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Gonorrhea, Syphilis Increasing In The US

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

More and more people are developing gonorrhea and syphilis in the U.S., according to a new government report examining cases of three sexually transmi...

Experts Still Don't Know Where This Sexually Transmitted Disease Came From

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/04/2013 08:06 AM EST on LiveScience Syphilis has been infecting people for centuries, and many re...

Kathleen Miles

Syphilis Scare In Porn Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.09.2013 | Los Angeles

A porn star in the LA adult film industry has been declared syphilis-free after a press release identified him as a potential patient zero in a recent...

Rumors Of Another Syphilis Case In Porn Industry

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 10.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid rumors of a new syphilis case in the adult film industry, Los Angeles County health officials said Monday they have not received any official rep...

STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

Deborah Arrindell | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Arrindell

Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.

3 Questions Every Post 50 Woman Should Ask Their Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

When people show up for a business meeting, they have the points they want to make at the ready. When they take their car to a mechanic, they come wit...

Cara Santa Maria

The Strange History Of The Condom

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.08.2012 | Science

The condom protects us from infection and unwanted pregnancy, and it has reshaped the history of sex across the world. Studying its strange past can t...

Meet The Porn Star Who Started The Syphilis Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Every outbreak has a patient zero. Porn actor Mr. Marcus has come out and identified himself as the performer responsible for the current syphilis ...

Syphilis Valley

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The people in porn seem to be connecting the dots, but not because pornographers, performers, and agents are sounding the war cry and finally endorsing the widespread use of condoms.

Advocacy Group Rips Porn Industry Over Syphilis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A porn industry trade group has announced a U.S. moratorium on producti...

The Porn Industry May Be Facing A Syphilis Outbreak

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine,...

UPDATE: Porn Industry Shutting Down Over Syphilis Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles

A cluster of syphilis diagnoses threatens to temporarily shut down the porn industry in Southern California. Adult Production Health & Safety Serv...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Generally, you expect to see preventable diseases decline in advanced societies. Not so with some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California. ...

How Did William Shakespeare Die?

Ben Arogundade | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

The exact nature of Shakespeare's illness, and subsequent death, remains unknown, and is still the subject of much speculation. Here are the hypotheses currently debated by scholars.

Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.08.2012 | Science

When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent resear...

Which County Has The Highest Rate Of Reported Syphilis Cases?

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

According to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control, Cook County, Ill. ranks first among the U.S. counties documenting reported...

Time to Start Talking

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

We feared our chosen painting for this week's Guess The Artist was too easy, but yesterday a little less than 40% of you correctly identified the arti...

U.S. Syphilis Experiments In Guatemala Mental Hospital Revealed, U.S. Apologies To Nation

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a re...

Not-So-Magical Realism

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The government has provided prosecutors with a document outlining the military's role in one massacre of civilians. But can the Guatemalan courts end the climate of impunity in the country?

Clinton-Sebelius-Obama Apologies for Guatemala Are Just the First Step

Peter Hotez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Hotez

The timely apologies issued at the highest levels of the U.S. Government are welcomed. Now they should be backed up with action across the Southern hemisphere to control or in some cases eliminate the region's neglected tropical diseases.

1 Chinese Baby Born With Syphilis Every Hour

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled by men with new money from the nati...

China Sees Syphilis Boom As Migrants Can Afford Prostitutes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — China has seen a tenfold increase in syphilis cases over the past decade, as migrant workers made enough money in the country's economi...