Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant gonorrhea a growing US threat: CDC

(HealthDay)—Gonorrhea appears to be developing resistance to the two antibiotics that constitute the last available treatment option for the sexually transmitted bacteria, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.

Medical research

New rapid Chlamydia test could enable 'test and treat' strategy

Wellcome Trust-funded researchers have successfully completed the clinical trial for a new rapid test for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia. The researchers believe the test, which is able to detect Chlamydia in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa

Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis—among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chlamydia more common in New Zealand than thought

One in three New Zealand women have had the sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia by the age of 38 as have one in five men, based on estimates from a new study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.K. case of throat gonorrhea resists antibiotics

(HealthDay)—In an alarming development, British public health experts have confirmed a case of throat gonorrhea that proved untreatable with the standard antibiotic regimen.

Health

Vaginal douches may expose women to harmful phthalate chemicals

Women who use feminine care products called douches may increase their exposure to harmful chemicals called phthalates—and black women may be at particularly high risk due to frequent use, according to a study published ...

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