With gonorrhea rates climbing in the USA and other countries, an Australian research team set out to determine whether an 1879 claim that Listerine mouthwash could cure it was fact or fiction.
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Those who frequently groom or remove their pubic hair are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections, according to new research. Among the infections, higher rates were found for herpes, syphilis, gonorrhoea and HIV.
As with most politicized topics, science gets quickly drowned out by activists' hyperbole and exaggeration. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks, though it falls short of giving the procedure a blanket endorsement.
One of the few places one might expect to find a soaring rate of gonorrhea infection is the piously conservative state of Utah. But, new CDC data shows that the incidence of gonorrhea is up over 400% in merely three years, from 2011 to 2014.
The Crane Independent School District in West Texas sent letters to parents confirming an outbreak of chlamydia in the local high school. District officials have reported at least 20 cases of the disease an estimated 1 in 15 students at the school have contracted chlamydia.
Encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccination could lead to greater protection at the same cost, study suggests
A new study from Duke University found that encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccine might provide greater overall protection with a better cost-benefit profile. The study was published in the journal Epidemics.
Large study shows that HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections
HPV-vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against several major types of HPV, a causative factor for cervical cancer and genital warts. Although the vaccine is safe and effective, vaccination rates among American girls and
The latest health news: Some STD rates down, but many still go unreported, a shout out to a cogent Forbes article on fracking, and remember Dr. Oz's advice? Forget it.
The national rate of chlamydia infections has decreased for the first time since reporting on the disease began in 1994, says the CDC s annual report, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance. The report summarizes data on chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea for 2013.
Researchers have reported in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics a new test for chlamydia that puts the others to shame a 20 minute test that can be performed in a doctor s office (point of care), and is also extremely accurate.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease, and also the cause of cervical cancer. While vaccination has proven to be an extremely effective