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New in Ethics & Human Research, May-June 2019
Parent experiences when approached for research in a pediatric intensive care unit, the role of inclusion benefits in ethics committee assessment of research, and more in the current issue. (2019-05-23)
FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. (2019-04-16)
Case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. (2019-04-11)
Study reports on bacterial STIs among men using PrEP
This study, which included nearly 3,000 mostly gay and bisexual men in Australia who received daily HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), reports on the association of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by describing diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis among the men and behavioral risk factors. (2019-04-09)
Problem drinking linked to HIV, other sexually transmitted infections in Ugandan youth, study finds
Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2019-03-12)
Gonorrhoea: Drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. (2019-02-28)
Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange
While disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of getting the right information to public health officials at the right time has not been completely solved. (2019-02-11)
Pay-it-forward model increases STD testing among gay men in China
Chinese gay men who were offered a free STD test and then asked to donate to the testing of another man were 48 percent more likely to get tested than men offered the standard of care, UNC researchers found. (2018-12-20)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women. (2018-09-04)
Drug-resistance of gonorrhoea in the EU: persistent but stable
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). (2018-08-30)
Few young women with PID screened for HIV or syphilis in emergency departments
Although women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are at heightened risk for also being infected with syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), few adolescent females diagnosed with PID in the nation's pediatric emergency departments undergo laboratory tests for HIV or syphilis, according to a retrospective cohort study published online July 24, 2018, in Pediatrics. (2018-07-24)
The Lancet: Response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of 'dangerous complacency' as urgent change in approach is needed
HIV rates persist in high risk, marginalised populations and the Commission authors warn that a resurgence of the epidemic is likely as the largest generation of young people age into adolescence and adulthood. (2018-07-19)
Researchers report success culturing Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis
The spiral-shaped bacterium that causes syphilis was so dependent on its human host that, until now and despite a century of work, it couldn't be cultured in a lab dish. (2018-06-26)
Ancient Treponema pallidum from human remains sheds light on its evolutionary history
The evolutionary history and origin of syphilis, and other treponemal diseases, is a hotly debated topic by scholars. (2018-06-21)
First ancient syphilis genomes decoded
An international research team has recovered the first historic genomes from the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis. (2018-06-21)
Finally, hope for a syphilis vaccine
Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. (2018-06-12)
A filthy first -- the 6 common types of disgust that protect us from disease revealed
Poor hygiene, animals or insects carrying disease and risky sexual behavior are among the distinct kinds of disgust that can help us to avoid disease and infection, according to new research published in a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. (2018-06-03)
UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. (2018-04-16)
Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease
An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws -- a chronic disfiguring and debilitating infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints. (2018-02-07)
Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs
Providing internet-based testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including among high-risk groups, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (2017-12-27)
New study examines value of routine laboratory screenings for children entering foster care
Routine laboratory screening recommended for children entering foster care carries high costs and questionable medical benefits. (2017-11-15)
Model sheds new light on pathogen cooperation
New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. (2017-11-15)
Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments
The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care. (2017-09-22)
ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C
An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. (2017-07-26)
Expert unravels disease that took the hearing of world-famous painter
Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. (2017-04-28)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have levelled off since 2009. (2017-04-12)
Antenatal screening in Europe: How to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections
Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention methods. (2017-03-21)
New, old science combine to make faster medical test
Magnetic nanoparticles are coated with an antibody, then aligned in formation within a magnetic field and tallied under laser optics. (2017-01-19)
HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. (2017-01-16)
HIV treatment might boost susceptibility to syphilis, say researchers
The antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection might inadvertently be boosting gay/bisexual men's susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, Treponema pallidum, conclude researchers in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2017-01-16)
Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: syphilis. (2016-12-05)
Pubic hair grooming linked to heightened sexually transmitted infection risk
Pubic hair grooming is linked to a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, finds research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2016-12-05)
GW dermatologist publishes survey finding fungal skin infections commonly misdiagnosed
Fungal skin infections may be commonly misdiagnosed, according to a survey published by a George Washington University dermatologist in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (2016-11-17)
Study provides details of possible link between Zika and severe joint condition at birth
A study published by The BMJ today provides more details of an association between Zika virus infection in the womb and a condition known as arthrogryposis, which causes joint deformities at birth, particularly in the arms and legs. (2016-08-09)
Screening for syphilis recommended for persons at increased risk of infection
The US Preventive Services Task Force has found convincing evidence that screening for syphilis infection in asymptomatic, nonpregnant persons at increased risk for infection provides substantial benefit. (2016-06-07)
Clay country poet suffered from congenital syphilis
Cornish 'Poet of the Clay' Jack Clemo became blind and deaf because of congenital syphilis inherited from his father, a new University of Exeter study has found. (2016-05-31)
Syphilis infections on the rise in Europe
New data released in ECDC's Annual Epidemiological report show that since 2010, the overall syphilis rates have been going up across Europe, particularly among men. (2016-05-18)
A brief history of syphilis points to a neglected disease in sub-Saharan Africa
It is known that syphilis rates have varied much between different countries and populations over the past 100 years. (2016-05-11)
Scans confirm brain damage in babies born with microcephaly associated with Zika
Brain abnormalities in babies born with microcephaly and associated with the current Zika virus epidemic in Brazil are described by a team of doctors in a new study published in The BMJ today. (2016-04-13)
Sexually transmitted infections, peer pressure may have turned humans into monogamists
Prehistoric humans may have developed social norms that favour monogamy and punish polygamy thanks to the presence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and peer pressure, according to new research from the University of Waterloo in Canada. (2016-04-12)
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