Drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise, CDC claims

New guidance from the CDC suggests the number of treatment-resistant infections to the once curable disease are on the rise, according to research published Feb. 14 in the agency’s journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report. Gonorrhea is the second-most commonly reported STD in the U.S., according to the CDC. It is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, and has been ...

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CDC: 110 million STDs among U.S. men and women

With Valentine’s Day here, new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spotlight an unhealthy and dangerous side of romance: Sexually transmitted diseases. Two studies released by the CDC this week show surges in rates of STDs — or STIs (“I” for infections) — across the United States in addition to troubling reports of treatment-resistant gonorrhea appearing in ...

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Synthetic marijuana linked to kidney damage

Some people may consider smoking synthetic marijuana be a more harmless alternative, but researchers are warning that it may take a toll on their kidneys. Play Video Synthetic Marijuana: The Legal High Four case studies have linked the marijuana-alternative drug to kidney damage. The findings appeared in the March 2013 print edition of the Clinical Journal of the American Society ...

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