Latest Sexually transmitted diseases News

US health officials advise using antibiotic as a ‘morning-after pill’ against STDs

Jun. 04, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people should consider taking an antibiotic as a morning-after pill to try to prevent certain sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials recommended Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finalized its endorsement of taking...

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...