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Listerine may hold promise in fight against gonorrhea

Crest, Listerine and Safeway brand mouthwashes are seen at the Safeway store in Wheaton MarylandBy Andrew M. Seaman Antiseptic mouthwashes may someday be a tool in the fight against the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhea, but more research is needed, according to a new study from Australia. Researchers found that the brand of mouthwash known Listerine inhibited the growth of the bacteria known as N. gonorrhea in the lab and in the mouths of gay and bisexual men who tested positive for the infection. "Results are very preliminary and hence it is too early to advise men (to start) using Listerine," he told Reuters Health in an email.



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Test young women for gonorrhea and Chlamydia, experts say

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sexually active women under age 24 and older women at risk, like those who are pregnant, should be tested for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Those are the most common STDs in the country, with more than 1.4 million reported cases of Chlamydia in 2012 alone, the government-backed Task Force wrote in a guideline published online in Annals of Internal Medicine. …
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New Treatment for Gonorrhea Prevents Reinfection

New Treatment for Gonorrhea Prevents Reinfection
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Sex and the Superbug: Meet Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

Here’s a tidbit you probably didn’t know: Gonorrhea is the second-most frequently reported “notifiable” disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (That means that if you have it, your doctor or local health official needs to report it to the federal government so they can track it; gonorrhea is beaten out only by chlamydia.)
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Untreatable gonorrhea spreading worldwide

A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
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Incurable Gonorrhea Only One Sign We’ve Overdosed on Antibiotics

COMMENTARY | Well this is very unsettling news. According to the Centers for Disease Control, gonorrhea may soon become an incurable disease. A new strain of the most common STD appears to be resistant to the only antibiotic known to treat it. The findings were published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Untreatable gonorrhea threat rises in U.S., Canada

The only remaining oral antibiotic used for gonorrhea failed to cure the infection in nearly 7 percent of patients treated at a clinic in Toronto, Canadian researchers said on Monday in the first published study of treatment-resistant gonorrhea in North America.





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Treatment-resistant gonorrhea threat rises in North America

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The only remaining oral antibiotic used for gonorrhea failed to cure the infection in nearly 7 percent of patients treated at a clinic in Toronto, Canadian researchers said on Monday in the first published study of treatment-resistant gonorrhea in North America. The study raised alarm among U.S. health officials, who have ordered doctors to stop prescribing the antibiotic known as cefixime because lab cultures showed gonorrhea was starting to develop resistance to the drug. That left U.S. …
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CDC Issues New Guidelines to Ward Off Gonorrhea Superbug

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Friday outlining how doctors should treat the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. The guidelines are an update to a similar document that the CDC issued in 2010, in light of the fact that the agency has discovered that the disease is becoming more difficult to treat.
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Only one gonorrhea drug left for routine cases: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Health officials are urging doctors to stop using a key antibiotic to treat routine cases of gonorrhea due to signs of bacterial resistance, leaving one treatment left for the sexually transmitted disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it no longer recommends the use of cefixime, marketed under the brand name Suprax by Lupin Ltd, because it is becoming less effective. That leaves the injectable generic antibiotic ceftriaxone, used in combination with another antibiotic, as the last treatment option. …
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