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Health officer blames social media as Alberta's gonorrhoea rate skyrockets 80 per cent

National Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Rates of infectious syphilis and gonorrhea have skyrocketed to outbreak levels in Alberta in the past year, a disturbing trend health leaders link to the rise of social media sites used for sexual hookups.

Gonorrhoea cases continue to rise in Norway

Medical Xpress - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In Norway, the number of notified gonorrhoea cases are now the highest for 25 years. Reported cases of syphilis declined slightly but are still high compared to a few years ago, according to 2015 figures released by the Norwegian Institute of Public ...

Alert issued over 'super-gonorrhoea' spread

Wigan Today - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Dr Gwenda Hughes, of Public Health England, which published the warning, said: “If strains of gonorrhoea emerge that are resistant to both azithromycin and ceftriaxone treatment options would be limited as there is currently no new antibiotic available ...

10 Things you should know about Gonorrhoea - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Men and women with gonorrhoea often don't show symptoms. Some people may not experience anything at all, others will see symptoms many days or weeks after they've been infected.
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Doctors fear 'super-gonorrhoea' will become untreatable as it spreads across UK

Farraguter - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
“Super-gonorrhoea”, otherwise known as HL-AziR, was first found in the north of England previous year, but Public Health England has issued a warning as the bug could be winging its way down country.

In the works, Alberta school curriculum update may stem rising rates of gonorrhea and syphilis

Edmonton Examiner - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Last week, Alberta Health Services announced that the province was in the throes of an outbreak of sexually transmitted infections, most notably gonorrhoea and syphilis. In particular, the province's new chief medical officer of health, Dr. Karen ...

5 common causes of pelvic pain in men

TheHealthSite - ‎20 hours ago‎
Sexually transmitted disease (STDs): One of the warning signs of sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic pain is quite common in case of gonorrhoea and Chlamydia. Hence, consult your doctor and abstain from sex, as there are high chances of passing the ...

Are budget cuts risking the nation's sexual health? - ‎19 hours ago‎
More people are being diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases, with rises in the rates of herpes, syphilis and gonorrhoea, and HIV rates soaring among at-risk groups. And progress in introducing sex education in schools has stalled. These ...

Did this Renaissance superman invent the modern wine bottle? - ‎May 3, 2016‎
As well as being delicious, their medical benefits hinted at the naughtier pleasures of Italian travel: 'These tender stalks of Mallows,' Digby wrote, 'are called Mazzocchi,' and 'in Italy they eat much of them…in Gonorrhoea's to take away pain in ...
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Could This Sexually Transmitted Yeast Infection Be Affecting People's Mental Health?

The Debrief - ‎20 hours ago‎
There's been super-gonorrhoea, anal chlamydia and now there's another sexually transmitted infection to be concerned about.

Crisis over syphilis treatment as Canada running out of drug used to treat potentially deadly infection

National Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Health officer blames social media as Alberta's gonorrhoea rate skyrockets 80 per cent · Not everything stays in Vegas: Entertainment capital of the world declares syphilis outbreak · There's an 'STD epidemic' in the U.S.

Could that burning 'down below' be an STI? Safe sex matters whatever your age

AOL UK - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Between 2000 and 2009, cases of gonorrhoea in men aged 45 to 64 increased by 53%, and 90% amongst women in the same age group.

Big Yap: Fight new tech with old tech

Edmonton Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The province's skyrocketing rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis are being blamed on your smart phone. Back in my day, to score, you had to at least have enough guts to approach a girl and start a conversation.

Screening existing drugs to uncover new weapons against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Gizmag - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The identified compounds are a therapy designed to combat HIV, known as azidothymidine or AZT, a vetinary medicine called apramycin and gonorrhoea treatment known as spectinomycin. The drugs could prove effective treatments in their current form, but ...
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Fake article about a Houston-based 'Grand Theft Auto' video game makes the rounds - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Houstonians with their city pride goggles on this week got excited to see a headline touting a future "Grand Theft Auto" video game set in the Bayou City.

Antibiotics apocalypse: Tales from fighters on the front line

New Scientist - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
... the hospitals of India. It's hard to imagine that our hospitals could soon be brought to their knees: routine operations too dangerous to carry out, people made infertile by untreatable super-gonorrhoea, organ recipients at grave risk of death ...

I'm 55 and divorced. Have the rules of dating and sex changed?

Irish Examiner - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
There was also a 22-fold increase in the incidence of syphilis in men and a 93% rise in the diagnoses of gonorrhoea in women, which is particularly worrying because certain strains of gonorrhoea are now antibiotic-resistant. Older women are often ...

TB superbugs spur need for new vaccine

Financial Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Drug-resistant strains of diseases like TB, gonorrhoea and pneumonia are created when patients fail to complete a full course of prescribed drugs.

This Interactive STI map will show you where in UK is most at risk

The Sun - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
AFTER experts warned that a strain of super-gonorrhoea may sweep through the country, health professionals have mapped the areas most at risk of an outbreak.

Increasing Indigenous Access to Sexual Health

Honi Soit - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In the Kimberley, the rates of gonorrhoea are 40 times higher among Aboriginal people. Rates of chlamydia are five times higher among Aboriginal people.