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There's a Cure for Hepatitis C, But Insurance Companies Don't Want to Pay for It
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hepatitis C, Medicaid, Medicare, FDA, STD, Medical Insurance, USA Healthcare, government, disease, healthcare, society, treatment )

- 336 days ago -
This is unbelievably messed up! True cures in medicine are surprisingly rare. But for nearly five years, doctors have had one available for hepatitis C, an often chronic, life-shortening viral disease that wreaks havoc on the liver
The Terrifying 'New' STD
Health & Wellness  (tags: STD, sex, disease, prevention, protection, antibiotics, research, health )

- 1935 days ago -
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is very crafty, says Gail Bolan, M.D., director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention. It mutates quickly and has grown resistant to every class of antibiotics used to treat it since the meds
Sharp Rise In Sexually Transmitted Infections
Health & Wellness  (tags: STD, Infections, health, sex, treatment, risk )

- 3189 days ago -
Almost 500,000 people a year are contracting sexually transmitted infections - with young women being particularly vulnerable, according to new figures.
Help Teens Avoid Getting STDs
Health & Wellness  (tags: society, protection, risks, std, teens )

- 4074 days ago -
The numbers are startling. At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease. That's more than 3 million teens.
Chlamydia, STD Rates Soar in U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Chlamydia, humans, STD, U.S., health )

- 4203 days ago -
With nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections a year and drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise. The report shows that STDs are on the rise across the U.S. Southern states are particularly affected, and sharp increases in Western states.

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