Latest Sexually transmitted diseases News

As syphilis cases among US newborns soar, doctors group advises more screening during pregnancy

Apr. 18, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

With syphilis cases in U.S. newborns skyrocketing, a doctors group now recommends that all pregnant patients be screened three times for the sexually transmitted infection. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidance on Thursday saying the screening...

Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

Apr. 01, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren't just plentiful, they're downright weird. These insects are the strongest urinators in the animal kingdom with flows that put humans and elephants to shame. They have pumps in their heads that pull...

The US hasn't seen syphilis numbers this high since 1950. Other STD rates are down or flat

Jan. 30, 2024 21:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. syphilis epidemic isn't abating, with the rate of infectious cases rising 9% in 2022, according to a new federal government report on sexually transmitted diseases in adults. But there's some unexpected good news: The rate of new gonorrhea cases fell for...