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Big increase reported in sexually transmitted diseases

London - The latest health figures show a marked increase sexually transmitted infections in England, especially among the younger generation. This is reflected in few 'safe sex' practices.

'Super gonorrhea' becoming huge concern as its spreads in UK

London - A sexually transmitted disease that is resistant to most antibiotics has health authorities in the United Kingdom very concerned. Multi-drug resistant gonorrhea is on the verge of becoming virtually untreatable, and it is sweeping across the country.

Almost 2 million young adults have chlamydia in U.S.

Nearly two million young adults aged 14 to 39 in the U.S. have the sexually transmitted disease (STD) chlamydia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials also report that most people don't know they are infected.

STDs are a growing problem among senior citizens

Dr. Bradley Stoner, an associate professor of anthropology and of medicine at Washington University who both treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and also conducts research in this area, says that STDs are growing amongst seniors.

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.

Fifty Shades of Grey leading to STD rise in older couples says MD

Dr. Charlotte Jones, chair of the British Medical Association’s GP Committee, said that the success of novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" could be giving older couples more sexual confidence but warned that there is a risk of failing to protect from STDs.

Review: 'Unsafe Sex in the City' looks at STDs in the UK Special

Manchester - If you have ever wondered how sexually transmitted diseases have become so widespread in Britain and the modern world generally, wonder no more.

Oops! Sexually transmitted diseases double among older adults

Research shows sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) have doubled in older adults of the past 10 years. As a result, people over age 45 are being encouraged practice safe sex.

Op-Ed: The ugly truth about condoms and ‘safe sex’

Condoms are back in the news again, this time for a novel reason; one campaigning organisation is calling for them to be made compulsory for porn stars. The shocking truth about condoms though is that they don’t work.

Man contracts insect-borne virus and sexually transmits to wife

Fort Collins - Scientists say it's probable that they may have documented the first case of a virus contracted by a man who was bitten multiple times by insects and then sexually transmitted to his wife, according to a study published on 'Emerging Infectious Diseases.'

Sarah Palin's Alaska fights rising gonorrhea rate

Anchorage - An outbreak of gonorrhea across portions of the state of Alaska, that began in 2009, has continued throughout 2010 statistics show. Alaskan state health officials say they are examining new ways to try to control this STD and curb its spread.

HPV virus linked to some forms of breast cancer, vaccine may help

Scientists working out of the University of South Wales have found that a vaccine for the HPV virus could prevent some forms of breast cancer. The study proves another important link between viral infections and more complex disease.

Mouth cancer from HPV virus reaches all-time high

The British Dental Health Foundation is insisting that the government include boys among the recipients of the HPV vaccinations. The foundation cites the record high in mouth cancer, affecting more men than women.
 

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This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-nega...
This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-negative diplococci, and pleomorphic extracellular gram-negative organisms, which is diagnostic for gonococcal urethritis.
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