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Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

...a 10-to-14 day course, usually because of maternal chlamydia at the time of delivery. Erythromucin has had a long history as a useful, safe, and generally well-tolerated drug, the researchers reported. However, as a result of their study they say that the antibiotic should be used only with prudence in the fir...

UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening

...d concern in the medical fraternity about the rise chlamydia which is particularly common among young adults an...man's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertil...

Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland

...e increase with the number of cases diagnosed with chlamydia infection approximating to 110% between 2000 and 2004. Alarmingly, two thirds of these cases were diagnosed in people below 25 years of age. Nearly 845 cases of gonorrhoea were diagnosed, the majority of which were among men. The number of cases ...

Huge demand for high street chlamydia tests

Boots pharmacies have handed out over 6,000 chlamydia testing kits across London in the first month of a...ng to speed up both the detection and treatment of chlamydia in people who might not have otherwise come forward for testing....

Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification

... transmitted diseases are concerned, gonorrhea and chlamydia are the most common, and accurate detection of the...O), of which gonorrhea accounts for 55 million and chlamydia accounts for another 85 million. No symptoms are seen in the case of these diseases in 10% of the me...

HIV Infection Rates on the Rise in Victoria

...ed in gay sex venues. Infections such as syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea are on the rise in the straight and gay communities and HIV comes along with the other Sexually Transmitted Infections. Another theory about the rise of HIV surrounds its treatment. Statistics show that the number of positive men wh...

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK

...sed by 40 percent, while that of highly infectious chlamydia jumped by 30 percent. The Journal says that it is very difficult for patients to get appointments at sexual health clinics. Failure to contain these diseases could very well lead to infertility. 'With most waiting times so high, it's no wonder that S...

Chlamydial Vaccine for Humans in the Pipeline

...are in the process of developing a vaccine against chlamydia and they have received financial// support from the vaccine company in the US. As of now they have developed techniques to immunise animals against the infection. As chlamydial infection rates are on the rise researchers are working very hard fo...

Boom In Sexually Transmitted Infections In Senior Scottish Citizens

... this segment of the population. Infections like chlamydia and herpes are also rising rapidly in senior citizens in Scotland. Health workers feel older citizens are ignoring the safe sex message. The rise in infections is attributed to an increase in the number of older people entering into new relationsh...

Condom sense: Slip on the perfectly sized condom to avoid mishaps

...ingdom has the highest ever number of new cases of chlamydia and continued high rates of unwanted pregnancies." The FPA has appealed to the government managed NHS, which distributes free condoms in Britain, to enable people with a good variety of condoms so that people are able to pick the best fit. Accordi...

Mystery of the dead crocodiles solved

...d to compare the organism found in crocodiles with chlamydia in birds and other species. According to Berrimah veterinary epidemiologist Dr Francois Human temperatures have been below average during the dry season this year and this may have caused stress in the reptiles. Dr Human said, "The immune system ...

Risk-Taking Young Urged To Carry Condoms

... a warning of sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia that are fast rising among young people. The dri...d improving access times to sexual health clinics, chlamydia screening and this campaign will all help to drive down the number of cases of STIs. 'Some STIs li...

Viagra to Be an OTC Drug Soon

...y Boots without the need of a prescription include chlamydia treatments, weight loss drug Xenical and a hair restoration product. Boots has made use of the provision in the Patient Group Directions, a relatively little-used provision in prescribing regulations. Emergency contraception is provided in this...

Recurring Chlamydia Infections Common in Teenage Girls

New Haven, Conn. — Recurring chlamydia infections are prevalent in young women ages 14-19...y’s 411 participants were initially diagnosed with chlamydia and then, in a rate higher than previously recorded, nearly 30 percent reported repeated infection t...

UK Facing Major Sexual Health Crisis Among Teens

...es have risen greatly over the past 12 years, with chlamydia and HIV both increasing by 300%, gonorrhea by 200%, and syphilis by 2,000%. "In a single act of unprotected sex with an infected partner, adolescent girls have a 1% chance of acquiring HIV, a 30% chance of getting genital herpes, and a 50% chance of...

New Symptom-free STD on the Rise in US and Australia

...ce of gonorrhea was 0.4 percent. The prevalence of chlamydia infection was 4.2 percent. The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection was 11 times higher among individuals living with a sexual partner, seven times higher among blacks and four times higher among those who use condoms during sex. None ...

Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help

... Similarly, the genome sequence could help tackle chlamydia in koalas, which is often triggered by the stress ...omans reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertil...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...hepatitis C, chlamydia, and a combination test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Quantitative measurements... viral load, chlamydia, and a combination test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. "We're very pleased that the menu for the m2000 system is expanding in Euro...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

...rbing" increase in STIs -- over the last 12 years, chlamydia and HIV are up 300 percent and syphilis 2,000 percent. The study found a "strong correlation" between sexually transmitted infections, sex and drug use and added that alcohol "can increase the risk of having unprotected sex." It also highlighted th...

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