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2014-09-03 08:32:56

First molecular test indicated for samples from both males and females SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) TV, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reproducible identification of Trichomoniasis (TV) infections in both males and females. The test will be marketed as a CE-IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, bringing the total number of CE-IVD tests available...

2014-04-01 23:27:58

Save 10% on any STD lab test from Request A Test this April with promo code SXHLTH10. This offer expires 4/30/14. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 This April, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering a 10% discount on all STD testing. Customers can take advantage of this discount by using promo code SXHLTH10 when placing their order. April has been designated STD Awareness Month by the health and medical community. This month is a...

2012-11-08 12:28:38

Researchers find a viral symbiont of a protozoan parasite increases virulence to the human host When humans have parasites, the organisms live in our bodies, co-opt our resources and cause disease. However, it turns out that parasites themselves can have their own co-habitants. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical University have found that the pathogenicity of the sexually transmitted protozoan parasite Trichomonas...

2012-08-30 21:32:24

Finding could lead to better diagnosis and treatment Researchers have identified a way in which men can develop prostate cancer after contracting trichomoniasis, a curable but often overlooked sexually transmitted disease. Previous studies have teased out a casual, epidemiological correlation between the two diseases, but this latest study suggests a more tangible biological mechanism. John Alderete, a professor at Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences, says...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

HealthForumOnline (HFO), a provider of continuing education (CE/CEU) courses for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses, announces a new online course entitled Promoting Sexual Health Among Young Adults: Getting Past the Stigmas of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Sexual health remains a sensitive and relatively taboo topic, for both patients and health professionals. Social stigmas and misinformation perpetuate a climate of confusion and anxiety which impede the...

2011-07-13 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies presented this week at a leading infectious disease meeting demonstrate that sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is more common than previously thought, especially in women over 40, and that a recently cleared molecular test can help improve detection of the often overlooked but potentially serious infection. "This new research shows that Trichomonas is an important public health issue,...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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