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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...

2013-08-27 08:27:40

New Molecular Test Available to Diagnose Trichomonas vaginalis in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Females BALTIMORE, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance and launch of the BD ProbeTec(TM) Trichomonas vaginalis Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay for the direct qualitative detection of T. vaginalis DNA in endocervical and...

2013-02-20 12:26:16

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trichomoniasis (trich) is the most common curable sexually transmitted Infection (STI), yet only one in five (22%) women are familiar with it, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA). Women surveyed perceive trich as the least common STI, when in reality there are more new cases of trich annually in the U.S. (7-8 million) than syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea combined....

2013-01-14 02:29:20

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing its APTIMA Trichomonas vaginalis Assay on the Company's fully-automated PANTHER System. The APTIMA Trichomonas vaginalis Assay, first...

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...

2012-04-02 02:27:50

HAMILTON, N.J., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. (MDL) is a CLIA certified infectious disease laboratory which specializes in high-complexity, state-of-the-art, automated DNA-based molecular analyses. By using molecular techniques, MDL is able to provide clinicians from many different specialties valuable tailored diagnostic information to assist in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. MDL, a...

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,...

2011-07-12 12:41:29

Johns Hopkins expert calls for testing and mandatory reporting A Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought. Screening is especially important because in many cases there are no symptoms. "We usually think of STDs as more prevalent in...