difficult to contain ("Untreatable" "Soon unstoppable")

    06/02/2016 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | June 2, 2016 | Dr Miriam Stoppard
    Gonorrhea was relatively benign in years gone by, going by the name “the clap” and was easily treated with penicillin. Now it’s a monster. A super-resistant form is cutting a swath through straight and gay communities. When it emerged in Leeds last year, the new superbug prompted a national alert when one of the main treatments became useless against it. The Neisseria ­gonorrhoeae infection is spread through unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex. Left untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. Inflammation of the ­fallopian tubes can cause a blockage which can result in infertility. Gonorrhoea can also be...
  • Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

    12/28/2015 6:16:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | December 27, 2015 | James Gallagher
    Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual health doctors said gonorrhoea was "rapidly" developing resistance. A highly drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea was detected in the north of England in March.
  • Oh, snap: Campus kids drop 'triggering' applause to show approval

    11/18/2015 4:12:47 AM PST · by aomagrat · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 November 15 | Maxim Lott
    The social justice warriors of American campuses would like you to hold your applause. When a Yale student's angry meltdown at a professor went viral, viewers may have noticed the crowd gathered and some students snapping their fingers. It's the currently preferred method of showing approval in some circles, given complaints that traditional clapping can be "triggering," or even painful to hands unaccustomed to work. Although the curious digital trend is catching fire with the college crowd, it is not new or confined to the U.S.
  • WHO warns of gonorrhea's growing drug resistance

    06/06/2012 4:48:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    CTV ^ | Wednesday Jun. 6, 2012 7:07 AM ET | (The Associated Press)
    A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The United Nations' health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea have a 50 percent chance of developing eye infections that can result in blindness. "This organism has basically been developing resistance against every medication we've thrown at it," said Dr....
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek STD Testing

    11/01/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after getting their freak on in 1960s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources said. "Last week was free love," a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organizers referred for STD testing. A volunteer at Zuccotti Park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. "We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs," the volunteer, who identified himself only as "Captain," said, adding that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
  • CA: Governor, Perata, Nunez clap while others worry

    09/03/2006 10:12:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/3/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — While Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers praised legislative victories, they didn't talk about damage to the governor's Democratic challenger and critics' assertions that sweeping new legislation may backfire. Schwarzenegger, Senate leader Don Perata, D-Oakland, and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, forged deals on reducing global warming, hiking the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug costs for the poor — and other issues in what they are calling one of the most productive sessions in decades. But some say the lauded measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California — for instance — was political theater that...
  • Media (Star) Cindy Sheehan Targets Barbara Bush with Houston Protest

    12/29/2005 10:17:55 AM PST · by kristinn · 123 replies · 3,195+ views
    Thursday, December 29, 2005 | Kristinn
    Anti-American media (hero) Cindy Sheehan is taking her fixation with President Bush to new depths with her announcement that she will hold a President's Day protest in Houston outside the private residence of the parents of President Bush, targeting his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush.Sheehan gave this description of her upcoming media (stunt):For the love of God, can't you make him stop? Recently, it was revealed that George only interacts with four people: Laura, Condi, Karen Hughes and his mom. His mom, the Ice Queen who didn't want her "pretty mind" burdened with the images of flag draped coffins...
  • Canadian court lifts ban on ‘swingers’ clubs (Group Sex OK in Canada!)

    12/21/2005 12:20:39 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 232 replies · 3,223+ views
    MSNBC & Reuters ^ | December 21, 2005
    OTTAWA - Group sex among consenting adults is neither prostitution nor a threat to society, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Wednesday as it lifted a ban on so-called “swingers” clubs. In a ruling that radically changes the way courts determine what poses a threat to the population, the top court threw out the conviction of a Montreal man who ran a club where members could have group sex in a private room behind locked doors.
  • Hoffman says "c- word" can be "term of endearment"

    06/15/2004 10:11:04 AM PDT · by rface · 191 replies · 1,206+ views
    9news - DRUDGE ^ | 6/15/2004 | Adam Schrager
    In a sworn statement to be made public Tuesday, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman said a four-letter word used toward women can sometimes be used as a "term of endearment." The comment comes from Hoffman's latest sworn testimony in connection with a federal lawsuit against the university. The suit was filed by women who say they were sexually assaulted by CU football players and recruits. A lawyer for one of the women asked Hoffman about former CU kicker Katie Hnida being called the "c- word" by a teammate. That player was later disciplined by coach Gary Barnett for making...