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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)

'Stem the tide' of rising syphilis rates in United States
Mon, 08 May 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | News from Mayo Clinic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?has issued a ?call to action? to hopefully slow the spread of syphilis.?Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore ? typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya ’ s Hearing Loss?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:00:00 +0800 | Fertility News - Doctors Lounge
Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:59 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Spanish artist Francisco Goya's hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests. " This required real detective work, " hearing expert... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

High frequency of illegal drug use influences condom use among female transgender sex workers in Argentina: impact on HIV and syphilis infections - Avila MM, Dos Ramos Far ías MS, Fazzi L, Romero M, Reynaga E, Marone R, Pando MA.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:38:24 +0800 | SafetyLit
The high prevalence of HIV and syphilis found among female transgender sex workers (FTSWs) in Argentina calls for the study of factors leading to negative health consequences. Given the particular characteristics observed in this population (high marginali... (Source: SafetyLit)

Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015 Syphilis in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- United States, 2015
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:23:41 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
The findings in this report highlight the disproportionate incidence of syphilis among men who have sex with men.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:33:09 +0800 | NYT Health
A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us? (Source: NYT Health)

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