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2013-02-28 16:27:30

Syphilis is on the rise worldwide and there is an urgent need for reliable and rapid screening, particularly for people who live in areas where access to healthcare is limited. An international research team, led by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has demonstrated that rapid and point-of-care tests (POC) for syphilis are as accurate as conventional laboratory tests. The findings, which were published in PLoS ONE, call for a...

2013-02-27 10:53:42

Syphilis still affects large numbers of pregnant women world-wide, causing serious health problems and even death to their babies, yet this infection could be prevented by early testing and treatment, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Researchers, led by Lori Newman from the World Health Organization, estimate that in 2008, 1.4 million pregnant women around the world were infected with syphilis, 80% of whom had attended antenatal care...

Women At Greater Risk Than Men For Sexually-Transmitted Infections
2013-02-15 07:17:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yesterday (Feb 14) was a day of love for most people, celebrating that love by sending romantic cards, fragrant flowers and decadent chocolates to their significant others. But the day that so often ends up with lovers hitting the hay for a little after-hours, extra-curricular activity, may be more troublesome than what they had anticipated. This comes thanks to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report...

2013-01-28 15:55:54

The rise in risky, non-traditional sexual relations that marked the swinging ℠60s actually began as much as a decade earlier, during the conformist ℠50s, suggests an analysis recently published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior. “It´s a common assumption that the sexual revolution began with the permissive attitudes of the 1960s and the development of contraceptives like the birth control pill,” notes Emory University economist Andrew Francis, who conducted...

Looking For An Ancient Syphilis DNA In Newborns
2012-07-03 09:41:04

The ancient bones of newborns are very useful to recover the ancient DNA of the bacteria causing syphilis, the Treponema pallidum pallidum. This is the conclusion reached by a study led by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), which was able to obtain the genetic material from the bacteria in more than one individual, in what is considered to be the oldest case known to date. Several previous intents had only achieved to yield this material in one occasion and from only one...

2012-05-16 10:11:49

Researchers find alarming prevalence of malaria and sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women and call for urgent trials Clinical trials are urgently needed to test a new treatment that could jointly tackle leading causes of death for babies in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today suggests that a considerable number of pregnant women...

2012-01-11 23:10:00

Parker Waichman LLP Pledges to Continue its Fight on Behalf of Guatemalans who were Allegedly Infected with Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases In the Course of Non-Consensual Medical Experiments Conducted by U.S. Government Researchers in the 1940s. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, opposes motions recently filed by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss a proposed individual and class action lawsuit seeking reparations...

2011-12-20 22:33:09

More evidence emerges to support that the progenitor of syphilis came from the New World Skeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492. None of this skeletal evidence, including 54 published reports, holds up when subjected to standardized analyses for both diagnosis and dating, according to an appraisal in the...

2011-12-13 09:42:00

PITMAN, N.J., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- And another sexual myth is busted: Not only are more people over 50 having sex, but more of these individuals are getting the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to prove it. According to an article in the November/December issue of the journal MEDSURG Nursing, rates of HIV/AIDS, herpes, syphilis, human papilloma virus (HPV), and other STDs are climbing steadily in this age group. But the news gets worse: thanks to ageism and social...

Chlamydia Tops List As Most Reported STD
2011-11-18 14:23:01

According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of Americans with chlamydia do not know they have it, and it is the top sexually transmitted disease (STD) reported to public health authorities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report on sexually transmitted diseases, which tracks cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, has shown widespread disparities. The report said that the number two reported STD is gonorrhea,...