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Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:34:10 +0800 | ABC News: Health
The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a court settlement to fund a museum honoring victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study (Source: ABC News: Health)

Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women — Guam, 2014
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0800 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

Draft Research Plan for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:03:06 +0800 |
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is requesting public comments on the draft research plan for syphilis screening in pregnant women. Feedback can be submitted through July 5th. (Source:

Warning over latest rise in cases of ‘eradicated’ STI syphilis
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:22:00 +0800 | Nursing Times
Rates of syphilis are at their highest since 1949 show the latest official statistics on sexually transmitted infections, which have been greeted with dismay by sexual health experts. (Source: Nursing Times)

Syphilis cases have risen by 97% in four years in England
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:55:35 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
In 2016, 5,920 cases of syphilis were diagnosed in England, compared to  3,001 in 2012, new data reveals. Diagnoses are mostly made in sexually active gay men, the data adds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Sexual health crisis warning as syphilis cases reach highest level since 1949
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:01:40 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
THE number of cases of syphilis have reached the highest level since 1949, new figures show. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Descendants of Tuskegee government-run medical experiments on black men still seeking justice... yet the medical tyranny continues today
Wed, 24 May 2017 16:56:03 +0800 |
(Natural News) Forty-five years after one of the most outrageous examples of unethical medical practices in our nation’s history, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, was exposed, descendants of its subjects are still calling for justice. This horrific experiment started in 1932, when the sexually transmitted disease syphilis was spreading out of control, particularly in poverty-stricken areas.... (Source:

Tuskegee syphilis study descendants still seek healing
Thu, 11 May 2017 07:28:25 +0800 | Health News:
More than 80 years later, families of men in the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study detail a legacy of suffering, and seek healing (Source: Health News:

Descendants of syphilis study emerging from shadows
Wed, 10 May 2017 21:31:26 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with the disease so doctors could track its progress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

The 'secret' source of 'female hysteria': the role that syphilis played in the construction of female sexuality and psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - Rudnick LP, Heru AM.
Tue, 09 May 2017 23:12:42 +0800 | SafetyLit
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the unspoken fear of syphilis played a significant role in the development of beliefs about female sexuality. Many women were afraid of sexual relationships with men because they feared contracting syph... (Source: SafetyLit)

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