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2009-10-22 14:31:15

Although syphilis is one of the oldest known diseases, most health professionals do not have access to the tests necessary to reliably diagnose it in its earliest and most infectious stage. A recent survey of infectious diseases specialists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis appears in the November 15, 2009 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Definitive diagnosis of primary syphilis (the earliest stage of syphilis infection) relies on direct fluorescent...

2009-08-04 00:58:21

The cost of premarital blood tests as well as the psychological cost for some can result in two people not marrying, U.S. researchers suggest. University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles, Melanie Guldi of Mount Holyoke College and Joseph Price of Brigham Young University suggest money -- or more precisely the price of marriage -- can significantly affect the decision to marry. The cost of marriage involved obtaining a marriage license and the blood test requirement. Until the 1980s, most...

2009-08-03 15:10:29

"Money can't buy me love" the Beattles famously sang. And now a new paper by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles and colleagues suggests "money" or more precisely the price of marriage, can significantly affect the decision to marry.Buckles and coauthors Melanie Guldi of Mount Holyoke College and Joseph Price of Bringham Young University point out that economists have long been interested in how individuals respond to changes in the cost of marriage. In their paper, they examine...

2009-07-22 17:35:24

Highlights include "“ the number of cases of the asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common reportable infectious disease in the US, is growing; gonorrhea, the second most common reportable infectious disease in the US, is growing more resistant to treatment; syphilis is making a comeback which could wipe out the gains made in syphilis control following the epidemic of the late 1980s; and M. Genitalium has the potential to become a public health target as recent work has now...

2009-07-16 10:00:00

CHICAGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- STD Test Express (www.STDTestExpress.com) offers leading direct-to-consumer testing services for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STD Test Express is the only service on the Internet to have partnered with a telemedicine network of physicians across the United States who are specifically trained to order these specialty tests, discuss STD symptoms, review test results, answer questions, and prescribe the necessary treatment for pickup at a local...

2009-03-26 20:10:33

Group sex parties may have led to an Oklahoma syphilis outbreak among teenagers, including two who learned they had syphilis and HIV, health officials said. We are still looking to see if (sex parties and syphilis) are related and how they are related, Jan Fox, chief of sexual transmitted disease services for Oklahoma's Health Department, told The Oklahoman. Health officials said 10 reported cases among boys and girls in central Oklahoma in the past four weeks may be linked to teenage parties...

2009-01-21 09:09:39

Data collected from HIV surveillance are crucial to guide public health interventions, planning, and prevention efforts. But developing countries face several challenges to implementing surveillance programs says a team of researchers from the US and the Democratic Republic of Congo in this week's PLoS Medicine.One form of surveillance that can be particularly challenging to conduct, say Stuart Rennie (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) and colleagues, is unlinked anonymous...

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2009-01-14 07:55:00

The number of sexually spread diseases is soaring with reported chlamydia cases setting a record, government health officials reported Tuesday. "The bad news from last year has continued," said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention. "These infections remain at very high levels, and frankly, unacceptably high." U.S. syphilis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while gonorrhea remained at alarming levels especially among...

2008-12-16 17:04:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) has awarded nearly $4.7 million to launch the start-up phase of the Washington Vaccine Alliance (WAVA) and to support initial research into three new vaccines for E. coli, herpes and syphilis. Announced today, the grant is funded by Washington's$350 million tobacco-lawsuit-settlement bonus and provides essential funding to bring this innovative new organization to life. WAVA core operations during the...

2008-10-27 21:00:17

One in every 50 people screened for a suspected sexually transmitted infection at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was infected with HIV, researchers said. Henry Ford researchers said testing in the Emergency Department could diagnose new HIV infections, expand the reach of screening and help get patients into counseling and treatment programs. "We know that people are more likely to modify risk behaviors and less likely to transmit or acquire infection if they know whether they are HIV...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.