The four sexually transmitted infections continue to spread globally at alarming rates with a million new cases daily on adults and children. While treatable, STDs could have grave effects, including stillbirths and a higher risk of HIV.
Public Health June 7, 2019
Two new devices that detect chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat and rectum have received the approval of the FDA. These are the first devices to test for sexually transmitted infections using extragenital specimens.
Public Health May 25, 2019
A 4-year-old child is undergoing precautionary treatment for chlamydia after she was found playing with a condom on the school playground. Evidently, the school is located directly across a popular concert spot.
Public Health November 4, 2018
Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease, possibly doubles ovarian cancer risk. Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not have good chances of survival, with 55 percent succumbing to the disease within five years after diagnosis.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018
The number of new STD cases continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual STD surveillance report, showing that in 2016, the country recorded its highest rate of new STD cases thus far.
Public Health September 27, 2017
New guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were introduced by the WHO. The emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms due to drug misuse or overuse happens to be the reason behind the WHO's urgent move.
Medicine August 31, 2016
Researchers found a potential vaccine that can prevent chlamydia infection. Untreated cases of the sexually transmitted infection is known to cause infertility and blindness.
Public Health July 19, 2016
Minnesota is facing an STD crisis with cases making up nearly 70 percent of all reported infectious diseases, and chlamydia takes the first lead. The reported cases are a cause for worry as they reflect the condition's harmful effects on women's reproductive health.
Life April 13, 2016
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases have increased record high since 2006. In last year's report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are rampant among younger people aged 15 to 24 years old.
Life November 18, 2015
A recent study conducted by animal experts in Australia suggests that a systematic killing of koalas infected with chlamydia can help stop the spread of the disease to other healthy marsupials. The scientists predict that the animals will be able to recover their numbers in four years.
Life October 16, 2015
Most people living with chlamydia don't even know they have it. The expense of testing for this STD has been an obstacle to early detection and treatment, so researchers developed a lower-cost testing device that attaches to smartphones.
July 29, 2015
A new smart condom designed by student inventors in the United Kingdom warns users about a potential risk for sexually transmitted disease by changing its color depending on the kind of infection.
Life June 24, 2015
Experts incorporate the findings of an experiment done almost 50 years ago into a new study to come up with a vaccine against chlamydia.
Life June 20, 2015
Authorities reported that there are 20 cases of chlamydia diagnosed at a small high school in West Texas. The school, which is one of the schools around the Crane Independent School District, has around 300 enrolled students.
Life May 4, 2015
Three quarters of diagnosed syphilis cases in the U.S. were men who have sexual relationship with other men. Experts cited reasons why gay and bisexual men have increased risks for this STD.
Life December 17, 2014
The latest CDC report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) tracks an increase in cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, mainly in men, for 2012.
Life January 18, 2014