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  • New Treatment for Gonorrhea Prevents Reinfection

    10/08/2013 3:17:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Scientific American ^ | September 25, 2013 | Rachel Feltman
    A nanoparticle-based cancer therapy has been found to thwart an antibiotic-resistant, sexually transmitted infection in mice A first step has been taken toward a treatment for gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) notorious for its high reinfection rates. This news comes within days of a troubling update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that placed the STD on a list of “urgent threats”(PDF) in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. According to the CDC, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that causes the malady in humans—which can initially result in painful inflammation and discharge, and can cause infertility and even death if...
  • Nightmare scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/19/2013 5:49:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that not only are new gonorrhea infections at epidemic levels in the US, but the sexually transmitted disease is becoming untreatable because "Neisseria gonorrhoeae," the bacteria that causes the disease, has become resistant to the antibiotics used for treatment. In their report the CDC has, for the first time, prioritized bacteria in their report into one of three categories: urgent, serious, and concerning. Along with gonorrhea, two other antibiotic resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which includes...
  • Nightmare scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/18/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:43 EST | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that not only are new gonorrhea infections at epidemic levels in the US, but the sexually transmitted disease is becoming untreatable because "Neisseria gonorrhoeae," the bacteria that causes the disease, has become resistant to the antibiotics used for treatment. In their report the CDC has, for the first time, prioritized bacteria in their report into one of three categories: urgent, serious, and concerning. Along with gonorrhea, two other antibiotic resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which includes...
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Sacramento Countys health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that wont cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. We definitely need all the help we can get, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. Many people who have STDs do not...
  • Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'

    04/30/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/29/13 | Mark Koba
    An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrheanow considered a superbughas some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. "This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," said Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine.
  • Boorish Bashir Strikes Again: Americans Prefer 'Gonorrhea' To Congress

    04/26/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with Martin Bashir and his proclivity to strut salacious language with women guests? A couple of months ago, we noted the MSNBC host claiming to guest Karen Finney that Marco Rubio, in his questioning of a hearing witness, was seeking to show that he had "very strong testicles." This evening, taking things a vulgar step further, Bashir told another Dem woman that Americans so detest Congress that they "would rather contract gonorrhea" than show respect for that institution. View the video here.
  • Oral Sex Could Spread Antibotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Superbug

    10/09/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    inquisitr ^ | 10.9.1012 | inquisitir
    Health officials have been sounding the alarm about a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea, and data from around the world now suggests that oral sex could be the means of transmission of the so-called superbug. Gonorrhea (i.e., the gonococcus microbe) is said to be the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the US, and cephalosporins the class of drugs most commonly used to treat it are apparently no longer effective against the infection. As a result, scientists fear a global sexually transmitted gonorrhea epidemic. The New Yorker discusses the connection between gonorrhea (a.k.a. the clap) and oral sex:...
  • Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease

    08/14/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    All Things Considered - NPR ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rob Stein
    Pictures, If You Can Stand It. Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. There's some disturbing news out today about a disease we don't hear about much these days: gonorrhea. Federal health officials announced that the sexually transmitted infection is getting dangerously close to being untreatable. As a result, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for how doctors should treat gonorrhea. The guidelines are designed to keep one of the remaining effective antibiotics useful for as long as possible by restricting the use of...
  • Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II

    07/08/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Retronaut
    Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II Emphasizing the relationship between patriotism, morality, health preservation, and disease prevention, images of the infected soldier and disease-carrying prostitute in posters during the First and Second World Wars came to symbolize both moral failure and social decay. The following posters use images of "loose" women, patriotic iconography, and frightening symbols to grab the attention of the viewer and inspire behavior modification. These images not only reflected attitudes, values, and beliefs about the causes and consequences of venereal disease but also affected responses to the problem. (Note: Most these photos link back to Retronaut; added are...
  • World Health Organization warns Gonorrhea Could Join HIV as 'Uncurable'

    06/07/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    Both the WHO and the CDC say it's time to "sound the alarm" on the increase in drug-resistant gonorrheaFirst, it was the Centers for Disease Control—now, the World Health Organization is warning that Gonorrhea could join herpes and HIV/AIDS as "uncurable" sexually-transmitted diseases. "We're sitting on the edge of a worldwide crisis," says Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, of WHO's department of reproductive health and research. "There's a general complacency around sexually transmitted infections in general, and this doesn't have the same political or social pressure as HIV. That's because gonorrhea has been so easily curable so far, but in the future, that...
  • Gonorrhea growing resistant to drugs, WHO warns

    06/06/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 6, 2012 | Frank Jordans
    A 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 U.N. 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.
  • 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....
  • Gonorrhea Could Join Growing List of Untreatable Diseases

    02/08/2012 9:11:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | February 8, 2012 | Christine Gorman
    The arms race between humanity and disease-causing bacteria is drawing to a closeand the bacteria are winning. The latest evidence: gonorrhea is becoming resistant to all standard antibiotic treatment. Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the worldwith about 600,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. A few years ago, investigators started seeing cases of infection that did not easily respond to treatment with a group of drugs called cephalosporins, which are currently the last line of defense against this particular infection. Now, the number of drug-resistant cases has grown so much in the U.S....
  • Gays aren't "born that way" -- a lesbian says so

    09/14/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 103 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    In an astonishing column published in the winger-left publication, "The Atlantic," openly "queer woman" (her words) Lindsay Miller says flatly, "In direct opposition to both the mainstream gay movement and Lady Gaga, I would like to state for the record that I was not born this way." Tellingly, she argues that saying people are "born this way" is a form of condescension, and she resents it mightily. "I get frustrated with the veiled condescension of straight people who believe that queers 'can't help it,' and thus should be treated with tolerance and pity." I've got news for Ms. Miller ...
  • The Emergence, in Homosexual and Bi-Sexual Men, of Decreased Sensitivity of Gonorrhea to Antibiotics

    07/12/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    GerardNadal ^ | July 12, 2011 | Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, Ph.D.
    Guess that it was bound to happen. Was just a matter of time. But now I’ve come to my decision, And it’s one of the painful kind. ‘Cause now it seems that you wanted a martyr. Just a regular guy wouldn’t do. But baby I can’t hang upon no lover’s cross for you. ~ Jim CroceThis sweet, sad lyric by Jim Croce may well be the new anthem in the sexual revolution, as word comes recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that strains of Gonorhhea that are resistant to all antibiotics have now emerged. Get all of...
  • U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments

    10/01/2010 11:04:43 AM PDT · by Redalways · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10-1-2010 | By Robert Bazell
    U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago. Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the infection onto others as part of the study.
  • Sex infection gonorrhea risks becoming "superbug"

    03/29/2010 5:34:24 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies · 718+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 29, 2010 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea risks becoming a drug-resistant "superbug" if doctors do not devise new ways of treating it, a leading sexual health expert said. Catherine Ison, a specialist on gonorrhea from Britain's Health Protection Agency said a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Manila next week would be vital to efforts to try to stop the bug repeatedly adapting to and overcoming drugs. "This is a very clever bacteria. If this problem isn't addressed, there is a real possibility that gonorrhea will become a very difficult infection to treat," she said in a telephone interview....
  • Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates

    11/17/2009 1:55:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    cns news ^ | November 17, 2009 | Pete Winn
    Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people--almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, Californias rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico...
  • Sexually transmitted disease rates soar: CDC

    01/13/2009 12:39:05 PM PST · by shielagolden · 52 replies · 1,825+ views
    reuters.com/ ^ | Tue Jan 13, 2009 | Will Dunham
    Sexually transmitted disease rates soar: CDC WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. syphilis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphilis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Black women ages 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and gonorrhea rates for blacks overall were...
  • Sex Diseases in Many Gay Men Go Unfound, Experts Say

    03/13/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 951+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2008 | Lawrence K. Altman
    Many cases of sexually transmitted diseases are escaping detection because gay men are not being tested each year as advised, federal health officials said Wednesday. And if the men do show up, the officials added, many doctors and clinics are not following screening recommendations. But more cases could be detected if the government approved new ways to use a type of DNA test that is already on the market, the officials and researchers said in a news conference at a scientific meeting in Chicago. They said the test, used in new ways, could detect twice as many cases of gonorrhea...
  • Online Video: Noted Endocrinologist Dispels the Myth of Health Benefits of the Pill - Part 2

    08/11/2007 8:56:07 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 22 replies · 661+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 9, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Online Video: Noted Endocrinologist Dispels the Myth of Health Benefits of the Pill - Part 2 By Elizabeth O'BrienOTTAWA, August 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The lecture of noted endocrinologist Dr. Maria Kraw, speaking at the Humanae Vitae Conference "A New Beginning" last year, described the serious medical risks involved in taking hormonal birth control. It also debunked the common myths of the so-called "health benefits" of the pill. She began by noting that one of the major risks of taking hormonal contraceptives is an increased risk of cancer. Looking at 54 studies of the pill, she observed that researchers found...
  • Summer of love: 40 years later - Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love?

    06/17/2007 12:07:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 146 replies · 4,624+ views
    DailyNews.com ^ | 06/16/2007 | DAWN EDEN
    Summer of love: 40 years later Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love? BY DAWN EDEN, Guest Columnist LA Daily News WHEN it comes to inappropriate names, "Summer of Love" has to be right up there with "Joy Division," the name the Nazis reportedly gave to the sections of concentration camps that housed the guards' sex slaves. For one thing, it was not just a summer event. The countercultural happening that swept through San Francisco and beyond began with an April1967 planning announcement by concert promoter Chet Helms, aka Family Dog, creating the "Council for the Summer of Love." It...
  • Agency Urges Change in Antibiotics for Gonorrhea

    04/12/2007 10:54:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 478+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    The rates of drug-resistant gonorrhea in the United States have increased so greatly in the last five years that doctors should now treat the infection with a different class of antibiotics, the last line of defense for the sexually transmitted disease, officials said yesterday. The percentage of drug-resistant gonorrhea cases among heterosexual men jumped, to 6.7 percent in 2006 compared with 0.6 percent in 2001, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Standard monitoring of gonorrhea cases is conducted among men who go to S.T.D. clinics. New data from such sites in 26 cities show that rates...
  • Sheehan treated at Waco hospital

    08/12/2006 5:19:33 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 143 replies · 2,761+ views
    statesman.com ^ | , August 12, 2006
    Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was undergoing a minor gynecological procedure Friday evening in a hospital where she was also being treated for dehydration and exhaustion, friends and relatives said. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco. Brenda Mauk, a nursing supervisor, declined to release additional information. Sheehan was taken to the Waco hospital after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she arrived after spending several days in Seattle at the Veterans for Peace Convention, said Tiffany Burns, Sheehan's friend. Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Gay Activists Ask Canada to Lower Age of Consent for (____) Sex, National Post Agrees

    02/15/2006 6:07:10 AM PST · by NYer · 68 replies · 1,699+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 14, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    TORONTO, February 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Homosexual activists have long sought to distance themselves from pedophiles, however Canada's most prominent homosexual activist group has now demanded the lowering the age of consent for anal sex to 16 from 18. Surprisingly, Canada's National Post, regarded by some as a 'conservative' paper has come out in favour of the proposal.Reacting to the Conservative Government's plan to raise the age of consent fornormal sex from 14 to 16, EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere) has commenced a campaign to have the age of consent for anal sex lowered to 16 from 18....
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Louisiana has top rate of syphilis (State's gonorrhea rate is double the U.S. average)

    11/10/2005 6:32:46 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 696+ views
    KLFY ^ | Undated | AP
    Louisiana's rate of syphilis cases ranked number one in the nation last year, while its gonorrhea rate placed second and its chlamydia rate was third. State health experts say the numbers are grim but not surprising. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Louisiana's syphilis rate is seven-point-four cases per 100-thousand people, compared with two-point-seven cases per 100-thousand nationally. The state's gonorrhea rate is 234-point-four cases per 100-thousand, while the national figure is 113-point-five per 100-thousand. The chlamydia rate is 485-point-seven per 100-thousand, compared with 319-point-six per 100-thousand nationally.
  • When a False God Plays Tricks on the Faithful

    08/09/2004 7:19:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 513+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 10, 2004 | ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.
    Like members of two different religions, doctors and patients may disparage each other's rituals, but they still worship the same god. In medicine these days, that would be the god of the laboratory, a creature with red-stoppered tubes for fingers and cathode-ray eyes, in whose capacious lap rests the infrastructure of modern health care. Doctors complain that lab tests hypnotize patients to the exclusion of everything else. They want P.S.A., C.E.A., C.R.P. and cholesterol levels checked on a monthly basis. They demand brain scans, lung scans, body scans and bone scans, but when it comes to duller projects, like quitting...
  • Drug-proof gonorrhea rises in homosexuals

    05/08/2004 9:48:58 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 52 replies · 237+ views
    A drug-resistant form of gonorrhea with an overwhelmingly disproportionate effect on homosexuals is making its way eastward from Hawaii and California, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The data presented "show that drug resistant gonorrhea is a rapidly emerging health concern, particularly for gay and bisexual men," the CDC's STD prevention director John Douglas told reporters last week. Incidences of the drug-resistant disease are 12 times higher for homosexual and bisexual men than for other men, based on data acquired in clinics from 30 U.S. cities between 2002 and 2003, the Washington Blade reported. Homosexual men...
  • Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea on Rise

    04/30/2004 6:41:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 398+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2004 | Rob Stein
    CDC Suggests Change in Treatment for Gay, Bisexual Men The number of gay and bisexual men who are getting infected with gonorrhea that cannot be cured by the most commonly used antibiotics is increasing rapidly, federal health officials said yesterday. Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea more than doubled between 2002 and 2003, primarily because of a jump from a rate of 1.8 percent to 4.9 percent among gay and bisexual men, according to preliminary data collected at sexually transmitted disease clinics in 23 cities, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Massachusetts and New York City have reported similar findings. As...
  • Gays' Use of Viagra and Methamphetamine Is Linked to Diseases

    03/10/2004 10:44:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 4,098+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2004 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    PHILADELPHIA, March 10 The expanding recreational use of crystal methamphetamine and Viagra is apparently fueling increases in syphilis, H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases among gay and bisexual men in the United States, according to new studies reported here on Wednesday. At a meeting on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Dr. Samuel J. Mitchell of the San Francisco Health Department said a study had found that 17.4 percent of 1,263 gay men who had gone to the city's sexually transmitted disease clinic had used crystal in the four weeks before their visit. Crystal users were more than twice as likely...
  • Gonnorhea Rate in Louisiana Worst in United States

    12/30/2003 5:16:19 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 12-30-03 | Not given
    <p>NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana has the nation's worst gonorrhea rate and is in the top 10 for two other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>2002 was the second year in a row that Louisiana has had more cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents than any other - and the fifth in a row that it has been among the five worst for both gonorrhea and chlamydia.</p>