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  • 'Fifty Shades effect' blamed for rise in sexually transmitted diseases among over-50s

    05/26/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    mail onlie ^ | Emma Glanfield
    A rise in sexually transmitted diseases among older couples could have been caused by the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey effect’, a top doctor has warned. Dr Charlotte Jones said the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has led to older couples being more adventurous in bed and could explain a rise in sexually transmitted infections among the over-50s. The film based on the best-selling erotic novels is due for release on Valentine's Day next year with Jamie Dornan in the role of billionaire Christian Grey. Dr Jones, chairwoman of the British Medical Association's GP Committee, said the novels' success is giving...
  • ‘Nightmare’ scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/18/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:43 EST | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 ( - 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...
  • Emergency Contraception – Not the Best for Adolescents

    05/01/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    American College of Pediatricians [Medical Journal] ^ | May, 2013 | Primary author: Patricia Lee June, MD
    ABSTRACT: A policy of either pre-prescribing “emergency contraceptives” to adolescent patients, or making them available without prescription, carries significant medical risk and is counterproductive to the parent-adolescent and patient-physician relationships. The American College of Pediatricians recommends instead that health professionals encourage good adolescent-parental communication, and teach adolescent patients the benefits of delaying sexual activity until marriage and how to avoid early sexual debut.1. The practical effect of availability of EC without restrictions is harmful to adolescents. In England and Wales, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens increased at a faster rate in those areas with free EC for...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"“Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obama’s second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. “CDC’s new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone,” said a CDC fact...
  • US report shows increase in sexually-transmitted infections (20 million new infections each year)

    02/24/2013 5:46:17 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    cna ^ | February 23, 2013 | Adelaide Darling
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- New governmental reports on sexual behavior in America show significant rises in both sexually-transmitted infections and use of emergency contraception in recent years. Government estimates “show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year,” said that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new fact sheet released this month. The report was one of two recent studies by the organization surveying the behavior of sexually active individuals in the U.S. Based on surveys and public disease reports, the group estimated “that there are...
  • 'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 8:52:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | | Daily Mail Reporter
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds. Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics. Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
  • Sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis twice as prevalent in women over 40

    07/12/2011 1:33:38 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | July 12, 2011 | Unknown
    Johns Hopkins expert calls for testing and mandatory reportingA Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought. Screening is especially important because in many cases there are no symptoms. "We usually think of STDs as more prevalent in young people, but our study results clearly show that with trichomonas, while too many young people have it, even more, older...
  • Young minority women screened at higher rate for chlamydia than young white women

    01/25/2011 2:48:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | Monday, January 24, 2011 | Cindy Fox Aisen, IU
    A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that Black and especially Hispanic young women are screened for chlamydia at a significantly higher rate than young white women. This discrepancy in screening rates may contribute to nationwide reporting of higher rates of this sexually transmitted disease among minority young women... Despite a recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to annually screen all sexually active young women for this disease, only about half of sexually active women, ages 14 to 25, who receive health care, are screened appropriately. The IU and...
  • U.S. Spent $550,496 on Study...To Learn About the Sex Lives of Truck Drivers

    07/04/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies ^ | July 1, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    ( - The federal government has spent $550,496 on a project that involved conducting “focus groups and in-depth interviews” with American long-haul truck drivers to learn about their sex lives in order to assess their risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. The project has failed to find any instances of HIV among the truck drivers studied. “Several international studies have documented substantial levels of sexual risk behaviors and high rates of STI and HIV amongst long-distance truck drivers living in diverse settings including India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Thailand,” says the abstract for the grant published by...
  • 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....
  • Obama's Stimulus a Farce in New Hampshire

    08/24/2009 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 758+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    One of the first states to attempt to tally the "new jobs" that Obama's stimulus created has issued its first report and the news is rather discreditable to say the least. New Hampshire's Director of the Economic Stimulus, Bud Fitch, recently put out his report and he is asserting that the stimulus "saved" or created 796 jobs in all of the state. Naturally 700 of those jobs were government jobs. New Hampshire Public Radio interviewed economist Brian Gottlob who warned that the supposed 700 jobs saved, nearly all were in education, were probably not jobs on the chopping block in...

    09/24/2006 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 80 replies · 4,334+ views
    Sunday Tribune, Dublin, Ireland ^ | Sept 24, 2006 | John Burke Eoghan Rice
    WHEN the sun sets over Angeles City, the neon glow from a single street illuminates everything around it. Set away from the smoke-filled traffic jams of the city's main thoroughfares, Fields Avenue comes alive after dark. This dusty street, which stretches for a kilometre, is lined on both sides with bars and nightclubs, each attempting to out-do the other with gaudy lights and tasteless names. Outside each bar stand groups of up to 10 girls. Their job is a straightforward one: they must encourage passing tourists to come into their premises for a drink. Once inside, the tourist will encounter...
  • Oral sex linked to mouth cancer: Swedish study

    11/16/2005 2:16:21 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 32 replies · 2,743+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov 16 2005 | AFP
    Certain cases of mouth cancer appear to be caused by a virus that can be contracted during oral sex, media reported, quoting a new Swedish study. People who contract a high-risk variety of the human papilloma virus, HPV, during oral sex are more likely to fall ill with mouth cancer, according to a study conducted at the Malmo University Faculty of Odontology in southern Sweden. "You should avoid having oral sex," dentist and researcher Kerstin Rosenquist, who headed the study, told Swedish news agency TT. HPV is a wart virus that causes many cervical cancers, including endometrial cancer (in the...
  • PlayStation 3 announced for 2006 (Incredible trailers here)

    05/17/2005 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 86 replies · 2,292+ views
    Gamespot ^ | 5/17/05
    LOS ANGELES--Today saw the second of the big three console makers announce its next-generation platform. At its pre-E3 press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment gave the world its first look at the PlayStation 3, as it is now officially called. While the device's price has not yet been set, its release window--spring 2006--has. Flanked by Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Kaz Hirai, SCE head Ken Kutaragi introduced it as a "supercomputer for computer entertainment." The name was not unexpected, since Sony had been running an extensive teaser-ad campaign prepping the public for the PlayStation 3. The company had laid...
  • Rare Sexually Transmitted Disease Strikes 2 in N.Y. (Warning - somewhat graphic)

    02/02/2005 5:11:54 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 83 replies · 3,817+ views
    reuters ^ | 2-2-05
    Rare Sexually Transmitted Disease Strikes 2 in N.Y. Wed Feb 2, 5:06 PM ET Health - Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New Yorkers have been diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease that is spreading among gay and bisexual men in Europe, the city health commissioner said on Wednesday. The disease, known as LGV or Lymphogranuloma venereum, is caused by specific strains of chlamydia and is often marked by painful, bloody rectal infection and genital ulcers. "LGV is a serious condition and its emergence in New York City reflects continuing high levels of unsafe sexual activity among men who...
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections - The Facts

    08/21/2004 1:51:19 PM PDT · by YoungHickey · 15 replies · 571+ views
    Planned Parenthood ^ | October 2003 | Planned
    All plants and animals that reproduce sexually may develop sexually transmitted infections. They are also very common among humans. Unfortunately, many people consider sexually transmitted infection a moral issue. But the stigma and shame that result may lead people to neglect taking good care of their sexual health. Many people find it very difficult to talk about their sexual health. But discomfort and shame can get in the way of common sense. They can keep people from taking good care of themselves and their partners by practicing safer sex and getting annual sexual-health checkups with their health care providers.