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Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, are strongly advocating a national discussion about the need to vaccinate both young men and women against HPV 16 to prevent head & neck cancers. The call comes amid growi...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Online health publisher, Healthcommunities.com, Inc., announces recent additions to urologychannel.com, its urologic health community. The physician-developed new resources, which are in the extensive STD information section, will help people with STDs work with their doctors to develop treatme...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Greater Awareness of, Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

April is National STD Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded Pennsylvanians of the continuing need for men and women to take steps to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, as well as the importance...

PA Department of Health Urges Regular Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD Rates Rise Nationally; Many People May Not Realize They're Infected HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania saw an increase in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in 2007, highlighting the need for more regular testing by men and women, accor...

MANHUNT Leads Fight Against Spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections with Launch of MANHUNT Cares; Hires Senior Public Health Strategist from CDC

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ken Herron, Chief Marketing Executive at Online Buddies Inc., the parent company of MANHUNT, announced today that David S. Novak of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will join the team at Online Buddies, Inc. as the site's first Seni...

Doubling of sexually transmitted infections among over-45s in under a decade

Rates of sexually transmitted infections have doubled among the over 45s in less than a decade, reveals research published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . The almost exclusive focus on the sexual health of young people, including in national surveys of sexual be...

Sexually transmitted disease, urinary tract infections may be bad combination for birth defect

SALT LAKE CITY -- Women who reported having both a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and urinary tract infection (UTI) just before or during early pregnancy were four times more likely to have babies with gastroschisisa severe birth defect in which infants are born with their intestines and other...

One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Greatest burden falls on African-American adolescents, CDC researchers find,, TUESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- More than 3 million teenaged girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new government study suggests. The most severely affected are African-Americ...

CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood

New study showing high rate of Toxocara infection in young children and youth under age 20 raises public health concerns BEL AIR, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- About 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara, or internal roundworms, contracted from dogs and cats. Tha...

Paris' 'medical Condition' is a Sexually Transmitted Infection

If reports are to be believed, then the "medical condition" on whose basis Paris Hilton was released from jail early, only to be thrown back inside a day later, was not depression, but a sexually transmitted infection. According to the News of the World paper, the heiress has contracted an ST...

Informing Partners Can Help Cut Sexually Transmitted Infections

Doctors should encourage patients with sexually transmitted infections to tell their partners// to seek treatment and, in some cases, provide home testing kits or drugs to help reduce infection rates, says a new study on bmj.com. Partner notification is an important part of managing most cura...

SARS Transmitted By Civet Cat – Say Scientists In Chin

A recent research by China-Hong Kong experts concluded that there is a genetic link between SARS in civet cats and humans and that SARS is transmitted to human beings through// civet cats. The results were revealed in the Chinese Information Times newspaper on Thursday. The research that was c...

Increasing awareness of sexually transmitted infection chlamydia

Chlamydia a common sexually transmitted disease known to be covert in most cases yet notorious in causing serious setbacks to health in both sexes is now more discussed// about and people seem to be aware of it more and more. according to figures released this week in a report published by the Off...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soaring Due To Unsafe Sex

Fresh statistics show a phenomenal rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the Australian sub-continent//. Chlamydia one of the most common treatable sexually transmitted diseases affecting people worldwide, is now reported to have increased four-fold in its incidence rates across the Australi...

Sexually transmitted diseases among teens on the rise

The data published on Saturday revealed that the number of Singaporean teens affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has more than doubled in 4 years. // According to the latest facts, 678 people in the age-group 10-19 years needed medical aid for STIs, last year compared to 256 cases ...

Venereal Cancer in Dogs Transmitted by Contagious Cancer Cells

Venereal cancer is transmitted by contagious cancer cells which act like parasites, infecting dogs around the world, according to scientists following their study// of the oldest known cancer cells. Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, is a cancer that spreads between domestic dogs thr...

Boom In Sexually Transmitted Infections In Senior Scottish Citizens

Sexually transmitted diseases like HIV are increasing exponentially in over-50s in Scotland causing widespread concern. Official figures reveal that the rate// of sexually transmitted diseases had more than trebled in this segment of the population. Infections like chlamydia and herpes are al...

Sexually Transmitted Infections Boom In UK

Health Protection Agency statistics show that the number of sexually transmitted infections is on a steady increase in the UK.// Overall between 2004 and 2005 there was a 3 percent rise in the diagnosis of sex infections, the report said. The maximum increase was reported in syphilis cases at...

Scare of Brain Disease Transmitted To Humans from Mutton of Affected Sheep

According to the recent findings it is said that a new disease is haunting people due to eating meat products. Britain’s food watchdog has requested// people to avoid mutton, goat and some sausages. The Food Standards Agency advices caution people about the disease and its similarity to mad cow di...

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK

According to The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, there is an acute failure to deal with the soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the North of the UK//. Patients with such diseases are able to get proper attention from the concerned clinics. The report says that sexually transmitted ...

Youngsters Not Aware Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In a study conducted by Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, majority of sexually active adolescent girls have negligible knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases//, until they are bitten. Julie downs, lead author of the study and a member of the Department of Social and Decision S...

Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland

The number of HIV cases in Scotland last year reached the highest figure over the past two decades according to an NHS report, the preliminary work of which started in 1986.// In view of increasing HIV testing, nearly 364 new cases were identified in 2004 alone. The incidence of other sexuall...

Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise

Syphilis - Sexually transmitted diseases, incidence is rising among gay men as the fear// of AIDS has become less among them. AIDS is now a chronic disease and not a fatal disease. There is some indication that the increased use of methamphetamines (that enhances sexual drive) and makes users le...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

...S. SIV-infected sooty mangabeys develop a high viral load that does not increase their risk for developing AIDS. Additionally, the SIV virus is rarely transmitted from mothers to babies. Silvestri also notes that with its large colonies of uninfected and naturally infected sooty mangabeys, "Yerkes has a uniqu...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

...evealing the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 virus. Richt is among the K-State researchers who study zoonotic disease -- those that can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. Zoonotic diseases will be a focus of the National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility that has been designated for Ma...

Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

...on said. A kind of monkey known as a sooty mangabey is also thought to have transmitted the disease. The virus could have been passed through blood as people at...tten the disease by having contact with gorilla meat. Or it could have been transmitted through several people before reaching her. It's not clear how long the ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... therapies and ideally an HSV-2 vaccine." One of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide, HSV-2 is associated with a two- to three-fold increas...eally through an HSV vaccine. Further, they hypothesize that other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may create similar cellular environments conducive to HIV...

The Female Health Company Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call for August 7, 2009

... in Chicago, IL, is the maker of the FC Female Condom ( FC1 and FC2 ), a revolutionary option offering women dual protection against both sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy. FHC was created as a worldwide company in February 1996 with the purchase of Chartex Resources...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009

...aq: GPRO ) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2009, including non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45 and record sexually transmitted disease (STD), clinical diagnostics and total product sales. "Gen-Probe posted solid earnings in the second quarter of 2009 as a good performan...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

...records for 330 women with a mean age of nearly 25 who visited two sexually transmitted disease clinics in Baltimore between April 2005 and October 2006. About 133...al vaginosis is also associated with sexual activity, douching and sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex virus and HIV. ...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

...n options. Warmer temperatures and dry conditions are perfect for the lifespan of parasites. Heartworm, a very serious and possibly fatal disease, is transmitted by the mosquito. If not on year-round preventative medication, be sure to have dogs AND cats tested. 7. Keep animals away from foxtails (not ...

Nexicon Technology to Protect Healthcare Industry

...chnology accurately monitors, analyzes and reports on the integrity of data transmitted and stored on corporate networks. Every second, vast amounts of data are collected and transmitted throughout the healthcare industry, and it is absolutely critical for those...

Iowa Committee Produces Principles for National Efforts to Reform Health Care

... reform initiatives should encourage and set expectations for a more active role for the health care consumer. The Committee's principles were transmitted to President Obama, members of the Iowa congressional delegation, and other key policymakers to serve as guidelines in the national discussion on heal...

Premier Visiting Nurse Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

...ctive Health Check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone line to the patient's caregiver for review. "Cardiocom provides an interactive means to proactively manage our chronically...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

... scarring, organ failure and death. Hepatitis C is America's leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer and liver transplantation. The disease is transmitted by contact with blood through sexual activities, drug use or personal care items. The study of 3,070 adults at Johns Hopkins and 118 other U.S. me...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

...NGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updates on the impact of sexually transmitted diseases, infection risk from animals in the home and public settings, seas...nference and Symposium on Infectious Diseases included: Sexually transmitted Diseases - Neither Gone Nor Forgotten : David Martin, M.D., chief, section...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

...esearchers have uncovered the first cases in which HIV almost certainly was transmitted from mothers or other caregivers to children through pre-chewed food. The s...ing, the investigators said. The findings also do not imply that HIV can be transmitted through saliva during oral contact such as kissing. In the cases the resear...

Cell division find prompts overhaul of immune response modeling

...lymphocytes and their offspring through all their cell divisions until their deaths. They also recorded how this variation in lymphocyte behaviour was transmitted through cell generations. The research has been published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. "We found that all ...

Abbott Introduces Molecular Diagnostic System Intended for Broad Identification of Infectious Agents

...eiled its new PLEX-ID system currently in development for detecting and characterizing a wide range of pathogens, including infectious agents commonly transmitted in hospitals and other clinical sites. PLEX-ID is the next generation of Abbott's Ibis T5000(TM) Biosensor System and is among an innovative portfolio...

FDA Approves VITROS(R) Anti-HCV Assay for Use On VITROS 5600(R) Integrated and VITROS 3600(R) Immunodiagnostic Systems

...llion people are chronically infected by hepatitis C virus, which is mostly transmitted through contact with blood or blood products. The most common modes of tra...ontaminated needles. While much less common, hepatitis C virus can also be transmitted from mother to infant at childbirth, through sexual intercourse with an inf...
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