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  • The End of Safe Gay Sex?

    06/26/2018 4:35:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Patrick William Kelly | Patrick William Kelly
    June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men. Many rightly attribute the condom’s decline to the rise of PrEP — an acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a two-drug cocktail that inoculates a person from contracting H.I.V. But another crucial component is the fading memory of the AIDS crisis that once defined what it meant to be gay. After tracking the sexual practices of 17,000 gay and bisexual Australian men from 2014 to 2017, a team of...
  • Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

    02/06/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 87 replies
    Phys ^ | February 3, 2016 | Bill Hathaway
    Did Henry VIII suffer same brain injury as some NFL players? February 3, 2016 by Bill Hathaway Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the head, according to research by a Yale University expert in cognitive neurology. Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia—and maybe even impotence--that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547, according to a paper published online the week of Feb. 1."It is intriguing to think that modern European history...
  • Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases

    04/13/2004 5:22:18 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 719+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-13-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Columbus: Syphilis Spreader? April 12, 2004 — Researchers investigating Italian cemeteries have found further evidence to confirm that syphilis and rheumatoid arthritis plagued the Americas long before the arrival of Columbus. Involving various sites throughout Italy, the study examined 688 skeletons dating from the Bronze Age to the Black Plague epidemic of 1485-1486. The remains were investigated for the presence of bony alterations characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, spondyloarthropathy and syphilis-causing organisms, called treponemes. Indeed, syphilis is known to scar and deform bones. Legend holds that Columbus and his...
  • ‘Teen Vogue’ Columnist Tells Billy Graham to ‘Have Fun in Hell, Bitch'

    02/21/2018 4:01:42 PM PST · by Kazan · 171 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Craig Bannister
    “Teen Vogue” Columnist Lauren Duca responded to news of Rev. Billy Graham’s death by telling him to, “Have fun in hell, bitch.” Taking to Twitter after news broke that the world-renowned and beloved evangelist had died Wednesday at age 99, Duca mocked Graham’s longevity and hurled her insult: “The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this whole time. Anyway, have fun in hell, bitch.” After receiving backlash on Twitter for her hateful irreverence, Duca doubled-down on her comment, declaring that “Respecting the dead” only applies to people who weren’t evil pieces of sh*t while they were...
  • REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting ...

    10/03/2017 10:50:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Complete Headline: REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting drug-resistant strain of e-coli Hugh Hefner's death certificate revealed he died of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure It also shows he was suffering from septicemia and e-coli when he died It is not known how the 91-year-old contracted the deadly bacteria Hefner died on September 27 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills Hugh Hefner died from heart failure after contracting an aggressive strain of e-coli which was resistant to drugs, it has been revealed. The 91-year-old's death certificate was obtained by The Blast on Tuesday,...
  • There is now a gonorrhea superbug and we can't get rid of it

    09/27/2017 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 27, 2017 | BY JOSHUA TEHEE
    Here’s harrowing news for the sexually active: sexually transmitted diseases are getting out of control. In its annual STD Surveillance Report, the Center for Disease Control saw a record increase in the number of infections of three sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. -- chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Syphilis, in particular, is seeing massive outbreaks in places like Fresno, CA, where the disease was almost nonexistent six years ago, according to The Fresno Bee. In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning about the global rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea. That’s the one that produces a burning sensation and a...
  • ... How L.A. County's health investigators are out trying to stop syphilis

    08/30/2017 1:33:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Soumya Karlamangla
    They believe the only way to end an outbreak is to cure the infected and then find their sexual partners so they can also be treated. But the leads Rocha gets on partners can be vague at best: He hangs out at a doughnut shop in the afternoon. He lives somewhere in a three-story apartment building across from a liquor store. Rocha once parked near a freeway bridge where he’d been told he would find a patient’s former partner, armed only with his nickname and a description of his tattoos. ... Yet syphilis rates have risen almost every year since...
  • Bill Clinton health crisis - family gathering in Little Rock

    04/26/2017 4:03:21 PM PDT · by plain talk · 271 replies
    Event Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2017
    Sources say Bill Clinton is in rough shape. . Sources close to the Clinton family say that Slick Willy, 40th President of the United States and perpetual cheater, will be lucky to make it through the end of the week. The Clinton family, including extended relatives and members of the Rodham clan, have been filing into Little Rock all week where Bill is reportedly bedridden at the residence attached to his presidential library. The fact that they’re booking rooms and sticking around most likely means they’re expecting to have to stay for a funeral. The Clintons have said that they...
  • Jane Fonda to Headline Planned Parenthood “Love-A-Thon” To Protest Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 10:12:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 18, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and environmentalist group Earthjustice have partnered to put on Facebook Live’s first-ever tel-a-thon as counter-programming to Friday’s presidential inauguration. Dubbed the “Love-a-thon,” the event will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET until 3:30 p.m. ET and will feature a variety of celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda, and Judd Apatow. A press release for the Love-a-thon said that the fundraising efforts are necessary as the next four years will bring “significant challenges” to these organizations. “Each of these organizations helps our most marginalized communities and protects our democratic norms and civil liberties every day through their...
  • Number of STD cases in the US reaches record high as public services 'stretched thin'

    10/25/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 24 replies
    telegraph.uk ^ | 25 October 2016 | Chris Graham
    The number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached a record high in the US last year, figures show, as officials warned that stretched services meant people were slipping through the "public health safety net". In its latest report, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the sharp rise in syphilis was of particular concern.
  • WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance (Update)

    08/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 27 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 30, 2016
    Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued new treatment guidelines. Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO said. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death," Ian Askew, head of WHO's reproductive health and research division, said in a statement.
  • Syphilis is on the rise when it should be confined to history

    08/24/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Verity Sullivan
    As the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have syphilis in which case penicillin is the best choice”. The disease, caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, has affected the famous through the ages (Al Capone and, reportedly, Hitler, to name just two). But syphilis is in no way confined to big names, nor is it a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the past. The 2016 Public Health England (PHE) syphilis report has shown that infection rates are on the up, with disproportionate rates in London. In...
  • To stop losing the fight against syphilis, increase screening

    06/08/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2016 | Sandee LaMotte
    To win the fight against syphilis, we need to increase screening and detection among high-risk individuals from once a year to every three months. That's one of the recommendations announced today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts that provides input about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services. The report appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The increase in screenings should focus on the groups at highest risk -- HIV-positive men, men who have sex with men, and men ages 20 to 29 -- and safe sex practices, specifically the...
  • Bill Clinton Battling Brain Damage

    05/05/2016 3:47:46 PM PDT · by Grim · 259 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | Feb 4 2016 | J.R. Taylor
    Bill Clinton’s battle with a tragic brain disease is sparking fears he won’t live to see the November elections! “Bill is clearly not the same person he was a year ago, or even six months ago,” a political spy told The National ENQUIRER. "He is much slower physically, and he suffers periodic mental lapses.”
  • CDC Official: Syphilis Rates Among Gay Men Highest Since Before Start Of HIV Epidemic

    04/14/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “We’re concerned about our high levels of syphilis among men who have sex with men — really we’re back to the level of disease — burden of disease — in gay men that we were seeing before HIV in this country,” said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. She was speaking at an event held...
  • A New Skeleton and an Old Debate About Syphilis

    02/19/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | February 18, 2016 | Cari Romm
    In June 1495, the Italian historian Niccolo Squillaci wrote a letter describing a horrific disease that was sweeping through Europe. “There are itching sensations, and an unpleasant pain in the joints; there is a rapidly increasing fever,” he wrote. “The skin is inflamed with revolting scabs and is completely covered with swellings and tubercules, which are initially of a livid red color, and then become blacker.” And, tellingly, “It most often begins with the private parts.”
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton’s voice frail, hand quivers during attacks on Sanders

    01/30/2016 2:13:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | January 30, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    Perhaps Americans should be more worried about the seemingly frail and sickly Bill and Hillary Clinton, and less so about their 74-year-old rival Bernie Sanders. During an appearance in Fairfield, Iowa Friday, KTVO reports Clinton was much more direct today in attacking his wife’s chief opponent in the race, Bernie Sanders, than at a Thursday rally. Who will do the most to make you a part of the future that the president painted in the State of the Union, Clinton said, his voice quivering. “How are we going to do it and who’s the best change maker to do it?...
  • It’s Still Bill Clinton, but the Old Magic Seems Missing

    01/28/2016 8:39:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PATRICK HEALY
    Bill Clinton came to the vote-rich city of Mason City on Wednesday night and recounted his wife's life experiences, recited her policy ideas, and ripped into the Republicans a bit. But what Mr. Clinton used to do so well -- and what Hillary Clinton needs, only days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday -- was nowhere to be found: a polished, piercing critique of an opponent, in this case Bernie Sanders. At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton’s Hand Trembles at Iowa Rally

    01/17/2016 5:20:53 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    While campaigning in Iowa Saturday to rescue Hillary's floundering presidential campaign, the former president's hand could be seen trembling while he was making a point. As he was explaining his wife's rationale for invoking 9/11 to defend her ties to Wall Street, Clinton said, "She was making the point that the people devastated on 9/11 were people to her, not categories."
  • The Return of Syphilis

    12/04/2015 6:49:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2015 | Naomi Sharp
    “In the yere of Chryst 1493 or there aboute this most foule and most grievous disease beganne to sprede amonge the people,” a German scholar named Ulrich von Hutten wrote soon after the first known outbreak of syphilis swept across Europe. In his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, the historian Jared Diamond elaborated: “Its pustules often covered the body from the head to the knees, caused flesh to fall off people’s faces, and led to death within a few months.” Today, syphilis can seem like a historical relic, more likely to appear in period movies than in one’s next-door neighbor....